His ability to blend the character of a traditional Sydney home with a modern aesthetic appealed to me immediately.
While deciding whether to sell or renovate I came across a recommendation for Andrea as an Architect on a local community page. This led me to his website where I could review his portfolio of work. His ability to blend the character of a traditional Sydney home with a modern aesthetic appealed to me immediately.
As soon as Andrea worked into our home you could see him working with the space. He is open, collaborative, engaging, methodical and always thinking ahead. Andrea clearly laid out the options to work with him at each phase of the project. And kept any budget considerations in mind throughout the process. His knowledge of council and building regulations maximised our living space and simplified the process we needed to follow, allowing the full build to be completed as a Complying Development.
We really enjoyed the design process where Andrea modelled four different layouts from which we evolved our final design. Andrea developed a 3D model of the design which allowed us to clearly envisage and refine the final design. His final plans where a continual reference by everyone involved in the project due to the detailed information provided.
Andrea has transformed our home – which as the result of many smaller renovations had become a mazelike collation of smaller rooms – and turned it into a modern, open home with spacious living areas. He also introduced an internal courtyard which floods our home with light daily. His vision has allowed us to achieve a result far greater than we imagined.
I would recommend Andrea to any future client. He treated our house as a home with a focus on both form and function. This has resulted in a beautiful home that we love – and is also pragmatic to live in.
Friends who knew our house before cannot believe how much more light we now have and how functional all areas of the house have become.
It seems crazy looking back that we initially had reservations about using an architect for our renovations. We were concerned about costs having heard nightmare stories from work colleagues about huge bills for unhelpful plans. We kept the very patient Andrea waiting for a year whilst we worked through the process in our heads but since we engaged him we haven’t looked back! He has transformed our house and our life with his plans and exceptional taste and attention to detail. The interaction between us and the builders was very straight forward with his continued input and we really have fond memories of the whole renovation process. Friends who knew our house before cannot believe how much more light we now have and how functional all areas of the house have become. He helped with interiors as well as the structure and really has given us the ‘Wow Factor’ ! We have been living in the house for over 6 months and every day feel so grateful, we love it! We have recommended Andrea to several friends already and will continue to do so to anyone thinking of embarking on the road to renovations!
His personal commitment to us achieving our objectives meant we could concentrate on our jobs
We engaged Andrea to assist us to expand our federation cottage into a spacious family home. Andrea listened to what we wanted, provided clever ideas to improve our design and worked with us to achieve our vision. Andrea guided us through the design, DA, tender and build phases in a professional manner, providing that cruitial single interface between us and the range of people who were required to bring it all to being. His personal commitment to us achieving our objectives meant we could concentrate on our jobs while he did his. We are now moving into a fantastic home which has been built without compromise and within budget but without the stress so many people warned us would be inevitable in a home renovation.
Very attentive to our requirements including budget
Following a recommendation from a friend, we approached Just Architects for our renovation. From the initial briefing, Andrea was very attentive to our requirements, including budget. His flexibility and willingness to listen to the client’s suggestions, whilst guiding us, helped bring our vision together.
Very approachable and available to discuss any issues
Throughout the process, he was very approachable and available to discuss any issues that arose. Andrea also possessed a good knowledge of the local area and was able to preempt any potential concerns with council.
Our project was undertaken with a great degree of professionalism as well as genuine interest
Our project was undertaken with a great degree of professionalism as well as genuine interest in the outcome. It was a pleasure to work with Just Architects and would have no hesitation in working with Andrea again in the future.
With Andrea’s help the design and approval stage was both enjoyable and painless
Andrea is an enthusiastic and warm professional person who worked closely with my family to achieve the design we really wanted while accommodating our strong desire to preserve the character of our heritage home. He took time to fully explain the design process and guided us confidently through the approval process. At all times he kept us abreast of costs so that we had no nasty surprises. With Andrea’s help the design and approval stage was both enjoyable and painless.
Justarchitects went to great lengths to understand what we needed
Justarchitects went to great lengths to understand what we needed. The result was a range of options that suited our house, growing family and budget.
Nothing was a problem for him
Andrea from Just architects is a fantastic architect, nothing was a problem for him. Not only is he professional but goes to many lengths to ensure the job is done right the first time.
He was able to provide clear and accurate direction to enable us to get the design through the council approvals, as quickly and cost effective as possible.
Andrea was legendary in creating the design and house we had dreamed about. He came up with many awesome design options and solutions to enable us to transform an old 1927 home into a 4 bedroom beach house. He absolutely nailed the design and was able to bring to life all our ideas. His flexible and responsive attitude made the entire process effortless and stress free. He was able to provide clear and accurate direction to enable us to get the design through the council approvals, as quickly and cost effective as possible. He also was adaptable coordinating and connecting with the structural engineers, building certifiers and builders to ensure the plan was clearly articulated and executable. I would use Andrea 100 times over and I would recommend him to anyone.