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...