Lawson & Lovell customers speak for themselves

Here’s what some of them have to say about working with the award-winning team.

“Thanks John Lawson, Phil Lovell and your team at Lawson & Lovell for creating the house we’ve been dreaming of. Our project came with quite a few challenges, and I must admit there was a time that we considered not going ahead, and even if we did, wondered what builder would be able to step up to the task? Our access is limited, on a steep block with a battle-axe driveway, and we’re in the highest rating Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) Flame Zone, backing onto a reserve that is fiercely protected by Council. 

We chose Lawson & Lovell for a number of reasons. Firstly, they’ve build fire shutters into the ceiling space before, which was a must for us. Secondly, they’ve had a lot of experience building to BAL Flame Zone requirements, which are detailed and highly regulated, and thirdly, we had the experience of not only John Lawson, but also his business partner, Phil Lovell to overcome some tricky obstacles such as our awkward staircase. We realised we were on an even bigger win however, when we started working with their foreman on our project, Jeremy Bos. Jeremy kept tradies focused and on task and coordinated everyone so as to conform to time restraints and quality control. They were professional, respectful and hard working, making us feel that our best interests were most important and they weren’t focused on making money, rather, doing quality work and even offering cheaper alternatives where possible. 

We were particularly impressed with the quality of workmanship that Lawson & Lovell demanded from their trades and contractors. They don’t hesitate in insisting work is re-done if not up to their high standard. I was very appreciative that Lawson & Lovell had our back when we wouldn’t have noticed some things until we’d moved in.

We would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Lawson & Lovell and happy to talk to anyone interested in learning more about our experience with them.”

– Mark & Linda | Willis Rd, Castle Cove

“Lawson & Lovell completed a fantastic renovation on our home. They were right on time and their entire team were great guys and easy to work with.

The quality of the work was of the highest standard and we would highly recommend them to anyone considering a home renovation.”

– Kathryn Pearson | Wudgong St, Mosman

“Thanks once again for a first-class job at our Augusta Rd house. The team was every bit as professional, organised, efficient and competent as last time (if not more) and just as proactive and courteous. The transformation of the house is absolutely remarkable – Federation character, but re-built with 2008 components. To be receiving compliments from Manly’s Heritage people is a huge endorsement of the result.

Thanks also for your help getting all the approvals for Reddall Street – we know it was tedious. Although we’re going to defer serious work for the time being, this is a major investment for us and to have been able to leave matters in your hands, knowing you’d deal with it like you would your own house was such a relief. As always, we’d be delighted to speak to any prospective clients who are looking for a reference.”

– Michael & Lori | Augusta Rd, Manly

“John and his team exceeded our expectations throughout the duration of the renovation of our home. In our experience working with him, we found him to be trustworthy, reliable and with an excellent attention to details. John employs a team of the best professionals in each area and keeps everyone accountable for high quality delivery. Communication with him and his team was always prompt, friendly and helpful. 

Most of all, John remains calm and positive in the most challenging situations and has a delightful sense of humour. 

Lawson and Lovell genuinely care about doing the best job they can and to have happy clients.

Well done again and many thanks to all the team that worked on our house! We are delighted with our beautiful home and would highly recommend lawson and Lovell for any construction or renovation project.”

– Magui & Pascal | Quakers Rd, Mosman

“Lawson & Lovell were the builder on our recent renovation and we were very happy with both the quality of their work and their professional engagement.

John and his team were professional, proactive, open, accessible and honest. They maintained good relations with our neighbours, council, engineers and certifiers, and worked very constructively with our architect. They understood the importance of critical path during the planning and building phases, and met our quality, time and cost expectations. We have great confidence in, and respect for John and his team throughout the 12 month construction period. 

We would certainly use Lawson & Lovell again, and are happy to recommend them to others undertaking material renovations.”

– Grahame & Martina | Countess St, Mosman

“The approved design modernised our existing home and improved accessibility on its steeply sloping site.  We needed a builder who could efficiently convert the original structure into a high quality, durable finished product and Lawson & Lovell delivered that outcome wonderfully.

Phil Lovell and his on-site team, led by foreman Chris Webster, were courteous and very effective throughout the 18 month build and their subcontractors likewise.  We’ve been in our new home for 16 months now and there has been minimal need for re-work and the finishes continue to satisfy.”

– Kay & Ross Batstone  | The Grove, Mosman


“Our building process with Lawson & Lovell went very smoothly and their staff promptly and courteously attended to every detail associated with the build on a difficult site. The property is classified as BAL Flame Zone and Lawson & Lovell developed some innovative methods of regulation compliance that had extra benefits built-in to offset the costs of the BAL-FZ compliance.  The build quality is very high and compliments are regularly received from people who should know. Their attention to detail is definitely a strong point. 

Well done Lawson & Lovell, and we look forward to the next time!”

– David & Maryanne | Boundary St, Castle Cove

“John and Phil were professional, good communicators, efficient and excellent builders. They did a top-quality job on our renovation and the site was always left clean and safe. We
still use the various trades they introduced us to. We loved working with them and would
definitely build with them again.”

– Geraldine Doney | Onyx Rd, Artarmon


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