When we bought our property we knew our roof needed some work. It leaked all through winter and had an obvious sag in it. The previous owners assusured us that it had been repaired. It had… kind of. Wire holding up your ceiling is repaired right?
Enter Ben Ward. The whole roof had been attacked by termites, entire beams were missing, perlings had never been put in and it was collapsing under it's own weight. It was built 50 years ago by the original owner so we'll give the original builder credit.
We were very strapped for cash so Ben gave us two options, either he could stabilise it which he was honest and told us would last 10 or so years or we could redo the whole thing. We ummed and ahhed a bit until we finally agreed to tear the whole thing off and start again.
Why did we choose Ben? Approachable, admitted when he needed to do more research, (didn't bluff if he wasn't sure) gave advice but, most importantly for us, he employed an apprentice. We'll always support someone who is gives opportunities to Australia's young people.
Once it was off Ben did a site inspection. It was hard to hold back the laughter as we watched the shock on his face. It was so… so much worse than any of us had ever thought possible. I'm now convinced spirit levels were only invented 30 years ago. Ben admitted straight off the bat that he would really have to think about this one and get some advice from his brother, Scott, another carpenter and registered builder. With the help of Scott Ben came up with a plan and executed it brilliantly.
We now have a roof!
The service after he finished was great as well. Ben gave us the exact number of CGI sheets we would need, explained how to put it on and told us how to seal our roof to prevent rat and ember attacks. He even gave us advice on how to fix some other buildings.
Basically, he's just a top bloke. We've recommended him to all our family and friends.
Adrian S (Gidgegannup)
"Ben provide us with shelving in our walk in robes, and installed skirting boards through-out our entire house. I was very impressed with his workmanship and professional approach. We would not hesitate to recommend Ward's Carpentry's services" Mark. W (Watermans Bay)
"Great job on our pergola Ward's Carpentry! we love our new outdoor area, bring on the summer!" Wilf and Mary (Middle Swan)
"From the first phone call, to handover of our extension we were very pleased with Ben and the guys genuine manner and can do attitude. A very fair price and a great job done by all" Moz. (West Leederville)
"Thanks for the Schlick job on the skirting boards Ben" Sam. D (Embleton)
"Ben and the guys were very professional right from our first meeting, to the completion of our gazebo. He did such a great job, we were very pleased with the quality of workmanship. He was clean and tidy too! highly reccomended" Pat and Julian. H (Brigadoon)
"Ben took care of the whole renovation at new house. He built us a deck, patio out the back and finished off all the skirting and architraves in the house properly. We were so glad we didn't have to get three or four different people in to do all the different jobs. Plus, he helped organise the electrician and plumber for us, who were also great! I will certainly be getting him back to do our extension one day!" Robyn. W (Gooseberry Hill)