I approached John Wells, Builder to extend and refurbish my house after observing the professionalism and workmanship of their team at my neighbour’s.
My project had its challenges: I wanted to repurpose a traditional worker’s cottage without losing its character, and its location in a flood-prone area placed a number of restrictions on what could be done.
John and Michael thought outside the box to meet these challenges, managing every aspect of my project while keeping me involved at every stage. They complemented my original house when adapting it to my purpose, took advantage of its previously unseen views and eliminated its problems with flooding. They provided excellent subcontractors in cabinetry, tiling and ironwork (to name a few), and specialised equipment to crane an awkward item of furniture into my house prior to completion.
I will approach John Wells, Builder for any future alterations, and recommend them to anyone seeking to transform their existing house into a lasting home.
After speaking with three landscaping contractors we realised that the our garden renovation was too complicated for their skill set.
John Well’s team came to the rescue and the outcome was a much better space than we had ever dreamed. They worked closely with us and had much better ideas on how to utilise the space, and a thorough understanding of boundary and pool fencing issues.
We started with drainage problems, erosion, steep slopes, disjointed areas and ended with an inviting garden, easy to maintain — problem free. Thanks guys for doing an excellent quality job, but for also being terrific to work with and pleasant on site.
My professional background as Queensland Editor for Vogue Living for over 20 years has given me a lot of exposure to the building industry and makes me well qualified to recommend John Wells as a builder.
I have personally contracted John Wells to work on numerous projects over a number of years. These have encompassed a variety of different sized projects and construction styles, including:
- A large extension and highly detailed outdoor living area at our modern rendered block home at Adelaide Street East Clayfield (Approx 140 m2 plus the external area).
- A major rebuild and refurbishment of our heritage listed brick residence at Warwick (940m2 home plus the external areas, tennis pavilion and pool). For this project, John assisted with both the plans and the build.
- A renovation of a 150-year-old timber home, as well as joining this structure with another, both of which we had moved on to the Warwick property.
- A renovation to a timber manager’s residence at a Beaudesert rural property.
- Various minor works to other outbuildings on our properties.
I have found the standard of finish and attention to detail achieved by John Wells’s team to be excellent — as is needed for the quality of finish I require for my projects. John’s advice regarding practical matters before and during construction has been well thought out and very helpful. I have also found the administration of the works to be efficient and cost effective.
John Wells Builder was referred to me by an interior designer as a very complimentary match to my personality and needs. The company was contracted to renovate a purchase in Paddington Queensland.
He consulted with me regarding the plans, requirements and costing in conjunction with his drafting dept providing a very pleasing outcome.
This outcome was so pleasing and more than the expectations with the finish of very high quality.
He and his staff were very professional and made communication with me, the interior designer and himself always a premium and with little drama during the expensive and stressful exercise.
Family, friends and visitors alike have been extremely impressed with the finished project (providing a home not just a house).
I would genuinely recommend him to friends and others to provide his services.
John, just a quick note re your rather large and extensive effort in resolving the somewhat tricky job of joining the two houses together.
Your attention to detail, roof lines, complimenting fabrications on exterior claddings, rendering of the small brick to blend in with the old Queenslander, flow paths from the central kitchen area onto the verandas and new “last supper” dining area/joining fixture along with the quality workmanship of you and the team were excellent. Also your advice, from your experience in other large renovations, was well given and fortunately for us , accepted, as the end result was a unique and special product when finished and might I say marvelled at by those who have enjoyed the space since. One other thing you advised was to vacate while you worked there, and in hind sight that was a most sensible thing to do. So belated thank you for a job well done, suspect you get some odd requests but joining two different houses probably isn’t a regular request.