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What our clients have to say

  • We never thought that our tiny house could be anything more than the house we grew out of.
    Concept planning was the key to success, to an idea that this house could be so much more.
    A vision we thought not possible.
    Today we have a spacious, modern family home that has been tailored to our needs and wants.
    We can’ t thank the Urban Trend Team enough for their can-do attitude and willingness to work with us and our ideas

    Luke and Michelle

  • Ken and the Urban Trend team have been a pleasure to work with.
    From project beginning they demonstrated the ability to understand our requirements and build our magnificent home from preliminary design guidelines. The quality of workmanship is without peer however the strongest compliment is that the build was finished within a $1000 and a week of budget despite challenging weather conditions.
    We are more than happy to recommend the Urban Trend team as we plan further stages of our build (pool etc.) now that we appreciate what is possible.

    Geoff and Jo

  • I have had the pleasure of dealing with Urban Trend on two separate occasions. The first was a proposed second story addition. The process was an eye opener and very well thought out from a prospective client point of view. Urban Trend listened to our wishes, wants and must haves and provided us with a concept that exceeded our expectations. Unfortunately in that instance, we did not proceed due to fear of over capitalisation (falling real estate market). We are currently dealing with Urban Trend in our new house on a kitchen renovation. So far the experience has again been awesome. We can't wait to move forward and see the concept become a reality. Thanks Ken, Kath and Meg!

    Michael and Suzanne Grima

  • We couldn't have been happier with Urban Trend construction & highly recommend them. Right from the start we knew we had made the right decision with bringing them on board to renovate our home. They were professional, gave us great advice, worked to our budget and the end result is a beautiful home we are proud to own.

    Wayne and Justine Clarke

  • We have had extensive experience with builders on various commercial projects over the last twenty years, and Ken Ogilvie as a Master Builder and his Business Manager, Kathryn have exceeded all of our expectations. In terms of administration of the contract their attention to detail has been excellent, and all of their financial dealings in arranging sub-contractors and outlining price variations have been totally transparent.

    In terms of the building Ken is highly efficient in coordinating his sub-contracts. The quality of his construction work and attention to detail is outstanding. As his client he consults with us on a regular basis to see if we have any queries and is always willing to listen to our suggestions.

    I would highly recommend Ken and Kathryn as honest and professional in all of their dealings, and they would inspire confidence in any client.

    Richard Roper & Louise Hargreaves Directors ART2C Pty Ltd

  • I love my home, I love my home, I love my home!

    After many months searching for a builder who would not only build on a sloping site but who would interpret my floor plan ideas, I had given up. I was totally over negative people telling me what I couldn't do and what others liked so I put the land up for sale. Fate stepped in and on my way out of the Mackay Home Show I passed the Urban Trend stand. Something made me double back and ask the important two questions. Do you build on sloping sites? Will you build to my floor plan? The answer to both was YES. And - Urban Trend were building on two sloping sites at that time I could feel my little dream home spring to life once more and an appointment was made.

    Throughout the whole planning, design and building process I have been and remain impressed by the professionalism and attitude of the whole Urban Trend team. From using Skype for face to face consultation with the design engineer to the project management and building crew and Kathryn's realistic allowances and attention to detail for fixtures and fittings I have been happy. Ken's ability to visualise the outcome, enthusiasm and recurring answer to my ideas - "Yes we can do that" have made it a pleasure to watch what I had in my head become a reality. I would recommend anyone who is looking to undertake major renovations or build a new home to consider Ken Ogilvie of Urban Trend as their chosen builder and further, I invite anyone who wishes to have verbal confirmation from me to call me.

    Maureen Bullock - Sarina Beach

  • Kath and Ken of Urban Trend, along with their great team of carpenters, have done a wonderful job of our verandah and 2 sets of very dilapidated, and unsafe stairs. Our 'old lady' has been restored into a 'grand old dame'. We would highly recommend Urban Trend for their quality of work, as well as their work ethic to anyone considering building or renovating.

    Cathi and Grahame Youngberry - Mackay

  • We are excited and absolutely thrilled to be living in our newly renovated home.

    From the very start to finish, you have proven what a great choice we made by entrusting our renovations to you. Your expertise in updating traditional Queenslanders has resulted in a fantastic blend of old and new to give us a beautifully liveable extension. The attention to detail has been faultless, and your passion for the finished product shines through.

    Having remained living in the house during the entire renovations, we must commend your team. Led by Dennis' amazing example, every one of your tradesmen showed respect and regard for our family being in the middle of the worksite. They made sure we were inconvenienced as little as possible which was appreciated.

    So, as we sit on our beautiful new deck looking into a glorious sunset, we say thank you for your hard work and dedication. We absolutely recommend Urban Trend for your professionalism, attention to detail and outstanding building skills.

    Amanda and Pete Mizen - Habana