We take great pride in the positive feedback we receive from all of our clients.
Our client testimonials below illustrate the high level of customer service we deliver and the premium quality and finish that every project receives.
“... the project always kept momentum without any stress.”
We inspected a house for sale in Kew and spoke to Malcolm McLean on site. We told him we loved the house and that we had land in Hawthorn that we would like to build on. He confirmed that Montage could build the house within our budget.
The process was seamless as Malcolm introduced us to the architect that they work in with and Baden organised all the selection options for our consideration so that the project always kept momentum without any stress. The contract included all floor coverings, swimming pool and landscaping so we didn’t have to look for other contractors to complete those items. They even introduced us to an Interior Designer for the window coverings. All we had to do was bring in our furniture.
The project was completed one month before the contractual date which was an added bonus. We now reside in a beautiful home and marvel at how easy it was with the Montage team.
Hawthorn – Mr & Mrs Sanjiv Jeraj
“...it was obvious we had the Rolls Royce of builders.”
We first came across Montage Developments when we were in the process of looking for a new home. It was their house in Roland St, Kew which first caught our attention, primarily because of its superior quality and attention to detail. At that point we hadn’t even considered building, however, it did cause us to think about it.
A couple of years down the track we were fortunate enough to buy a block of land on which to build and the only builder we considered was Montage. As luck would have it, the agent who sold the house recommended an architect to us and, unbeknown to us at the time, the house in Roland St had been designed by this architect.
As the land was in a heritage overlay area it took some time to get the plans through council, and consequently it was a few years before we started building. Throughout the process Malcolm offered invaluable and pragmatic advice, and was extremely patient with our many questions. In fact, the best advice he gave was to ensure we were completely happy with the plans and the choices we’d made as the fewer changes required during the build, the less variation to the cost. As we had the time to get this right, there were next to no changes required during the building process. Baden’s advice and ideas also removed much of the hard work around choosing the fixtures and fittings and his wife Amanda was a great help in deciding the external colour scheme and bathroom tiles.
Our house took less then a year to build and at every step we felt confident we were in good hands. We had an excellent relationship with Malcolm, Baden and Dean and nothing was too much trouble. The site was immaculate at all times, and many of our neighbours subsequently commented on this and their professionalism. One of our neighbours went as far as saying it was obvious we had the Rolls Royce of builders.
We now have a beautiful home which entirely fits into the street and the journey to get here was a very pleasurable one thanks to Montage.
Balwyn – Mr & Mrs T Duck
"to those interested in a high quality, reliable and honest building company."
After the difficult process of finding a reliable building company, we were fortunate to engage Montage Developments lead by Malcolm and Baden McLean.
Not only have they provided us with a beautiful home of the highest quality and finish, their positive advice and support during and after the construction has been invaluable to us both.
We have no hesitation in recommending Montage Developments to those interested in a high quality, reliable and honest building company.
Kew – Mr & Mrs M Shearer
"...a seamless process as we worked with one company who looked after everything."
We were introduced to Montage Developments through a mutual friend and after an appropriate process engaged them to build and Project Manage our home in Kew.
It was an architect designed home but required a number of amendments which Montage also managed – creating a seamless process as we worked with one company who looked after everything. This made the day-to-day liaison far less cumbersome as we were able to have any questions answered or problems solved on the spot.
I am happy to say, our home was completed on budget and on time and we are pleased and proud of the quality and finish Montage have delivered.
Kew – Mr & Mrs A Fahour
"You are without doubt the most professional and genuine team of builders we have ever worked with."
Congratulations and sincere thanks to you both and all of the team at Montage for completing our home perfectly and, as promised, ahead of schedule. As you know, we were able to move back in early December to enjoy Christmas in magnificent style.
Having called up Malcolm after viewing the open for inspection at your spec home at 19 Rowland Street we knew we could not settle for anything less than the standard you had set there, and today we can reflect on how we have achieved that and more. After setting a budget and creating a design, we were amazed at the care and effort put into our home by Baden and site manager Dean to ensure every detail was managed to ensure we had not only the home we wanted, but also one that would endure the test of time in design and rock solid quality. All of that and completion nearly a month ahead of schedule was more than we expected.
Malcolm’s advice and ideas early in the project saved us delays and money, and working through the stages with Baden 4 weeks in advance meant no rushed decisions or surprises as we came to finishing off cabinetry, fixture and fittings, and a host of decisions that enabled us to make the right selections.
We appreciate only now as we change seasons in Melbourne, the weather proofing effort, insulation upgrades you provided and the small design changes that create a comfortable and enjoyable environment in all rooms inside and out.
You are without doubt the most professional and genuine team of builders we have ever worked with and that is reflected not only in the way you managed our project but in all of your sites. We drive past your other projects regularly around the area and see immaculate sites at all stages. We did not have any concerns, problems or fears throughout the job and your assistance after completion is also greatly appreciated as we come to terms with all of our new equipment and gadgets (as well as Mrs. McLean’s connections with the curtain, shutter and design people)
Thank you again for your patience, advice and support
Kew – Mr & Mrs D Holman
"Their attention to detail along with the ability to communicate were the two stand out skills..."
When we began the search for a Builder, only one name kept consistently coming up as the best quality builder in the area – Montage Developments. We were told Malcolm and Baden McLean’s reputation for developments of the very best and highest quality speaks for itself and after looking at some of their past work, we engaged them.
We were not disappointed. Their attention to detail along with the ability to communicate were the two stand out skills that impressed both my wife and I and we would be happy to recommend them to anyone searching for the same results.
Hawthorn East – Mr & Mrs B Dennison
"...delighted with the quality and standard of the finished product."
We engaged Montage Developments to build our new single level home in Malvern East on the recommendation of our Architect. We were very pleased with the way the project was managed by Malcolm & Baden and were delighted with the quality and standard of the finished product.
We would not hesitate to recommend them to anybody else seeking a similar result.
East Malvern – Mr & Mrs Kent
"We found the team from Montage an absolute pleasure to deal with and would not hesitate to use them again."
We have used the services of Montage on two occasions – the first to construct a free standing townhouse and on the second to complete a substantial architect designed renovation to a Victorian house.
On both occasions we were delighted with the quality of the contractors used by Montage, the highly professional manner in which the project was managed and the commitment to completing our home to the highest possible standard. We found the team from Montage an absolute pleasure to deal with and would not hesitate to use them again.
Hawthorn – Mr & Mrs J Hudson
"...suffice to say the project was completed ahead of schedule and on budget... a great result all round."
We’d not built before and when we bought the land, we knew we were starting from scratch and in real need of a high quality professional group.
We retained Montage Developments to Project Manage both the design and building of our home… suffice to say the project was completed ahead of schedule and on budget……a great result all round.
Kew – Mr & Mrs D. Balmer