Trevor is the founder of our company and has been its driving force for over four decades. He is on our Board of Directors, and as Past President of the Master Builders Association of Victoria he maintains an active interest in the Melbourne building industry. You may meet him when you come to our office for meetings. Trevor has a legendary knowledge of residential investment in Melbourne and a deep, rich understanding of the contemporary building process and the building industry. His experience, expertise and insight are the foundations of our business and are woven into everything that we do.
You probably will not meet Melanie as she works behind the scenes. Her responsibilities are sourcing and managing suppliers of materials and services, estimating building projects and overseeing construction methods and schedules. With her background as an engineer and process quality manager for global manufacturers, Melanie ensures all the materials and methods that are used in the construction of your new home will contribute to a high quality outcome. Melanie is a Registered Builder and has a leadership role in the building industry, as Deputy President of the Master Builders Association of Victoria.
Emma is responsible for the sales, marketing and client liaison functions at Fasham. You will meet with Emma during the design process and then work closely with her to complete the exchange of the building contract. With her background as a licenced Real Estate Agent, her Master of Business Administration and her international business experience, Emma brings a contemporary, relationship-based approach to doing business. She understands the importance of your investment in your new home and your business relationship with Fasham and works hard to ensure that this investment is rewarded.
You will meet Bruce (or his colleague Brian) at our first meeting to discuss your new home project. He is responsible for creating a design brief that will drive the detailed design and construction of your home.
Bruce has decades of experience gained through working on residential design and construction projects, both in Australia and overseas. He has built and renovated many of his own homes, and he has first hand knowledge of how design and construction work together. He understands there are often options for meeting a particular requirement, and each of these options may have cost implications. At the design stage, we care about these options and how they will impact your budget, your level of investment and your expectations. Bruce finds one of the thrills of the job working out the myriad design considerations and challenges to meet the needs and desires of a specific home on a specific site for our clients.
While Bruce has not been at Fasham for decades, he has been interested in our design philosophy and construction approach since he started as an architecture student. Since his university days, he has been looking at Fasham homes for inspiration and ideas. His contemporary design approach aligns with our design DNA and is a natural fit for our business.
You will work with Sonia throughout the detailed design and construction process of your new home. Sonia understands your project in all its details and is responsible for ensuring the documentation is clear, concise and accurate. She understands how all the detailed documents come together to guide the construction, and she works with you to make any requirement changes to the documentation throughout the build. Her background as an architect and her experience managing construction contracts drive the many questions that really get to the heart of the matter for each space in your new home.
You will first meet with Sonia to decide the internal joinery details for your new home. This meeting happens after the detailed computer drawings have been generated and the detail specification documents are prepared. You will have an idea of where the main pieces of furniture will go from the initial plan and together you will consider the details of the cupboards and storage elements. Sonia will ask you very detailed questions about how you use the rooms you live in now, what you like and what you may choose to improve or change. She will talk about where the drawers and shelves will be located in your wardrobes. She will want to know the kitchen appliances you have selected, the sizes of your fridge and washing machine, she will consider where the best place to put your coffee machine or microwave may be. She will ask you what do you do with your paper for recycling and whether you need a work area in your garage, or a storage area for something special. Our clients find meetings with Sonia intense and satisfying as they can begin to really feel how they are going to live from day to day in their new home. When you meet with Sonia you will spend a couple of hours going through these details at the detail meeting. It’s a ‘nuts and bolts’ approach, in a focused meeting, to make sure we discuss and confirm your needs in relation to the location of your possessions, review the internal layout and consider how all the joinery elements to work together in your new home.
Kathy is our interior decorator and stylist. She is very skilled with colour palettes, textures and textiles. She has a remarkable ability to see the background and depth of a colour or texture. This fine level of discernment helps to guide you in making décor choices that you will be happy with, and that will create a harmonious experience of living in your home. Generally you will spend around four hours with Kathy to discuss the colours of the materials and surfaces of your new interior. At this meeting, we will confirm the internal and external colour selections, checking the set of choices you have made will work together with the actual materials that are selected for construction and finishing. Kathy has a long track record of providing valued advice to our clients. Her sense of design and furnishing is based on contemporary life and styling. She brings her unique sensitivity to colour and texture to the Fasham DNA, understanding how these elements translate into the tranquillity and experience of living in a new home.
You may also meet Kathy during construction, as she is involved with any changes of material or colours. If there are Council town planning approvals required for your new home design, you may meet with Kathy early on. If you elect to engage Kathy further, she will provide advice and assist with your decisions on curtain and soft furnishing selections.
David is responsible for managing the invoicing and payment processes for your new home. You will probably get to know him via email or phone interactions rather than in face to face meetings. His role is to ensure the payment process is smooth and efficient for all of us. When we build your new home, we rely on very detailed documentation and strict legislative requirements. Invoices need to be very clearly set out, so that any variation orders throughout the process are understandable for you and easily referenced by us all. We seek to have contracts and processes that are clear, up front and reasonable. If there is an issue that arises along the way, we will deal with it promptly and with fairness in mind.
At the end of the construction phase, David completes the handover with you. He is interested in your experience of designing and building with us and will talk to you about what you have enjoyed, and if there is anything that we could improve upon based on your experience.
David is a CPA and has worked in a wide range of businesses in Australia and overseas.
You will meet Roger approximately three months after you move into your new home.
He is very good at addressing the small issues that you may notice after you’ve moved in. He’ll coordinate any post-completion tasks performed by trades at your home, as well as taking a hands-on approach to some tasks. He works closely with Liz, the Project Managers and Glenn to make sure the post-completion items are addressed and completed in accordance with the schedule we provide.
Roger is a skilled carpenter who has worked with us for almost a decade. He has learned a lot about contemporary design and has a hands-on knowledge of the Fasham way in all its practical details. We receive fantastic feedback from clients after Roger has completed his work, his friendly approach to getting small but important tasks completed is appreciated.