After an extensive planning, procurement and construction program we have just completed a long 8 week, 5 room (wet areas) renovation. We are extremely happy with the end result and we now once again enjoy using all the newly refurbished spaces. Whilst its always difficult to live in and around the construction work, the end result makes it all worthwhile. Mario has a great bunch of expert contractors that work for him from demolition to final clean and hand over. All the work is carried out with quality in mind and with no short cuts. This is all evident in the end product with everything working and looking as its suppose to.
I classify myself as a difficult customer / client as I work in the industry and demand and expect a certain end product. Achieving that is not always easy and it often comes after heated exchanges with the contractors on site and the project manager. This project was no different but negotiation and resolving issues on site with Mario and his contractors was pleasant and stress free. We together managed to resolve all the issues to a satisfactory level acceptable to us and Mario.
If you are contemplating a refurbishment, I highly recommend Mario and his team to do a great job.
To say professionalism is an understatement. Mario and his team made a bathroom renovation a simple, smooth and stress free process. Being based overseas whilst my new bathroom was being installed didn’t feel like a logistics issue, regular communication and updates, not to mention if I wanted something specific or didn’t exactly want was available Mario went out of his way to source what I preferred for the bathroom. The workmanship is that of a 5 star hotel! I can’t say enough, except I still have so much more work to do in the house and it will be an ongoing process which actually I look forward to completing with this exceptional team.
I came across Renovations by SM through internet search. As such I was really hesitant at first, but after seeing some of their prior work, I choose to renovate 2 bathrooms and a laundry. (still with lots of trepidation)
The results were amazing (bathrooms are on the website). They really take pride in their work, from ensuring the place was cleaned up every day after work, to ensuring dust and dirt was at a minimum. I like that they give input on design ideas, have examples, and lots of experience. Samuel and Mario are really easy to deal with, and do extra to what I was expecting (and I have pretty high expectations). They are keen to finish the job to a high standard, but also keen to ensure it completes on time. My wife loves the effort Mina puts in to the detail and final cleans for the end product, and I like that they come up with ideas during the process that could enhance it at a reasonable cost. (not just executing the brief). Overall their costs are very competitive from all the quotes I received.
Post bathrooms, they have now done my kitchen, lots of lighting (the sparkie they use is great, and a magician in working in small voids), and a full renovation of an investment property. When I asked for a small item to be repainted, they repainted not only that roof, but all the roof in the a joining room for consistency.
Very happy with the whole process, and they have given us a new benchmark to hold other contractors to.