Testimonials

Conventional wisdom says building a home is an extremely stressful enterprise.  This was in the front of our minds as we debated whether to build or or buy, sought expert advice, and prepared ourselves for what we thought was the inevitable grief.  

Stress was the only expectation Smart Housing did not meet.  We expected and received craftsmanship.  We expected and received fair value, because we needed to be confident there would be no budget blowouts.  We had less than 5 variations in the course of our build, with everything on budget and to our specifications.  The quality of Smart’s workmanship on our home was rewarded by both MBA and Housing Industry awards, with the judges remarking on Smart’s excellent attention to fine detail. We didn’t specify in the original contract that industry awards for excellence were required – but as usual Smart exceeded our expectations!

When build was finished we were left with the home we wanted, built by people we now counted as friends, and a belief that it is possible to enjoy the process of building your own home.

Bobbie and Jeremy Logan


Dear Peter,

Just a note to express our gratitude for the recent completion by your company of our new home in Harcourt Hill. Your assistance was invaluable throughout, for your initial advice on block suitablility and siting, through the planning and construction phases right up to the hectic time completion and handover.

The professionalism displayed by both yourself and your staff was outstanding. Overall, the entire project went smoothly and speedily from start to finish despite record winter rainfall at crucial stages of the construction. We have already highly recommended your company to the many people who have expressed admiration for our new home and will continue to do so whenever the opportunity presents itself.

Peter and Raylene


Dear Peter and Damian

“We first approached Peter Kinnane on recommendations from friends who had been very happy with homes built by smart housing. At the time as very inexperienced home builders, we were also in discussions with other building companies who were from the “project home” market as at the time we believed these would best meet our needs. “It soon became apparent that our dreams for our home were not going to be met by the “project home” market and so we returned to Smart Housing.

From the outset, Smart Housing worked with us to design a proposal that both met our budget and our needs. They took time with us to refine the proposal, providing innovative ideas, flexibility and frank advice that gave a clear picture of what to expect. “Damian Dawes project managed the house and provided continuous advice and support for us as people completely new to building a home. With Damian we always knew how the project was going, and no question or issue was too trivial. Sometimes it was easy to forget that Damian had other clients as well. Damian was always focused on a high quality result within good time.

“The entire experience has been extremely positive and our decision to put our dream in the hands of Smart Housing has resulted in a home that we love and are very proud of. We would strongly recommend Smart Housing.”

Damian & Karen Coburn


This is not just a reference but our real life experience building our “HOME”. We contacted Peter from Smart Housing in April 09 regarding building our house. The entire journey has been very engaging, professional, approachable and flexible. Employees and Sub-Contractors Peter employed were very prompt, approachable and helpful. Peter and Damien with their vast knowledge and experience provided us with helpful suggestions and tips which has added excellent value to our house.

For every piece of work Peter has always provided a list of preferred vendors to choose from and all have delivered on time and budget. Finishing and Quality of work has been exceptional. If we wanted to build another house we would definitely go through Smart Housing. No second thoughts. It was a pleasure building our home with you guys.

Thanks guys Raj and Sonia