Looking for a New Deck Before Summer?

Looking for a New Deck Before Summer?
Building a deck is a perfect way to extend your living space into the outdoors. And who doesn’t love the great outdoors, especially in the summer? In theory, it’s as simple as building an adjacent platform or a freestanding structure in your yard. But, in practice, building a deck requires a lot of planning and careful consideration. Firstly, you need to decide on the size, location and design of your deck. Secondly, you need to consider the type of material to use as well as the level of maintenance and costs involved. Then, of course, there are building codes and regulations to take into account. Check out the following guide to help you in planning for your new deck. Decking Material From hardwoods to treated pine, there’s a decking material to suit every budget and application. Choose a material that can withstand the climate conditions in your area. Keep in mind that some materials are quicker and cheaper to maintain, while others will need regular upkeep and treatment. Below are some of the common options for New Zealand decks: Hardwoods. Tropical hardwoods are commonly used for decking due to their extreme durability, resilience and natural appeal. They look, feel and even smell great. While they have a tendency to split or splinter in our low humidity climate, oiling and coating will easily solve this issue. With regular maintenance, hardwood decks can retain its stylish look for many years. Kwila is the most popular hardwood decking, although it has water-soluble tannins which can bleed and stain surrounding tiles or concrete. Another popular option is Vitex, a creamy-grey timber that bleeds...

Building In The Hamilton Area? We Can Do Your Renovation!

Building In The Hamilton Area? We Can Do Your Renovation!
Does your Hamilton home need a makeover? Maybe you have just bought a piece of land in the Waikato region and want to begin your home build. Whatever the case may be, we at Renovations NZ are there to help you with your Hamilton and Waikato Renovation project. What services do we offer in Hamilton? Our full renovation and home rebuilding service is available to the whole Waikato region. This means that whether you are building a new home, renovating your older home or want to add an extension or room, our Hamilton team can help. Just like in Auckland, our team is ready to take on any renovation you have in mind. Even though Hamilton is not as big as Auckland, building work is quickly picking up and more and more people and beginning to work on their homes. The city is expanding and builders are getting more and more busy trying to keep up with the demand. Now is the perfect time to start your build before the rush really comes. Renovating your Hamilton home The process of renovating your home, whether rebuilding your Hamilton kitchen, starting a Waikato Bathroom renovation, or doing a complete home renovation is very similar to our Auckland projects. The processes are very much the same, and our Waikato team will ensure that your project goes smoothly for you and that we take care of all the worries including council requirements and paperwork, permits and legal matters. Time to begin? If you are ready to begin your Hamilton project, get in contact with our Hamilton and Waikato renovation team today! We’re ready...

Renovating On The North Shore? Our Team Is Ready To Go!

Renovating On The North Shore? Our Team Is Ready To Go!
Do you have a home on the North Shore you want to spruce up? Maybe you want a new room for some extra space, or maybe you want a complete rebuild to bring your home into the modern age. Whatever the project, Renovations NZ is here to help! From Rodney areas including Orewa and Whangaparoa, all the way down to the lower end of North Shore at Takapuna and Devonport, our North Shore renovating team is here to ensure your dream home comes to life. We have helped many North Shore home owners from areas including Northcote, Long Bay and Beach Haven renovate, extend and build the homes of their dreams. Our North Shore renovations service covers the whole North Shore including the following areas: Albany Bayswater Birkenhead Browns Bay Campbells Bay Castor Bay Devonport Forrest Hill Glenfield Greenhithe Hauraki Long Bay Mairangi Bay Milford Northcote Rosedale Sunnynook Takapuna Torbay Unsworth Heights Wairau Valley   What can our North Shore team help you with? From the initial design right up to the handing over of the key, our North Shore team will manage the entire project for you. If you need architects, electricians, plumbers or anyone else to get involved, this will all be taken care off, keeping the project stress free and easy for you. Our team will organise all the contractors that will be needed for the  project and have good contacts in the North Shore to take care of any job your project will require. We will also take care of all certifications, permits and any other paper work that will be required for your build....

Renovation in Coxhead, South East Auckland

Renovation in Coxhead, South East Auckland
The Renovations Team have been at it again, working hard to build the homes of peoples’ dreams. This time, it’s was a home in Coxhead, South East Auckland that got the honor. This home was overdue for an interior renovation, and it’s deck wasn’t exactly up to standard either, so the customer decided that a spruce up was in order. The colors were outdated, the carpet lifting, and most surfaces were worn down. Our renovations team got in there and worked their magic to create a whole new environment. All the rooms including living room, kitchen, bedrooms and bathroom received a makeover, and the deck got an update to match. A whole new color scheme was introduced, making use of a white base and bright colors to bring some life and a modern touch to the home. As you can see, the improvement is grand and the home owner agrees, sending us this testimonial: “Ramin and his team were trustworthy and reliable, keeping the vacant property secure while the renovation was underway. The quote was returned quickly. The team worked hard to complete the project within agreed timeframes. Any issues that arose, were discussed and resolved quickly. I was pleased with the quality and workmanship of the renovation. I am happy to recommend Renovations NZ to you and will be calling on their services again. Helen Brosnan Property and Planning Solutions Limited“ If you would like your home renovated, or would just like to consult with us about doing so, contact us today and let’s get started on your...

Affordable Renovations From Auckland To Hamilton

Affordable Renovations From Auckland To Hamilton
With the never-ending demand for property in central areas such as Auckland and Hamilton there will continue to be an ever increasing trend of cost on materials and labour. This is especially the case when you are a homeowner that has recently decided to renovate or upgrade. Whether it’s a bathroom renovation, kitchen renovation or complete home extension What’s your first move? Like so many if you don’t know a builder personally you will most likely go online and Google for Auckland renovations or Hamilton renovations if you are located in those areas. You may already have plans or may need some. Most builders you contact may not be able to assist with services outside their own profession. For example if you intend to extend your property; you will need architects, engineers and other specialist trades to plan the extent and cost of the project. Most home owners don’t want to “manage” a dozen trades and most builders don’t want to be liable for what other trades do, so as a home owner you are caught in the middle! If you get the builder to organise these trades he will clip the ticket on every invoice and later when there is a problem the builder will most likely point you in the direction of the third party trade he recommended who is not really showing much interest in your problem. This is common problem in the renovation industry. When there is money to be made, everyone lines up but when there is problem the hot potato gets passed around and no one is interested. So what can you do...

Welcome Our New Tauranga Owner

Welcome Our New Tauranga Owner
We have a new license owner for our Tauranga division. A big welcome to Randy Offenbaker! Randy is now our man to go to in Tauranga if you want to renovate your home. Randy started his career in the banking industry, working his way through to management roles. Then, after working in the bakery industry for 16 years, he realized he was ready for a new challenge. This was presented to him in 2001 when he found work in the building industry as a Hammer hand. Following his time on the tools, he then found himself working in supervisory roles, management and project management roles in Renovations. Randy is very passionate about renovating. He believes in great communication with both clients and contractors, bringing  outstanding services and quality workmanship to every project. As a Volunteer Fire Fighter since 2001, he enjoys the challenges of the job and finds helping his community very rewarding. He enjoys working around the garden, being creative, playing golf and enjoys time spent with his family and friends He has two adult girls and a wonderful supportive partner Tracey and her two children. If you are planning a renovation in Tauranga, Randy is the man you need in the job. He will ensure that your project will go as you expect and that the results are exactly what you are after. Contact us today to get Randy on your...

Selecting A Renovation Company

Selecting A Renovation Company
If you are considering beginning your renovation, home extension, or other building project, you will be looking for who can do the work. This is the eternal question that all home owners face when starting their home building project. If you have not gone through this process before, how do you know where to begin? Selecting the right company can be the difference between a successful project and one that turns into a nightmare. So what should you look for? The first thing should really be to ask your friends and family for recommendations if they have used someone before. There is little that beats first hand experience, and a lot of business for most successful companies is driven through word of mouth. And a good recommendation from a trusted person can set you on the correct track when it comes to making such an important decision. Looking into the history of a company can also provide you with a good idea of what kind of experience you can expect to have with them. How long have they been around? How many projects have they been involved in and successfully completed? What do their previous customers think of their work? These are all crucial questions that you should have answers to before you select anyone. What you should also check is if they are registered in New Zealand. You can do this on the Companies Office website here. If they can be found here, this means that they are a legitimate New Zealand company and you will be covered by all applicable acts, policies and laws that apply. Prices will...

Happy New Year 2018 And Some Summer Tips

Happy New Year 2018 And Some Summer Tips
With Christmas less than 2 weeks away and your holiday booked, take a moment and think about whether your home is locked up and secure. SUMMER TIPS Here are some tips to ensure that you keep your home safe while you are on holiday. • Secure all tools, big and small, anything that will entice a thief to break in • Lock all doors and windows, set alarms and use deadbolts, if you have • Leave curtains open and blinds up • Turn off all electrical appliances at the wall to avoid electrical fires • Turn off your water to avoid leaks • Clean out your fridge & freezer, you don’t want to come back to wasted food if there is a power cut • Turn down your ring tone on your phone so it doesn’t scream “We not home” • Don’t advertise on social media you won’t be home • Leave an emergency number with your neighbour or a friend • Have someone house sit or check on your house periodically • Keep your garden maintained if you are away for an extended period • Ask a neighbour to park in your drive way and empty your mail box CHRISTMAS SHUT DOWN DATES Our offices will be closed from midday Friday 22 December and open Monday 8 January 2018. We will have Builders, Plumbers, Electricians and Handymen available over the Christmas period and early new year. So if you need any of these service, please contact your Renovations NZ representative for further info. We will also be offering after hours services if you require these on the stat...

Protected: 2018 Renovations Here We Come!

Protected: 2018 Renovations Here We Come!
2017 was a big year for renovations, but it was only a ramp up to what’s in store for 2018. 2018 is looking to be a major year for housing construction in Auckland, as demand continues to increase at a steady rate. According too a report released by Placemakers, 2018 will be the year that housing construction peaks in Auckland. In the report, they say: “By value, Auckland currently accounts for more than a third of all building and construction work across the country. It’s expected to peak in 2018, increasing by 78% to $16.3bn compared to 2013. Between January 2013 and December 2020, it is forecast 94,400 new dwellings will be consented in Auckland.” Naturally, this means that builders will be busier than every trying to keep up with this demand of new and renovated homes. 2017 was already exceptionally busy, and now we can expect an increase to this in the coming year. And we are no exception to this. If you are looking to do a renovation in 2018, now is the time to secure your spot. Our slots are quickly filling up with projects all over Auckland and the country, so if you want to get yours in, now is the time to start planning! If you are looking to do: House extensions Internal restructuring Deck and fence builds New home builds Bathroom renovation Kitchen renovation Exterior and landscaping We can help you to get the project done. Call us now to get in early so you don’t miss out in the midst of the 2018 building rush, and get your renovation done in the...

Renovations Best Done During Summer

Renovations Best Done During Summer
Summer is finally here and there isn’t a better time to start renovating than in summer. The sun is out, the weather’s great, there’s no rain to interfere with the building works. And we are ready and waiting to start on your project! Always wanted to be chilling on your deck in summer? Wished you had some more privacy to do so with a new fence? We at Renovations NZ are here to make these renovation dreams come true along with any other building project you have in mind. Building your new summer deck Whether the have an existing deck or not, we can help you to design, plan and build the new deck you have in mind so that you can enjoy the summer outdoors with your friends and family. Adding a deck is almost always a top priority for kiwis who are renovating, and whether you are rebuilding your current deck, extending it, or need a whole new design altogether, we can provide the solution you are looking for. You tell us your ideas and we will turn it into reality. Things to consider when building a new deck There are many variables to consider when deciding which direction to go with your deck. Things like materials, size, budget all come into question. Keep these following points in mind when planning yours. Material – Historically, the original and most popular choice to build a deck out of is wood. However, these days it’s not the only decking material available. Some materials include: Weather-Resistant Woods such as cedar, cypress and ipe. Pressure-Treated Woods such as treated lumber. Hardwoods like teak, ipe and Brazilian...