Broken Bay Constructions has completed two major building projects on two of our Northern Beaches homes in recent years. The fact that we keep coming back to Gary is a testament to his professionalism and the quality of his work. We lived in the homes through both renovations and much to our delight, there wasn’t a single day the building site wasn’t left in tidy order or that Gary and his team didn’t respect our homes as if they were their own. Not only were we impressed, so were our neighbours and our family who, following our fantastic experience with Gary, also engaged him to complete their own building projects. You might find other builders whose quotes are cheaper but rest assured, they know what their work is worth.

Mitch & Kathy-Anne McManus, Boston USA

We have used Broken Bay Constructions on four different occasions over the past seven years. We first met Gary and his wife Linda through the children at school and came to know them as genuine and honest people. We arranged for several quotations for a major renovation to our Newport home and selected Gary to do the work not solely on price, but having known him outside his company first.
The renovation involved over six months of work and over several levels of the house. Gary was part of our daily lives and he made every effort to reduce the impact on us during the time. As with any renovation we encountered several unforeseeable issues which Gary guided us through options and detailed all cost. We were incredibly happy with the finished product. We engaged Gary again soon after for a small renovation to an investment property which again was a no fuss, on time and at the quoted rate project. In 2006 we asked Gary to assist with work on our new home and most recently in the past few months on another renovation project. In total we have spent $600-700,000 dollars with Broken Bay Constructions and will use them again if the need arises. We have referred Broken Bay Constructions to friends without hesitation knowing the quality of work, professionalism and honest dealings we have enjoyed will be their experience as well.

Jon & Trish Milligan - Newport

Now that the build is complete and we have moved in, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your team for all your hard work in making our dream home a reality. Taking a totally blank canvas of a vacant block and building a substantial custom designed house for our family of 6 in nine months was right on schedule. If it hadn’t been for the red tape side of things, we could honestly say that our experience was pretty much stress-free! Being able to deal with any design/building issues with great communication and sound advice made all the difference. We acknowledge that it is not always easy to have a client as involved in the nitty gritty as we wanted to be and your flexibility and patience was greatly appreciated. We readily sing the praises of Broken Bay Constructions to anyone that admires our home.

Jessica & Stuart Charlton - Newport

In the past ten years Gary and his team at Broken Bay Constructions have carried out a number of building and repair projects and I have always found their work to be of a very high standard and competitively priced. The range of work has varied – including a new house constructed in Newport at an approximate cost of $1.25m and a major refurbishment of a large waterfront house at Clareville with a value in excess of $2m. Gary has also carried out many smaller projects at our own home and solved problems caused by previous builders. Broken Bay Constructions are reliable, conscientious and honest and I have no hesitation in recommending them for any project they are qualified to carry out.

David Martin - Clareville

I would only use Broken Bay Constructions, because every job they have done for us, (and there have been many), we were very impressed with the quality of the work, the professionalism of the builders and the way that the entire project was managed from start to finish. We would highly recommend Broken Bay Constructions to anyone, for any size project, small or large.

Chris and Gary Followill - Elanora Heights

Gary and his team at Broken Bay Constructions were all extremely professional, personable and importantly – respectful. Our renovation in late 2009 included demolition of 4 rooms including our kitchen to create an open plan kitchen & family room, which has become the focal point for our lifestyle. Broken Bay Constructions undertook the work in the least invasive manner in order to minimise the impact on our family which includes three children. All the work was completed to a high standard of finish with care and diligence. Gary Dixon and Broken Bay Constructions is our first choice builder for all residential construction work, irrespective of the size of the job.

Douglas Potter - Clontarf

Renovating our run down 60’s home could have been a disaster, but having made the decision to put Broken Bay Constructions in charge of executing our plans, we were able to sit back and watch the transformation.
At all times we found Gary and his team helpful, hardworking and great to be around. Thank you so much for giving Sue and I our dream home and for making the whole process quick and painless.

David & Sue Pursley - Seaforth

For four years, Broken Bay Constructions have been the go-to team for us in Bayview. Gary has completed several small projects and four major ones at our home: a study/kitchenette renovation, a new roof over an existing deck, a major bathroom renovation and the removal and reconstruction of a second deck. Access to our home is steep and its older construction sometimes offers surprising challenges. Fortunately, Gary and the team are perfectionists (did I say obsessive?) with amazing attention to detail. Add to that their unrelenting good humour and you have the perfect combination for home renovations that are painless and built to last.

Stewart Dunn

When we sought to undertake extensive remedial work to our home we approached several contractors but failed to find a match before Broken Bay Construction was recommended by a friend and neighbour.

Gary and his team took on our job which due to access constraints, most others simply would not entertain. His experience showed in that he was able to understand the constraints of the job and arrive at creative and practical access solutions, allowing safe and efficient work to take place.

All work is of an exceptional standard and incorporates many of Gary’s suggestions as to increasing longevity, whilst sensitively fitting in with the period features of the home.

Throughout the process, all personnel were courteous and tidy, and Gary never skipped a beat in terms of following up on our comments and questions.

All in all, it was a pleasure having Broken Bay Construction around and we and our dog genuinely miss them. We would encourage anyone to chat to discuss their next project if they seek honest advice, excellent work and a fair price.

Simon & Lisa Mather

Gary and his team have undertaken a number of works for us over the past 20 years. These have ranged from house extensions and roof space additions through to smaller repair jobs.

Gary can be relied upon to provide accurate advice on requirements, timing and cost, and once a job is started it is worked on every day until completion. The standard of his work is excellent, and he manages sub-contractors to that same high standard.

We can thoroughly recommend Broken Bay Constructions to anyone considering building work at their home.

Richard and Lynn Lewis, Bayview

Gary Dixon of Broken Bay Constructions was recommended to me by several close friends for whom he had done extensive renovations to their homes in our area. Gary suggested an architect and we finally agreed on a set of plans early 2017.

I had no hesitation in asking Gary to quote on a new bathroom, bedrooms, cupboards, renewing the upstairs floorboards and other minor alterations. A big renovation including carpentry, tilers, electricians, plumbers, painters, and cabinet makers. Gary and Rob were the carpenters, and all other contractors were first class tradesmen, polite and well-mannered people.

We have continued to engage theses tradesmen for minor repairs and maintenance to this day.

This work was completed on time early 2018. Gary arranged for the signing off and compliance of consulting engineers, environmental and geographical consultants, and the Northern Beaches Council, making it easy for us.

Mid 2018 we decided to extend the roof over our veranda/patio facing the street, Hudson Parade. Again, we requested a quote from Broken Bay Constructions and work commenced August 2018 and completed late September 2018.The new roof tiles were matched and swapped with the old tarnished with age tiles to blend in with the existing roof and looking from the street it would appear the new roof was part of the original build(1984?).

Late 2020 we decided on another major renovation to replace our old ensuite in the main bedroom. The bathroom, cupboards, doors, and other items were demolished and completely re-built. Again, Broken Bay’s contractors were first class. The effect, in our opinion, was stunning.

Early October this year Gary was again contracted, relining woodwork and door frames in our boatshed. A few days later, the finish is again stunning.

Gary is hard working, reliable, completely honest, and trustworthy (he had the keys of our house for months) and I have no hesitation in recommending Broken Bay Constructions and its small team to carry out any minor or major build or renovation for one’s home.

Graeme and Julie Ross

My wife and I purchased a home that needed upgrading in the laundry, main bathroom and ensuite. We were not in a position to move out while these works were carried out. Gary suggested the laundry and guest toilet and vanity be done first and then move to the main bathroom finishing with the ensuite. This ensured we were never without a shower and toilet. Throughout the whole process, Gary made sure that any inconvenience was manageable. He showed an ability to adapt to any problems and always consulted with me if he thought there was a better way of either doing something or achieving a better result. His workmanship and approach was second to none. In the last few days before completion, it was discovered that my garage had severe termite damage and the only thing not touched were the roof trusses. Without hesitation, Gary managed to put his next job on hold and virtually rebuilt the garage.

I have no hesitation in recommending Gary to any potential client and have done so for both my son and a neighbour. Both engaged Gary and both speak highly of him and his workmanship.

Gary Burns