WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US
- Practical Design ideas. Rob’s got a great balance between leading edge design and the practicality and usability for a family
- Cost Conscious. Quality is key in his design, but he is also very aware on areas that could have alternative materials/ ideas for cost reduction
- Planning knowledge. Great experience of knowing what ‘could delay’ Planning
- Ego. Great style in listening to what you want, and not too precious to try and always force his ideas.
- Reliability. His strongest area without a doubt – Rob’s response times were always so fast. Nothing sits with him for long, keeping momentum ticking along nicely
- Style. It’s hard not to get on well with him. Might be due to the above reasons or simply that he is generally nice.
We spoke to 4 different Architects during our initial design stage – Rob was the best, easiest and right choice. Duncan & Kim, Hawthorn
We are ecstatic with the final design & physical end result of our transformed 1950’s style home, Rob’s design was brought to life by a great building team & the whole project ran very smoothly. Throughout the entire design process we received nothing but outstanding service, communication, honest consultations and advice from Rob. He was accommodating and attentive in providing any alterations we requested, which was really comforting and crucial to the amazing end result.
Whether by phone, email or text Rob made himself available at any time, and we were never left waiting for a response. Rob is genuine, respectful and proud of his work and this is further enhanced by the obviously strong relationships he has with engineers, builders etc.
Elements of Home can’t be beaten for attention to detail, ongoing professionalism and service excellence. Everything Rob did turned out even better than we had imagined. For anyone thinking of building/extending we would highly recommend engaging Rob’s services to assist with the design & plans before going ahead. Danielle and Jackie, Burwood
We were first time renovators and had a tight budget. Rob worked with us along the way to make sure we were comfortable with staging our renovation and considering the impact of today’s works on our longer term vision. He was also patient and worked with us through many variations and changes that came up as our knowledge grew and our thinking evolved.
After this, we developed a good sense of rapport and trust with Rob and asked him to run the tender process to select our builder. Rob ran this process thoroughly and gave us a lot of comfort around the various criteria that we should use in builder selection. Even after this Rob remained committed to the project and constantly checked in with us (and the site) during the build. We have just recently moved in and couldn’t be happier with Rob’s input and effort into shaping our family home. Yehuda and Rachel, Caulfield North
Trevor and I would like to thank Rob for making the whole renovation process so easy! Within a week of engaging Rob,he was out at our place discussing our requirements and measuring up plans. Shortly thereafter, we had our first set of drawings – Rob then worked with us to make minor revisions and finalise the plans. He was always available to talk and responded to any questions very quickly.
In addition to the architectural side, Rob also assisted with all the additional paperwork (soil tests, permits etc) which made the process easier as we had one point of contact – no hassle!!
As we didn’t have a specific builder in mind, Rob was proactive in assisting us with obtaining quotes and providing recommendations. We ended up selecting a builder recommended by Rob, and as expected, the builder has been fantastic to deal with as well.
We would happily recommend Rob to anyone – brilliant service, logical plans and provides end to end support.Trevor & Imasha
You have provided us with various floor plan options and were very patient with us while we decided which floor plan was going to suit our target market best. The town planning process is extremely complicated for both first time developers, as well as professional developers. You took the pressure off by liaising directly with council and our builders.
We look forward to our next project together and next time we will consult with you as soon as we purchase our block. Judy and Louis Rosenblum
Rob prepared a number of different design options for us to review. We discussed the different options and finalised a plan based on our needs. He was flexible, good humoured and committed to helping us achieve our vision.
With budget and time constraints to contend with Rob helped to manage the process without complaint or difficulty and he helped liaise with the other experts and consultants when we needed them.
I would be happy to recommend Rob and Elements of Home in the future. Jonathan Schauder, Caulfield North
Most importantly, Rob displayed a professional and approachable manner at all times, which enabled the design process to be collaborative.
The end result has produced a design which we are confident will be as beautiful in actuality as it is currently on paper!
We would not hesitate to partner with Rob again for future projects. Simone and Mark, Malvern East
Thank you again for all that you did. If I can recommend you to potential customers, I most certainly will. I know you are working on a design for a good friend of mine and I know she is happy with what you have done.
Looking forward to continuing to work with you in the future. Cathy Valentine,Toorak
Thanks again for a job well done. Karen Brown Brown's Bed and Breakfast
As we both lead busy lives, there’s no way in the world we could have handled this major project without help. So we called in Rob Harris of Elements of Home™ to assist us. I must say that Rob did more than assist! He did all the architectural drawings and got everything passed by council, organised every single trade, got various quotes, even got on his hands and knees at one stage and worked alongside the trades. Rob was there every morning to let the trades in and made sure that the house was pristine when we got home at night. Rob made sure that we always had a clean place to sleep and orchestrated the works around our needs. There is no way we could have undertaken such a major project on our own.
I can thoroughly recommend Elements of Home™ for any project, no matter how big or small.
We always felt comfortable taking our renovation issues to Rob. Not only is Rob the paragon of patience, he was always courteous and available. Importantly, he got the job done. That was what I wanted. Rob’s team of tradesmen is accountable to Rob, and vice versa. I did not have to get involved with the nitty-gritty. I felt comfortable in dealing with Rob who then made sure that my needs were met. Needless to say, had I not utilised the services of Elements of Home™, my budget would have blown out substantially. Whilst there is always some budget blow out, I do believe that Rob made every effort to curtail this.
My partner and I thank Rob and his team for a sterling effort, a professional delivery and creative result. Alan Rosendorff, Rosendorf Lawyers
We had heard so many bad stories about starting a renovation and all the associated problems that go along with it, and we are thrilled to say we have gone through completely unscathed.
With every concern and question we had during the process, you and your team took the time to explain everything clearly and made us feel comfortable and at ease at every step.
Nicole and I are both in business, at a level that when we ask for something to be done we expect it to be carried out with utmost efficiency. With yourself and the team from Elements of Home™, this was done on every occasion.
We will not only be referring you to everyone that asks, but we now have a nice story to tell people about the building process.
Thank you. Todd Newton Senior Sales Consultant Hocking Stuart Caulfield
Rob has a good design eye and can make helpful suggestions if you need to renovate. His suggestions for our kitchen/family room were implemented very quickly and have made a huge difference to the look and comfort of this most used part of our house. We also appreciated Rob’s role in supervising the work of contractors to make sure quality work was achieved.
We have no hesitation in recommending Elements of Home™ for home repairs/refurbishment. Mike & Sylvia Haberfield Brighton East
Rob took our specifications on board and accommodated our many requests for changes as the finer details were put together. We were most appreciative of Rob taking care of the planning process with council and working through obtaining planning and building approval.
Rob knows the planning and building process in depth. He was always clear to us on the process required and his fees at each stage.
Rob also has many reputable contacts in the planning and building area so could recommend other excellent people to work with.
I would readily recommend Rob’s work to others planning to renovate. Kyra – St Kilda West
Rob completed our revisions within 24 hours of request and we had plans complete within 2-3 weeks. He was available whenever we needed him and performed site inspections during the renovation.
As with any architect or build there were a few minor errors but Rob was a delight to deal with and offered good solutions to any issue that came up. Once again, I strongly recommend Rob for your architectural requirements. Elliot, Caulfield South
Rob Harris not only provided exemplary creative and technical input but stewarded the successful permit processes at the local council.
Rob is always prompt to respond with any query – big or small and provided invaluable advice every step of the way. He was also able to provide excellent supporting resources as required.
I have no hesitation in wholeheartedly recommending Elements of Home. Martin and Heidi, Elsternwick
He listened to what we had to say and we are very pleased with what he produced. Natalie, Ormond
He was timely in his responses to our queries and we have no hesitation in recommending him to others. Carolyn and Brad, North Caulfield
During the initial design development period, Rob was always prompt in arriving for meetings and he was very creative in proposing designs and ideas that would meet our needs, and were also aesthetically pleasing. Nothing was too much trouble, including frequent emails with progress reports, informing us of suitable suppliers and advising on fittings and decorations.
Once we had decided on our design and plans were drawn up, Rob and Ari were efficient and prompt in obtaining all our documentation for submission to council and in eventually receiving our permit to build.
I would highly recommend Elements of Home™ to anyone wanting assistance with design development, planning and documentation, or general advise regarding renovations or building. I would certainly use them again if the need arose! Mary Swiderski, South Caulfield
Rob patiently worked through the options with us and assisted in tendering out the work. All our queries were dealt with in a prompt, knowlegeable and courteous way.
We would recommend Rob Harris to anyone thinking of renovating their home. Carolyn and Gerald, McKinnon
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