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John and Sally Broerse

Newell Beach

Dear Col,

"WOW... awesome" is in short how we feel about the job Neater Constructions and the team did for us in Newell Beach. Thank you very much indeed.

The experience we had with Neater was in one word, fantastic.

The design we ended up with is very unique and very "liveable" at the same time and often prompts unsolicited remarks of appreciation from many. The Neater teams eye for detail and finishing touch is remarkable and silences many...till people just say WOW...

The Neater teams careful planning, design and construction of the overall 900 square meter project was spot on and ensured implementation was on time and within budget.

Col, you are to be commended on your first-rate problem solving skills, which ensured that issues were resolved effectively and to our full satisfaction and that stress was basically non-existing. A truly remarkable achievement!

In short, Neater's combination of trust worthiness, with excellent design and management skills has given us an awesome home for many generations to come.

Sally and I, both certainly appreciated how you made yourself available to discuss any matters with us and we always sensed an immense comfort from this.  Your construction manager and onsite building supervisor's knowledge, was extensive and were a pleasure to work with.

Col, we will certainly use Neater's services in the future and we will recommend you to many. Thank you for a fantastic result and we thoroughly enjoyed working with you and your team.

Many thanks.


John and Sally Broerse

East Coast Australia Pty Ltd

Bennie and Jeannine Borenstein

Port Douglas

Dear Col,

We would like to thank you and your team at Neater Constructions for the FANTASTIC job you have done in designing and building our house at the Mirage Estate in Port Douglas. The house which you designed and your great team skilfully constructed has resulted in a home which is even more beautiful than we pictured. We can't wait to spend lots of time there, were excited to say the least.

We have watched the progress from initial plans to completed construction, mostly from afar and are greatly appreciative for the way you have managed this project. Your help along the way combined with suggestions, factual knowledge and reassuring advice has been invaluable and extremely professional. Your eye for detail, desire for perfection and excellent supervision certainly put us at ease. Col, you always made yourself available to discuss any matters with us and we have felt a great comfort from this.  Your construction manager and building supervisor have also been a delight to work with. To sum up, we would surely be happy to engage the services of you and your team in any development or investment at some time in the future and also to recommend you to anyone wishing to build.

Thank you once again for a GREAT job well done.

Best Regards

Bennie and Jeannine Borenstein

Fiston Pty Ltd

John Bartholomew - The Parks Retirement Village (AVEO) Earlville


Dear Col and Team,

Residents of The Parks Retirement Village wish to express their appreciation for your patience and thoughtful consideration while building the village. Those of us living in a Neater Constructions dwelling, certainly appreciate the quality of your work and find your generosity in supplying a desirable handover gift as an added bonus. Your kindness is much appreciated by all at The Parks.

Yours faithfully

John Bartholomew

Paul and Christine Kiehne

Port Hinchinbrook, Cardwell

Dear Col,

Christine and I would like to thank-you for your excellent design, quality construction and the efficient service provided by your company in the recent construction of our home in Port Hinchinbrook, Cardwell.

As a Master Builder in Sydney's Northern Beaches, I appreciated the open lines of communication with both yourself and your team.  Christine and I were most impressed with your supervisor and the adherence to the planned building schedule.  There was considerable apprehension in starting this project from so far away.  This was quickly allayed by you and your team's professionalism. The house was completed on time, within budget and the quality workmanship actually exceeded our expectations.

Your team was most helpful during the construction, assisting or recommending the most appropriate selections and always keeping us informed through each stage of the building process.

Colin, I would have no hesitation in recommending your company to any prospective customer.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Kiehne
Director and Licenced Builder

Geoff and Veronica Griffin

Kewarra Beach

When we decided to move to Cairns, but could not find a suitable home, we spoke to friends and business associates, with regards to finding a reputable builder.  We pre-selected three based on word of mouth and their "Award Winning" track records. We were most impressed with Colin Neate and his custom design homes and build ideas.  Colin was reassuring to speak with, factual and straight to the point.  We selected Cols company based on his proven track record and his willingness to work with us to develop what we wanted - not your average house!

The total project was designed and completed on time, within budget, and with the utmost craftsmanship. The "subbies" were just as creative and interested in a 120% result, as Colin was! So, thanks a million, Colin and Team, you've done yourselves and us proud. We would recommend you to anybody, any time!

Geoff and Veronica Griffin

Natural Concepts Pty Ltd

Richard & Clair Blanchette

Wongaling Beach, Mission Beach

Dear Col,

This email comes loaded with our heartfelt thanks to you and your team ... our home on the beachfront of Koda St, Wongaling Beach came through Yasi totally unscathed (perhaps one small dent in the gutter caused by a falling palm tree). We are so very grateful to you and your team for truly delivering us a category five cyclone-proof house.

Three cheers for Neater Construction from the humbly grateful Blanchette family.

With kindest regards

Claire Blanchette

Daniel and Olivia Evans


Hi Col, just wanted to offer a heartfelt thank you to you and your team at Neater and give you the thumbs up on our experience, of building with Neater.

After researching Cairns Home Builders for months, we found Neater, what a relief.  From the moment we spoke to Colin the licenced builder at Neater, we felt relieved, comfortable and reassured.  That was the moment we decided to build.  Before that, I had a sick feeling in my stomach because of all the horror stories I had heard.  I can tell you first hand, the team at Neater made the whole process of choosing the right home design for our requirements, a delight.  I have honestly never experienced such prompt return of calls and fantastic advice and guidance with respect to building a new home.  Colin and the team at Neater have been sensational to deal with, and the service and attention to those important items, such as kitchen arrangement and bathroom designs is superior to what we have experienced before.  Great job guys and thank you, I'll be recommending you to everyone.

With kindest regards

Daniel and Olivia Evans

Daniel and Kylie Rossi


Thank you Thomas, Norm and the Neater Team for designing and building us our dream home.  Overall, we are very happy with the service provided by the Neater Team, before, during and after construction.

There were a few occasions where verbal conversations made on the run, were not converted to paper, however, after identifying them, all efforts were made to support the adjustment.  Kylie and I were very impressed with the professionalism in paperwork throughout the build process and especially impressed with the hand over folder on completion, which provided us with all the manufacturers warranties, geotechnical and structural engineering designs, architectural and photographic images of the home from start to finish.  P.S.  Kylie really loves the kitchen design soooo much!

With kindest regards

Daniel and Kylie Rossi