About Smart Build

About the company, our experienced trades and how we work

Your best partner

Why Smart Build is a better choice

Simply put, we are totally committed to achieving absolutely the best build for the client with a minimum of inconvenience and stress.

Communications

Whether your project is large or small, we always ensure that you're informed up front about the build process, the timescales, the logistics and the budget. Over the course of a job, we maintain good communications with all parties and update you regularly on progress.

Planning and Flexibility

Although good up front planning is vital, we also recognise the need to be flexible enough for the sorts of changes that inevitably arise during the course of construction. Whenever there's an opportunity to improve the result and/or avoid unnecessary costs, we'll provide advice and guidance for making the most of it.

Design and Build Process

Building project management

At Smart Build, we have tuned the building project process to ensure that the customer is well informed in both the mechanics of the build and the timescales, logistics and budget.

We follow a controlled, step-by-step process that allows you to maintain full confidence throughout a build.

The process covers all aspects of the job, including:

  • Design: concept, drawing and architecture
  • Local planning application where needed
  • Procurement of building materials
  • Construction
  • Day-to-day Management
  • Certificates

Management of the project process is designed to foster good communication and to reduce the stress that people dread when undertaking major works.

Getting started

  • Initial Contact
  • Design
  • Plans
  • Local Pre-planning

Quotation

  • Detailed quote
  • Defined stages
  • Acceptance of quote

Detailed planning

  • Agree start date
  • Schedule – to minimise impact on your family
  • Staged payment plan

Construction

  • Procure materials
  • Build
  • Manage trades and suppliers
  • Regular client meetings
  • Change management

Sign Off

  • Snagging
  • Inspection and Certifications
  • Project Review
  • Sign Off

The Company and Team

Company History

David Buck founded Smart Build in 2008. He had been working within the building industry since his early teenage years with his father who was a builder and ran his own successful building company. As is the norm in an apprenticeship, you learn the industry from the bottom upwards and David quickly realised the value of hard work and attention to detail.

After learning the basic skills of building while also completing his education, which included A-level business studies, David then went on to Moulton College to obtain bricklaying GNVQ qualifications whilst working with the family business. 

Following that, he split his time between building houses for David Wilson and County Homes and working for his father in France doing barn conversions, swimming pools and high end stone work.

The experience of working on bespoke properties in France and the new house building in England gave David the skills, knowledge and hunger to start his own company, specialising in new builds and heritage work.

David wanted to offer something different to customers, something a bit better than the norm in the industry – a higher degree of professionalism, not just in terms of finished products, but also in terms of customer experience. David is dedicated to good communication and a clearer process, so that Smart Build customers can enjoy a building project without stress.

The company has steadily grown in a tough economy. As with any good company the majority of our business comes from recommendations. 

We currently employ five full time employees as well as engaging a regular set of highly skilled sub-contractors. Our employees and associates have a range of qualifications within the building industry and all work towards the same objective of complete customer satisfaction and attention to detail. 

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What Our Customers Say

We were pleased to have selected Smart Build for our building extension. This comprised a complete remodelling of the master bedroom with an en-suite extension, replacing a flat roof with a pitched roof and dormer window.

“The owner of the company, David Buck, is an extremely pleasant young man with good organisational skills and a commitment to quality and design. He and his team worked closely to the architect’s plans, and gave us a project plan for the work with clear timescales which were met. He continually checked with us if there were choices to be made, and was keen to cause us the minimum disruption possible.

“We were very pleased and impressed with the quality of the work and the attention given by all tradesmen used by Smart Build to ensuring that it was to our satisfaction.
“I believe that the price charged represented excellent value for money.

Many of our friends have since visited and been impressed with the standard of the work, and we have recommended the company to them without hesitation, and would do so again in the future.

Customer #1

I was recomended to Smart Build by a friend. Their approach was very friendly and professional and David made some very sensible suggestions about the job which improved the overall look.

We hired David to carry out the work because the price seemed fair and we were impressed with his honest and professional manner.

Before the job started he gave us a time scale and a schedule of the work. The contract was completed on time and on budget to a fantastic standard. He did his best to minimise the disruption to our family and the site was kept very clean and tidy.

I would certainly recommend Smart Build for their quality and attention to detail, they made every effort to make sure that we were happy at every stage of the job.

Customer #2

We just wanted to take this opportunity to say how pleased we were with the work Smart Build carried out on the build of our two storey side extension.

During the nine week schedule, he project managed the entire build on our behalf, making it very stress free. You were professional at all times, communicating and keeping us updated on the progress and status of the build whilst also keeping within the agreed timeline and budget.

Now the build is complete, we cannot stress enough how thrilled we are with the final result. We would not hesitate to recommend his services to anyone. We thank him again.

Customer #3