Testimonial – Patio

We are extremely happy with our new patio roof – quality work at a great price. Dave was very easy to deal with, great communication and very professional. No question was ever too much trouble (and we asked quite a few)! Thanks Dave, we appreciate it 🙂

Google Review – Anna Fields
5 starts
18th February 2018


Testimonial – Deck Construction

Mates Rates Building has recently replaced our upstairs deck with a much larger one incorporating a fly over roof and a large Kwila privacy screen.  From the word ‘go’ Dave has been highly efficient and always approachable. His quote was prompt and fully detailed with no hidden costs at the end of the job, and at all times you know exactly what you are getting. This made it so much easier when we added a few things along the way.

His workers, Brendan and Dave (the other Dave), were not only always on time, diligent and extremely hard workers, but were also friendly and very happy to answer the many questions we threw at them. Their workmanship was excellent and they tried at all times to work in with us as the deck had no outside stairs.

We are extremely happy with our finished deck and would not hesitate to recommend Mates Rates Building to anyone wanting a quality build.

Thanks Dave, Brendan and Dave (2).

Brendan & Kerrie
Everton Hills
3 December 2016

Testimonial – Deck Construction

We would just like to say a huge thank you to Dave and his team for building our fantastic 7 metre x 7 metre deck. We were fortunate to find Dave from Mates Rates Building after viewing an advertisement in the local newspaper “Village Pump”. After emailing requesting a quote we received a reply within 24 hrs and arranged a time to meet to discuss plans. We obtained a detailed quote within 2 days right down to the nuts and bolts and later met to discuss the details and costs which we were happy to accept. The start date was the exact date Dave said he would commence the job and the completion date was actually earlier. All the building material was delivered on time to allow

Dave’s team to continue working without any delays. Any queries we had were answered promptly and we would receive regular updates explaining the stages of the build. The price quoted was the price charged which we were extremely happy with.

How refreshing it was to have a builder and his team meet all our expectations and deliver what they said they would deliver.

Thanks Dave and your team of builders from Mate Rates Building for your professionalism and expertise.

Jenny and Darryl Bartlett
Samford Valley, QLD

Testimonial – Renovation

At the beginning of March, my family and I moved into a house which was over thirty years old at Camp Mountain.  We decided to do a major renovation on the house.  Being new to Brisbane, we faced the daunting prospect of finding a builder who we could trust to do a professional job at a fair price.  After perusing the local newspaper, we were very fortunate to meet Dave Humphreys from Mates Rates Building. 

There were many challenges in the renovation. Dave overcame these with excellent workmanship, expert advice and a commitment to find the best options. He was diligent to find out what we wanted at each stage and he was happy to accommodate us when we would change our minds. Dave was very organised and reliable.  His attention to detail and his dedication to producing a professional finish were very impressive. Dave and Brendan were flexible and helpful to other tradesmen that needed to be on site.  Their willingness to go the extra mile was much appreciated!

“Dave was prompt and professional throughout. His communication was professional and effective. The work was quite comprehensive and we had high expectations that were met. The intricate work on our Queenslander verandah was meticulous as we required. We would highly recommend Dave and Mates Rates.”

Due to the unpredictable nature of such a major renovation, it was difficult to quote for all possible scenarios.  So, Dave made a proposal that we could pay him an hourly rate for his services and that he would show us all the invoices for materials and sub-contractors for payment. This financial arrangement proved to be very satisfactory, as we were able to make ongoing decisions about the renovation and monitor our budget more easily. 

It is without hesitation that I would highly recommend Mates Rates Building.  It has been a pleasure working with Dave and Brendan. They were very courteous and always respectful of our needs and wishes.  We are thrilled with the renovation.  Our house has been transformed and this is due to the creative input and high quality of workmanship of Mates Rates Building. 

To both Dave and Brendan, we want to express our sincere appreciation for an excellent job!

John and Jane
Camp Mountain Road
Camp Mountain 4520


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