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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...

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...

Who Is Considered A “Renovation Specialist”?

Who Is Considered A “Renovation Specialist”?
Often when we want someone who really knows their “stuff” we turn to a specialist. A specialist is generally a person held in high regard for their workmanship or knowledge in a certain area. Our expectations of a specialist are high and the outcomes a specialist achieves are better than a person with a general overall knowledge of a topic. So, with this in mind, who is considered a “renovation specialist”? To answer this, we should look at the definitions of both words, “renovation” and “specialist”. An online dictionary defines “renovate” as to restore to good condition, make new or as if new again, or repair. It can also mean to reinvigorate, refresh, or revive. It is used in the context of an object. The same dictionary describes a “specialist” as a person who concentrates primarily on a particular subject or activity, a person highly skilled in a specific and restricted field. So it fits to define a Renovation Specialist as a person, team or company who are highly skilled in reinvigorating an object. Renovations NZ have teams throughout New Zealand from Northland to Southland and everywhere in between of renovation specialists. Our people work day in and day out specifically on renovation projects. This constant exposure to renovations provides constant on the job training and helps us to create very strong teams of highly skilled renovators in the building field. It doesn’t matter whether you are looking to do just a bathroom renovation or a complete home renovation, we are the team for the job! If your renovation uncovers an unknown hazard, a tricky situation, a migraine sized problem, you can rest assured that Renovations NZ will...

Renovations NZ Opens Up In The Waikato Operating With Its HQ Out Of Hamilton

Renovations NZ Opens Up In The Waikato Operating With Its HQ Out Of Hamilton
Renovations NZ is always striving ahead to meet the demands of New Zealand’s people when it comes to building renovations and design. One of the fastest growing regions in New Zealand is the Waikato. Within the Waikato region, Hamilton is growing at an exponential rate. Back in 2014 it was suggested that 26 families a week were moving into the area with the North East being developed and gaining popularity. Currently, Hamilton has New Zealand’s fourth largest urban area, and is one of our fastest growing cities. Both urban and northern migration are key factors in Hamilton’s growth as people are drawn to the city for employment and education. Hamilton is located in the heart of the Waikato, one of New Zealand’s richest Agricultural regions. The Waikato is New Zealand’s highest export region and accounts for around 20% of the country’s total exports. Agriculture, biotechnology, light innovation, transport logistics, science research and education dominate most of Hamilton’s economy but other industrial sectors such as manufacturing and retail are emerging and provide a diverse employment environment in the city. Many “greenfield” areas have been opened up for development. The middle of 2016 saw 3400 plots available for building with more in the pipeline to allow for further city development. This expansion and the movement of people from places like Auckland to the perceived more economically friendly Waikato area has increased demands for building companies and their labourers. When expansion in an area takes off, it is always good to be in the middle of it all. Because of the stability of the area, and the likely ongoing expansion, Renovations NZ...