Chris & Kate, Salisbury 2015 - "We recently had our home built with Ken from Ken McKay homes and we are thrilled with the end result. Being first home builders we were cautious when buying our block of land and had questions we needed answered from someone in the building game. Our finance broker put us onto Ken who answered all of our questions about buying land over the phone and simply asked that when we did decide to build that we give him a chance to at least quote the job. Months later after being unhappy with two other un-named building firms we called Ken and arranged to set a meeting with him.
From our first meeting we were impressed with Ken's attention to detail and his patience in explaining his trade to us and the differences we could come to expect from having a home built with a private builder as opposed to a volume builder. He was also able to explain all the steps required going forward if we were to go ahead including putting us in contact with a great draftsman.
During the construction of our home it seemed no question was too silly & no phone call too long. Ken always took the time to make sure that he had explained himself correctly and that we understood the process taking place. One of the advantages we loved was being able to make changes along the way - Ken maintained that if he hadn't yet built it then making changes on the fly was generally ok. During the course of the build there where a few things we found that we wanted to change or add in, and a few things even Ken himself noticed and suggested we change to improve the livability of our home. Some of those suggested changes have become the things we love the most about our house.
As with all large projects there where a few hiccups along the way but nothing that couldn't be easily managed and Ken always kept the lines of communication open with us in such instances.
Ken made building our first home an enjoyable experience from start to finish. From speaking with others who have built homes we realize how lucky we were to have Ken build our house. We would recommend Ken to anyone looking to renovate or build a new home, particularly those who like to have a direct relationship with the man swinging the hammer.
Chris & Kate"
Leanne Banks - "Rodney and I would like to thank you for all your hard work, excellent workmanship and professionalism while building our investment property at Warner.As you are aware we have only built once before, approximately three years ago and it was an absolute living nightmare. So much so that I said we would never build again. The building experience this time was pretty close to being stressless. The littlest of changes were never a problem. We really appreciated all the advice that you gave in relation to building the house, including building the outdoor area under the main roof and recommendations about the best insulation. At all times your were very professional and showed that you actually cared about the product you were producing.
Yourself and your trades peoples' quality of work was of the highest of standards. I believe the building industry need more builders like yourself who actually care about the quality of the house they are providing to their customers - build the home to the standard that you would expect yourself. The experience ofbuilding this time was 200% better and 200% less stressful.
If we build again in the future, we will definitely use Ken McKay Homes and would highly recommend Ken McKay Homes to anyone wishing to build in the future.
Sandie O'Reilly - "I asked Ken to repair my daughters room due to termite damage in three locations. I gave Ken my house key because I could not be at home due to work commitments. Ken repaired my walls and then coordinated with a painter to come and paint the new sections. The service I received from Ken McKay Homes was excellent. The job was completed in a short period of time and the results are outstanding. I was very pleasantly surprised with the bill because it was very reasonable for the amount of work carried out. I would have no hesitation in recommending Ken McKay homes to others."
Mr Andrew Carter - "I recently had the roof line extended to the back deck so it could be enclosed with shutters to give privacy and protection from the sun.
Ken McKay was hired by us to do the job. I found him to be very thorough and honest in his work. He kept us up to speed with what was happening plus any other unexpected issues arising from the renovation. He would offer his opinion but never pressured us to have things done that were not necessary and was always conscious of our budget.
His work was professional and he took a lot of pride in the little things that finished the job and made it fit with existing work.
If I required more work to be done on the house I would not hesitate to call on Ken again."
Kate - "Unbelievable result. We are so happy with the attention to detail and professionalism you guys have shown. And we want to thank you for getting the kitchen up and running by today, even with all the extra help that you did not need to do i.e. the garage door LOL!. The kitchen is above and beyond anything I ever imagined it would be. From the first drawings to how it has progressed, I am still amazed and sooooo in love with my new kitchen. Thanks Ken and Bangles, you guys rock!!!