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 The colors were outdated, the carpet lifting, and most surfaces were worn down.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...

Auckland Builders Are Busy!

As pretty much everyone in New Zealand knows, houses in Auckland have been popping up left, right and center. Everywhere you turn, you will see construction, builds and new homes all around. Every building and renovation company is swamped with work and struggling to keep up. The housing crisis can be attributed to a number of factors, including very large numbers of immigrants coming to New Zealand in recent years. Builders have been doing everything they can to keep up with demand, but the demand keeps increasing. The government has announced plans to build 34,000 more homes in Auckland over the next 10 years to try to keep up with demand. What are some risks and issues this causes? This kind of demand and shortage creates a lot of surrounding issues such as very high pricing, both for houses and services such as building, lower quality of the work, due to them rushing to meet more demand and underqualified and unqualified workers being hired as there are just not enough qualified workers to do all the work. Many people are cross qualifying to make more money. Where there is a market there is business and as per the numbers above you can see that the building industry offers a lot of opportunity to many that want to earn more money. However, the negative side of this is that some individuals are less qualified and experienced and tend to charge the same amount as the experienced and qualified ones, while providing work that is not to the same level. What can you do to avoid these risks? There are several...

Our Top 5 Bathroom Renovations In Auckland

Our Top 5 Bathroom Renovations In Auckland
Bathroom renovations are a great way to add value to your home and make it a pleasant place to be. More and more people are starting to renovate their bathrooms to bring them up to date and take advantage of new technologies that have come in recent years. You can even make more space in your bathroom through remodeling! Where to begin? When renovating your bathroom, you will want to consider the following this: Budget – This is the first and most important thing to consider. Without it, there will be no renovation. Have a clear budget in mind and make sure that all things you select will fit within this. Time –  When do you want to start and when do you want the project finished by. You will want to account for hidden problems and issues that may arise. Design and functionality – The colors, style and bathroomware you choose. You want all these things to tie together and function together provide an efficient and user friendly bathroom. Here are some of our favourite bathroom renovations that we have been involved in recently. Hobson St, Auckland City Bathroom Renovation – A bathroom renovation recently tackled by our North Shore team, this bathroom was part of a full interior home renovation. The whole interior of the home, including the bathroom, was getting old and badly needed a refinish. As you can see in the bathroom, the whites had become discolored and unsightly. Not to mention that it was well out of style. We updated the look by introducing a few carefully chosen colors, as well as all updated...

Hobson Street Home Renovation Project

Hobson Street Home Renovation Project
Our North Shore team recently completed an interior renovation of a home on Hobson St in Auckland City. This home, unlike a lot of the houses we do, wasn’t falling apart, but the owners felt it was time to bring some new life to the house and change the way it looked inside. It was definitely a dated look. Before As you can see, it was very plain inside and more than likely the original interior from when the house was first built. The whites in the bathroom were starting to get discolored, the carpet was getting dirty and a general makeover was due. Luckily for the owners, we were on the case! After We made use of various textures to add color and life to the home, from the dark wood floors to the marble look walls in the kitchen and bathroom. We introduced a few select colors to make a nice modern palette which has a bit more life than just painting everything white. New furniture was introduced throughout, finishing off the new theme. Would you like to renovate your home interior? If the time has come for you to begin rebuilding your home, here are some things to consider. Budget should be one of the very first things to take into account. Without a budget that will cover the cost of a renovation, you will not get very far. And you certainly don’t want to be left with a half done project, holes in your walls or uninstalled bathroomware! Time frame is something else that you should consider. Make sure you can live around the project...