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PO Box 3179
Dural, New South Wales 2158
PO Box 3179
Dural, New South Wales 2158
License Number: 214695C
Owned and operated by Ronnie Hanckel - your professional fully licenced home renovation builder for the Sydney Hills area. Ronnie has been building & renovating in Dural and the surrounding areas for over 25 years. He prides himself in offering exception quality and creativity to ensure that his clients are offered unsurpassed attention to detail, creativity and his teams dedication to the entire project.
Best Customer Service 2013 Best performance by Construction Team 2014 Best performance by Admin Team 2014
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10 Reviews for Exempla Homes
I love my renovation!! I have done several renovations and this is by far my best experience. Ronnie and his team renovated every room and surface on the inside of my home as well as a number of key changes to modernise the exterior. The entire internal renovation of the house was completed in the agreed 100-day timeframe. The quality and workmanship have been excellent and any challenges were worked through successfully. One of the experiences I found the most satisfying was that there was always a small team of trades working on the house every day, so there was daily progress. We lived in the house while it was being renovated and Ronnie and his team were superb. Ronnie and his trades were very respectful of my home and family, every day the guys cleaned up (as best they could) and the house was always livable, which is important when you have a disabled child and an elderly parent in residence. I couldn’t recommend the Exempla team more highly.
April 5, 2019
My wife and I were apprehensive about engaging someone to undertake renovations in our family home, but we were immediately comforted and consistently impressed with the overall quality of the service provided by Ronnie and his team – it was every aspect, from his responsiveness, recommendations, ability to answer all our questions based on his knowledge and experience, and the quality of materials, workmanship and finish, through to meeting all deadlines and budgets. On reflection, it was a relatively smooth and stress-free process which can be attributed to our decision to engage Ronnie. He managed our expectations very well and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.
October 18, 2018
Worked with pro
I truly enjoy photographing the completed projects for Smith & Sons Dural. Their craftsmanship and attention to detail is extremely evident. Beautifully executed renovations with quality finishes, of which, their clients take pride in presenting - providing me with so much photogenic choice.
May 23, 2018
We love our renovation & really enjoyed working with Ronnie and the S&S team from Dural. The craftsmanship was good & their customer service outstanding. Ronnie's mantra was to ensure we were 100% satisfied with the work because if we weren't happy neither was he. Nothing was ever a drama or challenge if we changed plans or needed rework.
February 25, 2018
This is my second project with this amazing team. The process from start to finish has been one of communication, with a "nothing is too hard" attitude. Quality finishes delivered by a great team of trades. I have and will continue to recommend Smith and Sons Dural to friends - this has resulted in more work for Ronnie and the boys!
July 30, 2017Last modified:February 22, 2018
In late 2015, Ronnie completed a full renovation of our 4 bedroom home, which involved a major internal reconfiguration, new roof, rendering and the addition of an ensuite, large front deck and a TV room. We could not be happier with the outcome or the process - from the quotation/planning stage through to completion. Ronnie was professional, accommodating, knowledgeable, extremely well organised and always pleasant to deal with. As we had moved out and were renting whist the renovation was underway, we were keen to move back within the estimated 6 months. Ronnie achieved this with apparent ease, even though we made a number of variations (as you inevitably do with renovations...) along the way. Ronnie kept us well informed and welcomed us checking on progress. The only thing we would have changed is that we would have taken Ronnie's advice to use his kitchen supplier/installer. We had hired our own kitchen installers and had to manage them around Ronnie's tradespeople. This resulted in some mistakes on the kitchen installer's part that I am sure would have been avoided had we allowed Ronnie to manage this as well. We are hoping to do our landscaping in a few months and will upload photos once this is done - to give justice to Ronnie's work. We are very happy with the quality of workmanship and our 'new' home. Thank you Ronnie (and team).
June 4, 2017
Smith and sons displayed great conduct and skill throughout the job. Ronnie and his team were polite and respectful. The team also constructed a fabulous two storey house whilst sticking to the schedule. They finished the house on time. They have a provided for us a happy and safe environment to live in.
May 8, 2017
Had two bathrooms renovated in my unit, communication was excellent and the result looked good. The main issue however was that the mirror installed in the bathroom started rusting on the inside after only a year and a half. All communication lead to promises to have it fixed "soon". This which lasted for a few months, then I couldn't get through to them any longer, my e-mails or calls went unanswered. Involving NSW Fair Trading did nothing either.
January 16, 2016
Worked with pro
We have worked with Smith & Sons Dural for approximately 18 months. We chose to align ourselves with them because of their process in dealing with clients and satisfying their requirements is exceptional. Smith & Sons Dural have a very streamlined process – from concept to completion. They work in conjunction with us on the design in the initial stages to ensure we not only meet the clients design objectives but do so within their build budget; saving a lot of time and creating a very efficient and professional service. We have many clients tell us how wonderful Smith & Sons Dural are to work with and how happy they are with the overall process. We have found Ronnie and his team to be organised and extremely professional, and they conduct themselves in this way through all aspects of their business.
July 30, 2015Last modified:January 5, 2016
We are thrilled with the main bathroom and ensuite renovation completed by Smith & Sons Dural. The quality of workmanship, attention to detail, communication and timeliness all contributed to a great renovating experience. We would highly recommend Smith and Sons Dural for any renovations.
May 18, 2015