“The final eight townhouses were built with superb quality…”
We contacted Leigh in 2019 to build eight townhouses in Laverton. Galea won the contract based on their promises of speed, quality and precision, while maintaining a low cost.
We were new developers and Leigh was both very patient and more than happy to answer questions and even offer advice in the build and other possible developments we were interested in.
Variations were our biggest worry with the build and Leigh kept to his promise in keeping them to a minimum – most of the variation cost was due to changes on our side. The final eight townhouses were built with superb quality and only a couple of weeks outside the original timeframe, which is a phenomenal accomplishment.
We absolutely loved working with Galea Homes and would highly recommend Leigh to any new developers.
“We had no hesitation in selecting Galea Build…”
We were very cautious with our first venture into an eight-townhouse building project and conducted considerable due diligence with the selected tenderer Galea Build.
We visited some of their projects to review the quality of their workmanship and spoke to their clients. With these testimonials we had no hesitation in selecting Galea Build.
During the building process they lived up to expectations, carried out the works very professionally and kept to schedule. They were very patient with us, answered all our questions and even suggested enhancements that were carried out at no extra cost.
We have no hesitation in recommending Leigh and his team for any other developer.
“The final product was exactly what we envisioned…”
When we approached Leigh and Stacey, we were reassured that we made the right decision to choose Galea Build.
They were easy to work with and listened to our needs. They were always ready to assist and were flexible and responsive when it came to changes throughout the different stages of construction. The final product was exactly what we envisioned and we are very grateful for helping us build our dream home!
Their professional approach made the process of it all a good experience.
Ross and Carmela Guastalegname, Altona
“They deliver quality outcomes and are solution focussed…”
Leigh and his team at Galea Build are great people to work with. I thoroughly recommend them. Dependable and very experienced operators, they are a quality company who are focused on delivering on what they have committed to do.
I have undertaken two residential property developments working with Galea Build. As I live in New Zealand, I was very dependent on them driving the construction process and ensuring quality and financial cost control.
They deliver quality outcomes and are solution focused on any challenges that arise during the construction process. I have no hesitation recommending them and I can say confidently I will use them again.
Brian Martin, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
"We love our new Galea built family home..."
We love our new Galea-built family home. Our new townhouse is twice the size of our old house that was on the same block, with lots of storage and plenty of yard for play and our dog.
We had an independent building inspection done on completion of the build and the building inspector said he ‘rarely sees such high-quality workmanship’. Everything was handled with care and respect from Leigh, Stacey and their team.
Trudi and Lance Ripps, Altona
“My experience with Galea Homes was very satisfying…”
My experience with Galea Homes was very satisfying. The workmanship, especially the internal finishes, was professional and this factor was an integral reason for having a successful selling program of the three units. I was appreciative of the prompt attendance to minor rectification works following the issue of the certificate of completion.
I recommend Galea Homes for future building projects, such as my development of three two-storey units.
“I would have no hesitation with working with Galea Homes again…”
I contracted Leigh in 2015 for quoting our two townhouses in Newport. The job entailed demolishing an existing weatherboard residence with bungalow. Through Leigh’s contacts we sourced an architect to get our ideas to plan.
The works required the builder to be adaptable to change due to extensive bluestone below ground – which affected slab levels and, in turn, facade dimensions – and to be sensitive to the needs and concerns of the surrounding neighbours in a built-up area. This was done expertly, with all parties happy with the result.
Leigh and his team always conducted themselves with professionalism throughout the course of the build and all our questions and communications were handled efficiently and with the detail required. The adaptability to changes during the build highlighted their commitment to a quality end product.
I would have no hesitation working with Galea Homes again, and would highly recommend Leigh to any prospective clients.
Paul Stuart, Newport
“I found them to be totally professional and approachable...”
My experience with Galea Homes has been fantastic. Right from the word go, I found them to be totally professional and approachable. Aymen walked me through the initial negotiations in a concerned and understandable manner and put me at ease throughout the whole building process from start to completion.
Roger (building supervisor) has been extremely helpful throughout the different stages of building and he has answered any questions I might have been concerned about. Sharon (office assistant) has been fantastic and so helpful, she is great.
The fitout of the house is excellent, a very professional finish. The standard of the fittings is beyond what I expected. All in all, my experience with Galea Homes has been excellent and I have no hesitation in recommending them to any future client.
“Nothing was too much trouble for the team…”
We contracted Galea Homes to repair our large balcony that was leaking water into the property.
Galea Homes took the time to read reports we had done, inspect the property (a few times) and come up with an action plan. Once the work was underway, a few other problems presented themselves and Galea Homes took them on board and provided extra services to rectify the issues. Nothing was too much trouble for the team. Highly recommend. Professional and reliable.
Gabie and Alastair, Seaholme
"The team at Galea Homes have been fantastic to work with..."
The team at Galea Homes have been fantastic to work with from the initial planning stages of our build, right through to post-construction. Their professionalism and attention to details exceeded our expectations and really made the building process an enjoyable one. No issue or request was ever too big or small and we are absolutely delighted with the final product.
I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Galea Homes to friends and family, or anyone for that matter, in the future.
Brandon and Bronwyn Bryant, Mernda
“I would highly recommend Leigh Galea as a builder to anyone…”
I have been working for Leigh Galea as an independent building surveyor for more than 15 years. Throughout this time, I have got to know Leigh quite well. He is a conscientious person who has demonstrated strong work ethics within the building industry. In turn, his end product is of a very high standard.
I would highly recommend Leigh Galea (Galea Build) as a builder to anyone that is looking for builder for their next job.
Rob, RZ Surveyors
"I strongly recommend them..."
Galea Build researched potential development sites and undertook due diligence. Once completed they prepared a budget and proposal to ensure I was happy with the timelines/profit return before we commenced. Once approved, Galea Build organised the town planning, dealing with local council, industry professionals and looked after the whole construction process right through to sales and return of initial investment and profits.
As an investor, semi-retired and residing in another country, this is an ideal investment strategy for me. Working with a company that is extremely reliable and capable of driving the whole development process, with minimal input from myself, was of high importance. This is the second project I have undertaken using Galea Build and based on my experience I would not consider working with anyone else. I strongly recommend them.
Brian Martin, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
"This was highly beneficial to us..."
We approached Galea Build as we were looking to build two townhouses. At the time, we were going to build one townhouse, sell it, then build the other townhouse and move into it, this process would have taken 2 years.
After discussions with Leigh Galea, he offered a solution where we would enter into a Joint Venture agreement. This agreement meant that we would supply the land, Galea Build was responsible for all construction and sub-division costs and in return we would retain one dwelling each. This was highly beneficial to us as we were able to move into our new home within one year, saving us an additional year of rent and borrowing expenses.
Trudi and Lance Ripps, Altona
"The financial outcome exceeded expectations..."
I am an experienced investor with a professional financial background. I was interested in investing in property development in Melbourne and looking to work with a company with the capability of delivering on a full turn-key project solution. As I live outside of Australia, it was important to work with someone who had proven experience and understood the entire process from land acquisition, design, consenting, construction and ultimate sale of a townhouse development.
After consulting with Galea Build, they prepared the project cost budget, timelines and the expected financial out-turn, which were presented to me. Once approved, Galea Build drove the whole process from start to finish. The project went very smoothly and I was kept advised of the progress throughout the development. The whole development was undertaken with professionalism, integrity and reliability. This made the project stress free and pleasure to be involved with. The financial outcome exceeded expectations.
Dove Avenue was my first property development investment in Australia and my first experience of working with Galea Build. I intend to work with them again. I have no hesitation in recommending Galea Build to anyone considering building or investing in any property development.
Brian Martin, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand