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Mel is so easy to work with! She’s so open to ideas and loves incorporating your ideas into her great designs, so it feels like a true collaboration. She makes the whole process much less stressful by guiding you through every step of the way. Her attention to detail is mind blowing. We can’t wait to start the build!Read More

Mel and Lisa have been absolutely amazing throughout our project. From inception, they designed a house well suited to our family. The layout was perfect and included all of our wish list and then some. Our site was not easy, with a huge slope and numerous easement restrictions but Mel and Lisa still managed to design a beautiful and functional home. I cannot thank them enough for all the advise. As all builds go things get adjusted and changed during the build process and Lisa was always quick to respond. Their experience and expertise in the industry showed and I always felt confident and reassured when challenges were met. I cannot recommend this dynamic duo enough, they captured our ideas perfectly and created a home that is sustainable, beautiful and perfect for our family.Read More

We had a great experience planning the renovation of our home with Mel and Lisa! Ours was a tricky project to navigate with a number of challenges and Mel managed us and the process with aplomb. We haven't proceeded with the renovation to date due to the pandemic, however we would have continued to use Zugai Strudwick as project managers if we had done so.Read More

As a couple with nil experience renovating other than chucking a coat of paint on an old weatherboard house, we really had to trust our architect and builder. We found Mel and Lisa excellent in this area, from the first contact we liked Mel's down to earth, pragmatic, realistic approach. She was also very good at taking the sometimes contradictory thoughts of myself and my partner and incorporating both our ideas into the design. Lisa's liaison skills with council DA application and negotiations thereafter were also impressive. The team have a good network of other providers i.e designers and suppliers for fittings and fixtures some of whom we also availed ourselves of! The end result is a solid, well designed extension that is just right for our situation. Absolutely recommend this company for your job however big or small.Read More

They designed a great solution for a tricky site and listened to what was important to us.Read More