Our Family had outgrown our 1913 three bedroom Villa in Mt Eden and after a number of design iterations arrived at a compromise between our wishes and our budget!
We wished to remove the risk of unexpected labour blow-outs and shortlisted and sought three fixed price quotations to perform the work. Smith & Sons Epsom represented by Zane Raphael provided the most competitive proposal, and after confirming the detailed scope with mutual compromise signed a contract.
We moved out to a detached studio in the back garden, and Zane was particularly accommodating of our wishes whilst living on site during the construction period.
Foundation alterations were required to suit Mt Eden rock, and structural and Architectural modifications were required to harmonise and upgrade the existing house along the way, which required some nimble decisions to be made and did delay progress at times.
Throughout these at times stressful points Zane continued to be candid and open to discuss our options and his recommendation as to how to proceed.
At all times his focus on us being happy with the final result was topmost in his mind, and I am pleased to report that we are.
We have all learnt a great deal of lessons about how tricky and detailed a renovation as extensive as this can be but are justifiably proud of the outcome we have achieved together with Smith & Sons.
We now have a great home that our family can grow in with pride.