Neil Whittred from Smith & Sons Renovations & Extensions Gold Coast Central has just completed (Nov 2016) a full unit renovation (3 x bed and 2 x bath) for my wife and me at our apartment in Miami on Queensland's Gold Coast.
Over the past 20 years we have been involved in the renovations and construction of more than 9 or 10 separate building projects, so we did have some idea of the “journey” that was coming over the next few months.
Whilst this renovation had the potential for all the usual challenges associated with a complete “strip-out and refurbishment”, this job was possibly even more confronting for us, as we are presently living overseas in Asia. That meant we had to place our full trust in Neil Whittred for every aspect of the project…from arranging permits and access with the building management, to all trades, waste removal, site clean-up and a great many of the fixtures and finishes recommendations. In short, Neil did all the work in our absence, and not once did we have the opportunity during the project to actually check on what he was doing. This was a real case of a "walk-out-walk-in" renovation project !
It is with pleasure that I can say that this was the smoothest and easiest of any project we have been involved with before. Prior to selecting Neil from Smith & Sons Gold Coast, we conducted some internet research on a number of builders in the Gold Coast area; and Neil’s record was (and still is) flawless. We obtained 3 x quotations, and selected Smith & Sons who gave us both the “best feel” after our initial meeting and design review.
I confirm that I would definitely use Neil again for future building projects; and I have no hesitation in recommending him as very communicative, helpful and professional builder.
In April 2016 we engaged Arthur Cross (Smith and Sons) as our builder for extensive renovations to our home which included ensuite bathroom, master bedroom, outdoor, deck and entertainment area, new driveway, garden fencing and painting.
Arthur completed the project within budget and contract time period.
The project was co-designed by ourselves and Arthur with input from other staff at OutsideNoosa. Arthur provided expert advice and helpful suggestions regarding the renovations which we adopted during the course of the project.
Once the construction started, everything was done by competent builders and well qualified sub-contractors. We were very pleased with the workmanship and the appearance of our finished home renovations. Yes, we would certainly recommend Arthur to potential customers in the Noosa region.
Bruce and Kaye H.