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.................................................................. To Mr Slattery, My wife and I just wanted to write a letter as reference to your future clients. We employed Mr Slattery of Anabode Design to design a plan to renovate and extend our 1940’s weatherboard house. Our criteria was that we must have open living areas with natural light, an extra bedroom, using the best of our existing structures and available space on our inner city block whilst still being a family home, all within a tight budget. Mr Slattery dealt with us in an extremely professional manner at all times, and always listened to our ideas. The end result was two fantastic initial plan options. We were so happy with his designs that we made only very minor adjustments to his original drawings. We live in a very restrictive council area, with heritage overlays. Many friends have experienced difficulties and delays in obtaining planning approval from council. As this was our first major dealing with council and also our first major renovation, we employed Andrew to become our representative. Due to his knowledge and previous many dealings with other councils, this was an easy task for him, and would have been a very stressful process for two novices. He maintained a high degree of communication with council and us during all stages of application. He was extremely diplomatic and organised, pre-empting many of council’s questions. Mr Slattery managed to get a planning permit sorted for us in a total of 4 weeks which included the Christmas break. From our knowledge of the council they usually take a minimum time of eight weeks during a non-holiday period. We are so very grateful for all his dedication. We are about to start the build early next month, and he has asked us to keep him updated and has also offered to speak with the builders and the surveyor whenever they may have questions, that we are unable to answer. We can’t wait to have a new modern family home by the water in a suburb that we love. Now we will have the best house in the street! Thank you again, we will without reservation, highly recommend you to all acquaintances, friends and family. Sincerely, Michael and Lucy Danaher - Newport, Victoria. .................................................................. "Dear Andrew, We just wanted to say a BIG thank you for the work you did in designing our 'dream home' extension. Your professionalism, punctuality, organisation, honesty and attention to detail made this daunting task so much more manageable and enjoyable for us! Your advice on design was spot on and the concepts you created were AMAZING! We have already recommended you to many of our friends! Thanks a million!" Kate and Denham Harvie – Wantirna, Victoria .................................................................. "To whom it may concern, From the time we first met Andrew we were impressed by his friendliness and enthusiasm for helping us achieve the best outcome for our new house. Over the ensuing weeks and months that we worked together, we came to really appreciate Andrew’s intimate knowledge and expertise in the building design and construction industries. Andrew was able to guide us through the building design process to the point where we considered it a really positive and engaging experience. We are extremely happy with the finished product and the building contractors have commented on several occasions about the outstanding quality of the design artefacts. I have no hesitation in recommending Anabode Design, for any building design project." Craig and Kylie Pile - Nunawading, Victoria .................................................................. "Dear Andrew We wanted to express our sincere thanks on the wonderful plans you designed for our new extension. The professionalism, friendly nature and care you took to accommodate all our needs and to keep within our budget was fantastic. We were always kept involved with every aspect and we were very impressed with your first draft of plans, which we went with. The design and layout is very functional with ample space and the continuity and flow from the existing house is flawless. It truly looks amazing and we can’t thank you enough." Scott and Lani Phelan - Croydon Hills, Victoria .................................................................. "To whom it may concern, We engaged Andrew Slattery of Anabode design to commence the design and drafting of a building project for my wife and I. We had several meetings with Andrew where he managed and reviewed our goals throughout the design and documentation of the project. Our biggest hurdle was when we applied to obtain a planning permit from the local council. Due to Local council’s views of the sensitivity, character and environmental impacts of the area that the development could pose upon it, it was Andrew’s professionalism and determination to engage all aspects of the planning permit process in achieving the ultimate outcome. Nothing was too hard or challenging for Andrew to manage. It was a pleasure in dealing with Anabode Design, and I have no hesitation in recommending Andrew Slattery of Anabode Design for any project." P. Stanley - Anglesea, Victoria .................................................................. "Dear Andrew, I am writing to thank you for all the time, effort and professional service that you have given me and my family, during the design and into the construction. During the many months leading up to the first sod of dirt being turned, you have been an incredible and valuable source of information. We have finally moved into the final stages of construction to our home and I am inviting you to please come down once we have finished, for you to inspect our beautiful open plan and spacious layout. Thank you." Damien Van den Berg – Blackburn North, Victoria .................................................................. "Dear Andrew, We write to thank you for the completion of the design, plan drawings and documentation for the major renovation of our home. In particular we are pleased with the effort you made in providing design options for Mary and I to consider leading up to finalizing the plans. Your representation with the planning authorities was commendable, utilising your acute detailed responses to design, you have achieved a fantastic building project us. Thank you." Brian and Mary Allen – Fitzroy, Victoria .................................................................. Dear Andrew, We would like to thank you for the designs of our extension and renovations to our existing home. As we had never done an extension before, we had no idea what we were doing or where to start and from the first phone call, you were easy going, honest and straight forward. . Your knowledge and attention to detail made the daunting process a lot easier for us ...even fun. With your initial consultation, I was amazed at the amount of information you collected about us and our property. As we progressed through the design stages, I then understood the need for the copious amounts of photos, measurements and notes that you had taken. You came with ideas that we had never considered, and you accepted our point of view with regards to what we wanted. You listened to what we wanted, and designed what you thought we needed, and then we meshed the two together and came up with the perfect design. You had no problem changing bits and pieces of the plans when we couldn’t make up our minds and you were always contactable. I really appreciated the after hour’s visits to our home, as it meant we didn’t have to take time off from work to accommodate you, as you accommodated for us. Long story short....THANK YOU! We have already recommended you to family and friends, and we would not hesitate to use you or recommend you in the future Kind Regards" Tim and Hayley Dunn – Wantirna, Victoria

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