Kind words from the client...
"Forty + years of buying established homes, and this was our first build. We were such novices, but knew what we wanted in our forever home. We went to Blay Builders with a block of land and a rough floor plan. We wanted to build on stumps to retain our height advantage for our view and Blays were happy to accommodate this, whereas other builders wanted exorbitant costs if we didn’t build on a slab.
The Sales Staff were very patient and offered professional suggestions, always cognisant of our budget and the restrictions we had with the covenants of our estate. It took quite a length of time but they were thorough so that we didn’t have a plethora of variations at the end. They guided us through each stage of the design and planning and sent us to flooring and cabinetry professionals. They assisted with advice regarding cladding options and colours. They took into account the requirements of Build environmental star rating and BAL (bushfire attack level) to ensure we received permits the first time applied for.
Blays utilise an App titled “Buildertrend” which enabled us access from anywhere in the world: all documents including our build permits and quotes; updates including progress photos; progress reports; communication access via email to anyone at Blays; and payment reminders. We found this very useful! Early in the build they used a drone to video the property from above which was loaded onto this App. It was very exciting!"
"Site supervisor, Lionel, was a joy to work with! He was always available and happily tolerated our many questions; our oft arrival on-site; our bringing family and friends for an inspection; our many phone calls, and our ignorance as to why things were being done in a certain way. Lionel attended to any concerns we had promptly and helped us with any little adjustments we came across.
All the contractors were excellent - from the initial carpenters, plasterers, plumber, electrician, painters, tiler, to Rod who completed all the final fit outs. They were all friendly and polite. Len was particularly thorough during our final inspection, a week prior to handover. Nothing was too much trouble and he reassured us that even the smallest concern would be fixed, which it was! He made sure that we were happy with all aspects of the build prior to handover. Len has also been very approachable during the Warranty phase. He has promptly dealt with any issues we’ve encountered, always with a smile.
Blay Builders exceeded our expectations and we thank them for our wonderful finished home and their patience with our many questions. We love to invite people into our home to show them how happy we are with it. We would have no hesitation recommending Blays to anyone considering building with them. Thank you Blays! "
The chosen material for the deck for the alfresco was the James Hardie HARDIE DECK product. The boards can be painted any colour to really change the look and suit the natural external surroundings. The clients wanted this home to feel super coastal as they look out over views of Lake King, Metung VIC.
The facade of this home is wrapped in James hardie cladding, from horizontal linea weatherboard, vertical STRIA and even a diagonal cross over where the vertical SCYON meets the custom installed horizontal SCYON.
The client was so open to being bold and playing around design ideas that they loved and that were executed to absolute perfection. This incredible home is full of so much character and authenticity.