We recently used Raywells Design Studio for an office extension to our house. We were very satisfied with the end result. Nothing was too much trouble. Outstanding communication, honest and trustworthy service. Highly recommended to anybody in need of their services and we wouldn’t hesitate in using them again. Thank you!
” I have had the privilege of building a couple projects by the Raywells Design Studio team. I have found working with them and their plans to the heights professional standards. Their local experience is evident in their well thought out planning.”
We contracted Sam Ray from Raywells Design Studio to help us in doing plans for our dream reno. Sam is professional and creative. Sam listened to our ideas then walked through our existing house and threw up numerous alternative ideas with reasons why this could work better and what he would do here and there and why. A very quick thinker and clever designer. Sam also kept in mind our budget. With his building experience and his thorough understanding of engineering he knew what to keep (ie: windows/walls) and what we needed to do to stay close to our budget. We had 3-4 builders look over our plans and all were very impressed with the plans Sam produced for our project. We really enjoyed working with Sam and would totally recommend him to anyone looking to do a build or renovations
Sam of Raywells Drafting Services presented as an insightful professional. He listened intently, identified our options and outlined cost effective solutions which helped us understand how an integrated plan cold work for us.
His expertise as a Building Designer allowed him to present a practical design for our renovation and he dissuaded us from implementing costly, fanciful ideas.
He communicated and collaborated extremely well with us regarding our selections. He presented a reasonable fee structure and met designated deadlines.
His engineer and site foreman gave sensible and practical advice on how to proceed re construction.
B & M Sheridan
We engaged the team at Raywells Design to design our home renovation which included a second story addition and major works to the existing level, alfresco and pool area. From the moment Sam first walked into our home and we said we wanted to add a second floor for the Parents Retreat he suggested we also raise the ceiling on the existing floor to 3 meters. No other designer we had met with had thought of this and now that the renovation is complete the raised ceilings are an absolute wow factor that we love as it adds lots of light and a feeling of openness. Sam worked closely with us during the whole design process taking into account our personal tastes and style and guiding us to ensure everything flowed. We found him to have a wealth of knowledge and experience and he was happy to make alternating to the plans to keep us on budget. Along with detailed paper plans, Sam was able to provide us with 3D designs on his laptop which literally allowed us to ‘walk through’ our new home so we could get a feel for what it would look like from every angle. We also had RDS do all our interior selections which was a huge benefit as once they were all selected it made the whole process stress free, kept us on budget and ensured the design features were seamless.
Once the renovation commenced, Sam project managed the build and kept us constantly updated with how things were progressing. He was always very approachable and on a couple of occasions informed us when a superior or more fitting product to the one we had initially chosen became available for us to consider if we wanted to change it. We found this to be a lovely gesture which showed he actually cared about our vision for our home and wanted the best outcome for us. He was also happy to assist us when there were minor alterations we wanted to make during the build. The project was completed on time and within budget.
We have dealt with Sam regularly over the past 18 months during the design and build and at all times he has been reliable, punctual, professional, organised and extremely easy to deal with. We are very pleased with our decision to use Raywells Design Studio to create such a beautiful home for us which suits our family an lifestyle and would recommend them without any hesitation.
J and N Felstead
To whom it may concern,
We chose Raywells to design our home at TE Peters Drive, Broadbeach Waters and Sheridan Park Avenue, Broadbeach Waters Qld because of they have a good local knowledge of the area, and provided and excellent preliminary design in response to our brief.
They produced impressive, strong design that suited well, and which received Council approval, meeting a number of conditions and restrictions. We are delighted with these 2 projects and we had very positive feedback from all the clients.
I am highly recommending their knowledge of construction in Gold Coast.
Thanks and regards
Main Stream Building & Construction
Testimonial for Sam Ray,
My husband and I engaged Raywells at the start of this year (2012). After discussions with Sam we purchased a property at Gibraltar Drive, Surfers Paradise.
Our dealings with Sam and his team can only be summed up by saying, inspirationally brilliant! Thank you Sam (and the rest of the Raywells team) for creating an architecturally stunning and functional home.
I’m so glad we commissioned Raywells to manage the entire project – from building and interior design to final construction. It’s refreshing to work with a group of passionate professionals who not only challenge conventional thinking, but have a comprehensive understanding of construction to ensure what is imagined is actually achievable.
To whom it may concern,
In our experience with Raywells we have found them to be enthusiastic building designers, keen to understand the client, and have a good understanding of the interaction of the design team required to achieve the clients needs.
They are fully aware of the importance of building cost control, likely due to Sam’s past experience as a builder on the Gold Coast, as well as their project admin experience and relationships with local builders.
All this has combined to have creativity and wow factor in their design tempered with other important factors including cost and practicality.
We are pleased to work with Raywells on our current and future projects, knowing that their experience ensures a smoother, more common sense approach and process than what seems to be the norm. We wish them all the best.
Manager – Structural Senior Engineer