Testimonials

We have enjoyed our 2008 experience of adding on a new deck to our holiday house in Dunsborough with Rusty Nail Designs (Darrell Playle). We have been impressed with the quality of the workmanship and the attention to detail in sourcing materials to match the existing house. Darrell’s communication with us was efficient and reliable and best of all the deck was finished and ready for us to use this summer.

Margaret and Tony Baker
Floreat

I would like to thank you for the very professional renovations you have completed at our beach house on Caves Road in Quindalup. The job was completed on time, on budget and finished to an exceptional standard. We could not be happier

David and Sue Millar

We recently moved into our new home in Yallingup Siding constructed by Rusty Nail Designs. Although building a new home especially a "one off" can be stressful, things were made easy by our choice in builder. Darrell's approach is that of a perfectionist who demands the highest quality from both tradesman and his choice in building materials and does not settle for anything less. We found Darrell to be very approachable and dealt with him personally on a daily basis allowing us to truly feel part of the whole process which we thoroughly appreciated. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Rusty Nail Designs.
Thanks Darrell

Mike & Elise

We recently appointed Rusty Nail Designs (Darrell Playle) to complete extensive renovation works to our beach house in Dunsborough. As our house is in a resort complex of 24 houses, the work had to be carried out in difficult circumstances taking into account the needs of tourists residing in the resort. The design and building work completed by Rusty Nail Designs was of a very high standard and we are thrilled with the result. We found the communication during the building period to be excellent. As a result of our experience in this project, we have again employed Rusty Nail Designs to carry out renovation works on our parent’s beach house.

Helen & Barry Osboine
Subiaco, W.A.

We recently engaged RUSTY NAIL DESIGNS to undertake extensive renovations to one of our properties. A project of this size led us to consider involving an architect however Darrell’s building expertise and ability to keep the job moving removed this additional cost. A very satisfactory completion to our “new home”.

John & Carol Vincent
South Perth, WA

We engaged Darrel Playle and Rusty Nail Design during 2005 to 2007 for additions to our house at Dunsborough, plus some significant engineering work to improve the drainage and stability of the original building site. An independent designer and an engineer were involved in the early stages. Darrell’s approach was very thorough: we were kept well informed at all times, the documentation was excellent, and the 3D designs were particularly helpful. The difficulties of adding to a currently-occupied house were well managed, and the subcontractors used by Rusty Nail were of a high standard.

Don and Joan McDonald

We are very pleased with the extension project work completed by Rusty Nails - it has significantly enhanced the existing building. Darrell Playle is a reliable builder with an effective design service and provides quality workmanship. He works closely with his client to ensure the objectives of the project are met.

David Eiszele
Applecross, Perth

A big thanks to Darrell and his team at Rusty Nail Designs for the exceptional and professional work carried out on our home renovation. In todays times where standards and service dont seem to be a priority, Rusty Nail Designs have produced a solid quality home that we, the residents, love. We do highly recommend that you contact Darrell from Rusty Nail Designs as his professionalism is second to none

David and Natasha McNaught
Dunsborough

In 2008 we engaged Rusty Nail Designs to carry out building and site alterations to our holiday home at Dunsborough, in readiness for our daughter’s wedding. Extensive site works were carried out successfully despite the very wet winter conditions. Several mature trees were transplanted, and Darrell took a personal interest in their survival. Modest alterations have transformed the appearance and amenity of the house. Everything was ready and sparkling in time for the wedding. Darrell’s skill at coordinating trades was evident throughout the project and his high quality of workmanship and attention to detail has achieved an outstanding result. Darrell is energetic and professional in his project management, and a pleasure to work with. We would not hesitate to recommend him to others.

Chris and Stephanie Harper
Trigg, WA

In 2012 We approached Darrell to help us to renovate our house in Busselton. It was an old 80s place, dark and dingy and the living areas were difficult to use and furnish. We didn't know where to start but Darrell helped us to turn our ideas into a workable plan. From there the rest was easy. Darrell and his team of tradesmen just got on with the job. We met with him regularly on-site and he made suggestions and improvements as the inevitable hidden problems came up. We are very happy with the result. We now have a light, bright, modern home that is a credit to Darrell and Rusty Nails. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Rusty Nails Designs and would definitely look to Darrell again for any future building projects.

Greg and Karen Gibbs
Perth, WA

We have employed Rusty Nail Designs on two separate occasions for additions to our house at Meelup Hill, Dunsborough. Darrell Playle has met our expectations on both occasions. His computer generated designs have been helpful and accurate and Darrell has progressed them through the Local Government authorities effectively as he knows and complies with its requirements. The building process was timely and personally supervised by Darrell with great attention to detail. He is particularly good in matching renovations to existing buildings and sourcing correct materials to achieve this. The standard of construction has been of very high quality.
Most importantly he has been personally willing to attend to minor matters following completion.
We have been delighted with his professional and personal attention and we are pleased to advocate on his behalf.

Margaret and Tony Baker
Floreat, WA

In 2011 we chose Rusty Nail Designs to build our house as we knew the quality of the building would be of a high standard. We had seen previous projects Darrell had completed and did not hesitate in employing his services. We worked with Darrell from the design phase through to building. The quality of the building is exceptional and the attention to detail is obvious when you look at the house. We had previously built with a project builder and the experience and outcome are polar ends of the scale. With Rusty Nail Designs you are assured a quality product. We love our new house.

Sara and Kin Pitman
Dunsborough, WA

If you are looking for a builder with an extraordinary eye for detail then Darrell Playle at Rusty Nail Designs is the go. My husband and I recently built a holiday home in Broadwater. The site was always spotless and Darrell showed complete commitment to building a high quality residence. He was very supportive and excellent at communicating and the quality of my home is second to none. Darrell consulted us on every decision and nothing was a problem if changes needed to be made. It was obvious that Darrell takes pride in his work and genuinely enjoys what he does. Sadly half way through the build my husband passed away. I had complete faith and trust in Darrell to continue the project whilst I was dealing with other personal matters and I will forever be grateful for all the support he gave me through this difficult time. He went above and beyond his duties. My holiday home is more beautiful than anything my husband or I ever dreamed of and I would not hesitate in recommending Darrell to anyone.

Danielle Jones
Dalkeith