The term “magic of three” is used in many instances from design features to writing rules. At Smithwood Builders we use it to refer to the client, Architect/designer and builder relationship. For a positive experience and a successful outcome, all involved must be in unison. A process that starts with a client’s idea and leads to an Architect’s or designer’s vision, finishes with a builder’s execution. The three are always in communication. Should a problem arise a solution will be found. No finger pointing, no taking sides, no one being ignored. Only thoughtful, helpful and valuable communication from client, Architect/designer, and builder are welcome.
Every project at Smithwood Builders is run with service, quality and sustainability in mind. The service we bring is tailored to every client. The new build or renovation experience is different for everyone and Smithwood is flexible in meeting your needs. One area we are not flexible in is quality. Years of experience has proven that using Project Managers who care and partnered trades with top skills make the type of homes people are proud of. And now more than ever, Smithwood Builders is concerned with implementing the environmental practices of sustainability. We pay attention to the removal of raw materials to the final disposal of waste building materials. Service, quality, and sustainability; three aspects of a project that are vital in bringing value to your investment.
Essay on Wood
By James Richardson
At dawn when rowboats drum on the dock
and every door in the breathing house bumps softly
as if someone were leaving quietly, I wonder
if something in us is made of wood,
maybe not quite the heart, knocking softly,
or maybe not made of it, but made for its call.
Of all the elements, it is happiest in our houses.
It will sit with us, eat with us, lie down
and hold our books (themselves a rustling woods),
bearing our floors and roofs without weariness,
for unlike us it does not resent its faithfulness
or question why, for what, how long?
Its branchings have slowed the invisible feelings of light
into vortices smooth for our hands,
so that every fine-grained handle and page and beam
is a wood-word, a standing wave:
years that never pass, vastness never empty,
speed so great it cannot be told from peace.