Sally and Rob of Sally Gardner Design & Draft drew up the plans for renovations and extensions to our home. We found them to be responsive and highly practical in their suggestions and are very happy with the final result. We would certainly recommend them if you are looking for someone to assist with the design processand plans for Council submission.
Sally has performed the almost impossible design brief of providing for three generations under the one roof. Each area is distinct but seamless and is flexible enough to cohesively cater for many possible life stages in all families. Not only is the design functional, it is also very classy without the price tag. Sally listened and very quickly grasped the essentials of a long list of wants and needs. She miraculously combined every single one of them in the first draft. Her suggestions were extremely practical and intuitive. I just love the sizes of the rooms especially the kipper's "floor robes" which she sensibly placed well out of sight. I found Sally through word of mouth, and I have sung her praises to others who are about to begin the supposed nightmare. I have had a dream run with the design so rest easy, Sally is your design angel. Well done, Sally! Gran and kippers are very impressed as well.Deirdre Brigden – Mona Vale
Sally, thank you so much for making our rather large renovation be as hassle-free as possible from the start. We have completed a number of renovations up until this project, but you made the whole DA process a breeze - you completed our drawings not only on time, but everything was compliant and therefore we received our DA in record time. As I am in the interiors business, I come across a lot of clientele who have gone through major trauma with waiting for DA (and therefore budgets get blown out) ; thanks to you and your efforts, we did not experience this. I will be recommending you to all my clients in the future.Thank you also for being so easy to chat with. I look forward to working with you again. Warm regards Sandy Cousens - Bayview
Thanks for everything; we really appreciate how helpful you were - especially after our experience with the last person!!! Fiona Brillantes – Frenchs Forest
BRILLIANT! Thank you so much for being so very clever at your job. Pleased the client and the council – how often does that happen!!! Thank you so much again, we have enjoyed the process with you and clearly you have done a fantastic job. We have recommended you to a heap of people too! Felicity and Phillip Lenehan – North Narrabeen
Thanks for helping us with our submission to council for our extension. We are happy to say it was approved in less than 5 weeks and all complied thanks to your knowledge & guidance as we did not understand the process. It was a pleasure dealing with you. I particularly liked your practical ideas and approach. Mark and I are very happy it all ran smoothly. Now for the hard part.... actually building it! We are really looking forward to the end result!Thanks Again Melissa Pease – Elanora Heights
I am currently assessing a DA to which you prepared the plans at Oliver Street, Freshwater. I just wanted to take this opportunity to let you know what a pleasure it is to assess your designs. Your plans are clear to read and I really appreciate your use of colour and detail without making the plans cluttered with notes and arrows! In my position I frequently come across plans that are so poorly drawn that it really does take a long time to even decipher what is being proposed. This as you can imagine, is highly irritating! Please continue the good work and I hope to receive a DA with your plans again soon. Regards,Michael – Development Assessment Officer, Warringah Council
We just want to say a big thank you to you for your professional approach, your attention to detail and your "can do" attitude in putting the plans together for our new house in Newport. It has been a real pleasure dealing with you throughout this process. We have and will continue to highly recommend you to people. Regards Kerry and Des Cleary - Newport
Sally Gardner drew the plans for our new house in Balgowlah Heights. She was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. Nothing was too much trouble including the countless alterations I asked her to make to the plans. Her advice was practical and sensible, not airy fairy or ridiculously expensive. Our house has just been demolished and Sally is still helping me with little changes that need to be made. I can't recommend her highly enough.
Sally and Rob made the job of drafting plans and getting them through DA a bit of a breeze. Attention to detail and flair for design in equal measure. We just started building this week, less than six months from the get go. I'd recommend them to anyone embarking on this task, you'll not regret it.