We were recommended TC Build by a friend. The house was almost a complete rebuild with only a few walls left standing and surprisingly took only 9 months to complete.
The team we had were beyond amazing!! The two main boys being James Alston my Forman/builder and Brad carpenter. They worked off the plans from my Architect and we managed the house from there – and with that were able to find solutions to all the issues that arose and without the stress.
Tom was instrumental and all I can say a great experience and highly recommend TC Build.
Rose Bay 2
We engaged TC Build to virtually rebuild our entire home (we kept 2 walls) from a single story red brick house to a 2 story modern house with double garage and pool. We started the demolition at the end of January 2016 and moved in before Christmas that year (under 11 months in total). During the year everyone we spoke to said we were dreaming to expect to be finished by Christmas, but due to TC Build’s hard work and excellent management we did indeed move in on time and manage to enjoy our house and pool over the summer holiday. Chevy was our main contact throughout the build, with Mike our on the ground, day to day foreman. Chevy was brilliant to deal with in every way. He was quick to solve any issues, explain technical designs, chase suppliers and keep everything moving. He is organised and efficient, and an extremely hard worker. He was always available on the phone and was always nearby and able to drop in for a quick site visit to plan or review things. Mike was extremely reliable and was on site on time every single day. He is a skilled carpenter and worked hard to manage the trades and deliveries.
North Bondi 3
We had all but decided on a builder having tendered our first renovation out to two builders who came recommended. At the last minute we decided to meet with Tom from TC Build upon a recommendation from our engineer. His attitude was a stand out so we went with him. We’re so glad we did. Tom and his team are professional, hard working, reliable and responsive and always made us feel that we were working in a partnership. Being first time renovators there was such a steep learning curve but we survived it in tact and loved our new home which was finished on time. We had such faith in Tom that we ended up doing two renovations in two years with him and his team. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend TC Build.
I met Tom Cull in relation to works of a factory conversion we had been drawing and dealing with over a 24 month period. Being a heritage building with more than the obvious complexities and unparalleled level of finish, my reservations on the age and experience of this young builder were clearly evident in the early stages of engagement, he was all of 26.
Once engaged, these reservations were steadily withdrawn, our first meeting, which was held at our office, was a memorable one. It was packed with comprehensive Value Engineering and ambiguity resolutions made by Tom, where he showed experience and initiative well beyond his years, ironing out issues which would enable he and his team to conduct the build with minimal delay and cost surprises. Every meeting thereafter, was equally as educational, as Tom took care of the detail for us, so we could draw in accordance with his guide.
The project construction was fast-tracked, with delays in planning approval leading to a reduced time for detail design delivery, and an associated reduction in lead times for ordering and construction. Despite these constraints, with a builder able to think on his feet and problem solve efficiently, the project was built quickly and the contract proceeded smoothly.
Upon completion of this project, I would struggle to think of a time we have had a happier home owner. The work now speaks for itself, I look forward to watching Tom grow his company, and will continue to watch with intrigue.
Robert Miles Architecture
Dover Heights 2
It is with genuine pleasure and without hesitation that we recommend TC Build. A total home renovation is one of the most daunting tasks anyone can ever undertake! Tom and his team are certainly outstanding professionals whose excellent work merits recognition. From brainstorming design elements to completing the entire make-over with a cost effective approach, TC Build were consummate professionals.
Throughout the process, we were put at ease with frequent consultations and daily communication. Tom and his team were knowledgeable, flexible, listened to our needs and respected us and our vision. They helped us realise our dream home through their expert planning and craftsmanship and exceeded the level of customer service/satisfaction we were expecting. Even more impressive, was that it was completed on schedule. We would recommend no other builder than TC Build.
Dover Heights 1
My husband and I have taken the time to write this story for TC Build because of the experiences we have had with them, which we would like to share with anyone looking to use their services. I’m an interior designer, and my husband is an electrician by trade, and we have been buying, renovating and selling houses for over 20 years. We have used many trades over the years, some being good, some being bad and the occasional brilliant! The latter is where TC Build falls into the picture.
We bought a house at 68 Military Road, Dover Heights, and had extensive plans drawn up to do a huge renovation, going up a level and bringing the rest up to standard. Our plans were passed by council and I had already chosen a builder I wanted to use for the renovation. This is when my husband, Johnny, came home one night and said that he had met the perfect builder for our project and assured me that this is the perfect team to handle our job. Johnny was the electrician on a job where Tom Cull was the nominated builder. The job was done with such precision and efficiency that Johnny was literally blown away by these guys. I’ve always trusted my husband’s decisions when it comes to trades because that’s his expertise, and he felt extremely confident with Tom and his team.
We started the job with a budget in mind of $1 million for the entire renovation. We also rented elsewhere for six months with the option of a year, as we thought that it might take longer than six months to do the scope of works, plus there were other things that we wanted doing which were not part of the DA. Toms response to the timing of the build was that he could do it all in six months. We were skeptical!
To cut a long story short, TC Build absolutely flew through the works with such speed and efficiency, that we were quite taken back. We made fairly extensive additions and made a few changes as we went along, and nothing seemed to phase these guys. Chevy King was appointed our Manager, he was brilliant. He ran that job with such speed and quality that the entire project from start to finish, including the weeks of extra work we requested as we went along, took just over five months. As a result, the budget remained in check. They saved us a lot of money. Their billing was always transparent and up to date every week, as we were contracting them on a do and charge basis, we know we saved on initial costings from previous builders. Trust was never an issue with Tom, whom we found to be the most genuine and sincerely trustworthy builder we had ever encountered.
With Johnny being so well connected with the trades and developers in the east, all eyes were on this project and people were constantly coming up and commenting on how fast our job was coming along. We even had other builders commenting on how surprised they were.
Well, from that day onwards, we knew we had found the best! We have recommended TC Build to quite a number of friends and developers, and all of them have come back to thank us, being absolutely over the moon with their performance. These guys at TC Build have formulated the perfect package of tradesmen that seem to love working together as a team, and it absolutely works!
We are in the process of looking for more projects and will definitely be using them again.
We contracted TC Build to extend and modify our family home in 2015. TC Build came highly recommended by our architect who had worked on several successful projects with Tom Cull. From the first instance Tom was proactive and responsive. An onsite inspection was conducted within days of our call followed by a detailed quote that would allow us to compare project costs with other builders. Tom was the only builder who did not require a phone call or email reminder to progress our quote, which appeared to be common in the industry.
This proactive approach was consistent throughout our construction. The placement of Willy as foreman and project manager proved to be equally as responsive and knowledgeable. In addition to the superior quality work carried out at every step, Tom, Willy and the TC team demonstrated enormous flexibility accommodating significant last minute changes to the design and construction materials without adding any delay in the project length. Our last minute decision to carve benches into the retaining walls, overhaul our main bathroom and opt for brick rather than fiberboard materials was welcomed with enthusiasm and executed as professionally as all the well planned aspects of the project. Although our project was conducted throughout the wet winter months, the team’s commitment to our completion date saw them working extended hours and weekends to deliver our house one week earlier than expected. The high quality of work provided by the TC team was tested when a freak storm passed through our suburb leaving our house unaffected although many neighboring houses suffered notable damage.
Tom provided a detailed list of expenses at every installment payment and was fully transparent and exceptionally noble and honest. Any slight errors were immediately corrected by Tom and his team at no expense to us and often Tom provided replacement items whose quality exceeded our initial plans. I cannot speak highly enough of Tom himself, the team he employs and the quality of work he produces. The experience was so positive and hassle-free that we are now planning further developments and construction around Tom’s availability to ensure we secure the quality and no-fuss experience we were fortunate to enjoy last year. I have no hesitation in recommending TC Build. If anyone would like to speak with me regarding our experience please ask Tom for my number and I will make myself available to answer any questions you may have.
We have worked with TC Build on a number of complex residential projects which required a keen eye for detail and an appreciation for quality craftsmanship. Their ability to accurately translate drawings and concepts into real spaces is flawless without compromise, ensuring that the finished project is of the highest quality.
Tower Street has been no exception, with major access constraints to carry out a substantial excavation, and haulage and Installation of oversized sandstone slabs, TC Build proved their ‘can do’ attitude after previous builders simply deemed it unfeasible to achieve the finish, we, along with the client, were trying to achieve in isolated sections of the site.
Tom Cull is professional and honest. He provides sound advice and accurate budgets with full transparency, setting the foundations for strong client relationships and successful projects.
Their shared passion for creating quality architecture has established TC Build as one of our preferred builders whom we can recommend without reservation and look forward to working with on further successful projects.