I started to write this letter to say thank you to yourself and all the staff and tradespeople associated with you at Southern Additions for the satisfactory completion of our new home at Kanahooka.
On reflection, I realised how extensive my experiences with Southern Additions had been. My first experience was when Southern Additions were constructing two rooms, (a store room and a Photo Lab) under my parents’ home in Figtree, in addition to a large outside deck and spa area. At that time, Kevin and I were talking to builders about constructing our first home on a very steep block of land in Cordeaux Heights. The standard Project Home designs did not fit and many other builders were not interested due to the difficult site and the small budget we had to work with.
It was my father who encouraged us to contact your company. Needless to say your company prepared a design, based on Pole House Principles, using steel poles that provided us with the following: a double garage, two bedrooms, bathroom, entry, kitchen and family room on one level. An adjacent sunken lounge/dining room with 3.6m high ceilings. Below the main floor, you designed another two bedrooms, second bathroom and laundry giving rear access to the back yard.
As Kevin's business was just starting to operate, he worked from home using the lower two rooms.
Within two years, we contacted you again to design a second storey addition over our double garage to accommodate the expanding business. This addition contained two large rooms to provide a home office and a computer room, this resulted in our home being computerised.
Within about 18 months, ILB had outgrown this space and moved to an office complex that was also converted by your company to suit our needs. Once again our home was modified by Southern Additions by converting the upstairs area to a large master bedroom, W.I.R. and en-suite as well as another bedroom. You then converted the old master bedroom into an extra-large family room by extending out to the second storey deck.
Our home then contained five bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, three lounge areas spread over four levels. Once again we can only repeat how happy we were with all at Southern Additions. Our latest involvement with Southern Additions involved the construction of two new homes built on adjacent blocks of land at Kanahooka. One was designed for my parents and the other for Kevin and myself. We approached Southern Additions with what we now know is a very unusual request that many building companies would not undertake. Included was the design and construction of the home but also included the following: swimming pools, fencing, air-conditioning, driveways, landscaping, carpeting and window coverings, etc. We are both extremely happy with our homes. The only work not carried out by your company was the wiring and computer software that runs both homes that were supplied by Kevin's business.
P.S. You have also carried out extensions for two of my girlfriends and an uncle.