Rofebuild is a family run business founded by directors Shane and Toby Rofe in 2013. Rofebuild specialises in all forms of custom building, from small renovations to new homes, ranging from heritage restoration and traditional building styles to contemporary homes
We have had a very positive experience with Rofebuild and would recommend them highly to anyone.
In late 2015 we contracted with Rofebuild for a substantial extension to and the renovation of our “original condition” Californian brick bungalow in Bowral. Throughout, we have dealt principally with Shane Rofe. At the time of writing this, the works are perhaps 90 percent complete.
This is the fifth major building project we have been involved with over the last say 30 years and the fourth different building company we have contracted with. Without doubt this has been our most positive experience ever with builders.
Firstly, we have found Shane and Rofebuild to be very reliable, which was something we were of course hoping for, but not expecting, based on our previous experience with builders and tradespeople. When Shane says something will happen on a particular day, whether it is something he says he will do or one of his subcontractors will do, it almost always happens. On the rare occasions where there is delay, there is always a good reason and Shane will normally have given us some advance notice. Shane works closely with his subcontractors and seems to have an excellent relationship with them. His subbies are mostly young, friendly and keen to provide what we and Shane want in the project.
Secondly, Shane’s timing estimates for completion of works have usually been shorter than we were expecting, based on our experience with other builders and tradesmen, and he usually performs in accordance with his time estimates. We are delighted with the speed at which he has carried out our building work.
Thirdly, we have been very happy with the high standard of the works Shane and his subcontractors have completed.
Fourthly, Shane is very responsive and consults with us most days as to the progress of the works and anything he needs from us. We have been living in the property (moving about it as necessary) throughout the project and Shane has been very considerate and reasonable to deal with.
Fifthly Shane has been upfront on all financial matters, taking care not to surprise us and suggesting ways we might save money.
Sixthly and quite fundamentally, Shane seems to be a thoroughly decent bloke, whom we have enjoyed dealing with.
As to the others in Rofebuild, we have seen quite a lot of Shane’s father Toby and Shane’s brother Billy, both of whom also seem to be fine workmen and are again very pleasant to deal with. Indeed we have not met any of the team who has not been good to work with.
In summary, we are delighted we decided to use Rofebuild and couldn’t recommend them more highly.
Colin and Lee Windeyer
ROFEBUILD is a family business. Led by son Shane the team includes his dad Toby and apprentice Blake Meyer.
The team did renovation work to my home in Mittagong in 2015/16.
I was very pleased with both the outcome and high standard of craftsmanship.
I developed a high degree of trust with the team based on their strong work ethic, skill and can do attitude. Nothing was a problem which resulted in an extension of the scope of works.
Shane has a well developed communication style, and Toby can turn his hand to any practical skill.
Blake is a highly reliable young guy who I know will make a superb craftsman as he completes his training.
Building is a major undertaking and because you can trust the team I can only give the highest recommendation for choosing ROFEBUILD for your project
Peter Lake – BE (electrical)
It is important that I take this opportunity to show my appreciation for what you have achieved in the restoration of my building. The high standard of workmanship and attention to detail, which is essential in such a project, is obvious.
Unlike new building work, restoration requires specialist skills and the ability to work without a clear plan, all of which, you were more than capable.
After completion of the reconstruction, I also appreciate the fact that you were happy to return to do small projects to finish the hard landscaping and were prepared to work with me in resolving other issues that appeared as the project progressed.
My relationship with you and your subcontractors was positive and any minor disputes or disruptions were always easily resolved.
Finally and most importantly, you were always available to answer any queries, changes or concerns, which in turn built trust between us, to the point where I think it is essential that Rofebuild take on Stage 2 of this project – hopefully very soon!
FINEST QUALITY WORKMANSHIP + ACCURATE COST ESTIMATES + EFFICIENT EXECUTION OF CONSTRUCTION = VERY HAPPY CLIENT WITH A BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY
It is with great pleasure that we write this review to attest to the finest quality of workmanship and professionalism of Rofebuild Pty Limited.
We engaged Rofebuild in April 2016 to undertake three distinct areas of construction work on our rural property on the outskirts of Bowral. Each of these ‘builds’ required specific and structurally challenging design elements, all of which Rofebuild were able to advise us on in a collaborative way to ensure stunning results.
Shane and his team of highly qualified, dedicated builders transformed the ‘guest wing’ of our farm cottage, paying great attention to the finer details of carpentry requisite for this restoration work. Practical and aesthetically pleasing solutions were suggested for everything from the ‘right’ skirting boards to the placement and style of light switches, power points and the most suitable timber window trims. A Godsend given that the client was too busy to contemplate such choices and decisions! Did we mention that our ‘sticky’ front door was miraculously fixed one day with the broken step repaired?
To complement our rustic timber and mud-brick home, Rofebuild designed and constructed a substantial timber pergola, ensuring that its proportions conformed with the adjacent house to achieve a balanced effect. Shane and Toby undertook great pains to source appropriate reclaimed timbers for this build to ensure the structure merged seamlessly with the rural landscape beyond.
We now also have a magnificent timber and iron clad shed which is the envy of all our neighbours and friends. This shed was meticulously designed by Rofebuild to not only enhance the look of our property but provide practical farm infrastructure.
We have no hesitation in recommending Rofebuild to anyone considering a new build, or a restoration or renovation project. The Rofe team takes exceptional pride in all aspects of their workmanship. They have excellent communication skills and your phone calls will not go unanswered. They will take the time to carefully discuss the needs and budget of the client. Estimates for materials and labour are accurately costed, making the whole process of a build as stress free as possible.
Seller and S. Tankard
Shane and Toby Rofe of Rofebuild are a formidable team of builders. They are reliable and their work and craftsmanship is of the highest standard. They work tirelessly to get the best results for their client. They are friendly and professional. When embarking on our last build we got three quotes and Rofebuild came in at the best price. We trust them enormously and have recommended them to many friends who are building or extending. We consider them to be the best choice of builders in the area.