s28 Testimonials


I can highly recommended Sanctuary28.
The company built a beach house for me on North Stradbroke Island , which is accessible only by ferry , so is not an easy place to do a build .
It is an extremely professional company and their knowledge of building on an island and coping with the ever present difficulties was superb . The quality of work was above expectations, under such difficult circumstances, and all deadlines met and budgets adhered to.
It was a joy to work with Sanctuary28. They were pleasant, courteous and made the build a happy experience for me.

Cate Downes - Stradbroke House

Building with Don from Sanctuary 28 was one of the best decisions we have ever made. It was the least stressful part of our year!! The communication was excellent, there were no surprise costs, he had a fantastic relationship with all his trades and they were able to complete the build well within the time they had estimated. We are extremely happy with the result and would definitely recommend the company to anyone planning to build.

Vanessa Brown - Happyness House

Don and his team at Sanctuary 28 provided us with a seamless and truly positive building experience. Their professionalism and approach ability allowed us to feel comfortable throughout both the planning and building stages. The result is a well built family home that we could not be happier with.

Noes Mcpahil - Barrel Street House

When my husband and I decided to renovate our dream home from interstate, everyone told us we were mad. After contacting over 15 companies on the Gold Coast, Sanctuary 28 Projects were the stand out company from the very start. Don (the Director) responded to our initial email enquiry within 24 hours to introduce himself and his team and they held our hand during every step of the renovation. As first time renovators, S28 took away all the stress of renovating. Don and his team took the time to understand our vision of renovating a home which was modern and also suitable for a person with a mobility disability and they nailed it. Each week, Don sent through videos of the work being completed. He even went as far as introducing the tradesmen on site (who were all awesome), which was a big help when we could only deal with them over the phone. Over the six month renovation, we had only two site visits and the renovation was a dream run. The project was finished early and on budget. Whether it is for a new build or a reno, I can not recommend S28 highly enough. Our renovation experience was nothing but awesome!

Ceejay Bellis - 2016 - Renovation - Elanora

"I have had an absolute pleasure building with Sanctuary 28. You have in office Mark who keeps it all in line and on budget for everyone, along with Vicky who basically does it all. On site I had the pleasure of meeting Bradley the Electrician (many times as I kept changing my mind and kept a smile the whole time), Trent the chippie, Reg the Chippie, Reg the concreter, of course how could forget Andrew and Ash the plumbers and Barrett Brothers who painted, painted and came back and painted again.. Love those guys. And finally of course; The Don. Well Don is just the best. The best way to describe him is from his words. "Anna, We only have solutions here not problems." and no matter how small the job was he always made me feel very important and I truly appreciate that so very much." "I also appreciate that none of the guys listed above really ever got frustrated with me. And I can tell you that might not have been always easy. When building a house it is so important to get things right and whilst not always an easy task it often takes looking, thinking and changing your mind in the process and I am so pleased all these people allowed me to do this. I am now building my second home with Sanctuary 28 and I am weeks away from finishing. And I have had the great joy of working with all the guys again. I must not forget the additions to the above on the new house My Chippie Mick, buddy Kev, Dean the Tiler and wee Sam who basically endured my daily site visits to see what they were up to and always good advise and wiling to allow me to create another Lovely Sanctuary 28 home. And I can tell you it will not be my last."

The Hamptons Home and Florists, Casuarina

"We have settled in really nicely to our home - thanks to you all. Every few days Brianna tells me how happy she is with our decision to stay and renovate, and a huge part of that (if not all) is due to your work. Putting into words how happy we are with the renovation S28 did is difficult. You'd really have to see the before and after photos to really do it justice."

Tom Pollock - Renovation

"Thank you for the magnificent home"

Kelly and Dwayne, Wongawallan.

"I have been enjoying the beautiful house you have built. A credit to all your staff for a wonderful job"

Jade, Robina.

"The design, build and management of our Sanctuary 28 home was first class and achieved by the nicest bunch of people you could ever wish for"

Neil and Heidi Holmes, Runaway Bay.


"We are so pleased with our new home, a big thanks to all the team at Sanctuary 28 for doing a wonderful job"

Dean, Varsity Lakes.

"We were very hesitant about building again due to a previous bad experience and especially as we were living in Sydney at the time of building. Throughout the process I felt very comfortable with Don and his team, and therefore only felt it necessary to visit QLD 4 times during construction. I am pleased with my new home"

Kay, Lakelands Golf Estate

"Sanctuary 28 built a duplex project for me, I had so much fun picking everything out and being able to work closely with Don was such a good thing as I have heard some builders are so unapproachable. It certainley is an experience I will have again"

Sandra, Kirra


"The reason that this company is so far above all other builders is the wonderful people that make up the team of Sanctuary 28. Being able to talk with Don about what we wanted in our home made us feel important. People say that building your own home is a nightmare but I would tell anyone thinking of building that our experience with Sanctuary 28 was nothing but enjoyable and the end result is a stunning home that you will definately be proud of. PS - We are just about to build our second home with S28."

Sandra & Wayan Neka, Bilinga

"I was pleased to read of your achievements in the prestigious Master Builders Awards. I know you and your team take great pride in your buildings and business. It is always gratifying to see clients do well and think that we may have helped you along the way. On behalf of the National Australia Bank, congratulations and wishing you every success in the future"

Peter Bird, NAB

"Thanks for going the extra mile for us. Really appreciate working with you guys"

Graham and Kerry, Hope Island

"On behalf of HIA Insurance Services, I congratulate S28 for the award for Custom Built Homes. The award is a reflection of your firm's commitment to building quality products and a reward for dedication and hard work. HIA showcases the best in the business and I am sure you are proud to be part of this elite group"

Alf De Thomasis, HIA Insurance Services.

"We are very happy with our new house and the location is perfect"

John and Sue, Broadbeach

"Thank you for doing such a great job in creating our home - we are enjoying living in it! Thank you for the support & follow ups too - we appreciate your professionalism in all matters"

Trevor and Lilly, Casuarina


"Stu and I are really enjoying living at Cobaki in the most wonderful home that your team created for us. We would love to build again, I have so many ideas, but we feel like we are living the dream now!"

Tina Norman - Cobaki

"I was in New Zealand for the duration of construction. I am now living in my new home and am very pleased with the completed construction"

John Seymour - Banora

"Don and his team embraced our vision and delivered to us a quality home. I would definately build with Sanctuary 28 again"

Andrew Osborne - Sovereign Island

"The tradesman that Don employs are very approachable and friendly. I never felt intimidated as a female in a very male dominated environment. We had a pleasant building experience"

Arna Yorston- Salt, Kingscliff

"Sanctuary 28 brought my renovation vision to fruition, on time and within budget. We are so pleased with the results"

Debbie - Tallebudgera Valley

"We have used Sanctuary 28 for two projects so far, and we are about to start our third with them soon. We have found the whole team at Sanctuary 28 a dream to work with. They have all been exceptionally professional, honest and trustworthy. All of our projects , a beach house at Salt Kingscliff and a site of four townhouses in Nundah, have been completed on time, within budget and with no dramas or stress at all. Each project has been a pleasure actually, and this is quite rare for an owner to say after building!!! Dons eye for detail, and his perfectionism, creates amazing spaces and projects that are timeless. We are looking forward to our next project of 5 units with great excitement. We highly recommend Sanctuary28."

Anne Rentoul - Brisbane