Andrew & Kerin Hurrell
Having previously found renovating a testing, stressful experience, we contracted Cadence and Co to renovate our house with a mixture of excitement and trepidation. The excitement came mainly from the creative, innovative redesign that Darren Mills conceived. Kerin and I were so impressed that we’d spent years trying to work out the best configuration to expand our living area, create internal garage access and upgrade the master bedroom, commissioning an architect for ideas and drawings, yet after just one visit Darren imagined a layout no one else had ever remotely considered. His plan turned our own ideas on their head, as we quickly realised his ideas improved on what we were trying to do, yet were also designed for functionality and cost minimisation. Professionally I coach innovation in organisations and was struck by how Darren’s counter intuitive thinking quickly led to a design breakthrough, opening up previously unforeseen opportunity and benefits.
In our previous renovations frustrations developed from a lack of cohesion between the architect and builders, with delays caused by logistical mismanagement. The experience with Cadence and Co proved very different. Having the builders working hand in hand with the design team, sharing the same eye for detail and care for quality led to exceptional project management and brilliant outcomes. Despite a significant increase in scope we moved back into a stunning new home exactly on schedule, with the Cadence team pulling massive hours toward completion to meet the agreed time frame.
We cannot thank Darren, Mark and their team enough for engendering the trust we needed to make bold choices, for which we now feel richly rewarded. Not only have we added financial value to our home, as a family enjoying this beautiful home daily, we feel we’ve added value to our lives.
In our experience, if you’re considering a new build or renovation, Cadence and Co. are a very high-quality team that you can trust to exceed your expectations.
Andrew and Kerin Hurrell