Smith & Sons Manawatu - Palmerston North

PO Box 5455
Palmerston North
Manawatu 4414
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About Us

The team at Smith & Sons Manawatu offer you an exceptional blend of skills and experience. 

Paal Iversen owns the business and meets with clients in their homes to listen to their renovation ideas and wish lists. As a qualified builder and Licensed Building Practitioner with more than 10 years’ experience he has lots of valuable advice to offer. Paal enjoys the strong friendships that develop while working closely with clients and has a solid track record for completing quality renovations.

When it comes to the building phase of a project, Paal’s team includes an experienced construction manager, qualified carpenters, apprentices and a labourer. He also has a network of quality local sub-contractors who regularly work for them.

Karen in the office rounds out the team who are committed to making renovating easier and more enjoyable for you. They’ll work with you from your initial ideas until the project is complete – keeping you in the loop with personal service and great communication.

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What People Are Saying

As we had not had any need to use a builder before we were unsure of who to use. The company who we engaged to draw our plans recommended two building companies one of which was Paal and his team.  The plans drawn for the renovations were very basic and our kitchen laundry area was very limited for storage space and room. Paal was very thorough and discussed the plans with us, asking questions about what we wanted and giving us a lot of great ideas that we had not considered or were offered by the draftsman.
Paal recommended a Kitchen specialist and worked with them to ensure the layout of the kitchen and laundry worked well for the area. If they had continued with the original plans the kitchen and laundry area would have been a disappointment. Paal was very accommodating when we changed or added things to the renovation project. Paal project managed the renovations and ensured everything was completed efficiently and to a high standard. Paal and the foreman Sam explained everything to us throughout the project. When decisions needed to be made Paal gave us options, explaining the advantages and disadvantages so we could make an informed decision. The tradesmen were very polite and always tidied up as much as possible each day, this was important to us as we were continuing to live in the house while being renovated.
We would recommend Paal and his team to our family and friends, as we were delighted with the results.

- Joan and Felix

We have been looking for some time now for a good builder around Palmerston North and came across Smith & Sons on the Internet.  We gave them a call and Paal came down to the house straight away to have a look at the job I wanted doing.

After carefully going over what was wanted he came up with a brilliant solution for the repair that actually cost a lot less than what we had originally budgeted for.  He and his team arrived on the day he promised (yes truly amazing for a builder) and started work completing a first class job, well within budget.

Since then we have used Paal for all our repairs on both our 1924 two story character home and our rental property.  Each time he has completed the job on time and well within budget completing a first class job on every occasion.

His team of craftsmen conduct themselves very professionally, are polite and complete a fantastic job leaving the area clean and tidy every day.  Paal is a great guy, easy to talk to and happy to explain the job in laymen’s terms from start to finish.  We will use Paal for all our future building work and have recommended him to all our family and friends.

We would recommend Paal and his team without hesitation, to anyone who wants a reliable high quality builder who can do what he says and completes a very professional job every time.

David Wheller

- David Wheller

We were absolutely delighted with the renovation Smith and Sons did on our bathroom. From start to finish the process was seamless, the communication excellent and time line spot on. All the sub contractors were very professional and great to have in the house. We would highly recommend them. 

- C & J

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