Smith & Sons Essendon

Mt Alexander Road
Essendon
Victoria 3037
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What We Do

Some services include:

  • Bathroom Renovations
  • Kitchen Renovations
  • Room Refurbishments
  • Decks
  • Patios
  • Add a storey
  • Home Makeovers
  • Commercial Renovations
  • Unit / Apartment Renovations
  • Office Renovations
  • Office Fitouts
  • Insurance Work
  • Maintenance Work
  • Raising Homes and everything in between...

Pre-Construction Planning and Design

Pre-construction planning is where you investigate the feasibility of your ideas, that is

1.What can I do within the council guidelines? And

2.What can I do within my budget?

This is the perfect time to engage a project consultant, that is, someone who understands the design and construction process and is in contact with all the relevant professions - designers, quantity surveyors and builders -  and can establish the feasibility of your project and suggest workable solutions if needed. At Smith and Sons our project consultant can provide you with a concept floor plan and a cost estimate.  They will also free up your time by organising the design specialists your project may need before construction begins - Draftsmen, Architects, Kitchen Designers, Engineers, Surveyors and an Estimator - and avoid potential frustration by getting you all the right information for decision making.

Estimates on Concept Plans

If you are in the pre-construction stage and would like a detailed cost breakdown for your project we can have our Estimator work through the concept plan to come up with an estimated cost.  While this will require a small investment from you, we highly recommend this step for your own peace of mind and because:

1.you'll have a clearer idea of what you could expect to invest in your renovation and have the opportunity to change the design to fit your budget if necessary.

2.design assumptions made by the Estimator will be passed on to the Designer so that the design fits the budget.

3.If you need to finance the project, the Estimate will give you enough information to gain pre-approval on a bank loan.

Fixed Price Quotes

If you already have your construction plans we can provide you with a Fixed Price Quote - that means, the price won't change during the build and there will be no claims for 'extra' work.The quote is itemised with costs allocated to each item so you can see exactly where your money is going.  This kind of breakdown also gives you the opportunity to identify and change finishing details such as bathroom fittings, as well as take on some parts of the project yourself - things like interior painting or carpet.

Project Management

Each project we undertake is run by a dedicated Project Manager.  This means that the start date for your project will not be delayed because the builder is finishing other work, nor will it drag out at the end because the builder is starting another job.The Project Manager will ensure your project is completed on schedule as well as taking care of any problems that arise, liaising with council and managing inspections, and providing all the paperwork necessary to achieve Code Compliance Certificate.


Our Team

 


Our Simple 3 Step Renovation Process

DESIGN

PLAN

CONSTRUCT

What People Are Saying

I would like to thank Joe and his team for the amazing job they have done on my recent renovations! 
It has been a pleasure to deal with Joe and his team because they were friendly, professional, honest, always on time and ready to go. 
Joe helped us from start to finish, assisting us with design, products etc. 
It was such a relief not to have to worry as this was our first renovation. We did not know what to expect, but Joe kept us updated along the way. 
The finished product has exceeded out expectations. 
I would like to thank Joe and his team for making this a great first renovator's experience. I would not hesitate to recommend the team to anyone who is planning on undergoing a renovation. 

 

 

 

- Renee Hayes

Joe was fantastic to deal with. He provided a professional service, was down to earth, provided us advice and completed the renovation on time and within our budget. The quality of the renovation is excellent. Highly recommend!

- Sean Guisen

Smith & Sons Essendon recently finished renovating our townhouse in Brighton East and did a wonderful job. The project involved gutting and starting over in 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen and a dining/living space. We're incredibly happy with the job and everything's come up even better than we'd imagined. Joe has been very helpful through every step of the way. We had a very clear vision of what we wanted with this renovation and from the time we first met Joe, we were very comfortable knowing he'd be able to bring it to fruition for us; and he has. Joe was able to take our ideas and provide some creative ones of his own which have taken our reno to another level and we couldn't be happier. Joe's been with us every step of the way, alleviating any concerns and always making himself available to explain every step of the process. We'd highly recommend using Smith & Sons and we'd have no hesitation using them for our next project.

- Michael Leigh

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