Home Extensions & House Renovations in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie & Hunter Valley
Brent Caukwell Building Pty Limited is an experienced building contractor that has been operating in the residential building industry for over 35 years in the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Hunter Valley region. We have gathered a large number of satisfied clients through word of mouth referral.
Brent’s experience and extensive knowledge of the residential and commercial building industry enables us to deliver quality work for a fair price. All business is conducted to high professional and ethical standards. Building projects are always completed in an efficient and timely manner at competitive rates. All work is fully covered by appropriate insurances; such as Home Owners’ Warranty, Workers’ Compensation, Public Liability and Contract Works Insurance.
Brent Caukwell has just completed a new residence for me in Mayfield – and I am extremely pleased with the result. I am a landscape architect and work with many builders and tradespeople and so can confidently attest that Brent’s work ethic, building skills and attention to detail is exemplary.
My residence is architecturally-designed, and has some non-standard claddings and finishes. Brent faithfully finished the building’s exterior and interior to fully realise the extent, and intent of the plans. [The building has received many complements from passerbyers.]
Brent was very helpful in overcoming technical problems [both site-based and Council imposed] and issues that continually cropped up; his enthusiasm for the project didn’t wane. Brent’s band of contractors and subcontractors likewise contributed to the work with an eye for precision and completed extra work due to unforeseen changes without letting the high standards slip.
Brent rang me and informed me of the building progress at each stage, or new trade installation. He is a great communicator and understands that clients like to be continually informed. More than a good communicator, Brent is invested in the building projects he undertakes, and says himself that he is only interested in doing a good job. In short, Brent is professional, reliable, and knowledgeable – and willing to share his experience and expertise with others.
I recently engaged Brent to do a refurbishment on a large part of the exterior of my home. He was recommended to me by a very close friend and I had seen the craftsman’s finish he had achieved on the renovation of her bathroom, so I was keen to seek him out for a quote. I am so pleased I did. Right from our initial meeting, I found Brent an excellent communicator and extremely personable. He instilled in me confidence that he had the integrity, honesty and the skills I needed from my builder.
I am absolutely delighted with the workmanship and all aspects of his performance under the contract. The work looks great. I keep walking around my home looking at the results. The workmanship is excellent, the cost of the work has been quite reasonable and has been exactly as we agreed prior to the work commencing.
I am now keen for him to do further work for me on other project inside the home. I am expecting him back in the New Year to quote this work. If you are looking for a great builder who is absolutely reliable put Brent Caukwell Building Pty Ltd on the top of your list.
It is with pleasure that I provide this reference for Brent Caukwell.
Brent Caukwell Building completed a major renovation in June 2006 at 1A Cooper St Dudley. The renovation that was designed by Torren Bell provided challenges in construction. Brent was up to this challenge and constantly on the job overseeing and organising all stages of construction and keeping us up to date. The project was competed in budget and on time.
I only have the highest praise for Brent and his professional and amicable tradesmen that worked on our house. Each tradesman was excellent in their own right and were very good to deal with and discussed their work to ensure the best result.
Brents’ organisational skills were superlative as he worked around a family of five.Additionally we are extremely grateful to Brent on the various occasions that we may have requested changes- nothing was too much trouble. We believe Brents’ honesty and integrity contributed to the overall experience. The job was completed in a totally professional manner and of a high standard of workmanship. I have no hesitation in recommending Brent. We are extremely happy with the end results.
We engaged BC Building to do our 150m2 extension and 150m2 refurbishment of the existing dwelling in a contract period of 27 weeks. The project was over the Christmas period 2015 and even with this interruption to trades we still had the works completed on time with a few minor cost variations.
My wife and I first meet Brent back when the project was at design stage and without his help with the selection of materials and his professional input in maximising our design space I truly believe the outcome would not have been as beneficial for us. Brent’s honesty and integrity caught us from day one and we knew that if funding was going to be approved he would get the job because we trusted him. When you’re spending a very large sum of funding that is going to take you a very long time to repay one of the most important prerequisites for us was trust to ensure the works are delivered to an acceptable standard, on time and within budget. All of these prerequisites were met if not exceeded and we would vouch for his services if required.
Outstanding workmanship on my kitchen, bathrooms and roof. Would recommend Brent to anyone.
Overall we are delighted with our home. It is everything we envisaged and more. It functions in the way we had planned. The building process was remarkably good and we are very happy with the quality of the work. Brent and his team have done a fantastic job.
I have known Brent Caukwell for many years and employed him to do major renovations and extensions on my home. I found his work, punctuality and organisational skills to be excellent. It involved coordinating numerous tradesmen including plumbers, electricians, tilers, roofing specialist’s etcetera. The project went smoothly, was completed on time and in budget. I have no hesitation in recommending Brent to do further work of a similar nature.
We would like to express out appreciation for Brent and his marvellous team of trades-people in the development and construction of out newly renovated home at Murray Square, Mayfield. From the very beginning when we put to tender for building services, Brent was the first builder to respond, and he responded enthusiastically and professionally. After a series of meetings and inspection of prior work, we were happy to engage Brent and his team to take ownership of the renovation. The brief for the renovation was to create an ultra modern extension that had no connection with the existing house (a double frontage, 1920’s construction). This modern construction would accommodate kitchen, living and dining space, leading onto an entertaining deck. Whilst the existing kitchen/bathroom would be demolish to accommodate a new bathroom + laundry and the existing dining room retro fitted as a walk-in dressing room + linen cupboards. To facilitate the renovation, we moved out and allowed Brent and his team free range. Before construction could start, there was considerable amount of demolition to undertake. This was so existing to see, as the old dysfunctional structures were cleared away. Entrusting someone with your investment (house) is very important. This trust was established through collaboration as issues surfaced along the way. And when you are dealing with an older house, issues will pop up. What ever hurdle came up, it was handled without complication. We are more than happy to show or explain the renovation in more detail.