What to Consider Before a Home Renovation

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Urban Build Co’s Renovation Consideration Tips


Assess your Budget Realistically!

High-Quality renovation projects cost money; there is no way around that. Having a realistic financial expectation may be the first place to start in renovating your home.

People often have no idea how much a particular project might cost them. You can’t make reasonable decisions about how you could improve your property until you have an idea of the costs.

No project is too large or too small for Urban Build, and fixed-price costs mean you can be sure how much a project will cost in advance. No Surprises!

Get in touch if you are unsure about how much a renovation could cost. Our expert friendly team is happy to provide you with a zero obligation appraisal.


Structural Engineering Expertise

It should seem obvious, but any builders you choose should make preserving the safe structural integrity of your property the number one priority.


Local Planning Laws

If your renovation plans involve any external changes, especially expansions to your house. You have to factor in the additional time taken to clear your plans with local authorities.


Good after work service

Your builders should endeavour to leave your home every day in perfect shape, ready to face whatever elements are thrown at it. Regardless of the particular stage in a renovation project, the builders are engaged in at the end of a given day.

It should also be imperative that they’re available to return promptly in the unlikely possibility that any pertinent issues arise. Choose Builders Like Urban Build Co who are ready to go the extra mile!


Which Renovation Projects are Likely to have the Biggest Impact?


External Appearance

The outer appearance of a property can have a huge impact on its value the front of a property is the first thing any potential buyer will see. Having high-quality, attractive cladding can make a dramatic impact on properties external aesthetics. View some of our recladding here.



Outdoor Entertainment Spaces

So your guests can fully enjoy the New Zealand climate why not consider adding or enhancing your outdoor entertainment area! The addition of a stylish deck or a terrace can add enormous value to a property, particularly if it’s directly connected to an open plan indoor space.



Revamping your bathroom, or even adding a new bathroom or on-suite can have a dramatic effect. Using high quality, timeless materials such as marble make sure your bathroom looks awesome now, and for the long-term.


Maximizing Space

Not only do potential buyers love wide-open interiors but also they make for a more enjoyable functional living. You should consider refurbishment plans that remove some non-structural walls, getting the most of the space you have by creating open plan areas.


Complete Interior Refurbishment 

Of course, the most effective way to enhance your home is one complete integrated refurbishment project. Urban build our experts at designing total refurbishments to meet the needs of property owners.


Warn your Neighbors

Especially if your renovation plans are extensive, it’s courteous to warn your neighbours in advance of work commencing. Regardless of the how much care is taken during a renovation process. When undergoing a renovation some loud noise is an inevitability.  They’ll appreciate the forewarning, and this will help you maintain a positive neighbourly relationship.


Choose Timeless Style

It’s fine to follow the whims of fashion when choosing accessories for your home, but renovations should be made with the future in mind. However, fashion can be a trap when it comes to major home improvements. It’s in fantastic that you’ve got your own specific tastes and your tastes should always be accommodated but you might also want to view lots of photos and get some guidance about what will really work in the longer term.

Urban Build’s classic, minimalist design and fixtures and top quality craftsmanship are sure to look good for years to come.


Local Experience and Testimonials


Before you decide on the builders you want to perform your renovations, you want to do a little investigating into the company’s reputation. Have a read of their testimonials and even consider getting in touch with a past client.

You also want to ensure they have good knowledge and have performed projects within your local area. This will enable them to better negotiate local planning laws and building regulations.

Rest assured Urban Build Co have an impeccable record of specialist renovation services across Auckland.

If you’ve any questions or enquiries don’t hesitate to get in touch!

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