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Earlier this year, we had the pleasure of working with Enzo on the design and build of a new 100 square metre granny flat built by Future Home Living at our property in Wandi. This was an extremely important project to our family as the granny flat was being built for my in-laws, Gill and Dave, following the sale of their previous 4×2 house and needed to be designed in such a way as to give them everything they needed in a home within the 100sqm size limit permitted by the council. It also needed to be a home that could easily be adapted for wheelchair access should this become necessary for them in the future.
With the property being in an area deemed high risk for bushfires, we met with many challenges and obstacles with the council and in meeting the new regulations pertaining to bushfire attack levels (BAL) which we knew nothing about prior to purchasing the 5-acre property. Enzo was a huge help in overcoming some of these obstacles with thoughtful ideas and patience during a very lengthy council approval process. Enzo and everyone we dealt with at Future Home Living really went above and beyond what we expected throughout the project which was very much appreciated.
Having had a fairly ordinary experience with a major builder, we decided to go with Soverign on the basis that they would provide a personalised approach to our building needs and also do it in a space of time that was 3 months quicker than the major award winning project builder. True to form, the design process was simple and we ended up with a better design than was originally proposed – which for the record was rejected by the local council, causing yet another set back in the process.
Throughout the build it was evident that the tradespersons, whether they were brickies, roofies, chippies, tilers, garage door installers, window installers (Jason Windows v.good by the way), were prepared to assist get the build completed in a short space of time. I held many conversations with the tradies and whilst times were a little lean, they were always prepared to work on Saturday and even some public holidays to hold up their bit in the builds short time frame. Specifications determine pricing differences and Sovereign did not scrimp with their specifications and somehow the pricing remained suitably competitive. The only hiccups we had were those that were unforeseeable (ie council crossover demands).
Whilst I’m slightly biased about the look and functionality of the home, the accolades from passers-by who were constantly commenting on how quickly the build went up (especially the neighbours who were probably grateful) and how good it looked from the street.
Thanks to Tore, Dave and Enzo and rest of Sovereign team for their support. It seemed a bit over the top at the start that you could bring the build inside the timeframe you proposed… but you did, so thanks for that.
In July 2006 we signed a contract with Sovereign Building Company to build a two storey rendered brick home of over 306 square metres on our narrow lot in Como. I am pleased to say that the house was finished and we were in residence in just under 12 months, which in the current building climate was exceptional.
David and the team were both very approachable and always kept us well informed of the building progress. Any queries were always handled quickly and professionally and we cannot thank them enough for their approachability and friendly attitude.
We are very happy with the quality and finish of the building. Advice during the design and selection period was always given readily and graciously. The whole building experience was actually most enjoyable and not at all frustrating as reported to us by others currently building with other companies. We recommend Sovereign Building Company and their staff highly.
When we commenced the process of locating a block and building, we had reservations over who we would build with. Being our first building experience after a string of established homes, we didn’t know what to expect. Every family or friend we asked did not have a pleasant experience, and the list of builders family or friends would not build with again were very quickly whittling down the list of who we could choose.
By pure coincidence we visited David to discuss the concept of building and estimated costs. We were blown away by the level of service; he immediately offered to come and view a block we hadn’t even made on offer on yet, and gave us estimates of costs for retaining, site works, subdivision concerns and consultants we could use in the subdivision process. As we progressed through the entire building process we realised this culture of service is one that pervades the entire company.
One of the things that impressed us most is Sovereign’s approach; it is very transparent. Without the “hook” of locking you into the build process right at the beginning, Sovereign have a very transparent process where you pay nominal fees through the planning process, with full ownership of the design, building permits, pre-start selections, etc. Only when you are ready to build do you sign the final contract, with no contract break costs up to that point and a credit against the fixed contract amount for the nominal payments made during the planning process. No build process is without issues, but David dealt with these efficiently and professionally. He was also flexible enough to let our other trades through to complete their parts of the home whilst he was managing the remainder of the building process.
In looking at the finished product, I can say Sovereign live up to their reputation for building a quality home. David has been very particular throughout the process, and most impressively, delivered a home in a time frame almost 30% quicker than he estimated. We would happily recommend Sovereign to family and friends who are looking to build a quality home and enjoy excellent service.
We were recommended to Sovereign Building Company by some friends who had previously built their dream home with David and his team. I haven’t stopped thanking them since!
When we first started thinking about building, we were sceptical due to all the horror stories we had heard about builders. But as soon as we met David, our fears were laid to rest. He impressed us so much with his friendly and helpful nature, but more so with his professionalism and industry knowledge. We immediately decided to take the next step and meet with Sovereign’s Design Team.
The thing that made us feel really comfortable was that we were dealing with a family business. The owners of Sovereign were always on hand if needed to advise us. This was extremely important for us as we also come from a family owned business and we understand the importance of customer service and referrals to our business.
Hands down, Sovereign were second to none.
The workmanship and quality of finish of our home was outstanding. This is a reflection on Sovereign and its trades people. The other amazing thing was that Sovereign finished the project on time, as promised. They kept us informed all the way with regular on-site meetings.
We would like to thank David and the team for building us such a great home and we would not hesitate in recommending Sovereign Building Company.
We are very happy with our completed house which grew from the initial concept of building a Federation replica house to fit in with the Bassendean traditional style that evolved around the Australia Federation period.
Initially Sovereign had not completed a Federation replica house and we had to do considerable research referencing architectural books and content on the internet (www) covering the Australian Federation period. These concepts and themes where provided to Sovereign to produce a Federation house design for our long narrow block. Sovereign gave us good flexibility to independently source specialist Federation suppliers and tradespeople to work in with their building supervisor. Independent suppliers included Federation Tile Factory, Recollections (electrical fittings), Perth Plaster Mouldings (Corbels, Living Arch, Ceiling Roses), Traditional Stained Glass (large feature Leadlight window), Perth Timber Floors, 19th Century Nostalgia, and The Colour Collection.
In combination with the Building Supervisor we were allowed good site access to synchronise specialist federation tradespeople with the builders schedule and trades persons. At times the synchronisation was difficult when fitting in specialist tradespeople, but with regular communication with Building Supervisor we were able to achieve a successful outcome.
Finally after considerable collaboration and cooperation between Builder, Building Supervisor, Specialist Suppliers and Trades persons we achieved our target goal for our authentic Federation luxury replica home.
It gives me great pleasure to endorse your Sovereign Building Co after completion of our new home in Attadale, on time and on estimated budget as promised.
After a period of twelve months construction, you would now be aware that Leonie and I are particular about any works that we have done, and I am glad to acknowledge that so too are Sovereign Building Co. This was reflected throughout the duration of our build, when, to my understanding every day Dave was on site to supervise and correct any problems that may have had to be resolved. He involved me consistently, and I am appreciative of that because it has given us more understanding of the process, and has made us very comfortable with the quality of the house.
The comment has been made to us from our new neighbours about the politeness and consideration given to them while the build was taking place, from the various trades that we’re working on site. This illustrates to me that Sovereign Building Co expects and demands high standards in both workmanship and trade co-operation, culminating in an extremely high standard of build. The fact that our house commenced the concreting of the slab in July ’16 and was completed August ’17, is testament to the efficiency of the company and staff.
We approached Sovereign with a penical drawn sketch of our ideas, that’s all! The in-house team of Dave, his assistant Michael and Tore assisted in the final plan that was adopted to enhance our outlook and to maximize the long term efficiency of the home. During the build duration, all aspects of the project we’re handled effectively by the office staff and quite often the humour presented by Tore and team made for a memorable experience. (Even Punhit – the accountant – was always on time).
I have no hesitation in recommending Sovereign Building Co to any future home builders and I would expect that they would have a joyful experience just like ours. Dave Savietto and staff should be justly proud of the company they have developed.
I would like to express how pleased we are to have engaged Sovereign Building Company to build our new family home.
We had previously gone some way with a well-known luxury project home builder but were becoming concerned with the lack of personal engagement under that process, and eventually decided to go with a smaller family business and hopefully obtain a more personalised experience.
With Sovereign we straight away knew we were in the right place.
Enzo, David and Tore understood that as designers, we had some very specific expectations and that some of the elements of the build would be fairly unique. The process of workshopping options and solutions gave us immediate comfort that we were understood as a client, and that all going well, we were going to be very happy with the finished build.
The completed working drawings included many elements researched by Tore making our personalised design even better than we had expected. Happily, the contract sum was to expectation and we knew we were getting good value for our money.
With both price and quality to our liking, I was concerned about programme, as experience has taught me that all three elements are hard to achieve. Company owner Dave Savietto reassured us that he needed only nine months to complete the build and conservatively we took out a one-year lease on a house to cover any time overruns.
Dave himself looked after the building works, and he had his trades very efficiently scheduled, with the effect that our 2-storey brick and concrete home took only nine months to build. It literally flew up!
It is worth adding that the nine months included the typical industry Christmas shut-down period. It is also worth noting the quality of finish is immaculate.
We are now happily settled in our new home and have another month or so on the rental lease which is frankly unbelievable. Based on our experiences, I thoroughly recommend Dave and his Sovereign team to customers who are after a highquality, custom designed home, built fast and to a good price.
I was looking for a builder that could finish my home in a short period of time but not compromise on the quality of the build. Dave and his team at Sovereign Building Company did just that! From designing my home, to signing the contract, through to the finish the experience was wonderful. Dealing directly with the owner of the company provided a personalised service ensuring all queries or concerns were dealt with quickly and without too much stress. My home is amazing- very impressed with the quality of workmanship, the trades were excellent. Very professional, good communication and great support! I would definitely build with Sovereign again and recommend them to family and friends.
Thanks Dave and the team at Sovereign. We really appreciate the work that you guys went to, to make sure that our house was exactly as we wanted it. Whilst we had some very particular requirements, you were able to cater to our needs and deliver exactly the result that we wanted. Thank you for giving us the quality home that we dreamed of. We are proud to live in our Sovereign Home.
Building a house can be a very daunting experience, but not for us, because we chose Sovereign. The initial processes that have to take place in order to get to site were easy and achieved quickly, with every change in plan and question addressed with professionalism and a very accommodating nature by the staff.
Once the house was begun, we were blown away by how quickly the stages were completed. We managed to move into our two-storey home within eight months, and could not have asked for more. The directors and supervisors were flexible and patient with us as first-time builders, and the quality is second-to-none, despite the speed of the build.
Not only were we ecstatic to move into our amazing home so quickly, but were, and still are, grateful for the ongoing support we have received from Sovereign. We chose Sovereign because they are a small family business and have certainly felt that we were not “just another client”, lost in the building world. Unfortunately, we will never have the pleasure of building with Sovereign again, because our house is too perfect to leave!
Bac was our initial builder and we anticipated a higher price and endless meetings without action, it was not until we got a recommendation from a friend about FHL and the progress has been fast-tracked within our budget.
The fixed timeframe and fixed price gave us a lot of confidence as first-time developers. The services from Alec at FHL was second to none and we highly recommend Future Home Living.
Appreciate what you have done for us. Well done!
My wife and I spent a vast amount of time researching various building companies to try to build as eco friendly and efficient home as possible. We took into account the type of building materials used, speed of build and cost. After narrowing it down to a few last options we ended up going with Future Home Living as they ticked all the boxes and had very positive reviews and testimonials.
The whole process was made very easy and the team were extremely helpful and pleasant to deal with. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to build in the future.
David Gull & Jackie Dent
Future Home Living are fantastic to deal with. They were very good in keeping in contact with us every step of the way. We are very happy with our new house.
I would recommend to anyone to build with Future Home Living.
The whole process with FHL was wonderful and stress free. The build time is insanely quick and the final product was faultless. We found the team at FHL very professional and knowledgeable. We will absolutely build with them again no questions.
We had always wanted to build our dream home using environmentally friendly material. FHL’s ecostruct panels were very appealing and the sheer speed of the build was astounding. Dave had been a pleasure to work with and accommodated to all our needs. The quality of the craftsmanship was of a high calibre.
We will definitely recommend FHL to our friends & family.
Chris and Yasantha Eleperuma
As a disabled first home buyer, I needed to know all my creature comforts and needs would be seen to. From start to finish FHL delivered great service to ensure our home was built to (above) standard, and in a timeframe that puts other builders to shame. David and Tore took service delivery to the next level, each showing personable, genuine compassion in dealing with our queries and they always made themselves available to do so. We are very satisfied and I feel happy and safe now I’m home.
The best decision we made was choosing FHL!
We are about to sign up with these guys. I have done several builds in the past and these guys are by far the best I have dealt with. Nothing is too much trouble and their customer service is above and beyond.
Will continue to post throughout the build process but if it is anything like what we have experienced thus far then I cannot recommend them enough!
This was my first building experience and I have been very impressed with the ease and efficiency of this process with Future Home Living. I was surprised with how quickly it all went up and with a high level of workmanship.
The team was great to communicate with and worked with me to sort out any issues I had. David, the project/ construction manager was easy and professional to work with also.
I would build with them again.
We were first interested in Future Home Living because of the speed of the build. The 15 week guarantee was hard to pass up when we were planning to live with my parents during the build. From the moment we saw the display homes we were sold, beautiful designs, quality and environmentally friendly. Tore, Dave and all the office staff have been professional and helpful the whole process. We will definitely build with Future Home Living again.
Big thanks to Dave and Future Home Living we are now settled and thoroughly enjoying our new beautiful home. We were blown away with how quickly everything all come together. Nothing was too much trouble and we were always kept up to date with where we were at with the build and time frames. Nothing was too much trouble and I would most definitely recommend Future Home Living to friends and family in the future.
We are now just waiting for the 6 months touch up, if the build was anything to go by this will be no trouble as well.
Thank you again for making our dream reality.
We had a good, smooth build from start to finish. Any issues or concerns were cleared up by David and his team immediately. They were very efficient with their replies and getting back to us as soon as they could.
The benefits we found from working with a smaller building company was definitely the quick build time, as well as the fact David was not only the supervisor but the owner too so any calls that had to be made on site were done immediately instead of having to go through several different people to get an answer.
All in all, we had a great experience building with this company, and not only would we recommend future home living to all our friends and family but we wouldn’t build with anyone else from now on. One of the best things we found was that FHL allowed us to do our own work on site while the building was taking place, and I think that’s something great that not many companies would allow.
If you are looking for an incredible company to build with, that has amazing build tomes, a great finished product and exceptional staff, then look no further!
As always said we were really impressed with building timelines….We do not think anyone could beat Future Home Living in timelines. Being small block we were worried about the internal space but with FHL’s unique way of construction, we got a good internal space which wouldn’t have been possible with brick constructions.
The best part is the FHL team (David) is always available when needed. Many Thanks for making our dream home come true…
Murali Krishna Koppu
Future Home Living we found to be very pleasant, helpful, efficient, approachable and professional. We were very satisfied with the finished build and it was done in under the time frame given. We would not hesitate to recommend Future Home Living to build with.
Gavin and Hazel
My name is Curis and I recently had the pleasure of doing a triplex development with Future Home Living. I found the whole experience went smoothly and was stress free. The end product is amazing and is thermally efficient and I barely need to use the a/c.
I found the team to be extremely helpful and friendly and will definitely be using them for my next development.
Our vision of our new home became true and it all started with Future Home Living’s friendly and helpful sales team. After a small setback with finance the personnel went out of their way to assist us in getting finance. The end product was also in the time allocated. Communication could have been better between builder and client eg. progression during build (photo’s). We have moved in and are very happy to be in our home sweet home. Thank you to the team and contractors/sub-contractors for doing a great job.
I was impressed from the start of the build with the Project Manager, the Director of Future Home Living, Mr David Savietto. He met us on site, the slab down and covered with engineered panels and timber. He explained the unique building process from start to finish, and within the specified time the house was built and finished. I recommend David for his professional ethics, sense of humour, and making a stressful time, Stress free. My concerns always took a priority on his calendar and he always made things happen in a quick and efficient way, solving any problem with the many trades involved. After moving into the home the roof flashing design was not to my liking. Within several days the roofing specialist had removed and replaced the flashing to my liking at no extra charge. Choosing an Eco-friendly home proved the correct decision, spending a hot summer in the home enjoying the cool interior due to the insulated panels.
These people are great. They have provided support when needed it. If I wanted something specific done in a certain way, they had no issue and the job was done. I have asked them so many questions and they have provided me with an answer quickly and also given some suggestions on how I can make it better, and it actually did. I have a great home. Highly recommend Future Home Living. They have great staff and good customer service, these people care about customers and look after them.
We started this journey of building our first home in Australia late 2015. We were so happy and excited to have our own brand new home. Thanks to Future Home Living our dream came true and we are moving in on Friday. The slab went down in January and we are moving in 14 weeks later. What we loved about this experience was the fact that the Director Mr David Savietto of FHL was involved in the whole process. He was on site and dealt with us directly keeping a close watch on the project. He really cares about his product but more importantly he is more concerned about the clients being happy. He responds to email quickly and is a pleasant person to deal with which makes this journey so much more pleasant and exciting.
At our pre key handover meeting walk through the house to point our issues that need to be sorted before key hand over. David really paid attention to detail and notices the smallest things we would have missed and it all got sorted within a week.
To David and the rest of the team that help. Thank you for our home. May this wonderful product you have flood the market with success.
Thank you for all your help. From the beginning Daniel was great at explaining what Future Home Living was all about.
He was helpful at putting me at ease with my anxiety of being a first home builder. Explained the process thoroughly and helped to organise Finance.
The team was prompt to answer my emails when I had any questions.
Page was very helpful in helping me pick the colours and fittings for the house. Very patient and understanding.
I am pleased with the building time and the finish of the house. It looks great! David was also very supportive in making sure that the final touches were done efficiently.
Farai Makwiranzou, Lakelands
As we are fast entering the final stages of our house build in Jane Brook, I thought it would be pertinent to give you some feedback on our build.When we decided to build a new home, all of our family and friends said this would be the most stressful time of our lives. We have found the experience we have had building with Future Home Living has been very straight forward and dare I say, enjoyable. Whenever I have asked any questions about what is happening or asked for progress updates, the information has been given without delay. Any issues, not that there have been many, were dealt with promptly without complaint. Changes made by us were welcomed and implemented as a matter of priority.
True to your word build time is fast, the amount of people that have stopped and commented on the speed of the build was incredible, the house started in October 2015 and is due for completion early March 2016.
I’ve been impressed with the tradesmen who have been prompt, carried out their work quickly and cleaned up after.
Would I recommend building with Future Home Living?… without hesitation.
After moving into our new home surprisingly we got a lot of uninvited guests, mostly from the neighbourhood and tradies enquiring about the build time and SIPs Eco Panel Home. All of them were watching the build very closely and everyone expressed kudos to FHL and how they built the whole home so quickly.
As a customer we are very new to the housing market in Australia and approached FHL House and Land package immediately on the first meeting with the sales team. After visiting the display home we signed our PPA’s.
We were initially a bit skeptical about the decision to go with FHL but we are very happy to see the whole journey to build a new home went smoothly. We had quite a long wait time to get the title release from the landlord. The FHL team is very supportive and was following up with the land owner diligently, always keeping up informed on what is happening next. Once construction started there were some delays with council but all was covered up with the speed of construction.
We would like to thank all of the FHL team for helping us to settle down smoothly in our new home, keeping us informed about the delays from council and the very quick handover to save a huge fortune in paying rent.
We would surely recommend FHL to anyone wanting to build quickly and without having enough knowledge about all the construction jargon. They can rely on the FHL team for all the support they need.
Our new home is simply beautiful and the construction met our expectations and beyond. The start to the end was a smooth, hassle free process, we were very impressed and satisfied with the final build, we love it and its perfect. We are very happy with the outcome and would recommend Future Home Living to everyone. Honestly can’t be more grateful for such a nice home and smooth run. Our Construction Supervisor David Savietto was very professional, friendly, accessible, honest, always available and willing to go above and beyond. Our Home Owner Specialist Daniel Murphy is one of the best we came across. He kept us well informed from the start and throughout the constructon. The Building Manager also kept good communication us and all problems were addressed. Also want to thank Mica De Jager and Tone Stillitano for their fabulous input during our per-start meeting. Thank you Future Home Living.