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  • “We engaged The Site Foreman for their Tender and Project Management Services. We had a good experience with the Tender Management Process, finding it well managed and competitive. Through this process we realised we needed someone “working with us” to liaise with the builder, and so chose to proceed with Project Management for the build. We had a number of challenges with the builder and it was great to have the expertise, experience and sway of The Site Foreman to get through those moments (without us being the bad guy all the time) and ensuring we achieved a great result. Having a dedicated Project Manager was most valuable when it came to managing the timeline, the variation process and ensuring claims were reasonable, providing technical building input and problem solving. We had strong ideas on the finishes we wanted and had already procured a lot of items. We used the basic services provided by House To Home Finishes for specification and procurement. It was easy to see how it would work well with managing PC items if we hadn’t already sourced them. Engaging The Site Foreman allowed us to maintain our lives, both professionally and personally over the period of our project. They bought an overlay of process, control and (to the extent possible) certainty to the time and cost of the project. They are “your guys” on the ground and they only answer to you. If you are not an experienced builder or build project manager, these guys will bring a level of process to the project to hold the builder accountable for the outcome.” Review by Andrew & Nicole, Balmain
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  • "We are a mature couple seeking to do a major renovation and addition to a Federation house in an inner Sydney suburb. With no experience in the building industry at all, we were recommended by a neighbour to talk to The Site Foreman. We are glad we did. Professional guidance through the Design Phase, transparent advice about costs and fees, professional advice provided a very competent architect and Project Manager. Very happy and moving at our pace. We are now engaging The Site Foreman to provide tendering services and help us select a builder. Very happy client here." Peter & Francesca, Hurlstone Park review The Site Foreman on all phases of building a house
  • The Site Foreman helped Leigh & Iain to build their dream house in Dover Heights Sydney. As a sign of appreciation they wrote us this kind review: “The Site Foreman  Architectural design service, from initial designs to managing our DA application, was a seamless and very cost effective exercise and we were really happy with the designs from our initial briefing to their architect. We then used Site Foreman's Project Management services to oversee our renovation and Shane was fantastic. He offered advice, solutions and made great suggestions throughout the project. We also engaged in Tender Management so The Site Foreman also sourced our builder for us, (from a selection of 5 different building companies) and we were introduced to Jimmy Elton who did a fantastic job - it was a difficult renovation to hold our house up while we dug out parking under the house and project ran extremely well. We built a great relationship with Jimmy throughout. We now have our dream home thanks to him and his team.” Review by Leigh & Iain from Dover Heights
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  • “The Site Foreman team together with House To Home Finishes have been very helpful from Architectural plans through to completion and we wouldn't have been able to go through the process without their support and knowledge. We are very happy with the outcome of the building, new kitchen, new bathrooms, laundry, outdoor area, fittings, new fridge, washing machines, dryer, dish washer.  We would happily recommend the services of Site Foreman and House To Home Finishes to any potential clients.” Teru & Nicole review us on the renovation of their new home
  • Annette and Michael partnered with The Site Foreman to renovate their home in Croydon. They were so kind to take the time to write a review for our company and wrote the following kind words about our Project & Tender service: “ We had been building our home in our minds for more than ten years. The Site Foreman showed us how to take those dreams and convert them into a tangible, beautiful home. It takes a special team to understand the clients exact desired outcome and if there is ever the time that you think: how do I do this? The Site Foreman is recommended by us as your first port of call. Their dedicated and capable team had oversight of our project. Without any hesitation I can tell you this: I would not consider such a project without the expertise of project management, tender development and sourcing an appropriate builder. It is all in the knowledge that the reputation of this company rests on the outcome delivered by others. Our build was a positive experience and while there may have been a few speed bumps along the way, the professionalism of this team delivered us more than just a house, they delivered our home.'' Annette & Michael from Croydon
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  • Hamish & Katherine have asked The Site Foreman to assist during their DA application and Architectural Design phase. The two were so kind to leave us this magnificent review: "We have used The Site Foreman so far with our home renovation design and DA application. Right from the start we have found The Site Foreman staff to be most professional and would have no hesitation in recommending this company. We have been very pleased with the design phase and appreciative that our preferences and wishes have been fully considered with respect to the design. In addition a very good knowledge of the council requirements has allowed the design to incorporate these requirements with respect to the DA application. The administrative staff have been excellent in progressing our project in a timely and professional manner. We look forward to working with The Site Foreman in future phases of our project." Hamish & Katherine DA-application and Architectural Design Services
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  • Antony and Nicky were so kind to write our company a review regarding the Architectural Design, Tender management and Project management services we offered them. This is what they have to say about working with The Site Foreman: “What attracted us to The Site Foreman was their approach in advising, facilitating and managing through the whole renovation process.  We engaged The Site Foreman for all three stages of our renovation and are extremely pleased with the end result.  The advice, consultation, management and services met our expectations.  We clearly understood what we were paying for at each stage and the value that this offered. Each of the team members that we worked with at The Site Foreman were professional and engaging.  They were willing to listen to our ideas and provide their own in a collaborative process. We found the relationship between the Project Manager and Builder to be very constructive and this provided a level of assurance that the building services we were paying for were fair and correct.  This ensured that our project was delivered within our cost expectations and on time.  Many of our friends were surprised by how quick and smooth our renovation has gone in comparison to their own experiences. We are loving our newly renovated home.  It is everything that we had planned and hoped for and I can't thank The Site Foreman enough for helping us to make our vision and reality.  We are more than happy to recommend The Site Foreman for their services in designing and submitting plans, contracting a builder and project management”. Review of The Site Foreman by Antony & Nicky from Hunters Hill
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  • The Site Foreman helped Steve realise his ambitious architectural designs. Our team provided Tender & Project management services and because of their knowledge and expertise we were able to to turn the architectural designs into a fabulous new home. Below you can find the kind words Steve would like to share with you: "Having lived in Balgowlah Heights since 1996, we were keen to try and move closer to the water and capitalise on the stunning water and district views, this desire coupled with the need to provide more space for our growing family sparked a wish to change. When the property we are now developing came up for auction in 2009 we jumped at the opportunity to upgrade. Knowing the block of land was worthy of a substantial home we engaged the services of a well-known local architect. The design was ambitious and warranted the need for a professional Project Management company to bring it to fruition and importantly on budget. We met The Site Foreman at the Home Show and have been with them for approximately 18 months. They have helped guide us through the appointment of the builder which we undertook in 2 stages. The process was thorough and helped us secure a competitive price. During the build phase they proved to be very effective in managing the builder and facilitating positive outcomes. I have no hesitation in recommending TSF to prospective clients." Tender & Project management review , Balgowlah Heights
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  • “Essentially the combination of The Site Foreman’s wealth of building industry knowledge, their supplier contacts and the careful project management of our renovation has resulted in a brand new home that we love.” Review on our project management services, Dulwich Hill
  • The Site Foreman assisted Gerald and Shauna on their home renovation in Randwick Sydney last year. They were so kind to leave us the following review: “We would like to take this opportunity of personally thanking The Site Foreman for their dedication and service in achieving an excellent outcome on our renovation project. Through this process they provided a daily professional and independent expert interpretation of the contract, progress payments, supervision and carried out negotiations with the builder with a view to getting the project finished ensuring that the builder met his commitments under the contract.” Review of the Site Foreman by Gerald and Shauna on their home renovation
  • The Site Foreman assisted James with the renovation of his home. The dedicated team had a huge task for hands but with hard work, persistence and professional knowledge The Site Foreman was able to turn this run-down house into a modern home! As a thank you James wrote the following kind review: “Your professionalism, patience, hard work and persistence have turned our run-down tired house into a modern, spectacular home of vastly improved value.” James from Enmore reviews The Site Foreman on its professionalism and persistence
  • Nycki and Leon from the Lower North Shore were unable to realise the built of their dream house due to circumstances. They were so kind to write us this positive review: "Both Nycki and I would like to thank you all so much for your efforts through our saga. We are extremely disappointed at not being able to realise our dream Loweras well as not being able to work with you guys. Thank you so much for all of your help and if we ever decide to raise the dream from the ashes you will be our first call. You have been the only bright light in an otherwise dark process. We will be recommending you (we have been already) to anyone who is looking to complete a build of any type as your service is impeccable. Thank you once again and hopefully in the future we shall get the opportunity to work with you to complete a project". Nycki & Leon from Lower North Shore review The Site Foreman
  • “I have been using the services of The Site Foreman (TSF) for several months now. Even though I had successfully completed a development project before I was so impressed by the great communication and professionalism of the team at TSF that I decided to come on board as a client and benefit from their expertise and knowledge. I recall the ongoing struggle and confusion at all the stages of my previous development and I feel much more comfortable this time as I am assisted through the process by TSF. I have been impressed with the level of service from the team at TSF who take the time to call me to discuss & clarify my emails & ideas. They follow up at every stage and prompt me for information so that they are chasing me instead of me having to chase them. It is this level of proactive service that makes me feel confident that I have chosen the right team. Our meetings are fruitful and to the point, with intelligent and relevant facts & ideas being tabled by the TSF team. I have been especially impressed by Rebecca as my point of call and my architect Fabricio who has demonstrated to me an astounding skill not only in his designs but also in his ability to listen, absorb and transform my brief into architectural plans that are both practical and beautiful. I look forward to completing my development with the professional guidance provided by TSF and I would be happy to recommend their services to anyone contemplating building or development.” Lorenzo reviewing The Site Foreman's services
  • “Of everybody we dealt with during the planning and building of our extensions, the only people that were 100% reliable and were the best value for money was The Site Foreman. Any person who says they don’t need a project manager hasn’t used one; they also saved us thousands of dollars.” Paul and Andre about us: they saved us thousands of dollars
  • “I did a major project of renovating an old terrace house in Woollahra that was heritage listed. The professionalism of the team was immediately evident. I was consulted at all stages. The scope of works was developed as a team approach and we had the final say. The three building tenders were presented on time. I did not feel rushed or pressured in any way as to which builder I chose.” Review on heritage listed house renovation service
  • In 2012 we had the pleasure to assist Nic with his development plans for a multi residential project in Tweed Heads. Read what he had to say about our services: “In late 2012 The Site Foreman conducted a feasibility assessment for a multi residential property in Tweed Heads. I purchased the property for $600,000 with an existing DA for six (6) 3 Bedroom apartments. Having worked with The Site Foreman on other projects as part of my property investment ventures, I was keen to have them Project Manage the construction of Tweed Heads. The Site Foreman team conducted a feasibility assessment with a view to ensure maximum return. They proposed that a redesign could see the development accommodate twelve (12) 2 bedroom apartments which would dramatically increase the return on my investment. The Site Foreman commenced the re-design and lodged it with Tweed City Council as a Pre-DA, their experience dealing with the Council’s processes was invaluable. Minor negotiations with Council and relating to the new design and we gained approval for our plans. With the property market being as it was, I opted to sell the property with the new DA approval for $1,475.000. On profit alone, engaging the services of The Site Foreman was a wise business decision. I have always found the team to be highly professional with the experience and expertise to take opportunities to the highest level.” Review on our Multi Residential Project in Tweed Heads
  • In late October 2016... Having just retired and spent six months travelling Europe we sailed home to Sydney on the Explorer of the Seas fully relaxed and ready to rejuvenate and renovate our large Newtown terrace house. We approached a local builder who was not very helpful due to his busy workload. Brian and I decided to visit the Home Show to get a few ideas and advice on how to proceed. We encountered the Site Foreman’s stand displaying their sign ‘’Ask an Expert’, too good to be true? Well, as a result of this visit a representative called at our home, their proposed role in our building project was provided with fees and procedures of each phase of the project. After revising these documents we decided to use their expertise. The Site Foreman’s role in our build would be: Architectural Design and DA approval, Tender Management Package .ie selection of Builder with a fixed price and Project Management Package. By using these packages our build would be coordinated by a professional team liaising with our selected builder. A headache for us disappears! We also selected to use their Interior Design Package provided by House 2 Home Finishes. Our assigned consultant assisted us with: Kitchen layout finishes and appliances, the two bathroom layout / finishes and living dining area finishes. Etc. Their knowledge and enthusiasm made this project enjoyable and attained a personalised high end product. Our major concern was the cost of all these services. We were surprised but very relieved that the fees were very realistic and the Interior Design Package even bettered the prices that we could obtain from our suppliers. Also the product knowledge and new trends and materials available was far superior to ours. Thus resulting in an exciting stylistic finishes to our proposed build. Today our Project Manager has finalised our Scope of Works document which lists all our requirements for the build. These will be submitted to several select builders to give a fixed price and building time line. This will be a huge relief knowing the projected budget in each area of our build. Our open day for these builders to inspect our site and give us the opportunity to meet each builder takes place in two weeks. Our Project a manager is overseeing this open house day. After this we will select a builder and our first bricks will be laid.. We expect as in all builds there will be issues, fine tunes etc.. This will be easier with the support and guidance of our partner in the build The Site Manager. As sceptical as we were originally of using an outside company in the build we would strongly recommend a phone call to them regarding any proposed build. Their advice and professional assistance has been excellent. Will continue on when our first bricks are laid with some pics. David and Brian Newtown. Sydney. June 27. 2017 David & Brian from Newtown review our step-by-step plan