We have been living in our granny flat (beach cottage) built by Kitco for two months now and we absolutely love it. The feel, space, quality every part of it does not feel like a granny flat at all.
Kitco have been the ideal builders, always professional, flexible and responsive to my requests throughout the build and afterwards.
From our initial meeting with Dave the owner, our interactions with Ben overseeing our build and Sam on the ground every interaction has been positive.
Our situation was a little unique as my husband Kev has younger onset Alzheimer’s, he was diagnosed at age 56 and had to retire. By the time we were both 60 I had to face the reality that I would have to retire as well to care for him, I’d have sell our family home that Kev built himself over 30 years ago. Together with our adult kids we decided to build a granny flat at our eldest daughters and son in laws home as a long-term solution.
However, we didn’t feel we were ready for this drastic type of downsizing so I sought out an architect that specialised in different types of downsizing projects to ensure we would have the best design we could afford. Meriam Salama from The Henry Project was fantastic and designed a home that incorporated elements important to both Kev & I as well as a design that would accommodate Kev’s physical needs as the disease progresses. She worked on our behalf to find a builder that would be understanding of our daily changing circumstances as Kev’s disease progressed during the contract & building process.
As Kev had worked in the building industry we required the builder to be able to allow him the opportunity to be on the site and involve him where appropriate. All of Kitco staff were accommodating, friendly and respectful, as were all the trades. Kev got on with all of them which was important as we lived in a van adjacent to the build throughout the project.
The chippy team were on site the most lead by owner Villy from Timber Home Specialist. They were especially wonderful with Kev as well as delivered absolute top quality workmanship. Woodwork was Kevs area of expertise and he would inspect everything Villy and his team would do then shake their hands and tell me they were all “top blokes doing a top job”!
If you’re planning on building something a little different and are thinking outside the square, I would highly recommend Kitco Homes. - Vron and Kev Clarke