Spirit House Bar & Private Dining
“If a picture tells a thousand words then you are now looking at a small book.
Having employed SX Constructions for two previous Spirit House renovations, we did not hesitate to call on Steve and his team to build our new Hongsa Bar and adjoining Private Dining Room. Our brief to SX was to erect a modern building which would blend into the existing tropical gardens. We desired this space to be an open invitation to our clients, luring them in for a pre dinner cocktail or lunch time snack. Requiring surfaces that would stand up to commercial wear and tear, SX guided us through the myriad of options while keeping our tight budget firmly in mind. There’s no need to state that we and our staff are thrilled with the result – one look at the building and it’s blindingly obvious!”
Spirit House Restaurant & Cooking School, Yandina
Steve and Simone understood what we were trying to achieve from our first meeting. Collaborative, communicative, problem solvers, and dedicated to take on a new building form/ process outside their previous experience. The trades Steve and Simone engage with their SX team, are all devoted to the SX Construction philosophy that we observed – building with precision and detail. We are overjoyed with our dream house, and the journey we went on with the SX crew over the construction months.
Steve, Simone and their crew feel like part of the family, which we know is not common after a house build. We would not hesitate to have SX build for us again, even if this meant waiting for their availability.
Kate and Megan
My clients were very fortunate to have had SX constructions build their new home – not only were they highly professional and proactive in every respect, their attention to detail was also second to none. Steve intricately understands what it takes to achieve a high end finish, and ensures that it is achieved. For our most discerning clients planning to build a high end home, I would have no hesitation in recommending SX constructions based on my experience with them at our Hinterland Escape project.
Architect / Partner, Cayas Architects
Little Cove Reno 2
For many years we have worked on concepts and designs of what our new house, nestled in the heart of the rainforest in Noosa might look like. As a family based in Melbourne we have an extensive portfolio of houses we have built. We have cultivated a love of home-life, developing beautiful, sophisticated liveable spaces. Together with award winning Melbourne based architect Warren Foster and Interiors by Mim Design, we had finally put together the perfect brief and plans for our new home. The difficult part of the equation was to now find a suitable builder that could execute the project to the level of detail that we have already become accustomed to. This would have to be managed very differently to any other project as the residence and builder would be around 1800 kms away – so site visits would be few and far between.
SX Constructions were our first choice. They had already completed some projects in the local area and what impressed us mostly was the diversity of their building capabilities. No job was considered too big, too small or too hard. They were excited about different styles of building, using new materials that they hadn’t considered before coupled with a set of daunting plans that were extremely detailed. There was certainly no room for error or diversion on this project.
SX Constructions procures tradesmen who are efficient and accomplished in their field. Without exception, every member of their team is friendly, understanding, patient and knowledgeable. The building materials used were of excellent grade and quality. The results of which speak for themselves in the level of detail and the exceptional finish that was executed in our contemporary new build.
The site itself was not an easy one to work with and early unforseen dilemmas were handled professionally, quickly and above all with results driven clear communication.
Steve has an in-depth knowledge of construction and provides feedback with solutions rather than problems – which is what every client needs. His wife Simone provides superior administrative support to Steve and the client and co-ordinates all the products to be delivered on time and on budget. Steve and Simone together have helped to bring our dream to reality without any stress.
Simone, Steve and their contractors combined make an outstanding team and I could not recommend SX Constructions more highly.
Little Cove Reno 1
Steve and Simone from SX Constructions were highly recommended to us by friends who had had a very successful renovation experience. Our renovation was not an easy one — a difficult site with some somewhat dodgy remnants from the property’s original 1980s build — but Steve is a great problem solver and navigated his way through each issue in a methodical and professional manner. We always felt that we were in trusted skilled hands. Despite being resident in Brisbane, Simone kept us tightly in the loop of what was happening on site in Noosa. Her expertise in the design and building process was invaluable to us. She was instrumental in the inclusion of some of the outstanding design features. We really appreciate just how easy and pleasurable it was to work with Steve and Simone and their team. We are extremely happy with the quality of the work and would readily recommend SX Constructions to anyone requiring a professional and highly skilled builder.
Jeff and Nina Forbes
My wife Marie and I recently built a new home on the Sunshine Coast with SX Constructions.
We had built with SX Constructions previously. We knew from experience that quality, service and competitive price is of utmost importance to Steve and Simone from SX Constructions.
We had built a few times with other builders and none come close to what Steve and Simone deliver. They just go above and beyond.
For our new home we wanted something bespoke. Well, Steve and Simone worked with the designer to develop a design that was stunning and cost effective, without compromising fittings, finish or comforts.
Simone is experienced with interiors. Every builder has an interior designer right! But not one that gives as much focus and shows as much passion for your home as Simone. Her ability is outstanding, the final product…. dazzling!
I think the greatest endorsement for Steve’s ability came from a couple of our friends that are builders. They were genuinely impressed. One commented he had never seen such a clean and precise finish on a house. Not a thing out of place, not a thing to pick on.
To Steve and Simone, a great job! Better than we could have hoped for, 10 out of 10, the perfect score!
Graeme and Marie Sue See
Having worked in the local construction industry for several years I got to know Steve through work and noticed that he was an excellent tradesman and an organised project manager so he was an obvious choice of builder for my project. I also benefited from his wife Simone being able to help with the design of the interiors, which was not my area of expertise!
Steve has recruited a group of top quality tradesmen whose workmanship has produced excellent results at our home. I will be using SX Constructions for my next big project and recommend them to anyone looking for a quality builder.
Spirit House Cooking School
SX Constructions turned our nightmares about renovating the Spirit House Cooking School into a dream. Working to a tight 4 week deadline, Steve and his team converted the rustic old school into a modern teaching kitchen and dining room – on time and on budget.
The most impressive feature was SX’s communication with us throughout the building process. Frequent emails to us about daily progress, consultation over every design detail, unexpected problems solved competently and with cost awareness. A worry free experience for us. Everyone at Spirit House is totally chuffed with the result.
Helen and Peter Brierty
Spirit House, Yandina
We have had the pleasure of working with SX Constructions on both residential and commerical projects. It is always a delight to have a team of trades who totally respects the clients design ideals and follows through with the utmost care and consideration during the construction process.
SX’s efficient team, from admin to concreters, have been highly complemented by my staff and our clients and have ensured the jobs run on time and on budget. SX Constructions instil great confidence and quietly go about achieving the tasks at hand and are quick to resolve any issue that occur during the building process with a very refreshing ‘can do’ attitude! We are looking forward to working with them again soon!
Penny del Castillo
Director, In Design International
Shelly Beach Reno
We could not recommend SX Constructions more highly. We found Steve, Simone, Ross, Dan, Mark, Trent and the other sub-contractors who worked on our renovation to be extremely professional, helpful, thoughtful, friendly and punctual. Everything they did was to the highest standard and any problems were sorted out promptly.
We lived onsite during the renovation which occurred during the heavy rains of early 2012. The boys always tidied up before they left in the afternoons which was no mean feat considering the rain and the mud! We are very happy with our renovation!
Mal and Adrienne Myers
Dicky Beach Reno
SX Constructions were professional, flexible and stress free from start to finish. This renovation project was very different from our past experiences, firstly the builder listened to what we wanted, secondly they always offered multiple solutions and thirdly they genuinely cared about the quality of their work.
Thanks go to Steve, Simone and their team for a great result. We have already recommended their services and hope to work with them again in the future.
Michael and Libby Kerr
My wife Linda and I would like to sincerely thank Steve, Simone and the team from SX Constructions for completing our new waterfront residence at Pelican Waters.
The first builder we went with was a huge disaster, he got as far as frame stage which we ended up having to completely demolish back to the slab. All in all, we wasted a lot of money getting it to start again. Luckily the second builder Steve Essex of SX Constructions [Steve and his wife Simone run the business and they are complete professionals] picked up this disaster and completely turned it around into what Linda and I believe is a superb home, both in concept design and in constructed quality. We did not believe it could ever have been resurrected to what you will see in the photos and video.
Steve is a hands-on builder and a diligent project manager who maintained the construction schedule and handed over the house to us by deadline. He was always available for us to speak with directly and we appreciated his friendly and flexible approach to any variations that were required.
If ever you are looking for a team that can accomplish the seemingly impossible Linda and I can recommend Steve and Simone without a second’s hesitation
Ranald and Linda Pery-Johnston
We had a great experience working with SX Constructions on our house renovation at Noosa Heads from April to August 2012. From the very professional and detailed initial quote, the emphasis on effective project management through to the strong focus on making sure everything was completed to our satisfaction at the end of the job, Steve and Simone Essex provided an exemplary level of service to us.
House renovations by their very nature are time consuming, need a commitement to getting the details right, require patience to execute well and continually throw up challenges that need creative solutions. In all these aspects Steve was a pleasure to work with and we have ended up with a final result that in almost every way is a better outcome than we anticipated when we started the project.
Steve and Simone were able to arrange or recommend (both within and outside of the agreed scope of work) a range of skilled trades people who consistently worked tohigh standards and in the time frame agreed. Steve was always available to discuss issues and all variations and additional work was completed at a very reasonable cost.
We would strongly recommend SX Constructions to anyone who needs a reliable and professional building service.
Ken and Ruth Horton