In June 2019, Smith & Sons started work on demolishing quite a bit of our home to create a more contemporary living environment that would suit our family for many years. Prior to the construction phase, Lane took us through the well thought out process of design and consenting. I enjoyed working with Lane, he listened to what we where wanting, gave great advice and was very professional. I was introduced to a great internal team of Lance, Melissa and Nicola, again all very professional and really looked toward a great outcome for us and our family. The lead builder Shaun was incredible, his workmanship was without fault and the team of trades that worked with him was fabulous. In October 2019 we moved back into our renovated home where most of the house had had some kind of upgrade or renovation. The new kitchen and new scullery have been a great success – we have thoroughly enjoyed being able to entertain again in this upgraded hub of our home. During the NZ lockdown in March/April 2020 the kitchen/scullery worked particularly well with all 6 of us sharing in the creation of meals. New tile flooring was installed (except the bedrooms) and the design is such that the house actually seems larger!!. Painting was a tough call – in the end (and on the advise of Lance) we decided to pretty much paint all the walls again – the house looks fresher. The bathrooms and ensuite where demolished and wet areas created that are modern, light and easy to clean – the double hand basins and cabinets are a must!! This renovation was a dream, Smith&Sons took on all the heavy lifting and were a pleasure to work with. We also renovated a very tired garage by re-cladding the exterior and interior. It proved to be a good decision during lockdown as this was "converted" into at home office space for our daughters and a home gym. My husband is especially pleased to finally have a comfortable, dry and warm workshop area and his friends are impressed. When next contemplating renovations we would always go the Lane and the team at Smith & Sons in Franklin – they have been extraordinary.