What Our Clients Say About Us!

The best things about a home renovation or extension are seeing a job well done, having created something new and special, and knowing that now someone loves their home!

Nothing can replace the look on our clients faces when they open the door for the first time and see their newly renovated home, or seeing kids run around and explore a big new exciting space! These are the moments that make it all worthwhile!

Testimonials from Our Clients

Fiona H.

We initially requested a quote with Smith and Sons after viewing the before and after jobs on their Social Media sites. Neil was very prompt at getting back to us, was honest and realistic about our proposed project. We were impressed with the range of products and timeframe of completion and felt confident in their knowledge and experience with renovations. Neil and his team commenced the project efficiently and promptly and communicated each step very clearly to us, so we felt involved in the whole process. As we needed to move out to complete the renovation, we were eager to ensure the project stuck to the agreed deadline. Neil and his team were very considerate of this and in fact the job was finished before the deadline and we happily moved in before Christmas. The job completed was of a high quality, we were able to pick and choose our range with no complications, Neil and his Team were very easy to speak with and communication was always prompt. We highly recommend Smith and Sons to any future families or couples hoping to undertake a renovation, you can be confident in a great outcome, quality service and professional team.

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Rob Harcourt

The job was to pull down a timber wall 10 meters long by 8 meters high then use all the salvaged material to build a wall 17.2 meters long by 2.6 meters tall. Pull down, de-nailed, sorted and then constructed new wall in the estimated time of three days. Great job, straight and true.

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S. Swain

What a wonderful transformation my bathroom had... from the initial design to build to finish was smooth and professional. Dylan kept me informed everyday and was always there to answer my questions and help me. Fantastic job by all of the team... I would highly recommend. Thank you for my beautiful bathroom!

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Sian E.

Neil and his team are friendly, professional and provide high quality service at all times. Highly recommend Smith & Sons Gold Coast Central to anyone thinking about renovating. 


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Julie B.

Neil and the team of quality trades and suppliers aren't just great builders, they are proud Gold Coasters who regularly give back to the local sporting clubs, overseas charities (building works in Cambodia through AITC) and schools, trade colleges, etc. 

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J Robertson

Neil and his team built a new carport, patio, installed new windows throughout the property and completed a small extension. Neil was thorough and in contact regularly and was on site almost daily to check on progress. His team were professional, tidy and knowledgeable. The work was completed on schedule to a very high standard. I’d have no hesitation recommending them for any renovation work.

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Anna D.

Smith & Sons Gold Coast Central Team, (led by the legendary Neil Whittred) has delivered the best construction experience for my family, we refer Neil as the house doctor! Neil took over our half completed construction project, achieved completion ahead of schedule, finished beautifully in 3.5 months, (while it took the previous builder more than 1 year to reach frame stage). Neil & his team have definitely rebuilt our confidence with the QLD building industry. The whole team is very knowledgeable, thorough & professional. Neil in particular, is extremely patient, transparent, he understands our needs and always acts in our best interests. For us, budget was our No.1 concern, the team has planned everything perfectly. We are very grateful for the team’s hard work, and would definitely contact Neil again for any future construction projects!

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Debborah W.

I would definitely recommend Smith & Sons to my friends and family and not hesitate to renovate with them again. Very professional and approachable team.

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Colin C.

I had an apartment that I had let for several years fully renovated, as I decided to make my home base on the Gold Coast. I wanted the apartment to be modern, light and airy, with a functional modern kitchen, all my requirements were met and the work was to a high standard. I was very satisfied with the end result, and would have no hesitation to recommend Smith & Sons to anyone looking for a quality job.

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We would like to thank Neil for the support, you gave us with turning our dream project into reality. We wanted to take the plunge in picking a house design that we loved. Your staff were extremely flexible with meeting our needs and they were friendly and made us feel like part of the family. We were so impressed with high quality work of your tradesman presented. You have created a great home for us and a solid investment that we will always cherish and finished work on time. We are happy to recommend Neil (Smith & Sons) for anyone wishing to build or renovate your dream house. 

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John M.

What can I say Neil and to the crew, simply a pleasure to deal with, like my wife Shirley said the house was transformed from an ugly duckling to a beautiful swan. Fantastic dealing with you Neil and the crew, Donny, Kendon, Mitch. You will be highly recommended.

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Julian Y.

I love that you have turned our dreams into reality, a huge thank you to the whole team at Smith & Sons Gold Coast Central, I think you could pay Kevin more for his attention to detail and keeping everyone on the timeline. Thanks for making our dreams a reality for our "forever" home. 

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Ross & Lorelle W.

My wife and I are retired and decided on making a sea change- moving from Brisbane to the Gold Coast. We purchased a beautiful, recently renovated house in Palm Beach but we needed an extra bedroom as my sister was to live with us. We needed the existing office and small adjoining deck turned into a fourth bedroom.

We chose Neil Whittred, Smith & Sons Gold Coast Central to do our renovations because his company covered all of the different trades required for the job and we had seen examples of previous work done by his company.

As expected, the reno was an excellent outcome thanks to the professional approach from start to finish. The quality of workmanship was first class across all of the trades- building/cladding, electrical, painting. Communication during the reno was constant- we always knew what was happening and when.

Our reno was done on time and on budget and the final result was excellent. We would not hesitate to use Neil’s company again and would highly recommend him to anyone undertaking a reno- small or large.

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Linda and Geoff B.

When we bought our house we knew it needed renovating and thought we had time to renovate in stages. However my husband was diagnosed with a terminal illness and we no longer had the luxury of time.  We needed wet bathrooms, wider doors, wider hallway, new stairs and the option of an internal lift.  Our neighbour had used Neil’s team and we had also watched them complete a renovation around the corner.  Neil and his team made our extensive renovations easy and stress free. Communication was outstanding. We were always advised what was happening during every stage of the renovation. The workmanship is beautiful, with great care for attention to detail. It was an absolute pleasure working with them.  We love living in our beautifully renovated house.  We would highly recommend Neil Whittred, Smith and Sons. Thank you to Neil and his amazing team. 

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Bruce and Kaye H.

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.

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Howard K.

Dear Neil,

Just a short note to formally record our thanks for the great job done by you and your team at  our apartment in Broadbeach. We are very pleased with the final result and were grateful for your suggestions and assistance both prior to and during the course of the project.

Overall the project came in on time and on budget and we were also grateful for the assistance of Donny and Kendon in taking care of a few minor touch ups at the completion of the project.

Thank you again for your professionalism and for making the renovation experience a pleasant one.

Kind Regards,

Howard Komesaroff

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Our family of 4 was running out of space in our small house, however the thought of removating seemed quite stressful. After meeting with a few different builders Neil assured us he was the right person for the job. We have never looked back, not only are we over the moon about the results the process during the renovation was organised and fast which made it so much easier to run our busy household. We were kept up to date with quotes and progress at all times. I would definitely use Smith & Sons again, and recommend them to anyone that is looking to renovate. 


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Single hard working mum, Lower Beechmont

As a very busy full time worker and single mum Neil made the entire renovation process quite manageable.  My house needed the old carport, deck and sunroom demolished and a new deck and extension built.  I had a lot of trouble finding a builder to do a quote, perhaps because of the complexity of the job. I cold-called Neil after passing by his job site in Burleigh, which looked neat and tidy and appeared to be quality work.  He was very open and honest, explaining there were a few jobs ahead of me, but assured me that my timeline of having my renovation done by Christmas was possible. Neil was very good at communicating via email, and we even managed to work through a relaxation permit and council approval via email while I was overseas in Canada.  Neil’s workers were also very professional and good with my 5 year old.  I was pleasantly surprised that all the workers listened to my concerns and answered my questions.  I didn’t feel ignored or not taken seriously because I am a woman, which unfortunately is not always the case with trades.  Neil always communicated with me via email or phone to give me advance notice of decisions I would need to make on colours or materials and this system worked well.  The documents I received over the duration of the project regarding the contract and invoicing were professional and clear. One of the things I was most impressed with by Neil was his vigilance to safety on the job site and I often heard discussions about the proper way to complete work safely.  The job was completed in a timely manner and Neil has a knack for scheduling work in a way to keep things progressing, even when unexpected delays occurred, such as discovering asbestos that needed to be removed.  We are very happy with our new space and enjoying the new deck and Christmas is right around the corner.

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Robyn Wyke

I have two kids, 18 and 22, who live at home with me as well as a small dog. I decided at the start of the year that I wanted to move into an apartment from a house and was lucky to buy something special in a great location in Surfers Paradise. The apartment needed drastic work however, and a friend at work recommended Neil from Smith & Sons Gold Coast Central to me.

It was a very tight schedule from when the purchase was settled to when we were supposed to move in by ( just under 2 months), but Neil and his team did a fantastic job for it to be completely finished by the move in date.

All staff that worked on the project were incredibly kind and professional and knew exactly what they were doing. This has been made even clearer now one month later as many others and I have come to appreciate the quality of every aspect of my new renovated home.

I can’t recommend them highly enough. 

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Margaret & Peter Clarkson

We had just purchased a unit on the beachfront at Coolangatta that needed a total renovation.

We had met Neil through our grandson’s soccer team.  So when we found out that Neil had his own renovation company Smith & Sons we asked him to have a look at our unit. Right from the beginning we knew we were in good hands.

Neil and his team were FIRST CLASS in the design of our unit.  The entire process from start to finish ran smoothly and Neil and his staff made it and I quote “Stress Free” for us, nothing was too much trouble. This we Thank You for.

Neil you were always available for any questions or concerns we had throughout the renovation. The Tradesmen you use are amazing.  These tradies were easy to approach, professional and above all highly skilled and these guys went above and beyond to help us.

Whilst we look forward to spending our Retirement in this NOW amazing unit.  We thank you from the bottom of our hearts and would recommend you and your company Smith & Sons to anyone that needs a renovation - and in fact we already have done so!!

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Libby McDermott

"We are pleased that we were recommended Neil Whittred from Smith & Sons Gold Coast Central. From our first meeting, Neil was responsive to our needs and well organised.
The renovation of our unit was completed inside the expected time schedule. Neil talked us through every stage and we always felt we could contact him with any queries along the way.
We would strongly recommend Smith & Sons, Gold Coast Central especially if you are renovating an apartment in a large block where organisation and co-ordination are vital to a successful result."

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Sharon & Ron Wright

We were very fortunate to find Neil Whittred at Smith and Sons when we decided to renovate our very outdated
small bathroom. We were unsure of what to do but Neil was very helpful with the design and products. He
coordinated his team of trades with precision. They were all professional, neat and tidy and always on time. I
would highly recommend Neil and his team to anyone wanting to renovate. We are thrilled with our new
modern bathroom. Thanks Neil.

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Vonetta and Tony Jones

Neil Whittred of Smith & Sons recently undertook a major renovation of our Gold Coast apartment.

The renovation incorporated a total refit of the kitchen with all new appliances, cupboards and stone bench tops, two brand new bathrooms, tiling and carpeting the whole of our 16 square apartment, and a totally new paint job.

Neil was extremely professional through the whole process.  His quote was significantly lower than the other quotes due to the economies of scale that Smith & Sons is able to achieve on account of the size of the Australia-wide franchise.

He explained each step of the renovation process so we knew exactly what to expect.  Then he delivered a finished job which, in our opinion, is perfect.

He is also just a heck of a nice guy.  We could not thank and praise him enough.  Also everyone who stays in the apartment is extremely complimentary about the standard of finish and we are generating a far better return than we did before the renovation.

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Peter & Anna Hogbin

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Neil Whittred and his team from Smith and Sons – Gold Coast Central for bringing our renovation ideas to life, we are absolutely thrilled with the finished product! Our home now has more outdoor living space, the area flows better and the construction included the materials we love being timber, sandstone and beautiful greenery, in addition to fitting in with the existing materials. Being our first renovation we had undertaken, we wanted a builder who understood what we wanted to achieve and we feel Neil did this from the outset, his guidance, support and commitment was fantastic, we feel very happy with our newly renovated home and would have no hesitation in recommending Neil at Smith and Sons – Gold Coast Central.

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Chris & Hugh Houston

My husband and I decided it was time for the renovation of our fifteen year old villa at Mermaid Beach. Having had little experience in renovating our question was "where do we start?" I had a good idea of what I wanted in a renovation and could visualise the end result however we had neither the time nor the knowledge to do it ourselves so I started by making an appointment with Neil, owner of Smith & Sons Gold Coast Central.

Following a multitude of questions and ultimately satisfied by the answers we were given including "what about the cat?" we embarked on the renovation of the bathroom, powder room, ensuite, laundry, study and tiling throughout the ground floor. We lived in dust and dirt and tradesmen coming and going for six weeks and many times we questioned why we were putting ourselves through this however the end result was a beautiful renovation which was made possible by Neil and his crew.

We would not hesitate to recommend Smith & Sons Gold Coast Central to anyone wanting to renovate their home.

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Vivian & Geoff Shaw

Our house in the Gold Coast was flooded in early December.  After 3 very frustrating months trying to get contractors to give us quotes, deal with insurance and get repairs under way with no success, a friend gave us Smith & Sons Gold Coast Central’s number.  Everything changed that day!  Neil called us back straight away, and quotes were done promptly and accurately. He liaised with the insurance assessor, organized all the work to be carried out with better rates than any of the other quotes we had received and he was always available to take our calls and replied to texts and emails pretty much immediately. All of this was done while we were living in a very remote community in Cape York, so Neil was also incredibly patient with all our questions and requests for pictures and he suggested changes to our original plans that worked out splendidly.

All the work is now finished, and we are extremely happy with the results.  The house looks much better than we dared to imagine it would and it was all done within the original budget. We are very grateful to Neil and his team!

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Deborah Reddy

Neil from smith and sons gold coast central has done an amazing job on two bathrooms and separate toilet for my family and me. It was not an easy job by any means as our home is over 35 years old and needed quite a bit of elbow grease to bring it up to scratch. Neil listened and delivered what I wanted in a timely manner.

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Tony and Wendy

We were extremely happy and impressed with Neil and his Crew from Smith & Sons.  We only had basic renovations done but Neil was both professional and friendly at all times and works were completed on time and to our complete satisfaction.

If there were any small issues Neil was right onto it and they were sorted immediately.

We would have no hesitation in recommending Neil and Smith & Sons to anyone and if and when we need to renovate again will look no further.

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Anne Moore

Neil was recommended to us to totally renovate 2 bathrooms. Neil responded to our initial enquiry promptly and enthusiastically. We were very impressed with all his tradesmen who arrived at the times they stated, and always cleaned up at the end of the day. Neil guided us through the selection of products and gave us his constant attention during the job. Thank you Neil for a job well done and we will have no problem recommending you to others.

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Cathie Tulloh

As a new resident to the Gold Coast I found it very frustrating when trying to find trades people to renovate my kitchen.

I met Neil at a sporting event and explained my plans and my frustration with not knowing which kitchen company to use.

Neil explained that he was in the process of starting up Smith and Sons Gold Coast Central and he would like the opportunity to quote for the job.

Neil was very helpful and friendly, he arranged full costing for the job and a time schedule. We were going on holidays for 3 weeks and Neil suggested that the renovations be done while we were away, which was fantastic. He made all the arrangements, coordinating the tradesmen and completing the job on time. I returned home to a nice new kitchen and no mess to clean up. I would like to thank Neil and his team at Smith and Sons Gold Coast Central for their hard work and I will certainly use Neil in the future.


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Tom & Donna V.

We would like to write to say a big thank you to you and your team for the work you have done to renovate our old bathrooms and kitchen in Currumbin.

Your energetic team of experienced tradesmen were extremely professional and helpful. Whenever there was a question they always engaged and we could get answers quickly. They are a great mix of people, all such different character but work together so well. This was our first ever renovation and we really relied on the good advice from the team.

You were very focused on thorough completion of our renovation and it looks amazing.

As a small point to consider for other customers, especially those who have never renovated before like us; it would be helpful to have some short upfront explanation on what is going to happen and how best to prepare for this- especially at the start. Maybe a practical preparation checklist. Also maybe suggesting to people that they go to see the colour selections in a larger format to help with the decision making.

We have been very lucky to have you and your team look after our renovations and could not have done without you. Also, your ability to help us balance new exciting products in a tasteful way… eg. Love our blue lagoon and our bath…. Totally excited about the outcome and cannot thank you enough. 

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Pam Dear

We are the managers of the apartment block at Mermaid Beach and Neil has done a great job here.

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Darren Whittington

Awesome job Neil Whittred and the Smith & Sons Gold Coast Central team, still can’t believe it! The kitchen and bathroom were screaming out for a makeover. Mum and Dad are very happy with all your renovations especially the kitchen and bathroom. Highly recommended for quality finish and workmanship.

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Vic & John Loveday

Dear Neil
Just writing to say a job well done.
Vic & I are extremely happy with the end result of converting our tied 1 bathroom, 1 toilet & Landry.To an amazing Ensuite (shower, pedestal bath, vanity & toilet), Bathroom (shower, vanity & toilet) and revamped laundry.
The professionalism and quality is second to none, Neil was always accommodating and willing to listen to any suggestions or change of plan as we progressed with the renovation.
We would not hesitate and already have recommended Neil to our friends and family if they are looking to renovate. 
Thanks again
Vic and John Loveday

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Garry M.

We recently had significant renovation work completed on our unit at the coast. The work involved a complete re-fit of the kitchen, bathroom and ensutie including new painting throughout. We have been very happy with how Smith & Sons performed the work and the quality of the finished product. The work required some variation to the earlier design and we were impressed with how Neil worked patiently and flexibly with us to ensure we were satisfied. Also as the work was performed, we were impressed with the professionalism and responsiveness of Neil's staff and subcontractors. I would be happy to have similar work performed by Smith & Sons in the future. 

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Rodney T.

To Neil and his team, the whole renovation of our family unit has been an easy enjoyable experience. From day one nothing was too hard and always a happy to help attitude. Before the work started the COVID-19 travel restrictions were introduced which meant we couldnt go and see what was happening. Neil kept us informed and sent pics which made us feel involved even though we couldn't be there. Honest and trustworthy is how I would describe the team. We ended up with a wonderful renovated unit and the guidance through the whole project was very professional. Thanks! Barry and thw whole Thorne family. 

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Debbie K.

I dealt directly with Neil while getting my reno's done. And I am really glad I chose Smith & Sons. I was given plenty of helpful suggestions while trying to get the design of my new kitchen and other reno's right, and kept up to date throughout the process. The work was completed on time, and they did a beautiful job. I am really pleased with the outcome. All the boys were very polite, professional and helpful throughout the process. Thanks for a good job done!

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Testimonials from Other Offices

Emma & Lochie A.

We recently had renovations made to our property to expand our house, remove an old outdoor laundry which was replaced by a second bathroom, office, laundry & a great outdoor living area. We chose Smith & Sons due to the organisation and how simple they made it for us. They listened to what we were looking for, what our budget was and what we were trying to gain from the area and made everything work.

I have recommend the team many times while they were completing our house and will continue to do so, we are so happy with our end result. The guys that work for them and the tradesmen that they get it are professional and communicate with you through the whole process. As we were still onsite through the whole build, I couldn’t fault the team, they always left the site clean and were very respectful. Thank you so much for everything. We are so happy with our new area and it’s made such a difference to our home! Will have you back soon to do more work for us! 

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Dee & Phil

We'd both like to thank Brett from Smith & Sons Hornsby and all of his crew for the works just completed. We're very happy with the quality of the work. It must be said that Rab, the Tiler, did an outstanding job on the tiles. We have no hesitation in making any recommendations in respect of your company - everyone was friendly & polite in addition to the quality of work.

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Gavin Wilson from Smith & Sons Manly was 1 of 3 builders recommended to us. What struck us about Gavin was his honesty, passion and ability to communicate. We felt Gavin was the right person to build our home. From the beginning, and continuing through the whole build, we were very impressed with the quality and finish of the work, his team were particular and they were always friendly. Gavin discussed any issues that arose in a clear fashion and presented options at all times.  We are so happy with the end result, it looks amazing. We would highly recommend Gavin to anyone building their home.

To see more photos of Robyn’s renovation, click here to visit our Facebook page

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Steve & Leigh Nash

Before our renovation started we were concerned with the timeframe and cleanliness of our bathroom renovation. We were happy with both. All tradies turned up when they were meant to and kept the site extremely clean which was great. Travis was very good at letting us know exactly what was happening so we were never left wondering when the next stage would begin.

We especially love our bath and the tiling. We love the way the bath is free standing but plumbed against the wall. The tiling looks fantastic, we appreciated the feedback on what would look best from our tiler and Beaumont Tiles the supplier.

Travis Vanderwey and his team completed a high-quality job on our renovation. We love our new bathroom and can’t wait to speak to Travis about our next project.



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My wife and I have had the greatest pleasure working with Smith & Sons for our

renovation project. From the get go, they have always been helpful, supportive and

flexible to our needs. The work they have done from planning, development and

completion has been to the upmost professional standards. Like to give a big thank

you to Ilhan and Yunus for their continuous support throughout the project and we

cannot thank them enough. I recommend Smith & Sons to anyone in need of a



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Leonie and Bruce Pratt

Thanks Brett and team at Smith & Sons Renovations & Extensions for the great addition of the patio roof over our deck, because of your design we now have a great tropical space to live in. Thanks too Brett for good consultation throughout the entire process- you were thorough from start to finish. We love it! See you on our next job!

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Voni & Jon

Peter was our builder, building manger on the extensive renovation of our Wahroonga home. You may be considering Peter Beeman and his team from Smith & Sons Ryde to renovate, build or repair your property. We engaged Peter and his team for 7 months to extensively internally and externally renovate our property. In summary Peter did a fantastic job. In more detail he takes care of the detail, does not take the easy option and is up open and up front about dealing with the inevitable problems during the build. His building skills are first rate. He is building his team and learning how to be a good manger and he holds his team to his high standards. His relationships with subbies and other skilled tradies is also strong and he is learning to be discerning and choose the right partners that reflect his high standards. The final test for us was to see if Peter finished the job properly and return to complete all these end of project completion jobs. He has fully delivered on this. His work ethic, attitude and attention to detail was first rate. He is trustworthy, polite and in a tough industry a good person. Experience will turn Peter into a fine builder. If I have any advice in dealing with Peter it is to keep the communication open and straight forward. Have a beer with him, treat him as an equal.  Talk to him not at him and pay his bills on time. He will stress if he is feeling stressed and ultimately that is not healthy. In summary with the above advice in mind Voni and I fully recommend Peter Beeman and he would be our first choice on our next project.

To see more photos of Voni & Jon's Wahroongah home renovation, click here.

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Nicole R.

Thank you to Vinay and his team of trades who have now renovated two of our bathrooms. Highly recommend Vinay for any home project. His experience and skill in being able to project manage, communicate, attention to detail and problem solve along the way meant we were able to trust and relax and watch our vision be created. Thank you again Vinay.

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Greg & Victoria

"When we set out to renovate our home recently we wanted to work with a trustworthy, quality builder to turn our renovation dream into reality.  Mark from Smith and Son Geelong provided all of this and so much more for us.

 We found Mark extremely easy to work with, he was fully across our plans and design from the beginning, and offered us very sound and practical building advice that only comes from many years and lots of experience in the industry.  

Mark fully managed and coordinated our entire renovation, was very well organised, had very regular contact with us throughout the renovation and was extremely easy to communicate with – He took the time to make sure that things were right, and we were happy throughout the entire process.

His quality tradesman ship and attention to detail definitely sets him apart from some others, as he genuinely wanted to deliver us with a renovation of the highest quality, within budget and within a very strict time schedule.

Would we ask Mark to renovate another home for us?  …. Most definitely

Would we recommend Mark to others? ….. Without hesitation

Thanks to Mark of Smith and Son Geelong, our renovation dream has now become reality, and we couldn’t be happier."


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Negar & Babak

To Whom It May Concern,

Peter was our builder for a major renovation job in our recently bought house. We interviewed several builders and chose him as we found him determined, very organised and professional. Throughout the whole renovation process, Peter informed us about any issues at the time and regularly updated us about the progress. He was a phone call away if we needed to talk or ask questions. He tried hard to work around the routine to accommodate our requests. We found him knowledgeable about his field, responsible and always on time. We would like to thank Peter for all his help and highly recommend him to anyone planning a renovation! 

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I am absolutely delighted to provide a reference for Peter Beeman from Smith & Sons Ryde. His work ethic, attitude, attention to detail was the best I have ever seen.  It is rare in a trades person to exemplify all of these qualities let alone in one still reasonably young.  Nothing was too much trouble for Peter.  Every one of my endless questions was explained in common sense terms so I could understand and I always felt that he treated me with respect.  He is extremely personable and I felt completely comfortable having him in my home.  He is trustworthy, polite and a very decent human being.  Also he is an excellent builder – “I can do anything” he would often say to me and he could! Anyone who is fortunate enough to have Peter Beeman work on their project can rest assured in the knowledge that the job will be completed on time and in a professional manner.

To see more photos of this renovation, click here.

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Jess & Daniel

We could not be happier with the job Ben and his team from Smith and Sons Wyong has done for us. We went into the project without any experience or knowledge on renovating so we were extremely nervous about the whole process. Having a newborn and a toddler we had to make sure we picked the right builder who could look after everything and get the job done properly and with as little disruption as possible, we couldn't be happier with our choice.  Ben was there to offer advice and answer all our questions right from the start he came out to our house with Architect Jak who drew our plans and looked after the approval application Ben explained the whole process and put our minds at ease. The renovation exceeded our expectations and has given us a beautiful forever family home. Ben and all the trades he organised were extremely reliable and considerate of noise, mess and safety which was very important for us; our neighbours have even commented that we had the quietest builders ever. Ben has pride in his work and attention to detail he went the extra mile to make sure everything looked amazing and was to a high standard we really felt looked after. We still cannot believe how fast it was completed and how stress free the whole process was. We would not hesitate to recommend Smith and Sons Wyong to anyone who is thinking of building or renovating.

To see more photos of this renovation, click here to go to our Facebook Page

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June & Colin

The experience’s we had with Smith & Sons Tweed Heads during renovations to our 22 year Townhouse was one of “life’s learning events”, especially for us in our senior years.
Andrew and Lyn were very patient with us during the decision making for a full Kitchen renovation, En-suite renovation, Bathroom renovation & Laundry renovation   
With Andrew’s experience, the Designs, Hardware fittings, Colour co-ordinations all came together without a problem.
The Smith & Sons workers were very polite and well qualified in their respective trades, which assured quality workmanship.
We have no hesitation in recommending Smith & Sons Tweed Heads for any building and renovation work.
June and Colin 
Banora Point

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Leigh S.

I am thrilled with the result of my renovated apartment. From first contacting Damien I found Smith & Sons Cairns South to be professional and helpful. Damien gave me a precise quote and detailed every aspect of my complete apartment renovation. He was helpful at every stage and very accommodating with my last minute variations that I wanted done. Nothing was too much trouble. Adam reached out to me to introduce himself as my site supervisor and was friendly, helpful and always available. I live interstate and Adam kindly took pictures and kept me updated the whole way through the renovation which kept the project very exciting for me. The job was started and finished on time, on budget and to top quality. I would highly recommend Smith & Sons Cairns South to anybody and would use them again without hesitation in the future. The whole process was a lot of fun and the Smith & Sons Cairns South team made sure it was completely stress free! Thank you!

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We employed Smith and Sons to fully renovate our house so that we could have extra room for Mum who had come to live with us. We had decided to change the whole layout of the house, adding new bathrooms, walk in robes, an alfresco area, changed the layout of the kitchen, we had new windows and sliding doors put in, in total, it was quite a big job.

Right from the start, from the moment Ilhan came to give us a quote for the renovation we felt very comfortable and gave them the job straight away. Ilhan, Reg and Younis were absolutely fantastic to work with, nothing was too much trouble for them even when we changed our minds throughout the works. Their advice was invaluable. They are very trustworthy and conferred with us throughout the whole project.

We would be very happy to recommend Smith and Sons to anybody contemplating any size renovations and we will use them without hesitation again in the future if required.

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I am delighted to be able to say I engaged the services of Gavin Wilson from Smith & Sons Manly as a builder for a major renovation/re build of my premises in Collaroy St Collaroy. Gavin not only exceeded everyone’s expectations with a faultless job that blew everyone’s minds, he saved me thousands by adding his common sense approach to his recommendations. The re build was finished on time with every major step explained and no surprises. A no nonsense builder that exceeds expectations. I have no hesitation in recommending Gavin to anyone considering engaging the services of a builder.

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Tina & Scott

We would like to write a testimonial in regards to our experience while working with Ben Falconer from Smith & Sons Wyong on the renovations of our house. We were very sceptical and unsure before starting this process as it was our first major house renovation. We had ponded over this for years, always putting it off. Shopping down at Westfield Tuggerah we approached and questioned Ben who was there advertising for Smith and Sons renovations and extensions. Ben made us feel comfortable and helped us understand the procedures involved in renovating. We walked away with a clear understanding on how it all worked and a feeling of ease. These were the main reasons specifically for deciding to use Ben and his team. After deciding to go ahead we contacted Ben who then walked us through the procedures step by step. With help from Jak, the Architect, and Ben with cost relating figures we came up with a design that was far and beyond better, then anything we had ever imagined. During the process time of the build I always found Ben to be polite, easy to talk to, always answered my questions directly and acted promptly. His work was always done and finished to its best. He is a man of his word, finishing the job before his estimated time frame, within budget and far better than ever expected. I would strongly recommend Ben and his team to any of my friends, family and would have no hesitation in using Ben again in any future projects. 

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Greg & Kim

Just a quick note to say thanks to the team from Smith & Sons Hornsby for delivering a top quality result at a great price. You're definitely our first choice for the next project. Thanks again!

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Hi Brett,

Thanks so much for the excellent and professional job you guys did. It is exactly what we wanted and more.

We have already started telling plenty of our friends about you guys and will be dropping your name when holding future BBQ's.

Many thanks again!

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Olivia Webb

We are super thrilled and happy with the final results! Smith & Sons Mackay North did an amazing job and stuck to the time frame perfectly. We would recommend Smith & Sons Mackay North to anyone who wants to renovate their home, thank you guys!

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Kate De Bolfo

“Home Renovation”- for the inexperienced, these two words can understandably evoke genuine fear. After a few false starts, we found eventually found Ashley Fraser from Smith & Sons, which would prove to be a masterstroke. After some productive discussions about style, budget and timeframe, we quickly found ourselves in the middle of a well-co-ordinated and high quality kitchen and bathroom makeover. Smith and Sons’ passionate and committed core of electricians, plumbers, painters and carpenters delivered in spades, just as Ashley said they would. Put simply, Smith & Sons ticked all the boxes. The tradesmen were friendly, on time, and adept at their craft. Importantly, they listened, advised and acted on any additions or alterations we called for along the way. All we had to do was sit back, relax, and watch them bring our home back to life. Many people have renovation horror stories to tell- this isn’t one of them. Thanks Ashley! Kate and Tony De Bolfo

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Gavin from Smith & Sons Manly has worked with us on four projects to modernize our 70-year-old home. These included: Improving drainage under the house, which created room for a wine cellar; A patio for outdoor entertaining; Guest bathroom and improving the hallway/kitchen design; and Main bathroom. We really like the way Gavin approached the construction methodology and is looking at ways to improve the liveability and usefulness of the space whilst identifying opportunities to reduce capital expenditure. An example was through subtle re-design of the patio that enabled the use of standard trusses and saved the need to excavate then build foundations, saving us tens of thousands of dollars.

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Megan & Warren

We have engaged Tony Lucien from Smith & Sons Maroubra for 2 major renovation projects and in both instances the projects were delivered on time and to exceptionally high standard and quality, with all our needs, concerns and wish lists addressed. We found working with Tony a breeze, his passion for his job and the pride in work is infectious. He has the ability to provide options and explain building requirements with real clarity and with no question too silly attitude which puts you as the client at ease. He was diligent in keeping us across all aspects of the project, always answering our calls and provided regular updates on the progress so we felt very included in the decisions and evolution of our home, even when not on-site. We are soooo happy with our newly renovated home and would gladly recommend Tony for any job – big or small!

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We engaged Peter Beeman from Smith & Sons Ryde to renovate our en-suite bathroom two years ago after he was recommended to us by two sets of friends. From the outset Pete’s communication was a standout: he clearly understands that the client has a mix of ideas, some of which will work and some won’t, and that either way the client deserves the respect of being listened to. We had some very specific ideas on innovations we wanted to bring to the bathroom: for some of them Pete showed us clearly and patiently why they worked better on Internet websites than in reality, but most importantly, even for some of the crazy ideas Pete listened and worked with us to find practical solutions. From showers without taps to motion-sensor lighting and invisible drains to a heated towel rail right outside the shower, Pete found a way of making it work AND being within the compliance standards of Australia – he wasn’t budging on compliance and would not accept shortcuts. We had to change suppliers and products where necessary to fit inside Australian laws, but the process came together beautifully and we have an end result that we are extremely pleased with. Pete was onsite most mornings at the crack of dawn, ready for the day’s discussion about progress, tradespeople, innovation, design, materials, options and more – this was a real highlight of working together and gave us a feeling of being part of the final product. It’s now been two years and we haven’t had a single reason to complain, and haven’t had to call Pete back for anything. Would I recommend Pete? Would I use him again? Absolutely – in fact, we already have recommended him to friends down the road (he started a few weeks ago) and he’s going to be doing far more significant renovations for us once our council approvals have come in! I highly recommend Pete’s work, ethics, standards and communications to anyone considering doing building work.

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We had our pool /outdoor dining deck made by Smith & Sons Wyong and absolutely love it. It completes our backyard & couldn’t have chosen a better builder to complete the task. A quote was originally given & adhered to, during the quote stage ideas & options were offered to us to get the best out of our backyard & deck. The deck was completed in a timely manner & communication was of an optimum. I would 100% recommend Ben Falconer to any of my friends. Thanks once again for such a great job, always receiving compliments about our deck.

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Greg & Debbie

The whole renovating experience was made as painless as possible; all of Smith & Sons Hornsby’s tradesmen were polite and respectful of us and our home. A top quality finish, no complaints.

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I was introduced to Warwick from Smith & Sons Castle Hill as a contract builder for a small but complex renovation I did recently. It involved a lot of logistical thought. I found Warwick to be a rare soul: both very skilled and knowledgeable, very quick to creatively solve problems, and also to be excellent in his contract business dealings with me. The final result was excellent. Every small detail considered important. I appreciated his service and highly recommend him to all.

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Peter and his team from Smith & Sons Ryde saved my house. After a termite infestation and a dodgy rebuild, Peter came in and was able to identify the problem with the roof rebuild and fix it! Peter and his team are dream builders - dependable, respectful and good communicators! They left the site tidy and are amazingly trustworthy. And best of all Peter is a problem solver - nothing seems to be too hard for him! Best thing I did was to call him! My roof is fixed, my living rooms renovated and looking fabulous - thanks Peter!

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I employed Ben Falconer from Smith & Sons Wyong as project manager and as a tradesman in the building of my new home Ben has done earlier work for me which was of a standard someone could only hope for and so I had absolutely no hesitation employing him for a major project. I have a trade background myself (electrical fitter) and am very capable of telling if something is level, square and straight. When people such as gyprockers make positive comments such as “this is the squarest and straight house we’ve ever done," it says it all. Ben’s knowledge of the building industry became obvious when he was required to engage specialist trades people such as concreters, tilers, painters etc. Every single person employed by him produced work to the highest possible standard. As the project proceeded he was able to offer many suggestions that I had not thought of, all of which contributed vastly to improve the final outcome. Finally, and I consider this extremely important, the standard of safety maintained on the site was exceptional. Since 2008 every single person that has entered my house has commented about the quality of our lovely home.

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I approached Brett from Smith & Sons Hornsby because I needed a verandah and carport built in keeping with my holiday house in an eco-estate that has strict building guidelines. Brett came out to look at the property, then came back to me with plans on how it would look and gave me pricing, based on progressive stages of completion. I went ahead with the verandah and plan to complete the carport and covered walkway in the near future. They were very easy to work with and I am very happy with the quality of the job. I would highly recommend Smith & Sons Hornsby to anyone needing help turning their ideas into a reality!

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Michelle and Phil

Smith & Sons Doncaster renovated our 50 year old home, an original farm house from a medium sized home to a large home with four bedrooms plus study, multiple living areas and a four car garage. The renovation included internal and external works - inclusive of pool and decking areas. The team at Smith & Sons were amazing, reliable and extremely efficient with a good attention to detail. And the project finished ahead of schedule!  We would definitely recommend Matt and his team and renovate with them again!

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Anita & Marc

We asked Warwick from Smith & Sons Castle Hill to complete some internal renovations that included removing a load bearing wall and installing structural steel beams and then creating a kitchen, dining and lounge living space. We chose Warwick over the other quotes because he provided us with advice and solutions above and beyond the scope of works. His quote came in a timely manner and looked to be best value for money. Warwick didn’t disappoint; now having completed the works, we couldn’t recommend Warwick and Smith & Sons Castle Hill enough. The attention to detail and constant communication and advice he provided during the build provided us with the comfort of knowing our home was in good hands. The final result was a space that our family love spending time in and the confidence to say we will be using Warwick in the future for further works.

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Claire & Mark

It was a pleasure to work with Peter and his team from Smith & Sons Ryde on the renovation of our home. We can recommend him very highly. Throughout the course of the renovation, Peter was absolutely professional. Our job was done with care and precision and we valued his ideas on design and materials used. He was accurate in his initial assessment of the scale and cost of the project. In addition, Peter is extremely clean and tidy in the workplace. He and his assistant never left the workplace in a mess, which we appreciated very much. We are extremely happy with the work carried out by Peter, he has made our home much more liveable - great outcome, thanks Peter!

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Anne & Phil

We are very happy with our renovation completed by Smith & Sons Wyong – thank you for a job well done. The tedious process of demolition and rebuilding was relatively pain free and your good communication with us eased the very few hiccups that occurred along the way. All the tradesmen were excellent - pleasant, courteous, tidy, efficient and good at their job. Post renovations both you and Ben have followed up our queries and ensured we were totally satisfied with the work.

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Brett and his team were very professional to deal with and the job on the clubhouse went really well. We would like to involve Smith & Sons Hornsby on more works in the future.

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Peter Beeman from Smith & Sons Ryde recently replaced an external timber staircase at our St Ives home. I was impressed with the service provided by Peter from the outset as well as the standard of workmanship upon completion. Peter was immediately responsive to my initial phone query and arrived punctually to provide a competitive quote with breakdown options relating to materials and project scope. Upon engagement he completed the work in record time, was clean and tidy and most importantly polite and courteous to my wife and family. Where a change to scope was noted Peter called me to discuss options and kept me updated on progress throughout. The project was completed to a very high standard. I propose to engage Peter Beeman again for future work and would accordingly endorse him without hesitation as a trustworthy and reliable tradesman who delivers to very high standards.

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Megan & Graham

I would like to write and thank Ben Falconer of Smith & Sons Wyong after engaging him to build / construct a relatives’ accommodation for us. The job was to convert our existing double garage into three rooms (including an en-suite) for our mother /in law to reside in. Ben has shown complete professionalism throughout the entire job phase, firstly at the planning stage right through to completion. Ben on many occasions would go outside normal boundaries to ensure the work was completed both to his high expectations and on time. Whether it was dealing with council issues or supply of goods issues, he was always there to get the job done. The job was completed on time and we are thoroughly happy with the result and all the efforts of Ben and his team. It is without hesitation that we would recommend Ben Falconer and his services.

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I have no hesitation in recommending the services of Smith & Sons Ryde to anyone who is planning a large or small renovation. I recently renovated the kitchen, laundry and family room of my 80-year-old home. This work involved demolition of some walls and redesign of the whole area. Peter Beeman, the builder, was professional in every way, easing the inevitable disruptions that such a big renovation involves. He was always completely reliable, punctual and honest. He discussed each step fully and made sure I understood the cost and the nature of the work which would be done. He consulted me in advance at all stages. In an old home, there will always be unexpected issues, but Peter always found solutions. Peter and his team were always very courteous and polite, and went out of their way to assist me. Peter has high standards for himself and expects the same of others who work with him. I am delighted with the renovation and would contact Peter immediately if I ever decide to do another one.

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I would like to thank Ben and his team from Smith & Sons Wyong for the wonderful job they did in adding significant value to our investment property at Beachcomber Parade, Toukley. From start to finish we felt like we were the only client you had and didn’t waste time getting to the point which is exactly what we needed to an efficient and extremely impressive build of our granny flat. They removed the stress of the build from us by handling the Council which isn’t something we were looking forward to and made the whole process easy…except for picking the colours for the granny flat which almost resulted in myself or my husband moving into the granny flat!  The finished product is quality from top to bottom. The raised pergola roof adds a whole other room and awesome entertaining area. It’s amazing what they’ve done with such little space. The team were respectful of our tenants in the main house on the block during the build which we really appreciated too. Thankyou sincerely to Ben and the team. We really appreciate everything they have done and are extremely happy with the end product as are the lucky new tenants.

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I had hired Mr. Beeman from Smith & Sons Ryde for the renovation of my 3-bedroom unit. Throughout the course of the renovation, Mr. Beeman was a skilled professional. He was accurate in his initial assessment of the scale and cost of the project. He chose and managed the sub-contractors well. The job was done with care and precision. In addition, he is extremely clean and tidy in the workplace. He and his assistant never left the worksite in disarray. They vacuumed routinely in the unit and also the common stairwell. If there were any delays, due to suppliers Mr Beeman was quick to let me know and always had options available - there was always a solution. Although the project took time to complete, due to delays outside of Mr Beeman's control it never detracted from the overall project finish. I am very happy with the outcome.

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Mrs J White

I have just had a large renovation, taking in the full length of the house. Ben Falconer of Smith & Sons Wyong attended to all facets of the renovation, with speed, diligence, courtesy, the end result was stunning, so much more than I expected. I have no hesitation in recommending ben falconer for any building or renovation you have in mind, i fully intend to use Smith & Sons Wyong again a little later down the track.

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Peter from Smith & Sons Ryde has just completed his second job for us. He is trustworthy, reliable, has a meticulous eye for detail and sticks to his quote even at detriment to himself. The only variation we have ever had is a 25% variation downwards in our favour. He is also respectful of your property and your privacy and is not intrusive to have around. He is actually a pleasure to have around. In short, he is a rare and lucky find. We will continue to use him in future renovations. I unreservedly recommend Peter and am happy to support this written reference verbally on 0415 802 858. It would be nice to see a builder with integrity prosper and I wish every success to Peter for the future.

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Michelle & Andrew

We started the process unsure of what we wanted to build. We then met with Ben from Smith & Sons Wyong and immediately knew he was the perfect builder for us. We are a busy family of five who work full time and wanted a home that would provide extra space for us and our growing kids. Ben guided us every step of the way and held my hand throughout the process. Nothing was too small nor too hard. The experience with Ben at Smith and Sons Wyong was a remarkable one. It felt like I was the only home they were renovating. We received lots of personal attention. We now have an absolutely stunning home and had a really great experience doing it along the way, we wouldn’t have that if it wasn’t for Ben at Smith and Sons Wyong. They are truly the best.

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I can highly recommend Peter Beeman of Smith & Sons Ryde as a very professional builder whose work is of a high standard. He comes when he says he will, he is punctual, he answers calls promptly and is a pleasure to deal with.

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Kim & Jeff

My husband and I attended the Newcastle Home Show and came across a stand for Smith & Sons Wyong. We filled out an enquiry form as we were looking to build a covered deck. Ben Falconer contacted us and was one of four people we had come out to give us a quote. Of the four, only two gave written quotes and Ben was one of them. For the same price as two of the estimates for a concrete slab deck, and half the price of the price of the other quote for a wooden deck, we now have a beautiful, covered wooden deck that is so sturdily built we have nicknamed it the bomb shelter. Ben and his team were prompt, professional and most importantly maintained excellent communication throughout the process. We have endured horrendous renovations previously and in sharp contrast to our past experiences it was an absolute pleasure to deal with Smith and Sons from start to finish. We have no hesitation in recommending Smith and Sons for any work you wish done to your property. They are trustworthy, hardworking and give a high quality finished product. We are absolutely thrilled with our covered deck and retaining wall and would look to them for any future projects we undertake.

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Pete from Smith & Sons Ryde has expertly assisted us with a number of internal building works and we are soon to engage him to build a timber deck. His training as a carpenter has given him an excellent foundation on which to base his building expertise. He has an eye for detail and prides himself on producing high quality work. Pete is quick to respond to questions and in our experience has kept to agreed time frames.

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I contacted Smith & Sons Wyong in 2009 to provide a new Colorbond roof for my house after it was damaged by storm weather. Ben was able to explain to me in a straightforward manner the work that was required and what the end result would look like. The quote was competitive with other builders I had contacted but what really impressed me was the high level of quality finish on the job. Since this time I have used Ben to complete renovations to both my bathroom and kitchen with Ben providing valuable insight into possible layout designs. In both cases Ben seamlessly managed the various trades from glaziers, plumbers and electricians to ensure the job was completed on-time. The work Ben has completed on my house has added value and exceeded my expectations. I recommend Ben Falconer regularly to friends and family who need renovation work completed and will continue to do so in the future.

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Michael Sweeny | Architect at MassDesign

I have known Peter from Smith & Sons Ryde for several years and we have worked together. Peter was the site supervisor on a $600,000 renovation in Northbridge, Sydney where I was the Architect. The project was complex in parts comprising a curved roof supported by laminated timber beams and a copper wall cladding system, also several of the window and wall openings were of unusual shapes. Peter managed the high level of co-ordination required for the timber carpentry and all the sub trades which contributed to the successful outcome of the project. I can happily recommend Peter as the main contractor on similar sized projects.

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