“Having spent a lot of time researching our renovation we had listened to a lot of friends as they retold horror stories about how their own works broke down through breakdowns of communication – and at times trust – with their builders. When we learned of Gary the recommendation came via word of mouth, so we gave his team a shot at our job and we came away pleasantly surprised by his response. It turns out that we found the right guy and we were able to work with Gary closely through the planning and then through the actual works and were still working – and talking with him – at completion. I am happy to say we are still talking to him – and happily recommend him to our friends.”

Ross Beaney  Castle Cove


“I have worked with Gary Francis on a number of custom designed houses since our first project in 2004. I have found Gary to be very honest and straightforward in all of his dealings with clients, consultants, local authorities and sub-contractors.

When it comes to project finances, I have appreciated Gary’s transparency in relation to his pricing structures. It is very useful for clients to run projects in an ‘open book’ fashion.

Gary’s calm demeanour also comes in handy when negotiating the stressful moments that occur in all building projects, no matter how well planned and managed. Houses we have built together include 4 houses for 2 different repeat clients, which clearly indicates a high level of client satisfaction. Probably the best reference I can give is that I have just finished construction of my own house with Gary as the builder.”

Yours sincerely,
Matthew Gribben