Being a working professional who simply doesn’t have the time, insight, experience or knowledge that is required to build a new home meant that I needed someone I could trust completely. It’s not often that one finds a partner that honours their word, that always has your best interest at heart and that you can be sure will give you an objective opinion. Peter is one of those individuals. We met by chance and I can say without any doubt that if it wasn’t for Peter and the Baobab team our project would not have been the seamless and relatively hassle free process that it was. I would absolutely recommend Baobab for the aspiring home builder and look forward to the day Peter and I get to work together again.
I will definitely recommend your services to any of our friends/family who buy houses in the future.
Peter has assisted me on several occasions, the most recently being the construction of my house. He is extremely knowledgeable and gives you the peace of mind in knowing that the process is being managed by a professional! I would absolutely recommend Peter’s services to anyone who is looking at building, renovating, or merely needing advice on a property.
Home builders and buyers are in desperate need for an independent experienced company that looks out for their best interest to address structural flaws. Where the regulatory bodies have let us down, Baobab Consulting has stepped up to the plate to help the consumer fight against the defects caused by poor planning, construction and maintenance by builders and previous tenants. They have addressed my issues swiftly and with the highest level of professionalism. They never over promised and under delivered. I would highly recommend their services to anyone looking to get the job done, quickly and painlessly.
Chris Kruger (Faerie Glen, Pretoria)
We would like to recommend Peter Allsopp and Baobab Consultants to any other Sectional Title Body Corporates. Recently we had major flooding at our estate caused by problems with the storm water drainage system. We had been battling with the Developer for some time seemingly getting nowhere. When we appointed Peter, the Developer, we believe, knowing Peter’s reputation, knowledge and independence attended to all of our concerns and much to our satisfaction without us having to resort to a long and expensive legal battle. Thank you Peter a great return on our investment.
Chris Maroulis (Alinta Trustees Chairman)
MURANO BODY CORPORATE
On behalf of Murano Body Corporate I would like to express our appreciation to Baobab Consultants (Peter Allsopp) for your dedication to the success on the Murano Complex Refurbishment Project.
Your professionalism, enthusiasm and commitment were evident as the negotiations between the Developer, Contractor and Murano Body Corporate was a sensitive and complicated issue. Your efforts were an integral part of the success of the entire project which would not have got off the ground without your involvement.
We would not hesitate to recommend your services to any other body corporate requiring assistance in this regard.
Ian du Toit, Kate du Toit, Robbie Hannah, Lynn Trow, Carlos Cesario, Roy Nolan.
I have found Peter to be both professional and dedicated.
I have been working with Peter for over 3 years. He has been instrumental in ensuring my claim from the NHBRC was processed. Not an easy task.
More recently he has been the project manager on the building works at our home. Again not an easy task as it required the management of a myriad of contractors. He was able to ensure that all contractors not only worked together timeously but that they delivered quality work.
He has a huge knowledge of all aspects of construction and even the professionals he managed would ask him for advice.
I have found Peter to be both professional and dedicated and would have no problem at all in recommending him for any project no matter how complex.
Should have discovered Baobob Consultants sooner!
I already feel like I am in good hands. This process we started more than a year ago and has never moved forward. I am just grateful that you are willing to assist us. Obviously it would have been great to have discovered your company before spending tens of thousands on poor reports and lawyers.
Morning Peter, John and Evy
I must congratulate you as our legal team, and we are extremely proud to be associated with you and your respective organisations. We realise that the decisions taken yesterday must have been taxing on yourselves, but with your knowledge and honesty we have managed to expose the arbitrator and the attorney. I firmly believe that had we not done this, a fair outcome to this arbitration would not have been possible. Last night was one of this best nights we have had since the start of this arbitration, I know that you guys have prepared our case adequately.
Once again thank you all for your assistance and guidance
W and S
Highly professional service
On behalf of GE Developments I would like to express our appreciation and thanks for the highly professional service that we received from you and your organization.
Building disputes are always highly charged and emotional. You were able to control the situation and guide the proceedings in such a way that an amicable arrangement was reached in less than half the time we had set aside for the discussions. Perhaps an important fact to note is that this issue has been going backwards and forwards between parties and lawyers for in excess of two years.
I believe that both parties walked away feeling that all the issues on the table had been addressed fairly. This I would attribute to your ability to be objective and impartial when discussing and attempting to separate fact from emotion
I would without a moment’s hesitation recommend to anyone involved in the building industry to utilize your services to mediate between themselves and a homeowner – the sooner the better.
Resolving a long standing matter - Wayne and Melissa
Dear Mr. Allsopp
It is hard to believe that it has taken us two years of fighting to resolve our dispute with our builder, but thanks to your help and assistance the matter has now finally been settled last week.
Your professionalism, expertise, kindness and understanding is exactly what myself and Wayne needed to assist us in resolving the dispute. If it was not for your objective views and honesty in your reports as well as your dealings with their builder’s expert I do not think this matter could have been resolved with the outcome that we have received.
All your assistance with our matter is greatly appreciated and will never be forgotten.
Wayne and Melissa Santa Augusta
Thanks once again.
Building problems - Carol Reynolds
Thanks for getting back to me! We have received a report from the NHBRC giving the builder 21 days to comply. In addition, we have received a report from Inspecta Home, adding weight to our case!!!
Congrats on starting a company that actually assists clients in my shoes. I wish we had access to same in Cape Town.
Thanks for your speedy response to my email. (With such excellent service, you are clearly NOT a builder!!!)
I trust you are well.
Just a short note to express our profound appreciation for the role you played at
Your highly professional approach was refreshing and greatly appreciated. In
particular, your objectivity and impartial stance was most welcomed – whilst I know
that your client was our contractor (and not me), my wife and I developed faith and
respect for your involvement to the extent that we did not see the need to appoint our
We particularly recognise the calm, logical and methodical manner in which you
explained complex building industry aspects by breaking it down into simple concepts
and diagrams. That, indeed, is an invaluable skill. Whilst the process (long delays and
quality issues from the contractor) was difficult and trying for all of us, your
involvement was a critical welcome source of comfort and gave us hope that there
was indeed light at the end of the tunnel!
Thank you very much for your efforts and support and we wish you well. If you
would oblige, we would like to invite you to our home for a drink. I will contact you
in due course.
Brady Residence - Linden