“It has really met our expectations and it is a Grand Design! Yes.”
“It’s brilliant.”
“It’s been an amazing use of the space”
“Definitely the man cave and the cellar – it’s fantastic.”
“It’s really, really lovely. We’re terribly happy with what we have.”
“The new kitchen is gorgeous. Absolutely”

It’s a fantastic feeling when our customers are happy. And why wouldn’t they be? This project has turned out exactly as we had planned. Maggie and Mick are over the moon about the difference it’s made to their lives.

Watch Mick and Maggie’s finished project here –


“I loved every single moment of it. I LOVE my kitchen. This is beautiful.”
“You really need to do this once in your life. It’s just been a fantastic experience.”
“Definitely worth the exercise. There’s not a shadow of a doubt. None”
“Definitely we’d recommend Dowling Homes.”

We love to build. We love to renovate. It’s our passion. And it’s especially rewarding when we have delightful customers like Brett and Sue to work with.

We’d gone without hot water in the kitchen for about a year and a half … we have a kitchen and there’s hot water that comes out of the tap. So much easier. So we’re very excited

– Emma

We’d gone without hot water in the kitchen for about a year and a half, and we had barely any hot water to have a shower with and a very mouldy ceiling so we lived in a non ideal environment for quite some time and now we don’t have to. Having an indoors laundry – it’s going to be nice.

And we do have a kitchen and we can cook and we can wash dishes and there’s hot water that comes out of the kitchen tap, which will be lovely. So much easier.

Their work is top quality and high end and we just love it. Dowling Homes looked after the whole project. The whole process was very professional. Thanks again to Kym, Jan and all the team at Dowling Homes.

– Kim and Adam

We’re getting our own little grand design without any of the cost overruns

– Colin

We’re very excited, as we watch each step progress; as we come out of the ground and rise up. We watch out from our kitchen window there and get very excited about what’s going to happen next. And I must say, as each stage has occurred it’s become more and more the dream that we’re looking for.

So easy and a lot of fun to work with

– Thel

I was really happy with the budget I was given. I have been surprised at what we can do for the amount of money that we had and it’s really exciting because we are making so many changes to the house; an ensuite and a walk in robe, a new kitchen, walk in robes upstairs in our girls’ rooms, plus painting throughout and outside. Actually, yes, now I think about it and talk about it in those terms I’m actually quite shocked at how much we can get done.

I love everything and there’s not one thing I’d fault

– Kay

I love the kitchen. I love the bench – the fact that the dining room is all open. I particularly love the walk-in pantry. I love my new bathroom. I mean, I love everything and there’s not one thing I’d fault.

Oh wow! It’s just given me much more of an open area to be in, particularly in terms of the kitchen dining room area and the lead in to the al fresco area and the outside. It’s just modernised everything and given the whole place just a sense of freshness and newness, and it’s just very unique I think for houses like this to combine the blend of the old with the new and the flow through is quite seamless. So it’s been better than I had ever imagined.

I couldn’t be happier

Seven weeks into my renovation and I couldn’t be happier with the progress to date.

From the outset, I was impressed that my budget was respected, that plans incorporated my wishes accurately and that the renovation actually commenced sooner than anticipated!

Since then, the workmanship has been very professional and delivered in a timely manner. All of the trades people have been excellent.

The Project Management team have communicated daily, and inquiries have been dealt with promptly. It has been a bonus to stay living in my home and the planning schedule has respectfully allowed this to occur.

I would thoroughly recommend Dowling Homesto anyone thinking of renovating or building a new home. Thank you to Kym, Jan, Dan and Clive for exceptional customer service!

– Kay


It has been a pleasure doing business

I feel an out outburst is warranted with regard to the service provided by you and your workers.  Both Jean and I are terrifically impressed by the professionalism of the whole package.  You yourself have been enormously helpful and forthcoming with ideas and suggestions along the way.  The guys have also been outstanding – extremely courteous, hard working and giving great attention to detail.

We have also been very grateful for the almost instantaneous response from yourself and the lads to any hiccups that have occurred along the way – even when they weren’t of your making!

All in all it has been a pleasure doing business.  Thanks again for the magnificent facilities we are about to enjoy.  And for a job well done by a very professional team.

– David


This is a great way to live, at last

We are so very happy thanks to your expertise –  very functional.  This is a great way to live, at last.  Look forward to 2nd stage being on the way by Easter.

– George


We selected Dowling Homes based on their willingness to listen

After testing the market we selected Dowling Homes for our renovation based on their willingness to listen, to add advice and recommend where warranted and lead us to a desired outcome.

This initial interface built a level of trust which flowed through to the construction phase. The willingness to recommend outcomes and although the contract was fixed price they also allowed extras to be added later for agreed amounts.

We would certainly use Dowling Homes again should the opportunity arise

– John


We have passed your name around

Thanks for a fabulous job!  It looks great.  We have passed your name around a bit – hope you don’t mind.

– Lynn


Expertise at its best

One is always apprehensive in making the right choice, but with Dowling Homes determined our needs in a most professional manner.

I have been involved in the building industry for 35 years with retail building products and thus appreciated Dowlings expertise.  I thoroughly recommended Dowling Homes for their attention to detail.  The whole co-ordination was expertise at its best and they are to be commended for their quality product.

– Eric


If we ever build again – we know where to come

A short note to express my pleasure.  The tradesmen pulled into the garage on wet and rainy days, unloaded, put out protective sheets as they entered the house, wiped their feet without being asked – and were both pleasant, efficient and clean in the work and clean up.  These qualities are rare in tradesmen these days, and I wanted you to know how pleased I was.  Thank you and if we ever build again – we know where to come.

– Sue


Many thanks for your patience throughout

I am very very pleased.  Many thanks for your original design, fine workmanship and patience throughout.

– Jill


Many thanks for a wonderful job

Many thanks for a wonderful job.  We’ll take some photos when we’ve finished the curtains – when it will look even more stunning!

– Kathy


I am incredulous

Thankyou to you and your team of workers for an absolutely great build.  It is fantastic – I am incredulous that you have left the price as quoted!  Thankyou

– Sue