Smith & Sons Christchurch Port Hills

1/1008 Ferry Road
Canterbury 8023
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About Us

Anthony Bown is a Licensed Building Practitioner and Registered Master Builder who has specialist expertise in renovations of historically sensitive homes, architectural design and build projects and complex remedial works. Anthony is also widely experienced in projects involving major structural and earthquake repairs, as well extending or adding a storey to a home. 
As a quality renovation builder, we use qualified licensed tradespeople who are reliable and dedicated to quality in building. With this in mind, you can trust Smith & Sons Christchurch Port Hills to complete your renovation or extension professionally to your budget and on time. Our company structure is such that we have a high ratio of licensed practitioners on site and personal development of all our team members to be able to deliver the best possible results to our clients. Health and safety is paramount to all that are involved in our projects and we are members of the Site Safe organisation.
Our Process 
The team at Smith & Sons Christchurch Port Hills will work with you on your project from start to finish. Using our established Project Methodology we manage the process of your home renovation or extension in 3 simple steps - through the Design, Planning & Construction phases. Rather than separately employing the services of an architect, engineer and building company, we manage the entire process, including gaining appropriate building consents, from start to finish for you.
The design and build process used by the team at Smith & Sons Christchurch Port Hills launches with a discussion around your budget which is then followed by design and consents. Detailed cost estimates are provided which may then be reallocated to best suit your renovation requirements. By bringing in the team early you won’t waste time or money on costly plans and consents that you later discover are not within your budget.
Once the design stage is completed, you will be assigned a project manager. The project manager will organise the paperwork including consents, bring in reliable and qualified tradespeople at each stage of the renovation process, monitor quality control of all work completed by all tradespeople, all while keeping you fully up to date on any developments.

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Our Simple 3 Step Renovation Process




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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