ELSTERNWICK - RENOVATION
We were really impressed with Baseplate. Darren enabled us to have a significant input into the design of the house but also steered us right on design and practical issues when required (and was patient when we changed our mind!).
WE ARE EXTREMELY HAPPY WITH THE OUTPUT AND HE STAYED INTERESTED IN THE PROJECT EVEN AFTER HIS WORK WAS COMPLETE.
All the practical parts of the job (council, etc) happened quickly with minimum fuss. I would strongly recommend using Darren.
- Steve & Jane
WEST FOOTSCRAY - RENOVATION
As we were doing it as novice owner-builders, his expertise in dealing with council/building inspections/etc was extremely valuable.
He really took an interest in the project and made some very helpful suggestions, including completely moving the kitchen (which was definitely the right decision!).
DARREN WAS EFFICIENT AND VERY WELL ORGANISED THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE PROCESS OF PLANNING OUR EXTENSION.
We would certainly recommend Darren to anyone looking for a friendly and professional designer/draftsman.
- Toby & Melina
WATERSHED BUILDING CONSULTANTS
I must say that I am impressed with the quality of your work and hope we can continue to work together in future.
IT MAKES IT SO MUCH EASIER AND ENJOYABLE TO WORK WITH PROFESSIONALS WHO TAKE PRIDE IN THEIR WORK.
- Ari Loupatazis, Registered Building Surveyor
NOBLE PARK - SKATEPARK
Darren was brought on to the project at a late stage and was able to get up to speed quickly and resolve design and construction issues efficiently and effectively. The ideas and experience that Darren was able to bring to the table improved the functionality of the skatepark whilst reducing the cost of construction bring the project in line with the available budget.
Darren's construction drawings were clear and concise and he was always available to answer questions during the construction period to ensure the built form reflected the design intent.
HE HAD A PROFESSIONAL WORKING RELATIONSHIP WITH MYSELF (PROJECT MANAGER), THE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT AND THE CONTRACTORS ON SITE - THIS RELATIONSHIP IS ESSENTIAL IF PROJECTS ARE TO RUN SMOOTHLY.
- Michael Smith, Project Manager, City of Greater Dandenong
BENDIGO - SKATEPARK ASSESSMENT
I just wanted to say thanks for being so prompt in responding to our request for an assessment of the Bendigo skatepark. The service was exceptional, and the assessment report addresses all of the key concerns we had regarding the park.
IT PRESENTS THE KEY INFORMATION IN A CLEAR MANNER THAT CAN BE QUICKLY ABSORBED BY COUNCILLORS AND OTHERS WHO DON'T NECESSARILY HAVE EXPERIENCE IN SKATEPARK DESIGN AND FUNCTION.
- David Hogan, Team Leader Capital Projects, City of Greater Bendigo
Working with Darren has truly been a pleasure. He made the process of designing a skatepark and the myriad of facets involved smooth & straight forward, and was able to translate what could have been a complicated journey into a simple plan.
I APPRECIATE HIS ABILITY TO DRAW ON HIS FIRSTHAND EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE WITH PAST PROJECTS AND COMPELLING FAMILIARITY WITH ASSOCIATED FACTS, FIGURES AND DATA THAT DEMONSTRATE HIS DEPTH OF UNDERSTANDING, AND HIS INVOLVEMENT IN THE PROCESS OF COMMUNITY CONSULTATION WAS VERY ENGAGING FOR THE AUDIENCE.
He proved to be quick to respond and always available to discuss relevant issues when required.
I commend him for his professional approach conducted in an easy manner and would happily work with him on future projects. As such I would highly recommend his work to others.
- Elizabeth Heath, Community Infrastructure Designer, East Gippsland Shire Council
NORTH POINT RESIDENTIAL
Darren, as I said on the phone it makes our job so much easier when we start from a set of detailed drawings, so the kind words are justified.
BY FAR, THE BEST PLANS WE'VE EVER WORKED FROM.
- Luke Callaway, Builder