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...

Renovations In The Eastern Suburbs Of Auckland

We at Renovations NZ are your one stop shop in all things to do with renovating, remodeling or rebuilding. We work as your partner who is qualified, certified, experienced and ready to go. We are alongside you from the initial design idea to the end. We provide superior renovations for superior homes throughout New Zealand, for example we have many happy clients in the eastern suburbs of Auckland like Mission Bay, Remuera, Orakei, Howick, Clevedon, Pakuranga, Panmure, Glen Innes, the list goes on. Let’s look at five areas of your home that we can help with. Home Extensions. Whether you have a growing family, decided to work from home, need extra room for your guests or just need more space, we can help your ideas come to life. An extension certainly costs a lot less than buying a bigger house and can save all the stress that goes along with buying and selling. Adding an extra bedroom is surprisingly inexpensive. Or maybe you want an extra living area so you can put the kids in one while you relax in the other. Again you will find the cost not that expensive. Or if you can’t go out have you though about going up? Also one popular thing to do nowadays is to turn the garage into an extra room, a great idea as the garage already has walls, a floor and a roof. Renovating a garage actually costs about half of what you would spend on a new addition. As you can see there are a lot of options in home extensions and we can help you find the...

Do You Have A Leaky Home? Get Assistance For Repair!

Unfortunately, during the 1990’s the building standards in New Zealand were not quite up to the standard that they are now. As a result, many homes were built poorly and over-time started to leak. If you have a leaky home, we may be able to help. Because the building standards did not specify how to use metal flashings when building, builders used poor sealants and silicons as a replacement. These were not up to the job and over time let water in. In 1998, the government at the time decided to allow the use of untreated timber in home construction. This made the problems even worse. Because this became such a widespread problem, the current government has decided to offer assistance to owners of leaky homes, helping them financially to pay for the repair. If you believe that you own a leaky home, you will most likely be eligible for assistance. Contact us at Renovations NZ and we will be able to help you to get the assistance you need to repair your home....