We selected Newmark after a tender process. The tender Newmark submitted addressed our brief well and was professional, detailed and clear, which gave us a sense of comfort and certainty from the outset.
Access to our site is difficult and the street is narrow. This was of concern to us. Newmark were able to make practical and cost effective suggestions to help deal with this issue. We were also concerned about the impact of constructions on neighbours, and we have been very pleased with how this has been managed. Many of our neighbours have commented on how considerate and courteous the Newmark team has been.
We have been very happy with the quality of construction, attention to detail, anticipation of issues and careful management of subcontractors and the construction site. Advice has been practical and solutions focused with consideration to both aesthetic and budgetary concerns and changes well accommodated.
The principal Mark Newman and foreman Kevin Varney have been professional, meticulous and always pleasant to deal with, and have formed an excellent team with the architects, ensuring delivery of a high quality product. Other members of the Newmark team have been polite, careful and more than willing to help.
We have been delighted with the Newmark team and with the care and quality of their work.
Sandra & Nicholas | Balmain East – renovation and extension, 2015
We were very pleased with Newmark’s approach to the project. The full time supervisor and the continuous flow of materials and subcontractors saw the works continually progress. Your company’s approach was a significant improvement over the builder we had on a previous occasion.
Subcontractors utilised were of high standard, particularly the electrician, tiler, carpentry, flooring and cabinetry.
Of particular importance to use was the integrity of yourself and your supervisors and our confidence that we were being treated fairly.
We would not hesitate to recommend you and your company to anyone contemplating the building of their home.
Robert & Frances | Gordon – Two new builds, 2014
“Thanks in advance for minimising the overall impact of this impasse.”
Chris | West Ryde – New build, 2014
It’s very interesting to see the construction process for the new rear extension, literally from the ground up. I pick up the mail each day so have seen its progress, which looks very orderly.
Kevin is very easy to get on with, and keeps things tidy (as far as a construction site can be tidy). He turns on the watering system for a period each day to keep Helen’s garden going.
Neighbours have reported minimal disturbance from the work to date and I have received a number of compliments on the letter you dropped off at the start of the project.
I’d be very happy to provide comment about the team delivering our place…your Kevin is excellent. He’s on top of things, the site/work is well organised, he works well with the various trades/contractors and is happy to explain anything that needs to be clarified. We are very pleased that you picked him as foreman for our project.
Mark is very mindful about everything happening on site, especially with program. He certainly keeps the momentum up.”
I am in quite a different frame of mind than I was when submitting my plans for tender. That was a process I started with apprehension. I had seen and heard about too many projects similar to mine where the end result fell far short of expectations.
Mark was the first to respond to my RFQ and was well prepared at our initial meeting, in which he managed to alleviate my major concerns. It was immediately clear to me that my comments and thoughts would be taken seriously and my questions answered honestly and accurately. Mark didn’t make promises or grand statements but rather asked me thoughtful questions, sought clarification and investigated the site thoroughly.
Mark was interested in delivering the home I wanted, on time and on budget. I am pleased to say this was achieved – through sound planning, scrutinising details and quality workmanship. By way of example – When the quote for the laundry laminate splashback arrived, it was clear to Mark I had made the selection without understanding the premium cost associated with it, he raised this with me and then directed me to equally appropriate less expensive options, I am very happy with.
These behaviours extended to the Newmark team and the contractors they engaged. All of whom were proud of the work they had done, in addition to being respectful and courteous individuals, not just to me as the client but others impacted by the building works. This was important to me, as the neighbouring property is built on our boundary, meaning they were going to experience the day to day of a building construction site without any tangible benefit and given I was building my “forever home” I didn’t want to return to a neighbourhood of discontent.
Like me, my neighbours have nothing but praise for Mark and the team he leads demonstrated by recommending Newmark Constructions to friends looking to build and engaging contractors sourced by Mark to work at my property to carry out renovation works on their own homes.
Mark’s work speaks for itself, he makes a significant contribution to the residential building industry by leading an excellent example and genuinely seeking the outcome desired by his clients in all aspects and on all levels.
Mark guided us through the whole process in a way that engendered trust and showed respect for and dedication to achieving our goals. He helped us understand costs and risks well before we had even commenced the tender process, throughout the build, and now, well after completion he is still helping us with additional things.
We no doubt challenged Mark and his team by providing relatively incomplete (and inconsistent!) drawings and little or no specifications ahead of time. Yet we are extremely happy with the quality of our renovation, exceeding our best expectations.
There was never a problem that Mark didn’t deal with openly and honestly. Mark managed our project with full transparency, giving us regular updates on progress and costs at a detailed level, which gave us assurance with respect to our budget.
Throughout the build, Mark presented us with different options to deal with significant cost items or unexpected issues, so we always felt we were in control of the outcome. He always sought our input and never assumed any important solutions.
We were facing prohibitive costs due to the Flame Zone bushfire rating applying to the whole house. Mark made this project possible for us by finding innovative and less expensive solutions, where information about construction options in the Flame Zone is severely lacking.
Mark is a fantastic ambassador for the industry.