I’m writing this from the hills of Sa Pa Vietnam. When starting out as a builder in Queensland Australia, even after completing my studies, I had little idea about where…
A Sunshine Coast builder willing to break the trend on the modern day construction process.
Here I am, Craig White, the owner of Whydee Constructions, sitting here typing this. Nothing fancy. Just a young enthusiastic builder keeping it real. I love my job. It allows me to express my skills and creativity. I’m inspired by the process of creation, working alongside like-minded folks and being the vehicle that brings the home and lifestyle desires of the public to life.
Saying this, I find that certain aspects in the building industry are so very unpleasant. So many legalities, so much paperwork, so many headaches and so much time being wasted. Who likes doing unpleasant things? Not me. Why can’t it be a fun, fair, stress free, exciting experience for everyone, every time?
The truth is… it can be. I know, because I have experienced both sides, society’s way and Whydee’s way, which I will explain in detail.
You see, I’m not interested in following the crowd. I care not for the old inefficient methods. It’s time for a change, a new refreshing approach to your building experience.
My commitment is to enjoying my career whilst providing amazing spaces for people to live, thrive and grow. Whydee’s way is a WIN/WIN/WIN scenario, as you will see below.
Don’t get lost in the faces – just you and I for the entire project.
Unlike larger companies and project homes, I will be the only face you need to speak to through your entire project.
Knocking down a home, building a new home or renovating? I can be the ONLY phone call you need to make.
There’s a lot of paperwork and contractors to engage during the planning process, but no need to worry, I can do everything for you – from the preliminary process through to demolition, design and build. Pre-established plans welcomed.
Require plans? I’ve got you sorted with a cost-effective solution.
I have an option in which I can provide standard home designs or full custom architectural designed plans for under $6000. Get in contact to find out how.
Absolute transparency and integrity is KEY to my process. Know exactly what you are getting, paying for and when you’re getting it.
When I establish a cost for your project, I display every item required to build it. When i submit an invoice i provide documentation of every cost incurred. When i construct a day to day project schedule you get full access to it. I have Nothing to hide, you have nothing to worry about.
Cost plus payment method – don’t pay more than it’s worth.
Cost plus meaning: after an estimate has been established, accepted and we begin construction I will charge you weekly actual costs incurred to complete your project (client WIN) plus a margin to cover the overheads of running a construction company (builder WIN). We are also committed to donating a portion of our proceeds every year to a charity fund in which Whydee builds homes for the less fortunate (WIN). Click here to learn why I use this method.
‘Quality over quantity’ is my motto. Less projects, better execution.
We pride ourselves on ultimate attention to detail and to achieve this one must not be distracted during the construction process, therefore our supervisors will only ever take on 1 project at a time. This attention to detail is not limited to the finished product. We maintain a clean and tidy job site, daily. Being organised and tidy allows for maximum efficiency and safety. You can rest assured, knowing I will be solely focused on the quality and craftsmanship for your project until the end.
Only the best – no sacrificing.
I am proud to say that I will never sacrifice the quality of my materials and tradesmen to produce a lower cost to complete a project. There are methods to reduce costs but using cheap, inferior products and less experienced tradesmen is not one of them in my book. I’ll be honest in saying that I will not be the cheapest builder, nor do I want to be. My homes are built to be practical, liveable, aesthetically pleasing and to last as long as possible. To learn more, see our blog post on using inferior products and methods.
Time frames – do it right the first time.
I spent many of my early years as a defects rectifier for a project home company. There are reasons why they can build cheap and quick, which you can read more about in this blog post. Quality takes time and time costs money. I won’t promise unrealistic time frames. I will allow the necessary time to complete your project so that I shall not need to return to rectify problems and you shall receive perfection. I choose to do it right the first time.
By you choosing to build with Whydee, you are assisting in providing homes for those less fortunate. Click here for more info.
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It is without hesitation that I would recommend Craig & his team @ Whydee Constructions. All work has been completed with the highest level of workmanship rarely found these days. We worked on a cost-plus basis which worked to my advantage with all cost being transparent at all times. Communication was excellent which was important as we are based interstate and were relying on reliable project management. Nothing was ever too much trouble and any problems (which were few) were dealt with immediately. All trades used on site were professional and 1st class workman & attention to detail was outstanding. My experience renovating with Whydee has been an amazingly easy and satisfactory time knowing that my renovation project was being managed by professionals with the highest work ethics. Thank you Craig and your team – see you on my next project.
I have visited a number of Craig’s projects over the years through work and you can certainly see the quality of the workmanship and attention to detail. And having my own balcony done by Whydee Constructions, you can see a happy team gets you great results! I was very impressed, and happy to recommend!
Craig did some renovations on our townhouse recently. We found his work excellent and of a very high standard. All business was conducted in a professional way and Craig and his staff were very easy to deal with.
We had some building work/extension and renovations done by Craig and his team recently. The cost-plus method he uses was fantastic as we knew in advance what the price would be, no surprises along the way. The transparency of this method of payment was reassuring from the beginning to the end. A very professional and great person to work with.
As a building designer, I have worked with Craig on both renovations & new homes. As a builder, he does excellent work & insists his subcontractors do the same. The finishes on the job are of an extremely high level. Craig also works with me & the client to get a practical, but also a clever & modern design for the project which in a house renovation can be tricky at times. I have no hesitation in giving Craig’s name to a client for any type of project as I know the job will be done second to none.
I have had the pleasure of working with Craig White from Whydee Constructions with the property he built at 42 Musgrave Drive, Yandina Creek. The property was of a high quality standard and his eye for detail is evident in the finished house. I would highly recommend Craig if you are considering building on the Sunshine Coast.
I had four projects going at the same time. This home, 2 duplexes and a remodel. This was by far the most satisfying project from an execution and results point of view.
My wife and I had Whydee do an extension for us on our home. The communication was clear from start to finish, the site was always tidy and we couldn’t fault the craftsmanship right through to the finished product. We used Whydees cost-plus payment method and found it to be very comforting knowing we were not going to be ripped off. We will be using him for our next projects for sure.