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"No challenge was too great for the Site Foreman and the Principal was there at all the important moments that required his input - in fact the whole Horizon team were generally good people who were highly professional, polite and considerate. We actually moved in on the date that was promised, and most importantly for us the quality was exactly what we wanted and expected…. So I am able to say, as both an Architect and client, that Horizon are an excellent builder who we (Tobias Partners and my family) will no doubt be using again in the future"

Nick Tobias Architects

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"We have worked with dozens of builders over the years, and very few can match the efficiency, skill, integrity and professionalism of Horizon Habitats. They are a pleasure to work with."

Sam Crawford archictects

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"With a number of major amendments and significant increases to the scope of works during construction, Horizon Habitats made every effort to achieve their earlier commitment on program. This was done without compromising the quality and with appropriate consideration of the budget."

Marc Hurcum Design Practice

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"The project was more complex than it appeared at first, as there was a lot of unseen remedial work that had to be addressed during construction. Furthermore, our design documentation required skilled and detailed execution. Throughout the project Horizon Habitats were professional and competent. Nothing was too much trouble and they demonstrated a “can do” attitude to every challenge that presented itself. Their workmanship is consistently of a very high standard."

Meryl Hare

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"I attended numerous on-site meetings and inspections with Mr Moses and his site personnel, and always found him to be very knowledgeable and experienced in building & construction techniques, methods and issues. His diligence and dedication to the work and his high-quality workmanship was noteworthy and commendable, and I have no hesitation in recommending him for future building projects."

Mike Lipman Partridge

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"On every project he surrounds himself with good people from the Foreman on site, to the subcontractors he employs. They invariably come with good skills and bring an integrity and honesty in all that they do. He drives his team hard and they stay with him because they want to use their skills on the best projects, on the best sites, with the best architects."

MPRDG

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"The project was successfully completed to the satisfaction of the client over a 15 month period on time and within budget. This project involved a complicated construction of a high quality residence adjacent to the ocean and its extreme elements. David’s influence in this project added value to the end product and is credit to his extensive building construction knowledge and skills."

Patrick Collins


"Horizon Habitats demonstrated complete efficiency and best practice. The team on-site was able to resolve numerous issues, as they appeared, and in most cases, they were able to address potential issues, prior to them surfacing. This ensured that the project was not slowed down, at any stage, and the costs were kept to a minimum. Being on site with Horizon Habitats was an absolute pleasure and made my job extremely easy."

Ronnie Shulkin


"In my opinion, Horizon Habitats is a reliable and competent building company, who has provided us with top quality workmanship and a pro-active service. They are well organised and approach their work in a professional and positive manner, the project was delivered on time and on budget. We highly recommend their company and are pleased to be associated with them as individuals."

Ross Kelly


"The project was complex and technical and Horizon Habitats were able to meet the demands of The project. This included dealing with a steeply sloping site, stringent mechanical engineering issues as well as the difficulty of working around an existing structure. Beyond the building issues, Horizon Habitats were dealing with numerous stake holders and consultants. They managed this process well by ensuring the correct staff were appointed to the roles of project Manager and site foreman(s). The site meetings were conducted efficiently and the minutes of meeting issued promptly. The team were able to resolve issues quickly by thinking laterally and drawing on the resources within the company."

Salvitore Rigoli

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David is a genuine nice guy. In addition to that he runs a brilliant building company with a fantastic culture. Employing and controlling some sixty people all with a "can do" attitude is no mean feat. The house the guys built for us is beautiful & a joy to live in. Whilst the process of getting there was stressful, in my opinion far less so than if we had used a different builder. Hopefully my family will be in our new home for the next 20 years, but if we build again I would use David and his team - no risk. We wish David and the team at Horizon Habitats all the best for what should be a bright future. My wife and I would be very happy to recommend Horizon Habitats to anyone who asks.

Chris & Jo Kloster
Bellevue Hill


To whom it may concern,

I decided to interview David Moses in September 2009 as I had watched Horizon Habitats progress in Sydney’s eastern suburbs during the previous two years and liked their work. He was also recommended by my architect, with whom I had just completed a successful project. I was struck by his energy and enthusiasm. More relevantly, he immediately grasped the pros and cons of the proposed building site we were discussing and could speak intelligently thereto, rather than just giving a generic marketing pitch. The project was a total renovation/transformation of two ugly 1980 semi’s in Edgecliff into two quality modern terraces with a budget of about $2 million.

David immediately understood that I intended to micro-manage the project, living 80 metres away and able to be onsite all the time. He also appreciated that I would be hard to please, having completed six similar projects. Instead of hoping he could just railroad the job once appointed, he sensibly chose a foreman who was both highly experienced and capable of being comfortable with the situation. He also skillfully managed the vagaries of intermediating between client and architect. As it was a cost plus contract, David was spared the difficulties of very intense budget keeping, but nonetheless implementation was exceptionally well thought out and executed.

David’s huge success with Horizon Habitats has been his focus on important issues. He is rigorous about completion. If, as usually happens, problems arise in execution, David is immediately proactive. The implicit attitude of "let’s solve it together sensibly" rather than "you figure it out," means that he keeps control of a project rather than letting it drift. Consequently, his projects complete to a reasonable timeframe and his administration follows suit.

David’s staff are, without exception, competent, motivated and fiercely loyal. His subcontractors are also interested delivering good quality service/product as they value their relationship with Horizon Habitats.

David has branded his projects not only with big banners but with managerial consistency. I visited five other Horizon Habitats sites during my own project – it was mesmerizing – they were run exactly the same way as my site. Everyone working on them was just as committed and involved.

David has also been mindful of the need to participate in the community. Simple things like sponsoring the local football club are highly relevant in a growing society where building is the epitome of progress.

I am always hopeful that the 'honeymoon' period with a builder will last the project. Working with David is the only time I have felt nirvana approach.

Charmian Johnson
Woollahra


Dear David,

You were on our tender list due to a referral and we chose Horizon Habitats because of the confidence you and Ron gave us that we’d have a good relationship throughout the project.  We are pleased to say we absolutely made the right decision.  We have enjoyed and valued working with you.  You should be proud of your team.  We are very happy with our renovated home.

Best wishes,

Gina & Stephen Gottlieb
Bellevue Hill


Dear David,

It is a genuine pleasure and honour for me to recommend Horizon Habitats Builders.

Over the two year period that our home was extensively renovated, the Horizon Habitats team showed a high level of commitment and attention to detail. They were dependable, responsible and excellent communicators.

They were always available to discuss alternative plans and no job was too impossible for them to achieve. I consistently felt a sense of trust and most importantly felt welcome on site at anytime. They were open to changes and in addition completed the jog on time and within the nominated budget.....

I would happily re-employ Horizon Habitats, as they consistently achieved and delivered way beyond our expectations.

In addition, the entire team appeared to be cheerful and approachable at all times.

Well done. We love our beautiful home. Thankyou!

Best Regards

Sandy and Ross King
Vaucluse


Dear David,

We think you should be extremely proud of Horizon Habitats and the most amazing, reliable and hard working build team in Australia.  Word-of-mouth is so important in your business and we will tell anyone who asks (or even don’t ask) who they must use to build their home.  You guys have been a dream team and such a pleasure to work with over the past few months.  I have to admit, I am really going to miss working on this project!!

We are so happy with the house, it is just amazing.

Thank you, thank you!

Kristiina & Alex Rose-Innes
Paddington

After having family and friends tell us of the stress and frustration involved with renovations of any size, we found the complete opposite when working with Horizon Habitats. David and the team made our renovation not only easy and seamless but also enjoyable. Their quick responses and in-depth discussions at every site meeting made us feel as though ours was the only project that Horizon Habitats were working on. Their attention to detail is second to none, and we can’t speak highly enough of the amazing work that they did on our home. We are very pleased to be living in a Horizon Habitats home and would not hesitate in recommending them to anyone who is considering building works of any description.

Stanley & Anita Kozak
Dover Heights


We cannot thank you enough for the amazing home you built for us.
You and your team were extremely professional and dedicated throughout the project, and we thoroughly enjoyed working with you.
Thank you so much for putting in 110% - We really appreciate it.

Look forward to working with you again!

Adam, Valli, Levi, & Hugo Ehrlich


David & Horizon recently finished our house in Bronte. The whole building team were very professional and easy to work with. Throughout complicated excavation, changes in design, and even difficult neighbours, nothing was a problem, and we still managed to finish on time and within budget. We could not have asked for better builders!!! We will definitely use them on our next job and would recommend them to anybody.

Tal Harpaz
Bronte


To the team at Horizon we would just like to express our sincere gratitude for the wonderful home you have built for us. The care shown by your foreman and tradesmen meant so much to us during a very stressful time. We were apprehensive about taking on such a major project, but the amazing can-do attitude of ALL your people made it so much easier. Their consideration with our neighbours was much appreciated - and importantly was done without slowing down the project! All in all we are delighted with our new house, and have no hesitation in recommending your firm to anyone contemplating building or renovating. Certainly, if we ever decide to build another home, yours will be the first - and only - number we call.

Kind regards and best wishes
Rachel & Mark Grynberg
Queens Park


We used Horizon Habitats to extend our house, and were so satisfied with their job, we got them to do our office fitout as well! We were living in the house while they did the work at the back, but we hardly knew they were there. Their whole team of tradesmen were professional and friendly, attending to everything with a high level of service and detailing. Nothing was a problem!

David & Teri Solsky
North Bondi


Our own experiences over the past 25 years of being associated with the Building Industry has taught us that there are two main considerations (other than price) when selecting the right builder. They are 'The Builder'... and, 'The Subcontractors'.

The builder needs to be reputable and have the management skills to keep the project running smoothly, on time and on budget.

The quality of the end product, however, is dependant upon the subcontractors that are used. It's important that there is a long-standing relationship between the builder and subcontractor so that they understand the quality and detail that is required of them.

After careful consideration, we selected Horizon Habitats to construct our new home. Normally un-heard-of in this industry, the job was completed on time, and on budget. We were kept informed as to how much we had spent to date, and how much it was estimated we still needed to spend with each trade.

Without exception we were more than happy with each of the trades and very happy with the end product.

Certainly, should we ever decide to build again, we'd like Horizon Habitats to be our builder.

Kindest regards
Judy & Richard Reed
Candana Bathroom Ware


When we decided on Horizon to do our fairly extensive renovation, it was for 2 main reasons. Firstly, based on recommendations, we were confident that we’d be in good hands in terms of a job well done. Secondly, when we first met the Horizon team, we sensed we’d be able to have an open and positive communication, something critically important. Excellent workmanship aside, this communication was the key to our very successful renovation. Throughout the project, no matter the question or concern, we were listened to and responded to right away. This was the case across the board – from management to the site manager to each of the skilled tradespeople contracted by Horizon. We are sure that this contributed to our renovation being completed on time and on budget. Our renovation was completed 3 years ago and with time being the true test of quality, we continue to be extremely pleased.

R & G
Vaucluse


We used Horizon Habitats to renovate our weatherboard 2 story house and were extremely happy with the result.

Initially we put the job out to tender based on architect plans but it became evident that we needed to significantly modify the plans to stay within our cost expectations. Whilst Horizon was not the cheapest quote but they impressed us with their ability to suggest modifications and gave us a level of comfort that the project could move forward and be developed as we went along.

The project manager/foreman assigned to our redevelopment was very thorough and assiduous in ensure a quality job was done at all stage of the construction. He was present through-out the job, always being on-site which helped with the efficincy and speed of the project.When faced with unexpected construction difficulties or needing to merge our requirements with the practical constructions difficulties both he and Huw were involved, thorough and came up with practical solutions. At all times they ensured that a quality job was done and that we were involved in decisions, options and choices impacting cost and quality.

The Horizon staff were always professional and considerate to us and our neighbours and importantly they were always on-site. They were never diverted to other jobs. Consequently the project was completed within the expected timeframe.

The renovations involved landscaping as well as construction work and we are delighted with the result which exceeded our expectations of what could be achieved.

I would strongly recommend Horizon Habitats to potential clients as a thorough, honest and a quality driven building firm.

Yours Sincerely
Stephen Bush
22nd April 2008


We had heard that doing a major renovation to one’s home is a very stressful experience. Having done it and lived to tell the tale – we can vouch for this. Our saving grace was our builder, David Moses, and the support provided by the Horizon Habitats Team. The reliability, professionalism and integrity displayed by the foreman and his team was outstanding.

Work was completed in time, at the cost and in accordance with the deal we had negotiated. A high standard and quality of workmanship was maintained throughout the project. The Horizon Habitats Team and subcontractors were courteous and displayed consideration for our home and our neighbours in carrying out their job.

We are delighted with the outcome and have benefited from the ongoing support from Horizon Habitats and their long standing relationship with their subcontractors. It is now 18 months since we completed our renovation and the follow up, support and after sales service has been excellent. We cannot recommend Horizon Habitats highly enough.

Best wishes
Martin and Bertha Shakinovsky
Vaucluse


I want to let you know how pleased Di and I are with the work Horizon has done on our extension and renovations.

You and your team were so good to deal with - responsive, flexible and on time and budget. All our friends are amazed at how the addition has transformed our home - why didn't you do it years ago !

We both also really appreciated the way Horizon performed on the various smaller jobs you've done for us. Your team are all skilled and very helpful - a pleasure to work with.

Thanks to everyone. We'd be happy to act as referees for you.

Best wishes,
Jack & Di Ritch
Vaucluse


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