• WORDS Claire Bradshaw

Transform Your Dreams to Reality with Smith & Sons!

Home renovations can be equal parts exciting and stressful. Yes, a full renovation or extension project gives you the chance to live in your dream home (what’s more exciting than that?). But first, the project actually has to be designed, planned and completed (hence the stress). The only way to really ensure you’ll get the renovation results you want – without sending stress levels sky-rocketing – is to bring in the professionals. And there’s no one more professional than the team at Smith & Sons Newcastle.

Owned by builder Tim Bates and designer Sally Royal, Smith & Sons Newcastle is there for every kind of customer – from those just beginning to think about a potential renovation, to those with a full set of plans who just need the right builder for the job. Tim has spent 20 years in the building industry, while Sally has 15 years of design experience in the retail market and has spent the past ten years in building design. So it’s no surprise that their combined expertise leads to outstanding results.

Supported by a talented team of local suppliers and professional licenced tradespeople, Tim and Sally can guide you through any number of projects – from full home renovations and extensions to bathrooms, kitchens and decks, and much more. So what exactly can you expect when engaging the Smith & Sons team to make your renovation dreams a reality?

“Clients can expect a local couple who are very much focused on delivering exceptional quality,” Sally says. “Tim and I review and discuss every aspect of each client’s project; every project is different. While we have been building for a long time, we are always learning and looking for better ways to provide the best quality outcome for our clients.”

Smith & Sons’ tried-and-tested three-step renovation process is designed to ensure you and your home are taken care of from start to finish. Step one is Design: a collaborative phase where your renovation goals and dreams are transformed into pen-and-paper reality. Tim and Sally take every aspect of your home and lifestyle into account, sitting down with you to discuss ideas, designs, materials, colours and every other possible detail to ensure your new space will be picture-perfect. Sally explains: “We ask specific questions – why do you want to renovate? What was your driver? What type of building improvement are you looking for? What do you like about the home currently? What is your inspiration – Hamptons, mid-century modern, coastal? Or is it a practical necessity, such as needing more space for a new baby, or needing a granny flat because your parents are coming to live with you?”

After initial discussions, it’s on to step two: Plan. This is where things get technical, ensuring the proposed construction will be strong, safe, compliant and within budget. “We like to work with clients to ensure their vision can be delivered within their budget. Our estimating system is comprehensive, and specifications are very detailed,” Sally explains. “For some clients, this is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, or they have saved up a long time to do their renovation, and we respect that. We like to deliver well at every stage of a project, and it starts by providing a detailed execution brief and specifications.”

After this, it’s time for the last and most exciting step: Construct! This is the moment you’ve been waiting for – design and planning coming to life as the construction process kicks off. “Tim is technically driven and always focused on quality execution,” Sally says. “For me, it’s about getting onsite and working with our trades to ensure the finish I want for our clients is delivered – they are going to use the finished product every day, and it should be a delight.”

If you’re ready to take the leap and transform your home with the help of Smith & Sons, call 0439 304 645, email newcastle@smith-sons.com.au, or head to www.smithandsons.com.au for more information.

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