What our satisfied Sydney clients say

We first heard about Buildwyse years ago from our architect friends who always engaged Scott as their preferred builder. Once we were ready to extend our old weatherboard home, we were delighted that Buildwyse was available. Scott listened to our brief, working with us and our architect and provided excellent advice based on decades of skill and experience. Scott was approachable and even tempered, consistently communicating and offering solutions to any hiccups with the build. He also negotiated works around our family and various animals living on site without much disruption to our daily lives. We can’t recommend Scott highly enough. We now have a beautifully constructed, bespoke space thanks to Buildwyse.

Helena & Eric, Lilyfield

Thanks heaps for a great job, Sue and I are very happy with the renovation and it was always a pleasure working with you … I will definitely contact you if I need a builder in future.

Greg & Sue, Canterbury

As a waterproofing contractor Scott first contacted me on one of his projects in 1998. Since that time I have carried out over 40 waterproofing jobs for Scott. As a tradie it is rare to find a builder with such a detailed understanding of building. Scott is a very decent and professional individual. I would not hesitate to recommend Buildwyse for any project and in fact have recommended Scott to my clients many times.

Michael Reiners, Sydney

I have a 1920’s house in Lilyfield that had a wall that was previously clad in fibro cement. I recently decided to bring the wall up to standard and incorporate insulation as well. Buildwyse Constructions was recommended to me by friends who were also satisfied with work carried out on their home. The job involved attention to detail with quality carpentry and re-aligning the new weatherboard cladding to produce a produce a professional result. It blended well with the rest of the house and now looks like new. I was very satisfied by Scott Wellings’ practical approach and professionalism. I recommend him to anyone wishing to have quality work performed on time and on budget.

Neil, Lilyfield

I cannot write a review that praises Scott’s work highly enough. Having just bought my first home I am new to the renovation world yet Scott was so helpful, so honest, so trustworthy, listened to what I wanted and worked with wood in a beautiful way. I had no idea really what I wanted yet now I have a beautiful wall and fire place in the style I love and in keeping with my beautiful weatherboard cottage. Not only that but Scott communicated clearly and realistically concerning time frames for work and his quote was detailed and right on cost. He is also tidy and friendly. Thank you so much for your amazing work Scott. Look forward to working with you again on the next renovation project.

Fiona, Bexley

Scott Wellings has done two renovations for me, one in Erskineville and then again eight years later in Dulwich Hill. I cannot speak highly enough of him as a builder and as a person. The Dulwich Hill project was (for us) a substantial piece of work, but our architect-drawn plans had come in way over budget with other builders. I happened to bump into Scott, who then spent weeks working with me to make the design affordable – and also solved a number of practical issues that arose in converting the plans into reality. His attention to detail and determination to do things the right way is very reassuring, and he is respectful, polite and constantly communicative. He was on budget and the standard of work was excellent. Six years later the extension remains the best part of our house.

Tom S, Dulwich Hill

Scott is our go-to builder for pre-purchase inspections around the inner west. His attention to detail, knowledge of the area and experience with older-style Federation homes has been critical in helping us narrow down on our purchase. He is approachable, transparent and has a deep level of context – which has enabled us to navigate the marketing confidently. I highly recommend his services. We’re looking forward to contracting Buildwyse for renovations!

Ben R, Ashbury

Fantastic! I had some ideas [for a kitchen and bathroom] and Scott really helped me out in letting me know what would work and what not. He really knows what he is doing, I got what I was after, he has an excellent attention to detail, now 2 years down the track and still so happy, recommend his work 10/10.

Peter F

Thank you very much for your work and professionalism on our new extension – we love it!

Mary & Terry

Buildwyse Constructions should be commended for its strong client focus. In addition to being a reliable and trustworthy professional, Scott is an effective and personable communicator. Throughout the entire process, from signing the contract to troubleshooting issues, Scott took the time to explain what he was doing and why. He kept us regularly updated on the progress and always let us know if he was held up or running late, which we appreciated. We remain impressed with Scott’s expertise and professionalism, and would not hesitate to recommend Buildwyse Constructions to others.

Amay & Tegan, Marrickville

We engaged Buildwyse Constructions to attend to some rotting timber supporting our deck and pergola. From the start, we felt confident in Scott’s knowledge, experience, and ability to carry out the work; this was confirmed throughout the duration of the repair, which involved skilfully replacing the rotting posts and beams without compromising the existing structure, raising the fall on the pergola, and replacing the roofing. Scott completed the work within the quoted timeframe and we are pleased with the outcome and his quality workmanship.

Julie & Nicole, Alexandria

As a new homeowner, my wife and I wanted to enclose the front balcony of our 1930s Californian bungalow house. We wanted to have this as a separate room with an entry off the corridor and we also wanted it to look good both inside and out, which significantly complicated the project. I approached Buildwyse to get a quote, and was impressed with Scott’s knowledge, willingness to offer advise on a range of building matters, and his competitive quote. As this was our first renovation, Scott walked us through and assisted us with the DA process to get our approvals, and offered us explanations and options to make sure we would have a high quality and functional end result. Once work commenced Scott kept us informed of progress every step of the way, and notified us of details such that there were no surprises. He also provided recommended tradespeople to assist with other aspects allowing us to save money by dealing directly with them (he was also happy for us to use alternative tradespeople). Scott always made himself available on the phone when we needed advice, and even came to fix an unexpected issue at no charge weeks after all work and payments had been completed. Scott was a pleasure to work with. We are very happy with the end result and would certainly recommend Buildwyse to others considering a home renovation.


We engaged Scott at Buildwyse to undertake our recent renovation. Not only was Scott’s quote reasonable but he went out of his way to make the entire building process simpler for us. From dealing with Council, to advice on the build, he saved us slot of time and money as the renovation progressed. He also provided ideas and advice to bring our dream into a reality. We hadn’t even thought of additional touches, like angles on the interior roof and high ceilings to create a larger space in our open plan dining/living room. It was aspects like this that converted our normal renovation into a home that feels like it has a designer’s touch. We couldn’t recommend his workmanship more highly and our entire experience was nothing but positive. Next time we build, we’ll be going straight back to Buildwyse.

Jade & Herschel Isaacs, Marrickville

[Scott] had incredible attention to details, always approachable and easy to talk to and his workmanship was terrific.


Scott Wellings, proprietor of Buildwyse Constructions, has recently completed renovations of our flat in Marrickville. It has been transformed from an ugly, damp-ridden dump to a chic, contemporary residence, thanks to Scott and the excellent contractors he engaged. Of particular note is the draughtsman Scott recommended to us, who extensively changed the layout of the flat to enable a spacious flat with loads of storage space. Scott was timely in communicating any issues and seeking decisions. He worked through various problems in a calm, efficient manner. He reported regularly to us on all aspects of the project, and his financial accounting was first rate. The resulting works are of a very high quality and completely to our satisfaction. I recommend his building services without reservation.

Patricia Cruise, Marrickville

I engaged the services of Buildwyse Constructions for building work [which] was unusual, a heritage-style construction and required negotiations with an extraordinary number of authorities. I had never before engaged the services of a builder, nor invested in such major structural works on my home. My experience with Buildwyse was excellent. Scott assisted me with the complexities of the paper work with efficiency and a high degree of patience. As the building work progressed I was always kept informed of the progress and the schedule and involved in any of the decision making that took place along the way. The finished work exceeds expectation and gives me great pride and satisfaction. I thoroughly commend Buildwyse, for the competitive quote, the efficient and helpful information I was given in order to deal with the various authorities and the excellent quality of the workmanship and the completed work.

Robyn Godfrey, Sydenham

We just wanted to say thank you for the great job you did in installing the windows on the first floor of our terrace house. We are extremely happy with the job and many people have commented on how good they look. Having had a few unpleasant experiences with builders and tradesmen, it was a refreshing change to have someone so professional with pride in their work. We would have absolutely no hesitation in referring you to other people wanting building work done and in fact have already recommended you to our architect and some other friends who are looking to get some work done.

John Short & Greg Maslen

Scott Wellings of Buildwyse Constructions carried out a major renovation on my house, converting and extending an upstairs attic into three bedrooms, a bathroom, storeroom, hallway and staircase. The job – quite complex for a domestic renovation – was completed within the quoted time frame and for what I consider an eminently fair price: when compared with a number of other quotes, the cost was neither unreasonable low or high. The workmanship throughout was quite simply superb. Scott takes pains, and insists on the highest standards. His workmen approached the job in the same way. It was a pleasure to have the whole team at my house during construction. Scott was originally recommended to me by a friend for whom he had carried out a similar renovation. Sylvie could not speak highly enough of Scott’s workmanship and professional ethics. Nor can I, and I am happy to recommend his services.

R P Connolly, Glebe

We would have no hesitation in recommending Scott/Buildwyse to anyone about to embark on a home renovation. We found Scott to be extremely reliable and straightforward in his advice. He always turned up when he said he would and was great at explaining what the work would involve and how long it would take. We continue to be very happy with the work that Scott did for us and hope that he doesn’t get so busy that we can’t get him for our next project !

Ray and Briony, Marrickville

Thank you for all your hard work on our renovations. We wanted to let you know that we are very happy with the end result, and we appreciated your assistance and advice as the work progressed. In particular we appreciated your honesty, and capacity to discuss the work with us in terms we could understand, and this made decision making a lot easier. We would be happy to act as referees for any future jobs you have lined up, and feel free to pass on our contact details to prospective clients if you think it appropriate. Please also pass on our thanks to all the others who worked at our home as well. We look forward to hearing from you again if the awards nomination progresses.

Deb and Renelle, Marrickville

We would like to thank you very much for the wonderful work that you did on the extension of our home. Not once, during the three months that it took, did we have any cause for concern that the work was not on track or that it was not done to specifications. You were honest, professional, and always reliable, and this reflected in the quality and standard of your work. Most of all, we appreciated the update at the end of each day informing us as to what had been done and what you were going to do the next day. This made it easier for us to plan and juggle our work and family commitments. Finally, we are also thankful for all the little additional requests which you performed without hesitation. We therefore have no hesitation in recommending you, or to speak to, any of your potential clients. Once again, thank you very much for everything.

Janet and Moses, Kingsford

Buildwyse Constructions have worked with Indigo Design Group on both commercial and residential projects. The commercial projects included one of our major corporate clients who was very happy with the end result. We also recommended Buildwyse to personal friends on a residential project and again they were extremely happy with the results. We are happy and confident to recommend Buildwyse for their quality of work and efficiency with which it is carried out.

Terri Wilson Director, Indigo Design Group

Happy with the job that [Scott] did designing the footing for a retaining wall.

Reena M

I have known Scott Wellings for over ten years. During this time, we have worked together in various capacities, from direct contract to design/construct arrangements. All projects have been dealt with in a thorough and professional manner. Scott is a pleasure to work with and always acts with honesty and integrity. I would not hesitate in recommending Scott to any prospective client or employer.

Markam Ralph, Director, Morrison Design Partnership Pty Ltd

I confirm that our company has carried out engineering design work plus site inspections of construction work carried out by Mr Scott Wellings as a licensed builder. This work has covered a large number of residential projects and has extended over a period of eight years or more. We have always observed Mr Wellings to be a capable, conscientious and knowledgeable builder.

G M Jones, Director, Jones Nicholson Pty Ltd, Consulting Engineers

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