Natalie and Michael Fenner
We initially met Dave and the team after purchasing one of their first properties in Burswood. Which ultimately went on to winning a housing award.
Even before winning the award, we purchased the property, still under construction as we were impressed by the layout and how much was available in a town house layout. I have grown up seeing my father design houses and every time I look at house plans, I immediately start thinking how the layout could be improved. In Dave’s houses, the flow and layout seem to work so well, I didn’t feel there was any changes that could be made. By winning an award you can see why.
When we eventually decided to build our next house, now our current home, we went to Dave and met with him and his designer directly with a scribbled design. Dave helped us finalise our design, which almost felt like he was taking on building his own home. This is the feeling we had through the whole process of building our home. It was our home but he spent a lot of time making sure the end result is what we wanted, he shared our vision. We often get complimented on our house and I take pride in telling people we designed it ourselves and what a wonderful job Sovereign did in creating our wonderful home.
I always say the best way to evaluate a builder is not just how they did their job but how they handle the problems. As with any building project there are always a few unforeseen problems, Dave was always on the ball and would pick up a problem before it became a bigger and was in communication with us to work out a solution, if it needed our input. If it didn’t need our input he dealt with everything promptly. Our full two story home was even finished ahead of schedule. Even if the suppliers were at fault he would work to make sure the end result was maintained. Dave truly takes pride in his work and made sure the relevant trades were completing the job to a high standard.
Our home was also entered in the HIA housing awards. We were proud of our home and it was a buzz to have our home featured in the housing magazine. It might not have won overall but we are still very pleased with the work that was completed by Dave and his team at Sovereign. Sovereign has come a long way with a lot of hard work from Dave and their team. From the garage of the family home to the company it is now. Dave and the team have a lot to be proud of and their hard work.
We had such a great working relationship with Dave, when we build again we will definitely be speaking with Sovereign. However I am happy staying put in our lovely home for now.