5 MCCOY STREET MELVILLE
"Searching for the right builder can be a daunting experience. Luckily, we were recommended to contact Simon..."
Searching for the right builder can be a daunting experience. Luckily, we were recommended to contact Simon from Formview Building.
From our initial introduction meeting to our frequent follow-up calls since moving in, Simon has provided a service second to none.
We presented to Simon a plan with some challenging aspects, in particular a sloping block which we intended to work with rather than flatten.
A bespoke design created by Karl Spargo had the concept work with the natural block elevations and contours to minimise retaining and earthworks cost. This was exactly what my wife and I were after having viewed numerous project built homes and walking away uninspired.
We found Simon to be very practical in his approach allowing us to work closely with him to evolve and adjust aspects of the design throughout the building process. Fortunately for us, Simon always brought to the table a positive attitude when it came to design change rather than an unwillingness to assist.
Having the access to speak to Simon as often as required reassured us of site progress and his intention to have the build completed within a practical yet achievable time frame.
It has been a pleasure not only dealing with Simon but also his team of key sub-contractors which in general, showed a willingness to ensure everything was done right.
We have now had some time to live and enjoy our new house and are very pleased with the outcome.
Our impressions of Formview Building were high and I have no reservations to recommend Simon and his team to anyone looking for an honest, down to earth builder to construct their next project.
I look forward to maintaining contact and friendship with Simon in the hope that he is still in the game to build my next home some time in the future.See Project
46A KATHLEEN STREET TRIGG
"Trusting, relentless and reliable are the qualities we were looking for in a builder which we fortunately found in spades at Formview Building."
Trusting, relentless and reliable are the qualities we were looking for in a builder which we fortunately found in spades at Formview Building. We had high hopes and huge expectations for our Trigg dream home and Simon made this a reality. Working from unique architectural plans, our home was built on time and below budget, to each of the specifications we asked for and to a craftsmanship we could only dream of.
Starting with a difficult and narrow block, Formview Building managed the complex earthworks required for the undercroft. The level of expertise required to build our three-story home was undertaken in a professional and efficient manner, with the building site heaving with trades each and every day. Our dream home may have been completed in a ridiculously short amount of time, but not one detail was overlooked or compromised. To say we were impressed with Formview Building is a clear understatement- Simon took our house plans and made them our family home.See Project
5 A,B,C WHEATCROFT STREET SCARBOROUGH
"I was looking for a builder who would give me the flexibility to be involved in the build..."
I was looking for a builder who would give me the flexibility to be involved in the build as I am in the building industry myself. Formview assisted me in the sub division and development process as well as allowed me to do a lot of the internal fit out, which suited my needs perfectly.
Simon is very hands on and is on site everyday and can be contacted whenever you need which was a very refreshing experience, as Ive had some bad experiences in the past. Id highly recommend Formview Building to do your project as they are set up to provide a very one on one experience and have a high quality to detail with fantastic construction time. I will definitely be using Formview Building on my next development.
52 PARAMATTA ROAD DOUBLEVIEW
"We built our dream home with Formview and we couldn’t be happier with the service Simon provides..."
We built our dream home with Formview and we couldn’t be happier with the service Simon provides. We found Simon to be trustworthy and would certainly recommended his company.
Simon is an organised, professional, and down to earth person. Though we were new to the building process, Simons open and honest manner made us feel very comfortable and the building process was a smooth and enjoyable experience. We are very happy with the result.
From the first step of knocking down our old house to the finishing touches, his team were clean, fast and hassle free. Our house was ready to move into sooner than we anticipated and though we did go over budget slightly, this was due entirely to the selections we had upgraded. Our house was designed “upside down” with the kitchen, master suite and living area on the first floor to make the most of ocean views, and a designated wing our children on the ground floor. It’s a contemporary, custom designed home for the long term, to accommodate our family through the school years, to uni and beyond.
Since moving in, we have loved entertaining friends and family, while the kids’ have enjoyed their own space downstairs to the do the same. We are loving living in the home of our dreams … thank you to Simon and to Formview.
Dr Tamara Hunter
Fellow in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
King Edward Memorial Hospital/Fertility Specialists of WA
Senior Lecturer, School of Women's and Infant's Health, University of WA
41 A,B,C DEANMORE ST SCARBOROUGH
"Our financial partnership has been particularly happy with the quality of workmanship and the timeliness of projects..."
Our financial partnership has been particularly happy with the quality of workmanship and the timeliness of projects that we have engaged Formview to undertake. We specialise in lots of three villas or townhouses in the Scarborough area and we are very happy to recommend Simon and Formview if you are considering something similar.
Simons friendly manner, prompt service and his readiness to communicate has meant that investments we have asked him to build have always finished on time and on budget. We will continue to use Formview with future opportunities.
2A QUORN ST WEMBLEY DOWNS
"It was a really clever concept by Karl Spargo..."
The Wembley Downs project was a Spec Home Formview Building constructed. It was situated on a challenging 305m2 block which included a loft and a 12 metre lap pool down the western boundary. It was a really clever concept by Karl Spargo Building Design which got 5 bedrooms , 2 bathrooms, 2 powder rooms and 2 living areas on a block of that size.See Project
10 SCADDAN STREET WEMBLEY
"I was not at all experienced with the building process and was somewhat apprehensive..."
I was not at all experienced with the building process and was somewhat apprehensive, but my experience with using Simon Leahy at Formview to build my home in Wembley turned out to be very positive.
I found I could trust Simon, and that was the key thing. He delivered a high quality build without me having to micro-manage. The pricing was transparent and Simon was also helpful and accommodating where decisions and adjustments were needed along the way.
I have no hesitation in recommending Formview Building.
Rob HowardSee Project
51 MARGARET STREET COTTESLOE
"Simon is very honest and energetic he built us a fantastic home. We discussed our build with numerous building companies..."
Simon is very honest and energetic he built us a fantastic home. We discussed our build with numerous building companies – From Lorimer homes to Riverstone and many in between. It took us nearly 5 years to weed through the rubbish and Simon was a breath of fresh air.
He keep us informed of every step of the process from demolition to handover all in 1 year he built us a fantastic family home.
Simon is a good honest fair guy. I recommend him.See Project
53 PARAMATTA ROAD DOUBLEVIEW
"After having discussions with other builders and becoming disillusioned with apathy to budget and lack of communication..."
After having discussions with other builders and becoming disillusioned with apathy to budget and lack of communication, we accepted that building our dream home was just too hard. We decided to sell our block and buy an established home. After literally years of planning, it was heartbreaking.
Fortunately as it turns out our block didn’t sell. So we revisited the idea of building and someone recommended Simon at Formview. By this stage, we had accepted the fact that we would have to significantly lower our expectations and build a more standard home than we had planned. We didn’t need to; Simon said he could use our existing plans and tweak them slightly to achieve our desired result, on time and our budget.
He also said he aimed to make the building process enjoyable! We were cynical, but Simon delivered. Signing with Formview made our dream come true – literally. For us, the actual build was the least stressful part of establishing our new home. Simon has a relaxed, but professional attitude. When issues arose, he always had a solution and would offer options and alternatives.
He didn’t overwhelm us with decisions, but always gave us a timeline for when he needed a selection made. His project management skills were second to none, meaning there is almost always someone on site, doing something. He was also proactive in offering advice, especially on cost-saving recommendations that didn’t affect the overall look or feel of the home.
Simon was committed to the job and to us. We always felt he wanted just as much as we did for the home to be as good as it could be. We think the result is testimony to this. Despite a non-standard design and the block being a difficult site to work with, our new home was completed in just 12 months and on budget. Remarkably, It actually turned out better than we’d imagined. We love it!
We have, and will continue to recommend Formview to others wanting to build their new home. Simon is a genuine bloke to work with, who will do his best to make your building dreams come true.
Simone & Greg Cumming,
9 CALLINGTON AVENUE CITY BEACH
"The block and build was difficult And therefore required an experienced and professional builder..."
Simon was recommended to us. The block and build was difficult And therefore required an experienced and professional builder. Simon’s “hands ons” approach is excellent for client/ builder relationships and ensuring every aspect of the build is supervised.
Nothing was ever too much trouble for Simon to consider and he is super easy to communicate with. Simon doesn’t take short cut, he builds the home like it is his own. Nor does he out source his work to a supervisor, you sign with Simon and he manages the build from start to finish.
His trades were of high quality and helpful throughout the process. Simon was accommodating and supportive throughout the building process. He built relationships with the neighbors to minimize and address any issues they had during the building process. This kind regard for the neighbour’s ensured our relationships commenced on friendly terms.
I wouldn’t hesitate to build with Simon again and recommend him to anyone.
Rebecca & Andrew RoweSee Project
14A GUNBOWER ROAD MOUNT PLEASANT
"My wife and I were recommended Formview Building by our architect..."
My wife and I were recommended Formview Building by our architect (we went and viewed some of their recent projects and met Simon onsite) – It was our first build, hence we were somewhat nervous/cautious, however, Simon guided us through the process and delivered an amazing family home. His relaxed approach and commitment to dealing with clients one on one sets him apart from his peers.
Simon is highly recommended, we will be using Formview Building for our next project.
Paul & Belinda
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