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We would like to convey our sincere appreciation to you and your team for the wonderful new home that has been built for us.

Being our first home that we have built and still living in Sydney at the time, we were unsure about a lot of things. You helped us through every step of the way and nothing was too hard for you. You were very approachable at all times and very considerate and patient. It gave us total peace of mind and made the whole process enjoyable.

The professionalism and quality of workmanship by both you and your team was exceptional.

We would not hesitate to recommend you as a builder. Thank your for making our dream home a reality.

Malcolm & Lyn Barwick

In 2011 my husband and I decided to build our dream house. After much time spent researching builders we kept coming back to the one name that seemed to command the respect of every person that had dealt with him. The name of the person was Jim Philippidis, a local builder that specialized in quality designer homes. We had a set of plans drawn up previously and ours was not a standard house and the plan was lacking in detail. Jim not only managed to overcome the lack of essential detail but he put his own unique finish into our house and consequently built us a home that far exceeded our expectations. Nothing seemed to phase Jim. He not only build the house but he also arranged for the retaining wall etc. that were not in the original quotation. Our experience dealing with Jim was a genuinely gratifying one. We found him to be receptive to changes and variations and he was contactable at all times. We would thoroughly recommend him to any perspective clients and we would be pleased to speak to said clients regarding our build.

Helen & Manuel Mavratzakis

It is with great pleasure and satisfaction that we write this letter of recommendation for Mr Jim Philippidis owner of Solitary Designer Homes. In November 2013, Jim handed us the keys to our new house. We could not fault the workmanship and the overall integrity of the building. This is a house we are truly proud to call "our home".

The building of this house has been a positive experience from start to finish. Jim selected and managed his subcontractors well, they were all true professionals in their chosen trades. Jim himself is consummate professional nurturing the build in all of its complexities. He is also very innovative making significant contributions during the building process by suggesting enhancements to the design configuration that in turn ended up giving the building an even better presentation.

Jim communicated well with us during the entire build. This was very important to us as we were not living in Coffs Harbour at the time. Progress photos were sent to us and we spoke often.

We really cannot say enough good things about Solitary Designer Homes and would recommend them to anybody thinking about a quality build or renovation. You will not be disappointed.

Thank you Jim and the Solitary Designer Homes team for making our dream home a reality.

The Lawlers

Solitary Designer Homes took on building our home on a very small block with all its challenges from the planning stage through to completion. They guided us through what would have been an otherwise overwhelming project. The process resulting in a home which perfectly fits our needs.

We are very happy with the assistance Jim gave us in designing our beautiful home. He made great suggestions and was willing to accommodate our preferences. Jim and Mark of Solitary Designer Homes are both very knowledgeable and keep up with the current trends and materials. We were impressed with the overall creativity and craftsmanship that went into the construction of the home. Throughout the entire process Jim and his team met our standards of excellence both in quality and attention to detail. It is apparent that the subcontractors also take great pride in their work. The detail in Mark's finished carpentry and Tony's tile work really pulled things together and we feel the end result is a unique and beautiful home. Our kitchen built by Daniel of Coffs Harbour Kitchens was exceptional.

We have been pleased with the transparency of operations and the willingness of Solitary Designer Homes and the subcontractors to build a home that matched both our dream and our budget. It has been an outstanding experience and we recommend Solitary Designer Homes to everyone who talks about building a home. When you build with the friendly and obliging team at Solitary Designer Homes you are truly getting a custom built home!

Anna & Richard Sinclair

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