A staged reno – St Andrews

A staged reno – St Andrews
<!–A staged reno – St Andrews–> We appreciate that when you decide to renovate your home there will be some disruption to everyday life! Especially if you decide to completely renovate your home. Sometimes it isn’t an option to move out of the property. Recently, a customer of ours decided she wanted to complete a full renovation of her home – but due to space we organised a staged approach to the renovation to allow her room to move furniture around and gave her a break between each stage. Stage one – This involved the renovation of the bathroom/toilet, master bedroom and spare bedroom. The project during this stage took 4 weeks Stage two – We moved into the lounge and kitchen area. We removed the wooden lining in the lounge area and replaced the raking ceiling with gib, for a paint finish. She designed a whole new kitchen and removed the wall between to the two areas to open up the floorplan. Stage three – Involved refreshing all the outdoor living areas. New decks, a ramp for access, raised flower gardens and new fencing was built. This stage was dependant on weather but was completed quickly within 2 weeks. Adopting a staged approach to renovations is an option when you start planning your project – we are happy to work in with your requirements as we want to provide you with a smooth reno process from start to...

Our renovation process – Bathrooms

Our renovation process – Bathrooms
A majority of the renovation work we do for customers involves some kind of upgrade to a bathroom. Whether you are wanting to simply put in an new acrylic shower and touch up the paint job? Or you want to re-design the floorplan, strip back the linings and possibly tile all walls and floors? Demo phase: Our builders will focus on the demolition stage during the first 1-2 days of the project. If you are moving the position of the shower/vanity or bath this stage enables the builders to pull back the wall linings for the plumber to come in and run their pipework. We do often find evidence of leaks during the demolition stage and if this does happen during your renovation we do make it priority to advise the customer along the way so you know exactly what is happening at every point of the project. Plumber/Electrician: Both these trades are incredibly important, but often aren’t onsite for as long as other trades as they need to work in and around the builder. As you can appreciate there is often limited space in bathrooms so subtrade tend to be booked on separate days/time to allow them the space to get in and get their jobs done efficiently. Stopper/Painter: This stage requires multiple visits to site for both the stopper and the painter – for good reason! They need to apply multiple coats of plaster and paint – which also need to dry and be sanded back. Tiler: Tiling takes the longest amount of time out of all the trades. If you are having a fully tiled shower...

Welcome to your Waikato renovator!

Welcome to your Waikato renovator!
Time to freshen up your Bathroom? Build a deck for summer? Or extend out to create a 3rd Bedroom? Our Hamilton reno team specialise in all areas of building. We have variety of skilled builders and handymen that can tackle all your renovation needs – whether they be small or large. Originally MH Builders, we have been operating as renovation specialists in the Waikato for over 20 years and have decided to expand our reach with the franchise for Maintain to Profit. We also have connections with all the subtrades (plumbers, electricians, gib-stoppers, flooring contractors) required for your complete renovation, and we take away all the hassle of managing the project as well. We provide a thorough project timeline and tackle all the booking liaison & comms between builder, subtrades and customer. We the cover the South Waikato area including: Hamilton Central/South Te Awamutu Cambridge Otorohanga Raglan Matangi/Tamahere We pride ourselves on providing a renovation service which runs smoothly, on time and budget and to the highest standard. Renovations can be complicated and sometimes daunting, but we are here to answer all your of queries along the...

A recent kitchen reno – FULL KITCHEN RENO

A recent kitchen reno – FULL KITCHEN RENO
Our customer wanted to create a new open plan kitchen with a centre island that ran into the lounge area, for their growing family. The old kitchen was tucked in the darker end of the house and the wooden finish kitchen made the area feel darker. We worked with the customer to design and move the kitchen into the main living are where there was more natural light. The customer also wanted the kitchen to be finished mainly in white, with a black mirror glass splashback for contrast. It was also important to the customer that the kitchen was modernised, but also fit with the rest of their home. We ran the kitchen cabinetry to the ceiling to create the feel of more space and finished the coving with a detailed traditional trim. A large deep sink and new tapware to suit was installed in the centre island. The area was finished off by sanding and polishing the wooden floors throughout to match the rest of the home. The kitchen is the heart of the family home – and we were excited to be able to create a open plan, family area for our...

A recent renovation job – FULL RENO CHARTWELL

A recent renovation job – FULL RENO CHARTWELL
<!– –> This is a recently completed full house renovation in Chartwell, Hamilton. During the demolition phase one wall left standing after stripping the house back to the bones. From here the customer designed an all new floorplan opening up the main living area and creating a master suite down one end house. The sleek black exterior was finished with Obodo cladding system, shadowclad ply and hardies with obodo battens which modernised the whole aesthetics of the house. A main feature of the kitchen/dining area were the 3 large skylights our builders installed, which flood the open plan area with light. Both bathrooms were also stripped back to framing, relined and then fully tiled (floors and walls) A hero feature for the renovation is the front entrance obodo wooden feature wall – which mimics the cladding on the front entrance. The project involved the management of over 20 subcontractors by our project managers and builders. The final product was a huge difference from what our customer began with and is evidence of how you can change a dated design into a modern open plan home! We are so proud of the project and happy we could help our customer with their properties...