HOME RENOVATIONS AND BUILDERS

HOME RENOVATIONS AND BUILDERS
Renovating one’s own home gives the feeling of accomplishment and pride once the design is finished. But going through the details can be a bit daunting for most–renovation builders fulfil their tasks in maximizing their strengths and services for clients. The Boom of Home Improvement  Home renovation falls under the bigger hat of home improvement. The industry has become the fastest growing retail sector in New Zealand with an increase of 60 percent from 2012–with an estimate of 30 percent of homes being renovated. The Certified Builders Association has seen a trend in expanding existing land and home space as opposed to purchasing new property. The reason being that there is apprehension of being able to move back in a residence. Extensive renovations are often made in bedrooms and bathrooms–sometimes with the addition of a garage. The demand of an upkeep of present houses comes in the midst of an increase in house prices in Auckland and surrounding areas. Renovations or Remodelling?  Renovation and remodelling house procedures are both aesthetic changes to a home or structure. The difference between them is the extent to which the transformation takes place. Renovation focuses on the re-creation of a dilapidated space and often times, the pre-existing condition of the establishment is enough to be retained. Remodelling is not simply changing the surroundings or the decor but creating even the foundation of a home if necessary. This would include changing even the basic features of a room to make way for other additional components that would enhance it. Remodelling in a home is better for its functionality; from a designer and decorator’s perspective,...

Your Local Renovators – Renovating the Auckland Suburbs

Your Local Renovators – Renovating the Auckland Suburbs
Renovations in the Auckland Suburbs Are you looking to renovate your home in the Auckland suburbs? Would you like to improve your home and make changes to all your rooms? Are you seeking to change every area of your house in Auckland? If you said yes to all these, then you’ve come to the right place. Get to know the experts behind Renovations in the Auckland Suburbs. Auckland is the country’s central for renovations, building and construction at the moment. If you just want to do up your Auckland home to make it more modern, update it’s looks and improve it’s function, a renovation is for you. Here are the professionals working at Renovations NZ along with their pet projects and achievements: Mark Trafford – Auckland North Shore Licence Owner Mark left school at 16 and worked his way steadily up the corporate ladder through construction supply and fit out organisations. He managed one of the largest electrical wholesalers in the United Kingdom for 10 years and returning to New Zealand continued his senior management career in the kitchen industry and commercial fit out sector. Mark has extensive sales and marketing and business management skills and the ability to lead the brand with his real passion for property and renovating. Contact Mark Trafford on 0275736688 or email mark@maintaintoprofit.co.nz.                               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...

Bathrooms from design to renovation

Bathrooms from design to renovation
No other space in your house will reflect your personality more than your bathroom. It is important that your bathroom reflects the best quality, workmanship and style that your budget can afford. Your bathroom is the one space in your home that can truly set your mood for the rest of the day. With this in mind, when it comes to home improvements there are a few more satisfying than renovating your bathroom. Many people believe they can take on home renovations by themselves however, spending the time and choosing an experienced designer and then contractors will repay you by making a tough project a truly positive experience. Legalities New Zealand has a strict building code and most renovations will need a building consent. Your designer will guide you and in most cases make the applications on your behalf, if they are required. Even if you don’t need building consent, the building work will still need to comply with the Building Code. Under the Building Act 2004, building work (relevant to alterations and renovations) which requires consent includes: Alterations, additions and structural repairs to existing buildings, for example, removing or changing structural load-bearing walls. In some cases, you will need consent to replace all wall linings at once as they may serve a structural purpose. Repairs to leaking buildings also require a consent as does the installation of insulation to existing external walls. The demolition of existing buildings and structures. The removal or relocation of existing buildings. Sitework, for example, earthworks for a new extension. The construction of decks where a person can fall more than 1.5 metres or...

Latest South Auckland Renovation

Latest South Auckland Renovation
Ramin Tavakoli and his team can turn your tired worn out house into an inviting people friendly home once again. Ramin and his team are passionate about good quality work delivered to the highest of standards. He is known to customers as a friendly and dedicated person with great expertise. He can help you achieve well considered, global, modern design in your home. An example of Ramin’s work is found below. This property was tired, very tired and desperately needed an injection of modern and style to bring it back to its best. Ramin and his team were asked to complete a full renovation on this house in Kirkbride Road, Mangere. The Kitchen  The kitchen was well past its’ best. An original from when the house was built, it had seen many a family meal and was outdated and impractical for family life today. There wasn’t enough storage space, the counter tops were small and it was peeling and flaking. Ramin’s result: A modern functioning kitchen with plenty of counter space and storage. New appliances and a funky splash of colour on the back wall brought this kitchen back to life.  Ramin stripped the old cracked lino and sanded and polished the native timber floorboards giving an easy to clean, durable flooring solution  great for a high traffic zone. Before After Before After The Laundry Another tired and worn out room. There was nothing inviting about the laundry and it felt small and depressing. The wash tub had suffered water damage over the years and the base was swollen. The walls were crying out for fresh paint. Ramins result:...

Renovating For Serious Profits

View Details An Action Packed Seminar on “Renovating For Serious Profits” Here’s a taste of what will be covered: How to choose your next renovation project Making the most money from your existing property Does your project require council approval Ensuring an accurate budget for every renovation project How to negotiate and manage tradesmen The order and sequence of construction Health & Safety responsibilities on your renovation Project management companies or self-management of your renovation How to maximize your sale price when selling This seminar is suitable for home owners, property investors or those that just want to make serious money from renovating BONUS “SITE VISITS INCLUDED” Included with the course are site visits to current renovation projects around Auckland. Here’s an opportunity to see how the experts do it first hand. Your Speakers Mark Trafford – Director Maintain To Profit Mark Trafford has renovated over 800 properties and has created millions of dollars of wealth for his clients. Mark is known in the industry for having an eye for opportunity and being able to add serious value to his clients’ projects every time. His knowledge of renovating for serious profits is second to none in New Zealand and spending 5 hours with Mark will seriously boost your knowledge for your next project. Ian Penniall – Owner Harbour City Plans Ian is a qualified carpenter with over 20 years experience in all facets of the building industry. For the last 10 years Ian has managed and now owns an architectural design and draughting firm. Harbour City Plans specialises in residential alterations and additions nationwide. Ian’s ability to see projects...