John & Helen (Blairgowrie) – Mansfield Design & Construction

Helen and I, wish to thank you and the team at Mansfield Design and Construction for the fine job you have done for us in the construction and recent extension of our Blairgowrie home.

In every aspect of our dealings with you, your staff and your tradesman, we have always encountered co-operation, professionalism and a commitment to excellence that has been outstanding. That is translated into a finished product that is first class in every respect. We are not only absolutely delighted with the quality of the workmanship, but also the ease with which the entire project has been managed and completed within the specified time frame.

Throughout our dealings with your company we have consistently encountered the attitude that everyone is committed to achieving the desired outcome and being as helpful as possible throughout. The builders on-site gave the impression that they had a personal interest in the project and a quality result. Our dealings with your office staff have always been friendly and responsive.

Ralph, your management of the project, your obvious passion and particularly your initiative along the way in suggesting ways of achieving the best outcome is much appreciated. The result is amazing and something of which you and your team should be justifiably proud.

As a businessman, I am particularly sensitive to the issues of culture, commitment to excellence and professionalism. From my perspective, you and your team tick all the boxes. I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone who is looking for quality outcome handled by people of exemplary integrity.
Thanks and regards.

John & Helen

Katrina & Simon (Blairgowrie)

On behalf of Simon and myself we would like to sincerely thank you for our new home in Blairgowrie.

From beginning to end you have shown complete enthusiasm and professionalism, have been extremely helpful and we have valued your practical advice and your commitment and interest in the project.

We thank you for taking the time to meet with us when required, particularly those times you came out of your way on the weekends, and we appreciated the phone calls to give updates on how the project was progressing.

Thank-you also for all the extra bits and pieces you have assisted us with and for running through very thoroughly how everything operates.

We are thrilled that we chose Mansfield for this project – we never imaged a builder would finish on time and you have. We would have no hesitation in using you again and also recommending your company to others.

Many thanks again to you personally, and to Andrew and the rest of your team.

Kind Regards

Katrina & Simon


John & Leonie (Mt Martha)

We appointed MDC to construct an extension to our property in Mt. Martha in July 2006. Ralph Mansfield was very helpful in providing some design aspects, suggestions and improvements of the extension. Mansfield handled all details of plans and permits promptly and efficiently and work commenced quickly.

Ralph’s team of tradesmen was very efficient and courteous at all times and eager to help where we needed it. Construction was completed ahead of time and completely to our satisfaction.

We have no hesitation in recommending MDC for this type of construction.

John & Leonie

Mt Martha

Famon & Cheryl (Rye)

Cheryl and I sincerely thank you and the team at MDC for building our “sea change” at Rye.

We compliment you on your expedient response and follow up to our tender, your punctuality, attention to detail and willingness to consult and keep us informed at every stage throughout the build.

Your suggestions to design changes to our original plans and the build quality is testimony to your experience and expertise. It has truly given us a beach house that surpasses all our expectations and a place that we look forward to using at every opportunity.

When we made the decision to go down the path of building, it was not without trepidation; given our lack of experience and the constant reminders of failed forays of others who have journeyed down this road. We are happy to say that our build was a smooth and seamless experience.

To this end we are very grateful to you and Dave, who project managed our build so efficiently and expertly … Really a godsend to us and a wonderful asset to MDC.

We thank you again and advise we have no reservations what so ever in recommending Mansfield Design & Construction to others.

Yours Sincerely

Famon & Cheryl


Tino & Lucie (Sorrento)

We contracted MDC in February 2005 to complete our extensions and renovations to our property in Sorrento, Victoria.

The scope of this work covered the addition of a second storey to the existing building including a living room, two bedrooms and a bathroom as well as extensive external improvements. These included upgrading of the decking in our backyard, a shed for outside entertaining and major landscaping works in the front yard. The estimated completion date was set for November 2005.

Through this reference we wish to record our complete satisfaction with the work which was carried out by MDC. The project was completed on time and within budget.

In addition the quality in workmanship was maintained at a high standard throughout and the interface with the various site personnel including Dave the site supervisor was always cordial and very effective.

We would have no hesitation in recommending Mansfield Design & Construction for any construction work to our friends in the future.


Tino & Lucie


Peter & Anne (Tootgarook)

From the local phone book we rang and left messages with six builders. We had an appointment with MDC within hours. We had an outline of a floor plan and a vague desire to be “modern” rather than brick veneer and pitched tiled roof again.

Ralph was enthusiastic, creative, practical and knowledgeable. Our plan developed and he was as excited as we were. We lived two hours away but we trusted him. He did everything. Started and finished on time. Organisation and tradesmen were first class.

Best of all, he was flexible. As each stage was completed we had on-site evaluations of the next. One example: With the slab laid, the frame is marked out on the floor. We thought the plan was perfect but Ralph knew that the physical reality is different. We reviewed every wall, every door, every window, everything.

Lots of changes.

No problem, No charge!

It was the same at every stage, with Ralph and with his excellent foreman and usually with the relevant tradesman. It wasn’t done until we were all satisfied.

We are thrilled with the result and Ralph’s interest and commitment remain, eight months after completion.

We never heard from the other five builders.

Peter & Anne


Frank & Liz (Rye)

Sincere thanks from Liz, the boys and myself on the marvellous workmanship that was the Extension.

You originally built the home for us almost 13 years ago and in that time it has shown no signs of ageing either structurally or cosmetically. In this light there was never going to be anyone else charged with changing it to the modern contemporary looking home that we will retire in.

The standard of labour was flawless and your recommendations as we progressed were most helpful in achieving something that we are so pleased with and couldn’t imagine would occur. In hindsight the initial hiring of an architect was probably not required.

Please pass on our appreciation to your office staff.

Kind Regards

Frank & Liz


Nicholas (Blairgowrie)

We had a pool and outside entertainment area built by Mansfield Design & Construction in late 2006. Our timetable was tight since we wanted the area for summer holidays.

The work was completed early and we were kept fully informed throughout the process regarding progress. We had a few tricky issues arising during building which were handled quickly, tactfully and efficiently by Mansfield Design & Construction, via their excellent site supervision.

The standard of work cannot be faulted. the inevitable odd small issue arising after completion has been handled equally efficiently and I would recommend them for any project.



Tim (Sorrento)

After very careful consideration, I selected Mansfield Design & Construction for my major renovation project at Sorrento. Having spoken to FIVE builders in the area, inspected at least two homes built by each and after requesting detailed quotations, a very clear picture emerged. The builders basically fell into two categories –

1. Those who didn’t have the time or couldn’t be bothered and made me feel I was being a nuisance, and

2. The ONE that made me feel my business was important and would do whatever it took – Ralph Mansfield.

This attitude extended right through the build period, with proactive solutions to difficult situations as they occurred and even if it meant more work, the end result was always the main objective. Site meetings were never a problem and always very constructive.

The Mansfield team worked well together, were very knowledgeable and their attention to detail was exemplary. They showed a pride in their work and seemed to enjoy what they were doing. The sub-trades projected the same level in quality of workmanship.

The overall build experience was without drama and came in on budget. I would have NO hesitation in recommending Mansfield Design & Construction for any size of project.



Frank & Helen (St Andrews Beach)

Thank you “Mansfield Design and Construction” for your prompt completion of our extensive renovations.

We can only speak with gratitude and respect for the manner in which work was carried out.

Managing Director and Master Builder, Ralph Mansfield not only took on the project management, but also endeared himself to us with his good humour and straightforwardness. His daily visits; (often more), assured that his high standards of workmanship were being met, while addressing any queries we may have had.

Every tradesman employed by Ralph showed excellence and pride in what they were achieving. Neighbours commented on the fact that every day throughout the project there were workers on site.

Again we say a big THANK YOU to Ralph Mansfield for his excellence in Construction, Organisation and Management.

We highly recommend Mansfield Design and Construction and would be happy to speak further to prospective clients who are seeking a project completed with high standards in all areas.

Frank and Helen

St Andrews Beach

Cheryl (Shoreham)

MDC Testimonials I am absolutely thrilled by my new house and all my friends are equally impressed by the finish and workmanship. The building process was stress free and the end result has exceeded my expectations twofold. Mansfield’s great design suggestions and willingness to alter plans when asked without fuss contributed to such a great end result. This kind of service is hard to find in the building industry.

I was also very impressed by the tradespeople who worked on the project and the office staff – they could not have been more helpful, the personalised service was terrific. To anyone contemplating building a new home or major renovation should look no further than Mansfield Design & Construction.




George & Carolyn (Tootgarook)

We would like to take the time to thank Ralph and his team.

Ralphs quote was quite competitive and we expected an average quality for our kitchen, bathroon, laundry renovation.

We were happily surprised when the build finished and we inspected. The quality was outstanding.

We must mention that every issue we brought up was addressed to our satisfaction, no matter how trivial.

Well done Ralph, you nailed it.

Robert & Narelle (Rye)

Robert and I would like to say a big thank you for our new home. After deciding on a sea change and purchasing a block of land you have made our dream home exactly what we wanted.

Ralph as soon as we listened to your ideas and you gave us a plan we were sold.

You happily worked within our budget and all of your staff were extremely helpful and courteous. The workmanship of your team is second to none, from Raelene and Maura in the office to everyone who worked on our house nothing was ever an issue.

A special thanks to Dave who was our project manager. He went above and beyond anything I ever expected and always kept in contact as to what was going on. He is such an asset to your team and the loveliest guy anyone could wish to meet. I am forever telling him what a STAR he is and how grateful we are to have had him on this job.

This is our third build and by far the most satisfying. No complications and the workmanship first rate.

Our friends are just as stunned by the finish as we are.

Thanks once again

Narelle and Robert.