Colin Irwin

Director, I Architecture

Smartbuild South Coast was selected from local builders to construct a complex two storey alteration and addition to our clients Woonona home.

The Project was completed to the entire satisfaction of both our client and the team at I Architecture.

Working closely with the firms Director, Jacob Brady, we appreciate the attention to detail and the efficiency of his operations.

He was able to deliver a cost competitive architectural project to a very high standard.

Paul Sharrad

We are delighted with the work Smartbuild South Coast has done for us

Jake was thorough in quoting, highly efficient in managing his team to ensure steady movement towards completion, flexible in meeting changes in plans, and inventive in dealing with unexpected difficulties in modifying an old building to new designs.

He attended to fine details and was always pleasant with his relations with everyone.

Elaine Aber

Wanted to formally thank you and your team for doing an excellent job building my parents granny flat.

You helped my parents wade through the complicated requirements from the council and  showed empathy and understanding to my parents when they got frustrated with all the council regulations  and took the time to explain what was required…

Once the building work started we had the pleasure of meeting your workers who are a credit to your company , they showed up for work everyday with a can do attitude, they where polite and very respectful to all my family whilst they where here working and every time a task was finished they cleaned up which is very important to myself as I have young children.

Whilst building the granny flat I asked you to do some home renovations for myself and you took on the extra work without it impacting the work on the granny flat… With both my renovation and the granny flat you and your team did an excellent job, both jobs ran smoothly and  the finished work was excellent both my parents and myself are very happy with our finished projects.

I have no hesitation in recommending you and your company to anyone who is looking for a builder.

Once again thanks for a great job.

Christine and Bryan

Jake Brady and his team at Smartbuild South Coast were recommended to us by our architect. It was very good advice.

Smartbuild undertook the very extensive renovations at our holiday home in Gerroa. Jake owned the whole project. He kept us fully informed at all times including prospectively as the work progressed.

Under his stewardship Smartbuild delivered. With the pride in their work we were never disappointed. Jake brought to our attention issues about which we would have been oblivious. On one occasion we turned up to find our otherwise perfect ensuite pulled to bits, on challenging Jake he said: “didn’t you notice? Two tiles were chipped, we needed to do it properly.” We had not noticed. This attention to detail and pride in work done is rare in our country and is noteworthy.

Please contact us through Jake for a personal reference.

Lesley and Peter Cox

In 2016 Jake Brady, builder, and proprietor of Smartbuild South Coast undertook  renovations to our house in Gerringong.  These amounted to removing and replacing its original external fabric, roofing, wall cladding, windows and doors which had all begun to fail after more than 45 years exposure in a seaside location.

Our experiene  with Jake and his team was entirely satisfactory.

  • Undertakings  about the timing of the project and its duration were  met,
  • There have been no issues about the quality of the work,
  • Tradesmen employed appear to have been excellent,
  • Where problems were encountered e.g. with proposed roof extensions, Jake sought architectural advice and consulted closely with us,
  • Matters raised during the work were addressed,
  • There were no surprises,
  • Such issues that have arisen after completion have been addressed promptly,
  • We employed our own electrician to do work made possible when the old roof and wall cladding had been removed and Jake had no  problem with that,
  • The issues which prompted us to engage Jake have been resolved as a result of his work.

We would be pleased to recommend Jake Brady to people seeking a builder and have already done so.  Jake, himself is very pleasant to deal with.

Michael & Chantelle.

To Jake & the Smartbuild Team.

Our first interaction with Jake was pleasant and professional. We explained our goals and budget and Jake informed us from the beginning he will work with us until we achieved our goal.

We were impressed with his attention to detail  in the first quote and by his quick correspondence and constant feedback.

From the moment we decided to build with Jake and his team, we never looked back. Jake provided us with his goal and time frame to have our House fully renovated and stuck by that goal.

His team are professional, flexible and have a high standard of work ethic. During the build process we had some hiccups from our local council and water board however this did not phase Jake and his team and through his knowledge and skills, Jake and his team found a solution.

We highly recommend Jake and his Smartbuild team for anyone who want their home renovated to a high standard and want the job done properly.