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Darrell & Katrina Smith
Cook Canyon Ltd
105 Middle Renwick Road, Blenheim
03 579 4723

Totalspan Marlborough is a full construction building company locally owned and operated by Darrell and Katrina Smith since 2011, having built an extensive range of buildings and successfully grown the franchise during this time. Darrell is a Licensed Building Practitioner and his building experience with Totalspan dates back to 2001. Katrina has previously worked in the building industry for 7 years. Darrell and Katrina are committed to exceptional service, quality workmanship and have the highest regard for health and safety so employ rather than contract their builders, who are provided with on-going regular training and development and are long serving employees.

Every building is customised and unique to suit each individual client’s location, budget, and needs, and is managed from concept to completion including building consent, earth works, concrete pad and construction.  ‘Just call, we do it all’. For more information, or to discuss your building needs get in touch with Darrell and Katina today.

We own a property 30 minutes east of Picton which we have been developing over the course of 2020. We wanted to construct a steel framed triple garage as the first building and given we had a good idea of what we wanted we only sought prices from two companies how we considered leaders in this building type. We liked the quick and efficient information flow from Katrina as we considered specification performances against our proximity to the sea and also the impact of Council conditions specific to our site. We had a simple and straight forward meeting with Darrell following his site visit to discuss the build practicalities of our site, focusing on access, weather variables, council requirements and local availability of fill material. On the basis of Katrina & Darrell's proactive responses and local build knowledge and experience, together with a good value for money price, we had total confidence that they were the right people for the job. After entering into contract with Totalspan Marlborough COVID-19 became a reality, but not a concern, as Katrina managed the factory fabrication slot so that we maintained maximum flexibility and Darrell investigated options to undertake the driveway and groundworks in winter. We feel that we were very lucky to be dealing with such a professional, open and honest company during this period. Rather than retract due to potential difficulties we extended the Totalspan Marlborough scope to incorporate the driveway and groundworks which involved stripping 250m3 of earth which their subcontractor beautifully shaped into bunds that now screen us from our access road thus enhancing the overall feel of the property. It was a brave decision by all Parties to undertake this work in winter but we are pleased that we trusted local knowledge and skilled operators to do what they do best. The subsequent erection and finishing of the garage was seamless and the end product in terms of quality and look is extremely impressive and far more than what we had expected. The overall process with Katrina, Darrell and their team from enquiry to completion has been straight forward and extremely enjoyable and we would, without reservation, recommend them to other prospective clients. We would also like to make mention that we have separately directly engaged several contractors from Totalspan Marlborough's supply chain to undertake other parts of our ongoing development. Those introductions by Darrell have been very beneficial to us.

Aaron & Joanne Heather — Marlborough

“The Koromiko Volunteer Rural Fire Force would like to acknowledge Darrell Smith from Totalspan Marlborough for his technical advice and support in completing the Koromiko Rural Fire Station. Darrell's technical advice, persistence and understanding of Totalspan's product, sped up the completion of the Koromiko Rural Fire Station. Thanks Darrell.”

Simon Tripe, Rural Station Officer & Robbo Robertson, Deputy Rural Station Officer — Marlborough

“Thank you for our two beautiful buildings. A shed and a double garage. We are very happy with them both. Thanks for working with us and designing and building what we wanted on time, even when weather was against us. All workers involved from concrete to roof and in between were friendly, efficient and did their jobs well. Both these buildings have enhanced our property and definitely enhanced our lifestyle. A special thanks to Darrell, the project manager on both buildings, who kept us informed throughout the process of both buildings, by phone and frequent visits to the sites. He was always available for queries we had and we appreciate his work. We would recommend a Totalspan building to anyone who needs an outside building of any type.”

Donna Booth & Chris Bryant — Marlborough

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