Home Renovation After COVID Lockdown

Home Renovation After COVID Lockdown
The COVID-19 outbreak pushed numerous countries around the world to temporarily close their borders both to local and foreign travelers. In addition, several governments have enforced lockdown or community quarantine to control the movement within their territories. As a result, the majority of the population ended up spending time in isolation inside their homes. To cope with boredom and stress brought by the situation, folks have been trying all sorts of new hobbies. Some turned to social media for entertainment. Others find solace in creating new things like arts and crafts. There are also plenty who decided to spend their leisure time planning their renovation projects. And with the lockdown lifted, homeowners in the country have started conceptualizing and executing their plan. Now is the Perfect Time to Renovate!    In New Zealand, the increased number of home renovation projects is one of the most common post-lockdown trends observed. In the span a few months, there has been a steady rise in the demand for tradespeople. Last June alone, an online job posting site called Builderscrack reported a 30 percent increase in the number of work listing for tradies. As a result, Stuff.nz advises homeowners to move fast with their renovation projects mostly because of the high demand for tradies and the limited pool of talents available. If you want to revamp your house or a small part of it, you definitely need to get it done so you can finish just in time for the winter season. Where Do You Start? All that time spent in isolation has probably made you realize how ugly some parts of your...

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 Maintain To Profit Renovations 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...

Maintain To Profit Renovations Now Offers Renovation Financing

Maintain To Profit Renovations Now Offers Renovation Financing
A pre-sale spruce-up, an updated kitchen, some extra space – whatever your renovation goals, you can get all the help you need from Maintain To Profit Renovations. We’ve got the design acumen, the best builders, the most reliable project managers, and now we even offer renovation finance! Many home owners fail to achieve their renovation dreams due to a lack of funds. So we’ve gone one step further to ensure we help as many Kiwis turn their dream house or kitchen into reality. With our financing option, you can take out a loan through Gem Finance (a subsidiary of Latitude Financial Services Ltd). To apply, you must: Be 18 years old or older Be a NZ resident Have an NZ bank account Have an NZ passport or driver’s licence Agree to a credit check, our authorisation statement & terms and conditions To avail, select the correct finance form for your location and complete it. Personal loan vs. Extending your mortgage Many Kiwi home owners choose either to take out a personal loan or to refinance their existing home loan to fund their renovations. Which is better? It depends on personal situations. If you have built up enough equity in your mortgage, paying for project can be as simple as refinancing your existing home loan. In essence, this is the same as taking out a new home loan. You can borrow the money based on your existing home equity, and refinance by increasing your loan size. The interest rates are often lower than for personal loans. Nevertheless, some people might choose personal loans over a mortgage for good reasons. One,...

Welcome To Our New Auckland Central Licence Owners Joseph And Mike!

Welcome To Our New Auckland Central Licence Owners Joseph And Mike!
Maintain To Profit Renovations is pleased to welcome our two new Auckland Central licence owners, Joseph and Mike to the team! Both Joseph and Mike come with a huge range of skills and will be your go to guys for renovations in the Auckland Central area.   Joseph is a hardworking, practical, reliable individual who takes pride in performing tasks efficiently and in an organised manner. He is a trained, skilled and experienced installation and maintenance technician, with considerable experience working in residential and commercial environments. His reputation as an honest and conscientious tradee who can be relied upon to perform tasks given to him and his work history reflect his commitment to deliver projects on time and on budget. Joseph brings this ‘hands-on’ experience to his role as Operations Director. Mike has considerable international experience influencing and directing strategic decision-making processes to facilitate the growth and development of start-up and growth businesses in competitive global markets. He has held a variety of senior executive roles in the broadcast media industry, managing business-critical projects for future, profitable growth in this competitive, high technology industry sector. One of his most significant achievements was creating and leading Corinthian Television’s successful bid to secure a £150 million contract with The Walt Disney Company in the UK, from concept, design and build through to completion; a venture which he then led as CEO.  Mike was also personally head-hunted by Richard Branson to establish, lead and build the television division of the Virgin Group. Mike brings experience in business development as well as general and financial management to his role as General Manager.  ...

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...