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...

Bathroom renovations before and after

Bathroom renovations before and after
How do you choose a bathroom renovation specialist, what should you do before and after employing someone? These are a couple of great questions to consider. Bathroom renovations before and after The very first thing you need to do is decide on what you want, get a good plan in your head, or better yet on paper on what you want and need in your bathroom. This can take weeks or months and shouldn’t be hurried. You can get many ideas off the internet so spend time researching and figuring out exactly what you want your bathroom to be. Think of all the bathrooms you have used, especially if you have travelled, what did you like? What did you not like? What did you see that was practical and useful? What looked really good and what didn’t. Enjoy this time and don’t rush it. A great start is to keep major elements where they are. Once you have what you want, you need to look at who can provide it for you. Talk to people who have had their bathroom renovated or newly built and ask questions. Who did they use? Who do they recommend? What would they do differently next time etc. The last thing you want to do is end up on a programme like Cowboy Builders. Next research yourself, so you know what’s what and who’s who. Shop around and talk to people in the shops. If you know what your specialist is talking about you are more likely to get what you want and less likely to be caught out or ripped off. This way...

Need Help Repairing Your Leaky Home?

Need Help Repairing Your Leaky Home?
Do you have a leaky home? If you have been part of the unfortunate group who purchased a home only to find that it leaks, we at Renovations NZ are here to help you get it fixed with the least amount of cost and trouble to you. Due to the lack of proper building standards in the past, the New Zealand Government now offer assistance to owners of leaky homes. It is now possible to have up to 50% of the repair cost covered by the government, making it much easier on your wallet! And we at Renovations NZ can help you to get this assistance. If you want to take advantage of this offer, talk to us by calling 0508 937 366 and we can help...