Smith & Sons Christchurch Port Hills

28 Thorrington Road
Canterbury 8022
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Christchurch Port Hills 

Smith and Sons Christchurch Port Hills are your local renovation builders servicing the Port Hills and surrounds including Lyttelton, Sumner, Redcliff and Taylors Mistake.
Our reputation is built on quality construction and sound advice, we have many customers in the area who have completed major projects with us such as extending, adding a storey, earthquake repairs and leaky home repairs.
We understand that your home is often your most valuable financial asset and work with you to create the home you have always dreamed of which will meet your requirements both now and in the future.
Featured Projects 
To view some of our recent renovation projects, simply click on the images below: 



Our Approach 

We take a holistic approach to building and work with our established network of design and engineering professionals to create a renovation which is sympathetic to the existing style and structure of your home. 
There is no job that is too big or complex for us, we pride ourselves on producing outstanding results in difficult building circumstances that others would normally shy away from. We are committed to providing clever construction solutions to clients who are experiencing complex build problems, whether it is a steep hillside site or a historically sensitive home, you can talk to us about your ideas and requirements.
The team is led by Anthony Bown, a Licensed Building Practitioner and Registered Master Builder. To arrange a free consultation, call Anthony on 0800 764 846 or send us an enquiry and we will be back in touch. We look forward to meeting you and understanding your building requirements. 

Our Team


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What People Are Saying

`Opting out was the smartest move I made post earthquake. Your builder, your time frame and you in the driver`s seat. Like most Cantabrians I have taken plenty of bruising body blows from the EQC. Opting out allowed me to take control of the repair process.

Having Anthony Bown from Smith and Sons do the work was the next smartest move I made. The quality of the work was exceptional. You probably think that craftsmanship of the calibre that our grandfathers expected is no longer possible. Think again - Anthony`s team are true craftsmen and take professional pride in their work. We were thrilled with the final result. I found Anthony`s team to be professional, clean, tidy and thorough. I have no hesitation in recommending Anthony and his team.` - S. Masters, Lyttelton

- S Masters

Port Hills Smith and Sons have undertaken 3 major projects for us.

Building a large multi-level deck and boardwalk - including stadium steps and adjoining landscaping as designed, and extensive concrete patio laying.

Internal and external repairs - resulting from the February Christchurch earthquake including relining, new bracing schedule to revised standards, foundation repairs and relevelling, replacement of waste and rain water systems and fireplace and chimney repair and upgrade. This work was largely carried out under the EQC “opt out” process and under their supervision and approval.

Modernization of our 1920’s weatherboard villa - This involved the reconfiguration of most rooms; the installation of 2 new bathrooms; the installation of a new kitchen (built by others); installation of 3 enclosed skylights; and the supervision of a complete new roof.

All 3 major projects were completed largely on time and on budget. We are very impressed with Anthony’s organizational ability; choice of sub-contractors; attention to detail; communication; and open and co-operative attitude.

We have no reservation in recommending Port Hills Smith and Sons for any residential or light commercial construction, upgrade or repair.

Yours faithfully,

Malcolm Corbett

- Malcom Corbett

We are so pleased that we chose Port Hill Builders for our renovation work. Anthony and his team did an excellent job in managing all elements of the substantial renovation to our home and we happily recommend them to others. Renovating can be a very daunting prospect, but when we met with Anthony and went through the process, it was clear that our needs could be met, within budget and in accordance with our architectural plans. From our first meeting, throughout the build and right up to the issuing of the Code of Compliance, Anthony and his team listened to our requests, understood our budget, guided us through the technical parts and provided us with all the information so that we could make the best choices for us. The whole team were extremely professional to deal with; prompt, courteous and reliable – I’m not sure you can ask for much more. When we embarked on this project, it was difficult to know where to start, but I would suggest you contact Anthony first. He has great vision and can provide you with some realistic advice and ideas based on the space you have, your budget and the level of finish you are wanting. This advice is extremely reassuring to have so that you can then approach an Architect with a good idea of what to ask for. We are delighted with the outcome and we now have a family home we can grow in and be very proud of. The Derry Family Governors Bay

- Derry Family

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