Are You Ready To Renovate Or Extend Your Existing Home … But Worried About The Stress You And Your Family May Have To Endure During The Renovation Process?
You’re About To Invest A LOT Of Money In Updating Your Home!
$100,000 ? $200,000 ? $300,000 ? $500,000 ? Maybe More… ?
Are You Ready To Say “GO”, To Jump In “Boots And All”?
Maybe though, before you make this huge financial commitment, you’re concerned about what could go wrong? Maybe you’re worried about the Renovation, Remodel or Extension process from start to finish, or maybe you just have some nagging doubts?
We’re ready to start to travel the journey with you, to help you end up with a quality new addition or extension to your home, or renovation or remodelling.
It’s what we do every day … for lots of satisfied clients
- Want QUALITY? … Our 719-point Quality Control System ensures the result is right!
- Want your project ON TIME? … Our accurate Forecasting and Project Management Systems ensure the result is delivered on time!
- Want your project ON BUDGET? … Our Quantity Surveyor-based Costing System ensures we stick to the numbers!
- Want a Builder you can TRUST? … Our family has been involved the building industry for over 5 generations and more than 150 years!
- Want good COMMUNICATION? … We tailor our regular communication to suit YOUR needs, so you stay informed!
- Want TESTIMONIALS?… We have many, many clients who have given us positive feedback on the quality of our work and why you can trust us with your project!
Are You Keen To Get Your Home Renovation, Remodel or Extension Underway Really Soon, But You’re Not Sure Where To Start?”
7 Important Questions We’ve Got Answers To
- You’re keen to get your Home Renovation, Remodel or Extension underway, but where do you start?
- You want your building project to stay within budget, but how do you ensure that’s what happens?
- You’re worried about Home Renovation projects running over time, so how do you keep it under control?
- You’re losing sleep, lying awake thinking about all the things that could go wrong. How do you get the right result?
- How do you choose the right builder, and an architect or designer, people who are experienced, trustworthy and great to work with?
- Have you got questions about whether you can “knock down some walls” and re-work the design of your house?
- How do you ensure that you’ll get high quality work, with no shortcuts and no problems “hidden” behind the walls?”
If you’re anything like us, the investment in your home is probably the most important and biggest financial commitment you’ll ever make in your life, and renovating, extending or upgrading your home is just as big a decision. And we understand that.
At Smartway we understand the real significance that making a huge commitment like this entails. We understand that there’s an amount of stress that comes along with undertaking a Home Renovation, Remodel or Extension. We’d like to help make it easier for you, and that’s why WE GUARANTEE EVERY STEP OF THE PROCESS from concept to completion and beyond.
This means you can confidently relax knowing that you’ll soon be enjoying your wonderful re-modelled, renovated or extended home without any hassles or surprises.
And as a Full-Service Building Company we can help you every step of the way. YES, that’s right. We can handle everything for you.
Discuss your initial ideas, add value and suggestions, draw up concept designs and plans, get the detailed designs and plans ready for council, sort out any engineering or surveying needs, apply for Building and Resource Consents, complete the actual building work for your dream renovation or extension … all the way through to council sign-off. Everything!! We’ve even got specialists who can help you sort out your funding in a hassle-free way!
We work with you through the entire process from beginning to end.
At Smartway Builders we specialise in the complete process involved in your Renovation, Remodelling, Addition or Extension. So, if you want a quality end result, we are the natural choice when you are looking for a home extension, addition, reclad or complete internal and external renovation or remodelling.
Managing Home Renovations, Remodels or Extensions on a regular basis has given the Smartway team the confidence to GUARANTEE you a reduced-stress building project. We’re ready to help you answer any questions or deal with any doubts or concerns you may have. Honestly, we “Just Get It” and working to give you peace of mind is what we do best here at Smartway Builders.
Most building companies will tell you that they have years of experience and deliver quality work. Fair enough, but for Smartway Builders those statements are not only true but we go beyond that, we go the extra mile. We provide you with a fabulous guarantee, and a qualified project manager to focus on your new build, so you won’t have to worry about going over time-frames or your budget. Not only that, but our highly qualified professional team of builders and other subbies ensure everything is managed to the highest standards and deliver nothing but quality workmanship.
The first big step in your build process is to put your vision of your dream home renovation or extension onto paper, so we only work with the architects who we trust to listen to you, to work together with you on ideas, and to communicate with you. We don’t work with architects who believe “their way is the only way”, because after all it is your home, not theirs. And, if you already have existing plans drawn up from your own architect no problem! Smartway Builders are experienced and can professionally maintain a great working relationship with your architect in achieving a successful building project.
For more information on how to achieve a successful renovation or extension the Smart Way, check out more about how we work with you below. This will help you gain a better understanding in relation to how we involve you fully in your building project.
Some Of What We Guarantee You…
We’ve developed our own 719-point Quality Control System ensure the quality of your renovation or extension always remains our primary focus.
We use some of the most Accurate Costing Systems in the marketplace, and work the cost out detail by detail, line by line, item by item.
We’ve got great skills in Project Planning and Organisation … and systems and processes we’ve put in place from our past experience on multiple sites.
So … Who Are Smartway Builders?
Smartway Builders are a residential building company based in Tawa, Wellington … formed through a passion and desire for raising the quality and standards in the building industry, and with an ongoing desire for the completion of quality building and renovation projects … and the creation of updated family homes that our clients will be proud to call their own.
Smartway Builders are top-quality builders, fuelled each day by an experienced and qualified team who work with you from the very first step, during the giant leap of faith into the project, and all the way until you land back on the doorstep of your newly upgraded dream home. We believe in old fashioned values like respect and honesty, communication and trust … and simply want to do a great job, that we’ll all be proud of.
Renovation and Extension Work We Specialise In:
Renovations, Remodels and Extension Projects Throughout The Greater Wellington and Kapiti Area Are Our Speciality
Restoring your character home? Renovating or remodelling? Adding an extension, or expanding into the roof? Excavating and converting some of that unused basement space? Smartway Builders, your leading renovation, remodeling and extension specialists, are here to help!
Our experience in many different types of projects over the years has equipped us with the right knowledge, skills and abilities to specialise in delivering quality renovation, remodelling and extension projects.
Renovation and Extension Work We Do Not Specialise In:
We also like to tell prospective clients the types of work we’re not set up for, so there aren’t any unrealistic expectations at the beginning.
If you’ve got a one-off small repair project, or a basic like-for-like bathroom or kitchen upgrade, or some small landscaping work … then we probably aren’t the right building company for you, and we’ll respectfully tell you this right at the beginning of our discussions.
However, if the work you want done is a bit bigger (like a new deck or lots of retaining), or if your kitchen or bathroom upgrade is part of a larger scale renovation, remodel or extension plan, we can certainly help you and offer greater efficiency and cost savings that way. We’re just not set up to efficiently handle the smaller jobs.
Get in touch TODAY to book in your consultation with Ann & Howard Woolston. By getting in touch with us at the start of your build, reduces the risk of anything going WRONG! There is a lot to consider so why not put your feet up and relax, while the professional’s at Smartway Builders take over your project.
Working The Smart Way…
In this day and age, finding great tradespeople can be a daunting task. However, your search is over because we are not just your run-of-the-mill building company. We are different, in many ways.
Our business is set up to “perform like a business”, with responsibilities, accountabilities, systems and controls. It came about through necessity and a desire to raise the bar in the building industry, to give a fantastic customer experience … and so everything we do is designed to deliver a better result for our clients.
The simple fact is that we don’t like to let our clients down …So, if you’d like to form a longer-term relationship with a quality building company who really cares, and who believes in working with you to achieve what you want, then let’s start doing just that. Just pick up the phone and give us a call.
There’s a reason we have two ears and one mouth! Because listening and understanding is incredibly important in the building industry … so that we can deliver exactly what you want, and minimise issues, concerns and problems.
We listen to what you have to say.
We don’t take shortcuts and we don’t do cover-ups. We follow the New Zealand Building Standards and good practice guidelines, even if your work doesn’t need a Council consent. Our experienced and appropriately qualified people take pride in getting it right first time. In addition, the entire team engage in on-going training and education to make sure they keep up with the latest developments in good building practices, safety issues etc.
Our talented growing team of builders currently stands at nine, and it’s expanding further. We have a number of fully trade qualified, New Zealand Government Approved Licensed Building Practitioners (LBP’s), additional trade qualified builders with varying levels of experience and less qualified people as well. They ALL know what they are doing, and how to deliver what you need, when you want it … in a tidy and friendly manner. They’re great people to have in your home, great people to talk with about the way forward and great people at delivering. And we’re proud to have them on our team.
If, whilst carrying out your work, we find anything material that we hadn’t anticipated as part of our initial assessment, we will endeavour to inform you of the implications of this prior to proceeding further. We understand that unknown items can impact the cost and/or time, and we believe that wherever possible you should agree to any changes before they are actioned … so we have a full Variation Capture Process, designed to make it simpler for us all.
Our team also includes architects, draftsmen, council consent specialists, structural engineers, fire engineers, plumbers, drain-layers, electricians, plasterers, painters, tilers, roofers, earthmovers, foundation specialists, designers, colour consultants, and floor and window cover people to name just a few. We can make your total project happen from start to finish with the least amount of stress to you.
We carefully select our builders and subcontractors for superb workmanship and shared values of honesty and integrity. Our people strive to achieve an affordable project price and work hard to exceed client expectations.
One of our clients told us that they continued to use us for all their work, because we were a “safe pair of hands” and they felt really comfortable using us. We hope that you will too.
We pay attention, don’t take shortcuts and don’t cover anything up. We treat you and your home well and take pride in what we do.
The 3 E’s – Experience, Expertise and Excellence …
Three fundamental foundations we operate our business on, foundations that help to ensure that you get an excellent end result. But when we talk about Experience, Expertise and Excellence in relation to the building industry, what do we mean?
Experience is defined as the “skill or knowledge that you get by doing something”. The emphasis is that you actually need to get out and use the skill or knowledge you have, to apply it in a practical way. Because a skill or knowledge, whilst valuable in itself, has greater value when applied.
And all our builders are doing just that … applying their skills and knowledge every day. And as a result of that their experience also improves every day, as they do something for the first time, or for the second time … or for the hundredth time.
Steven Wright once said “Experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it.” and then you get to use it over and over again. And I suppose the point we’re really trying to make is that our builders are not just qualified and certified New Zealand Government Approved Licensed Building Practitioners, they all have practical experience in actually doing building work, in pulling houses apart and putting them back together, in renovating, in adding on extensions (roof, ground level and basement) … in building new homes.
Expertise is defined as having “expert skill or knowledge in a particular field” and it fundamentally means that you are better than the average, that you are “expert“ in your field. We like to have builders on our team who know what they are doing, who don’t need to stand around talking, trying to figure things out.
Not only do they have the skills and knowledge that enables them to demonstrate a high level of experience, they have a high level of expertise as well which they apply every day.
When you want something done right first time, when you want to know that there won’t be a problem, when you want to be sure that the rules are followed … then you call in an expert, someone who has expertise in a particular field.
And as it says on our logo, our letterhead, our invoices, our business cards … Smartway Builders is about bringing EXPERTISE ON EVERY LEVEL to your building project. It’s simply what we do, who we are, how we operate.
Excellence is defined as “the quality of being outstanding or extremely good”. We prefer the concept of outstanding rather than extremely good and it’s what we aspire to. Our goal is to raise the bar in an industry somewhat lacking in excellence, and we strive for that on every project.
Excellence means greatness — the very best, but achieving excellence is never easy to do. It’s a quality that people really do appreciate however, because it’s so hard to find. And Smartway Builders has that quality of Excellence.
When someone with Expertise applies the Experience he or she has in relation to the particular skills and knowledge … the end result is Excellence, Excellence from a Technical point of view, Excellence from a Quality point of view, Excellence from a Client Relationship and Communication point of view.
And it all helps us deliver the Quality we promise, On Time and On Budget … in a way we hope you will appreciate.
WHAT DO OUR CUSTOMERS SAY?
Loved our renovation, have referred them onto others — Grant and Jenny Stove, Newlands"We would recommend Howard and Ann and their team at SmartWay Builders to anyone considering a building renovation (and have already done so!). We found them to be professional, thorough and easy to deal with throughout our renovation and are thrilled with the transformation to our living space which ticks all our boxes."
The only builders for me — Brian Abbott, Tawa“They provided me with first class workmanship, which was on time and within my budget. I am completely thrilled with the results and believe that this is down to their open and honest approach and truly understanding customer needs. They are the only company I would consider to work on my property.”
I trust you! — David Strachan, Churton Park“You’ve got all the building work for all my properties. That’s guaranteed. I will also recommend you to anyone who needs work done. I trust you because you didn’t stop working on … (another job) … until you got it right. There will be future work there as well, the carport needs a new roof and the garage needs firming up and recladding.”
Delighted — Annabelle McCallum, Karori“We are delighted with the Seatoun fence – it delivers the desired result perfectly.”
Tidy Kiwis! — Alan Borthwick, Crofton Downs"Nice and easy to deal with. Job done as advised it would be and tidied up afterwards. No hesitation recommending."
Recommend you to others — Eddie Ualesi, Paremata“Thanks heaps for the work done – all looks great. Will definitely be in touch regarding the other work required and will also recommend you to others.”