Testimonials for Matthews Joinery and Kitchen Centre - Custom Cabinetry Ballarat

Congratulations to Rod and his team for a most impressive kitchen renovation at my home.

Certainly, from design stage with the most helpful insight and advice from his designer – Pauline Ribbans to completion by skilled craftsmen, the project was completed to my absolute satisfaction and looks magnificent. The quality of the cabinetry is most impressive and installation of kitchen equipment including range hood and flue first rate workmanship.

I would also like to offer my admiration for the polished black granite benchtops crafted by the stonemasons of Rockworks, La Trobe st Ballarat which were integrated so skillfully with the cabinets.

Rodney Matthews and his team deserve sponsorship for an Australian Business Quality Award as a top quality business in Central Highlands.



We are thrilled with our new kitchen renovation which was designed, built and installed by Mathews Joinery (Ballarat).  The level of professionalism, initiative and friendly approach shown by all staff was excellent.

We had a positive impression from the very first moment we entered the kitchen showroom at Matthew’s Joinery.  The showroom has several kitchen displays where the customer has the opportunity to open-close doors and drawers, feel the products and can imagine how the products would look in their own homes.  It was there we asked lots of questions to the Designer who gave us her absolute focussed attention.

The Designer had wonderful ideas and understood exactly what we wanted.  Some of the features we love include; custom capping which connects all cupboards and which is fitted with led strip lights, (with remote control).  These lights run across the entire wall of sink and bench area and they provide fantastic light. We love that some of the kitchen doors are glazed doors, which act to feature some of our favourite crockery. We are also delighted with the appliance cupboard which we use as a breakfast and mini snack bar, sort of like a mini pantry with appliances, cups, plates and cutlery.  It is another work area in the kitchen and it’s wonderful because several people can be in the kitchen working at the same time, but everyone can have a separate work station.  We find the large drawers are so much better than the cupboards we use to have.  We seem to be able to fit more in the drawers than the old cupboards.  The cupboards and doors are very easy to open and close as they are fitted with soft close hinges.  Some of the high cupboards open with a light touch, they are fitted with aventos servo drive lift up doors.  These high cupboards have allowed us so much more storage.

The cabinet making workmanship was flawless and the cabinet makers were meticulous at putting everything together. Communication between everyone flowed easily. We had no problems with any part of the production and were extremely happy with the after care service and, were most impressed when everything was physically checked after instalment.  We are very happy.


What a pleasure and experience to have worked with the professional team at Matthews Joinery for the creation of my new kitchen.  From the very first visit to discuss our requirements, to the design, the manufacture, installation and the co-ordination of all sub-contractors, to the completion – fantastic.  All work went to schedule and I did not have to worry about anything – it was always organized and on time.  The craftsmanship with everything was excellent. I would highly recommend Matthews Joinery to any person wishing to revamp their kitchen.


To dear Rod and all the wonderful staff at Matthews Joinery,

We would just like to say thankyou for fitting out our home, the cabinetry looks amazing and we couldn’t be happier!

You provide such professional advice, and quality service/products. You made the whole process easy and we are thrilled with the final result.

Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou!!

Brianna, Domain and Charlie

Hi Pauline

My kitchen is divine!  I love it sooooo much. You did an amazing job. Every detail is as we discussed in your showroom. Superb. It has helped create a real hub for our home. I love cooking in it and I even love cleaning up and doing the dishes!!!  The bench is always sparkling!  Everything about it is perfect. Thankyou.



Hi Pauline. Hope you had a great Christmas and New Year. All the best for 2014.

Our kitchen is fabulous and I cannot thank you enough for the innovative design. Andrew has done a wonderful job of converting it into a great room.

Have written a 5* review on HOUZZ.


Carolyn and Peter

Hi Rod

Thank you and your team for the great work in completing our lovely kitchen, bathroom vanity, wardrobe and laundry top/panels.
Rosie and I are very happy with the finished product and really love the kitchen that now complements our new renovated and extended home.
We look forward to moving in over the next couple of weeks and would be very happy to show Pauline and yourself the “finished product”.

Thanks again for a wonderful job.

Best regards

Andrew and Rosie

Hello Pauline,
can you please say thank you to Rod and the guys for a job well done.Much appreciated. I am very happy with the result.



Hi Pauline,

I would like to thank Rod and yourself for your help in choosing finishes and handles, you were all so helpful and I absolutely love the vanity, it looks amazing.

Also the guys who installed the vanity were very professional and cleaned up any mess that was made, I would highly recommend Matthews Joinery to everyone.

Thanks Sandra


Rod & Staff,

Thanks for a great new kitchen, it works a treat! It has been a pleasure dealing with you and all of your staff,

Regards, Lorraine & Bill

Lorraine & Bill