Hydex Building Services have worked for a range of customers including;

  • Private House and Home Unit Owners
  • Property Managers
  • Strata Title Properties
  • Strata Managers - Residential and Commercial
  • Commercial and Industrial Property Owners

Please see following a selection of references from our previous clients.



Thanks Doug, It’s been a pleasure dealing with you. Cheers

Ian Foster 120 Fisher Road, Dee Why


Hi Doug,

You and your guys did a great job and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Hydex to anyone looking for maintenance work.

Thanks heaps!

Kind regards

Tina Simmons
52 Cassia Street, Dee Why.

Hi Doug

We thank you for your good work, cooperation and assistance – it has been a pleasure working with you and we hope to have the opportunity to do so again.

Once again thanks

Steven Fischer
BCA and Project Solutions Pty Ltd.

To Who It May Concern,

We had substantial work done in our apartment complex by Hydex Building Services.

I have been impressed by the Owner, Doug, and all of his workmen. All have been efficient, courteous and helpful.

Our building looks wonderful and I am sure the value has increased.

I do not hesitate to recommend Hydex Building Services to anyone.

Yours Faithfully

Helen Jackson
75 Evans Street, Freshwater.

Hi Doug,

I had the AGM last night at 26-28 Ashburner St, Manly and the owners were over the moon with how the building looked. Well done.


John Banyard
Portfolio Manager
Mason and Brophy Strata Management

Hi Everyone,

The painting looks great and the blokes who did it were really nice, it was well done all round.

They were the nicest tradies I have ever met!


Fred Thorpe
4-6 Ashburner Street, Manly.

Hi Ash,

(Strata Manager, Body Corporate Services)

Please pay the final invoice to Hydex.

The work has been very professional and the remedial building work priced very competitively.


Judy Cole
4-6 Ashburner Street, Manly

Hi Doug,

Thanks to you, John and Greg - good quality work with minimum fuss, mess, disruption etc.  I would be happy to recommend you anytime in the future.


Michael Cooper
112 Cabramatta Road, Cremorne.

Thanks Doug,

It’s been a pleasure dealing with you.


Ian Foster
120 Fisher Road, Dee Why.

Hi Doug,

Seriously, there’s absolutely no-doubt in our minds that the customer service that you personally provide is absolutely FANTASTIC.

The way you operate is BRILLIANT!

In fact, we’ve already iterated these facts to John Jocumsen so that he can recommend Hydex to other Strata properties that may require your services

Tony, Kylie and myself have already discussed the fact that we’d have no qualms in signing off on a happy customer reference

Roger Grevatt
15 Crescent Street, Fairlight.

Dear Douglas,

Thank you and your team for the quality preparation and painting work carried out.

We also appreciate your co-operation in working with the other tradesmen involved in renovating our unit. We are pleased to obtain a high quality result which we hope to enjoy in the years ahead.

With best wishes for you and your team for the future.

Yours sincerely

Fred and Lavinia English
2/28 Victoria Parade, Manly.

Hi Lauren,
(Strata Manager, AA Cameron Strata Management, Manly)
There is a company called Hydex Building Services, located at Brookvale, who did all our external painting and common areas internal painting in April. At the same time they replaced rotten timber in the roof fascia.
The Managing Director is Douglas Schaafsma who is a "can do" sort of person who comes up with some unique solutions to problems.
If you are not already using them I can highly recommend them to you.

Rodger Box
31 Upper Clifford Ave, Fairlight

Dear Douglas,

This is to thank you - again – for the excellent standard of the finished work at the above address. We are fortunate to have your services when required.

Have enclosed a copy of my letter to BCS (Body Corporate Services). I’m sure, however, you are already on his ‘Preferred’ list.

Warmest thanks and Best Regards

Cathie Garland
152 Raglan Street, Mosman.

Dear Mr Schaafsma,

Now that you have completed the painting of our building, I would like you to know how delighted we are with the results. The units have never looked so good and it was interesting to see the very professional way the work was carried out.

The painters you allocated for this job were very helpful and considerate and a pleasure to have around… We had been advised by Dulux on a previous occasion but this time we have been richly rewarded and I shall be writing to thank them also.

Yours Sincerely,

Jean Nysen
85 Grasmere Road, Cremorne.



Now that you have completed the work on our roof and my terrace let me say: a good job indeed; high professionalism with a pleasant personal touch. Quick, reliable, clean. I take my hat off and thank you.

All the best for you, your family and your company.

Kind Regards

Ralf Patenburg
6 White Street, Balgowlah.

Dear Doug,

Re: 61 Osborne Road, Manly

I have received excellent reports of your workmanship to date and everyone at the block seems exceptionally pleased.


Prue Brown
Strata Manager,
Body Corporate Services.

Dear Doug,

Attached is my cheque for full payment for the work carried out. Your men carried out the job in an efficient and pleasant manner.

Warm regards

Jim Carroll
Roseville NSW.

Dear Doug

Re: Strata Plan No 9407, 30-32 Queenscliff Road, Queenscliff.

The Executive Committee on behalf of the Owners Corporation, has asked me to convey their sincere appreciation for the quality of work and professional approach adopted by all at Hydex during their work on site at Strata Plan No 9407.

Yours sincerely

Bruce Gilroy
Strata Manager
Body Corporate Services, Willoughby Branch.

Dear Sir or Madam,

Re: Strata Plan 46903 – 1 Amherst Street, Cammeray.

As Managing Agents for the above mentioned Strata Scheme, we have been requested by the Executive Committee to write to you in regards to the excellent painting work carried out to the exterior of the three unit blocks of this Strata complex.

The work were completed in a professional manner with minimal disruption to the residents. The Executive Committee have no hesitation in recommending your company to others.

Yours faithfully,

Danny Kabbara
Strata Schemes Manager
Peter Clisdell Pty Limited.