“Richard Siltala interpreted our architect’s vision to perfection. The craftsmanship throughout the build is exceptional, from the detailed timber work to the hand selection and crafting of sandstone used.
Richard’s team are professional, polite and reliable, which attributed to this major renovation being a great experience and completed by the due date. I would have no hesitation in contracting SILTALA Constructions for any future developments and can recommend Richard and his team with total confidence.”
C.B., Bronte client
“We recently used SILTALA Constructions for our extensive home renovation which involved the virtual gutting on our Edwardian house, demolition of the back section of the house and construction of a new, modern extension at the rear of the house.
We interviewed three builders for the project and from the moment we met Richard, we were impressed by how organised and professional he was. This high standard of organisation and professionalism continued throughout the project including the production of weekly written progress reports and minutes of meetings.
We were very happy with the quality of workmanship and high quality tradesmen used by SILTALA Constructions on the project. Richard also provided many proactive insights and suggestions for the project along the way and was very accommodating with changes we wanted to make during construction. We would highly recommend SILTALA Constructions and would definitely use them again for our next project.”
A.A., Bellevue Hill client
“Albert Hoggett Architects were commissioned to design and document a new large scale, 4 bedroom home with new swimming pool and 2 car garage in Castlecrag.
The works entailed a reasonably high degree of complexity due to the site conditions and the detail of the new dwelling. The materials and finishes of the dwelling called for a high skill level of precision and attention to detail.
The works were completed in a professional manner and in accordance with the contract requirements with a high level of finish. SILTALA Constructions personnel are always professional and diligent in relation to every aspect of the works.
I have no hesitation in recommending SILTALA Constructions as a builder capable of successfully completing high end residential projects…most importantly the clients are happy with the outcome.”
Albert Hoggett, Architect
“I was the Architect for major alterations and additions to a residence in Bronte which was constructed by Richard Siltala of SILTALA Constructions.
Richard Cole Architecture designed and documented the project. Construction required major renovation of the existing building including demolition of the existing building, excavation to a new level below the existing house, excavation and underpinning of the existing structure, a two storey timber and masonry construction with steel and timber framed upper floor and a steel framed tiled roof. The site was steep and difficult with no vehicular access. The building features a high level detailing and required exact tolerances and finishes. An example of this is the exposed steelwork and timberwork of the verandah, the custom sandstone cladding to the lower ground floor, the retention of original finishes for the duration of the project and the high level of detailing of joinery and finishes throughout.
SILTALA Constructions proved to be professional, organized and conscientious builders throughout the project. Richard Siltala and his team displayed an enthusiasm and dedication to their work that is rare in the construction industry. They have an excellent team of skilled and professional sub-contractors and maintain a happy and well organized site.
Richard Siltala was able to resolve difficult construction problems with a high degree of ingenuity. Richard also showed a strong understanding of the design intent and was dedicated to the resolution and implantation of fine detailing.
The construction was completed in a timely manner and without excessive variations.
SILTALA Constructions showed high level of expertise including a broad and up to date knowledge of building techniques, materials and methods. They maintained rigorous levels of quality control throughout the project.
Richard and his key personnel were a pleasure to deal with on site and were always well mannered, courteous and calm, even in difficult circumstances.
I have no hesitation in supporting Richard and SILTALA Constructions and would hope to use them on future projects.
Richard Cole, Architect
“We have worked on a variety of projects with SILTALA Constructions over the last decade and we have recommended SILTALA Constructions to a number of friends and other architects during that period.
SILTALA Constructions is headed up by Richard Siltala, Richard is very good to work with, a “straight shooter”, good communicator and a good manager, he is attentive to detail, anticipates issues and has responses that address the whole picture, and he has a “good eye”. Richard has assembled a very good team around him in both employees and subcontractors.
SILTALA Constructions build very well, they report very well and forecast very well, they are very fair in dealing with and solving the unforeseen and they are committed to a quality result with an abiding concern for value for money.
We look forward to working with SILTALA Constructions for many years to come.
I can strongly recommend SILTALA Constructions, and I would be very happy to discuss this further.
David Fleeting, Architect
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