‘Janette & I would like to thank you and the DTA team for helping us achieve our dream home.
From the start of the renovation process, you and your team have consistently demonstrated professionalism, trustworthiness and a friendly and easy manner to deal with. With such a high quality build and attention to detail, we think we now have the best home in the best street.’
Janette & Greg Wood, Kingscliff
“We entered into our (huge) renovation with zero experience, so we were excited but very nervous about the many aspects of the project that could take us by surprise and go off the rails. From the first moment, Danny made us feel reassured, confident and safe. His technical knowledge, obvious industry experience, and super-friendly personality helped us progress through the biggest project of our lives. We now live in our dream home, and it’s all thanks to Danny’s expert team of builders and associated trades. We became friends with the core building team whose workmanship impresses every person who visits us, and we always enjoyed chatting with them onsite, where we were always welcomed no matter how busy things got. Over the course of a year of construction, we all grew to know each other, and the crew felt like family by the end. We always felt like we had choices, and even when the expected-unexpected came up (as is the way with a renovation), we got through it quickly and easily. Our home is located by the ocean-front and is battered by the elements, so every decision about materials and construction needed particular consideration, but courtesy of Dannys experience with houses like our’s, we were able to make informed choices every time. Danny’s skill as a builder, along with his ability to find incredible team members, meant that any questions we had were always welcome, and that any challenges had a variety of solutions available. Renovating is not for the faint-hearted! It is packed full of decision-making and uncertainty, but we knew that going into it, and we couldn’t be happier having Danny show us the way through this epic journey. Forever grateful!”
Tiff and Barry Hall, Lennox Head
‘The best decision we made for the recent renovation of our old beach cottage at Pottsville was engaging Danny Abbott of DTA Building as our builder. We treasured our old 50s home which we’d owned since 1987 and to complete its sensitive renovation we needed a very good builder. After lots of talking to our architects and to various builders in the area, we met Danny. Right from the start we knew we’d met the right man. We trusted him then and, now the project is completed, we trust him even more. Danny is an extremely skilled builder with an impressively wide range of skills in every aspect of his craft. He constantly aspires to perfection and gave unstintingly of his time and effort to achieve the finest result possible. He cared passionately about the task and was always ready to listen to us respectfully, explaining what he was doing and why, all the while being positive about any worries we had or changes we wanted. He is a brilliant communicator and we always felt we could talk to him about anything that puzzled us. We knew that whatever building problem arose (like restoring an old but beautiful stone fireplace) that others had thrown up their hands over, Danny would find the perfect way to solve it. Indeed, he relished the challenge. His accounting was meticulous and done with the same attention to detail as his building practise. Our access to him was open and his responses prompt and positive. He and his team worked above and beyond to complete our brief and he settled for nothing but the best from himself, his team and all the suppliers. Danny made the whole process a joy from start to finish, without any of the worry that is normally associated with this undertaking. He came in on time and under budget and gave us a beautiful home which is a daily joy for us to live in, and completely without the normal teething problems that can happen. We are very grateful to Danny for translating our dream into such a beautiful reality. And we know we were very fortunate to have him as our builder.’
Neal and Shirley FitzGerald, Pottsville
‘We began plans for our renovations while we were still living in the UK and organising our move back to Australia. We approached Daniel due to his excellent reputation and the fact he had won Young Builder of the Year in 2018. Daniel was particularly helpful at the beginning
of the process, giving us advice on the scope of our renovations and how we could save money and keep within our budget. This was very much appreciated, particularly since we were not yet back in the country. Danny understood our vision for modernising the property while keeping within the farmhouse style. Daniel is calm, kind and professional. He was particularly patient taking the time to give us a number of quotes on different options and variations we were considering. We are really pleased with the completed renovations and everyone who visits comments on how the renovations are modern, sleek and in keeping with the area and the valley view outlook.’
Robert and Hayley Tam, Terranora
What was major renovation project was made much easier working with Danny and his team. Complexities around structural work and changes that needed to be made along the way were handled professionally in a supportive way. A friendly team, sensitive to our needs and responsive to any issues we had along the way.We are extremely happy with the end result. It speaks volumes for the quality workmanship of the DTA team. Attention to detail and no compromising with a quick shortcut was the key to getting a quality job done.
We have no hesitation to recommend DTA to anyone wanting to build or renovate their home.
Carlos & Pia Gutirezz, Myocum, NSW
“We feel extremely lucky to have been put in contact with Daniel to build our first house in Pottsville. He was truly excellent to communicate with right from the initial planning stages through to all the finer details at the end of the build. As we were living in Brisbane for the majority of the build, we really appreciated how he kept us up to date throughout, he even sent us pictures of those exciting building milestones which was really thoughtful. A steep site meant we needed to make some changes early on to the original plans to meet our budget requirements and Daniel had the know-how and problem solving ability to always come up with great alternative solutions. When variations arose he tackled them with a smile and we really appreciated his transparency with costing. He and his team strive to give you a top finish and we are particularly happy with how he put together our vision for the external design elements of the house. We can highly recommend Daniel to anyone wanting to build and whilst enjoying the adventure too!”
Carla & Johannes Kunz, Pottsville, NSW
“We are extremely happy with the finished job! In order to bring our apartment kitchen from 1982 to 2017 we needed to make a structural change, Danny & Nicole understood what we were trying to do and were both helpful and patient, Danny’s team is very organised and responsible and when we needed something done a certain way that’s the way it got done!”
Mark & Jen, Owners of Good Vibrations Holiday Apartment Byron Bay
We have been only too pleased to highlight the quality of the work, the professional way in which the process was attended to, the cleanliness of the worksite, the diligent attention to detail, and the expert advice and guidance in us achieving a result that fulfilled all our expectations. Your personnel were very aware that they were working inside our home while we were still in residence and at all times afforded us the utmost considerations. In summary it was a project that was not easy and required the highest of professional and technical skills to complete, something which you achieved at the highest order.’
Tony and Wendy Murphy, Casuarina, Northern NSW
Daniel Abbott of DTA Building is just such a Gem. Honest, caring, considerate, with excellent communication skills – and that’s before you realise he is brilliant builder with a brilliant team! We would never consider using anyone else again – he comes highly recommended.
Thank you Danny – you and your team did a wonderful job for us. Most grateful.
Roger and Margaret Ealand, Duranbah, Northern NSW
‘It is a pleasure to recommend Danny from DTA Building. After waiting several months to have a project done on the apartments and to be let down due to hold ups with other builders, finally I found Danny Abbott. Danny’s service and approach was highly professional. He scheduled everything and didn’t miss a beat. The job was completed on time and the workmanship is impeccable. Thank you so much. I have no hesitation in recommending DTA Building.’
Madonna, Byron Pacific Apartments, Byron Bay NSW
‘We were very fortunate that Daniel and his family decided to move to northern NSW and that our architect suggested we approach him about our house renovation. During the quotation stage he provided options to meet our requirements and our final plans were implemented in a timely and professional way. When variations were needed Daniel always provided costed options that were consistent with our design and recommended his preferred way.
Daniel’s attention to detail is exemplary and he does not cut corners or take the easy road. He is a modern builder aware of the latest products and is respectful of good design. We found him to be fair at all times and he has the ability to solve problems when they arise. The quality of his work is of a very high standard and we would not hesitate to recommend him for projects of any complexity or size.’
Bill & Narelle Tyrrell, Kingscliff NSW
‘Restoring and Extending a 100 year old return veanda stone villa was going to be a long and potentially stressful journey . The overall built up area would end up over 720m2. We were fortunate enough to have Daniel Abbott as our Builder. With his expertise and exquisite craftsmanship, we were able to create a beautiful home.
We were impressed by his creativity, attention to detail and his amazing carpentry skills. Daniel has a strong understanding of the building process and materials. He has an uncanny ability to deal with the unexpected hurdles and unforeseen challenges, while adhering to the time schedule and budget.
Neighbours who have seen the house before renovation comment on the stunning home it is today. What we appreciated most about working with Daniel is his honesty, integrity and dedication to complete the job meticulously. We would highly recommend him for building any quality home or renovation.’
Dr Sandy Patel, St Peters
‘I have no hesitation recommending Daniel to anyone wanting Building work done. DTA building undertook an extensive renovation and extension for us. Throughout the build the team were reliable, punctual and communicated well. When the inevitable variations to the plans arose Danny provided sensible advice and accommodated any changes without drama. Danny is clearly a very skilled builder and has managed to surround himself with a happy and committed team with the same value of quality craftsmanship.’
Dr Andrew Beinssen, Walkerville
‘I have been associated with Daniel Abbott for professionally as a builder for 10 years. His understanding of all fascets of building is very high which is very important to our company as we specialise in additions and alterations to older inner city homes where patient and positive problem solving is essential to achieve the correct outcome. Daniels communication with his clients and other contractors is excellent. We found him very easy to work with, and have no hesitation recommending him.’
Nick Szabo, Szabo Constructions Pty Ltd
‘DTA Building completed a re-roofing and guttering project within a specific timeframe and budget. Daniel Abbott was organised, efficient and an excellent communicator. He sent me photos fo the job in progress and photos of the completed job when I was away. He performed additional tasks like painting which was not specified in the quote but needed to be done once the old roof and additional structures were removed.
I highly recommend Daniel for building work as he communicated clearly and also completed work to a high standard. He was available at a moments notice to troubleshoot a fitting around a skylight. The roofing and guttering were a extremely complex job on a house with an intricate oxagon roof structure. The job was completed at a time of unusual and very difficult weather conditions, including high winds and Daniel took the utmost care at all times. I have the highest praise for DTA Building and Daniel Abbott.’
Dr Susan Hill, Magill
‘DTA Building renovated our timber frame home into a weatherboard beauty. Danny and his team were punctual, reliable and very professional. Even when we changed our minds or plans as the building was underway, Danny accommodated our ideas and gave us great advice which helped deliver our vison. Our recycled jarrah floorboards look fantastic and the double glazed windows are exactly what we wanted. We would highly recommend DTA Building to anyone wanting quality craftsmanship from their builder for home renovations.’
Mark Dohring, Blackwood
‘Daniel Abbott is an exceptionally talented tradesman. His passion for Building and his skills in carpentry and overal attention to detail is impeccable. Initially we had him and his team build our open plan extension, his work was faultless, the timeframe in which it was completed very reasonable and his communication throughout the process wasn’t only professional but very friendly. We have since had DTA Building back to do several smaller projects around our home, including our entrance decking which we are thrilled with. We have no hesitation recommending DTA Building to anyone!’
Chris & Anna Fittock, Hove
‘A huge thank you to Danny and the team at DTA Building. What I thought was going to be an extremely long process was made quick and simple. Daniel helped me decide what would be best for my 20s Bungalow renovation and always kept me up to date with what was happening. He gave me options to chose from when obstacles arose and was conscious of my budget and needs. A huge thanks to Danny and his team.’
Alana Horgan, Brighton