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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

I engaged ZSA to take a complex addition to a property through the Development Approval process. I thought it was going to be a difficult project as we had a very small block and wanted to build boundary to boundary and had multiple council controls that needed review. My expectations were exceeded with ZSA, they are very professional and know what they are doing. I was impressed with the design and end product where we have made the most of a small area with complex controls. They drove the DA process the whole way and kept the project moving the whole time. ZSA read the council really well and set up a pre DA meeting to review, this worked out really well as our first submission passed with minimal conditions (a water tank). I've now been able to add a great amount of value to my inner city property and really make my investment work for me into the future. I will be recommending ZSA to all of my friends and colleges. If you want someone to take you through a design and DA process with great ideas, skill, foresight, service, communication and delivery this is ZSA.Read More

Upon engaging the services from Mel and Lisa my husband and I immediately felt at ease. Mels calming nature was very much a welcome amongst the chaos of organising a renovation of our entire house. She answered all of our questions and queries and was able to provide us with a range of ideas and resources or us to access to help us along the way. With baby number 3 on the way we were able to obtain our approval so quickly- being in one of the hot spots in Sydney, we were even more grateful as we needed the extra space in a hurry. Thank you to Mel and Lisa for helping us navigate these difficult times. Hopefully when the build is finished we will be out of lockdown and you can come and see the new the storey and meet our new baby.Read More

I engaged Zugai Strudwick on the recommendation of a friend and a builder. Mel and the team were upfront about costs and at all times the communication was clear and prompt. Mel's calm demeanour and no nonsense approach suited me. She happily made changes and gave suggestions for improvement. She possesses excellent listening skills and helped with suggesting possible builders. I would not hesitate to recommend Zugai Strudwick Architects. The subsequent build has been without stress and her vision for the renovation has come to life.Read More

Lisa & Mel from Strudwick Architects did an amazing design for our holiday house on Lake Macquarie - we wanted to keep the essence of the old 1950's house but bring it into this century They achieved this with simplicity on the exterior and smart layout internally , a changed entry & garage area & boat storage Also they were easy to deal with and accommodating for our many changes Now we are looking to use them for a duplex site in NewcastleRead More