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Home Renovations

From Design to Construction

Kitchens | Large bathrooms | Complete house renovations

Are You Planning To Renovate?

  • Tripping over each other in the kitchen?
  • Family can’t fit around the dining room table?
  • Wallpaper peeling or maybe key areas of your home were never insulated?
  • Not sure whether you need Building Consent?
  • Know you have space but not sure how to maximize it?
  • Have a budget in mind but not sure whether it is realistic?
  • Struggling to find the right man for the job?
Choosing to renovate your home is often just as challenging as choosing to extend or build. You are likely asking yourself a hundred questions, trying to make sure that you have all of your ducks lined up in a row to avoid costly mistakes. You could probably use some help from a team with extensive renovations experience.
Give us a call and let’s begin the renovation journey today! Over 79% of our 139 projects have involved some type of renovation so you can rest assure knowing that Certified Builders with extensive experience are in charge of your project. We’ll tell you whether you need consent, make any recommendations or offer any advice necessary to maximize the space and potential of your existing home and manage the process for you every step of the way which ultimately means your home gets renovated smoothly and stress free!

  • Tripping over each other in the kitchen?
  • Family can’t fit around the dining room table?
  • Wallpaper peeling or maybe key areas of your home were never insulated?
  • Not sure whether you need Building Consent?
  • Know you have space but not sure how to maximize it?
  • Have a budget in mind but not sure whether it is realistic?
  • Struggling to find the right man for the job?
Choosing to renovate your home is often just as challenging as choosing to extend or build. You are likely asking yourself a hundred questions, trying to make sure that you have all of your ducks lined up in a row to avoid costly mistakes. You could probably use some help from a team with extensive renovations experience.
Give us a call and let’s begin the renovation journey today! Over 79% of our 139 projects have involved some type of renovation so you can rest assure knowing that Certified Builders with extensive experience are in charge of your project. We’ll tell you whether you need consent, make any recommendations or offer any advice necessary to maximize the space and potential of your existing home and manage the process for you every step of the way which ultimately means your home gets renovated smoothly and stress free!

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WHO WE ARE

CERTIFIED HOME RENOVATIONS

The Certified Home Extensions team have a broad range of knowledge in the building and construction industry especially with Home Renovations, so if you have a building project which seems challenging, don't despair! Tell us about it and we will make it happen for you.

A high quality renovation is the end goal, we want to ensure that both the dream home that we have made reality and the experience that you have had with us throughout the process is top quality and among the best, preferably better than any you may have elsewhere in the construction industry.

In order to achieve these high standards, the team at A&A is always seeking to continuously improve and better themselves so that we can enhance what we are providing you and your family. We want to work with you to create your forever home, where your children have the space that they need to grow up and grandchildren can one day play in the front yard.


Auckland’s Most Trusted Home Renovations Expert!

4 reasons why you can trust Certified Home Extensions with the dream that you have for your home

 

Expert Experience and Knowledge

Building an extension or renovating an existing space is tremendously more difficult then starting from scratch with an empty section and building a new home, thus experience is crucial when considering who will help you to make the dream that you have for your home a reality. After having successfully completed 139 (soon to be 140) home extensions, the Certified Home Extensions team has all of the experience needed and more when it comes to working on treasured family homes.
Throughout Alvin’s twenty one years in the Construction Industry he has encountered and overcome just about every problem imaginable with a building project. After thirteen years of focusing solidly on extensions, the likelihood of a challenge arising on your project that we do not know how to overcome is extremely unlikely.

Complete Turn-Key Solution

We totally understand that life is busy and only seems to get busier! If you’re anything like our previous clients you probably struggle to spend adequate time with family and friends which means that you really do not have time to manage a building project! 
This is where we come in, our team assists with your designing process (ensuring it runs as efficiently as possible), deals with council in order to obtain the required consents, organizes the sub trades and then manages the construction process while keeping you updated every step of the way and ensuring that you have a stress free journey towards making your extension dream a reality.
This means that you do not have to deal with any of the typical stresses involved with a building project e.g. ensuring the plumber turns up on time and are left to focus on the excitement of the dream that you have for your home being made reality before your eyes. 

Comprehensive Communication

Throughout the stages that we will work through together as we strive to make your extension dream a reality, communication is key to ensuring that you understand what is going on at every step of the way.
As we go from concept to construction, we will update you regularly about what has happened and what the next step is. Throughout the design stage this will involve a weekly phone call whilst during construction Alvin will come out and meet with you and your partner once a week.
One of the key benefits to us being a smaller company is that one of our team is always reachable and only too happy to assist, the only time that we might not respond immediately is if you call at 2am. We encourage all of our clients to get in touch at anytime with any sort of idea, question or comment no matter how small – there’s nothing we love more then hearing from you.

(Awesome) Action Plans

One of the ways that we strive to maximise your levels of confidence is through the 13 page Action Plan that we provide pre construction. This 13 page Action Plan is broken down into approximately 24 unique categories with all materials that will be built into your dream extension listed and included.
Sometimes it takes 2-3 revisions to get these 13 pages 100% correct but we are happy to do 200 revisions if that is what it takes, we want you to understand every detail and material that is going into your project. Rather than saying “Hey! I thought that was included!” we guarantee that you will be impressed with the depth of detail in what we have covered.
The ultimate level of transparency that our Action Plan provides means that you have absolute clarity with regards to constructing your extension dream.

Work that We Do Not Specialise in ….

While we’re quick to point out that we specialise in major extensions and architectural homes, we also like to tell prospective clients the type of work we aren’t setup for, so there aren’t any unrealistic expectations at the beginning.
If you’ve got a singular renovations project like a deck extension, bathroom renovation, garage conversion, outdoor entertainment area expansion or similar type work… then we’re probably not the right building company for you, and we’ll respectfully tell you this right at the beginning of your project.
This just saves both parties from wasted time, money and energy.
However, if this small project is part of a larger scale renovation or extension then we can easily schedule it as a component of your bigger project – we can offer greater efficiency and cost savings this way.
We have noticed that other building companies tend to  just do a ‘quote’ – that is they give you a price and that’s all, as if price is the only thing worth considering when planning your next building project, if all building projects were the same, that could be true.
In reality, there are massive differences – things that matter – like quality of materials, how much planning will be required, help with council, organising the plans, choosing the right materials and critically how many years your new home extension and/or renovation will last.
Not to mention the important differences between building companies, like whether they use qualified and experienced trades people to complete your project, will they deliver exactly the features they say they will, whether they offer an Iron Clad Guarantee, how they manage the sub trades, will they help you to work out a budget and time line that meets your needs, are they a Certified Builders Association member and will they give you unbiased professional advice to get the best result for you.
So if its just a quote you are after, so you can give it to a cousins friend to get the cheapest deal possible, please don’t ask.
However if you want to build a strong friendship, and are looking for a company you can trust to work on your family home, we would love to hear from you.
Please call now so we can have a chat about how our team can help you best!

Success Story

“I would say the biggest challenge is when we got the programme, the build was going to be completed in 4 months and that exceeded my expectations. That being the case we had a lot of bad weather and the conditions weren’t the easiest to build in but we were in the house before time, before the 4 months which meant before Christmas so we were very stoked. Considering the weather, conditions and challenges. Very Happy!”

Andy & Charlotte
Owners of Spiral Drillers

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Let's Renovate Your Home Together

Although we have completed over 139 projects, each one has been unique with special needs and requirements. That’s why we have developed our 7 Steps to Success so that we can get as much information from you as possible before providing you with our expert advice, recommendations and proposed solutions.

1. FIRST CONVERSATION

2. START UP SESSION

3. DESIGN YOUR DREAM

4. COORDINATING DRAWINGS AND CONSENTS

5. PLAN OF ACTION

6. YOUR DREAM HOME IS MADE REALITY!

7. LIVE YOUR DREAM

1. FIRST CONVERSATION

Your extension journey usually begins when you make the decision to give us a call on 09 236 6944.

During our first phone call we’ll ask you a few questions so that we gain the most accurate understanding possible of how we can help you best.

Once we have finished & become fast friends, we’ll schedule a time for one of our team to come out and see you so that we can complete the picture as to what your completed extension dream will look like

2. START UP SESSION

Once we have touched base for the first time (see Step One) we will usually schedule a time for one of our team to come out to your home and meet with you and any other decision making parties that may be involved with your project.

Our main purposes during this session is to leave with the full understanding of your reasons for choosing to extend or renovate, the financial resources you have available, the timeline that you would like to meet and the picture you have in your head of what your completed dream for your home will look like.

We encourage you to have on hand any ideas, house plans, section information, pinterest boards or any other relevant information that will be helpful for us when we are seeking to help you make the dream that you have for your home a reality. Remember any question is a good question so never be afraid to ask during these sessions!

3. DESIGN YOUR DREAM

(If you have plans already skip ahead to Step 5)
Once we have met onsite for the first time, we’ll arrange for you to meet with one of our personally chosen architectural designers who will be ideally suited to your project.

Their extensive experience (all of our designers have been drawing plans for 10+ years) will enable them to add to or improve any ideas that we have come up with together – that is if we haven’t found the perfect solution already ☺ while getting a feel for exactly what you want to achieve from your building project.

Within 2-3 days of this session we’ll send you an investment proposal for how much the designer believes the design stage of your dream will cost and once you are happy they will be able to start drawing!

With their extensive architectural experience, they will further add on to any ideas previously discussed and more and will be able to quickly identify challenges on site that council may pick us up on. By identifying these challenges early we can better prepare ourselves later down the track during council consents stage.

4. COORDINATING DRAWINGS AND CONSENTS

We pride ourselves on the way that we coordinate the process of getting from concepts to building consent from our clients, believing that bar any unforeseen complications we can have you ready to start construction approx six weeks faster then any other company.

The team at CHE does this through constant communication; with you so that you always know what is happening and with the designer + council to make sure that you remain a priority and that things happen as fast as possible.

Dealing with council especially can often be quite challenging and that’s the real bonus of dealing with a company like us, we spend our day working for you making sure that your dream for your home is made a reality as smoothly and with as little stress as possible!

5. PLAN OF ACTION

Within 10 days of us submitting for Building Consent we will schedule a site visit with all of our important subcontractors e.g. builder, plumber, electrician etc. We feel that it is in the best interests of all parties to get the specialists to site to give us a price so to speak as they can sometimes make us aware of potential problems or issues, reducing the risk of any unforeseen surprises and giving you complete clarity before you start paying our guys to do a job that for some reason may be more difficult than expected for them to complete.

Once they have submitted their prices to us, we will compile them into a 13 page Action Plan. This Action Plan is tailored to your project and will give you a full understanding of what has and has not been taken into consideration e.g. we may exclude electrical work because you have your own electrician that you would like to use. Alvin will personally present this plan to you and go through every detail, the last thing that we want you to be saying is “Hey, I thought that was included.”

6. YOUR DREAM HOME IS MADE REALITY!

Hooray! Once you are happy and have signed off on your Action Plan we can usually begin construction within 4-6 weeks. (depending on the availability of the builder).

During Construction Alvin will organize weekly meetings and send weekly reports so that we ensure that you are kept updated every step of the way.

If you have a question, would like an additional meeting or require clarification at anytime then give us a call and we will be happy to arrange whatever necessary.

7. LIVE YOUR DREAM

The end of our journey together draws nigh! 🙁

At this stage your extension dream has been made reality, final payments have been made and you are living happily ever after!

You will also receive;
– Commercial Clean of your Home
– Signed Off Code of Compliance Certificate
– A Bottle of Champers and a Gift Basket to celebrate

Of course our journey together will never really be over, we pride ourselves on providing the ultimate level of service even when your building project has been completed If something should come up throughout the course of you living in your dream then feel free to give us a call and we will be more then happy to help.

Successful Projects

Our Happy Clients!

“I felt that we were always kept in the loop, I really appreciated the weekly meetings where we would clarify things that we were unsure off. Alvin was very easy to approach along with the staff over phone and with any enquires and we would definitely use them again..”
Andy & Charlotte
Owners of Spiral Drillers Ltd
“We loved it how CHE was a one stop shop from start to finish and if there were any challenges during construction, we only had to talk to Alvin and it all got resolved.  ”
Andrew & Tanya
“We’re very busy people so we needed somebody that would do everything for us. We got Alvin and the Certified Home Extension’s team in and they did exactly that, we didn’t have to think about anything, apart from choosing a few colors. Everything was done for us, priced out and it was a complete turn key operation which made it so much easier for everybody”
Steve & Leslie
Western Springs

How do I begin my Journey?

Simply fill in the form below or if you would like to skip the paperwork, feel free to give us a call anytime on 09 236 6944 and one of our team will be happy to assist.
Contact us today to arrange your must have session with one of Certified Home Extension’s friendly Dream Creators and learn how to avoid all the nasty potential pitfalls that can occur during your build.

Here’s what you’ll receive before this session:

Before the session even begins you’ll receive a information pack with all sorts of useful tips, checklists and information tailored specifically to your building dream in order to help you feel most confident about beginning your building journey 

During our time together we’ll go over:

  • How we work
    After 13 years of successful extension projects we have developed several detailed systems and processes that we will run through with you so that you gain an understanding of what your journey will look like and how we can help you to make sure that it runs as smoothly and as stress free as possible
  • Your Needs + Wants
    During our time together we will have a lengthy walk around your property discussing the dream that you have in mind so that we get a clear picture in our minds of how we can provide you with everything you want, need & more
  • Timeframes
    Where to start, when we can start and how long it will take?
  • Action Plan + Pricing 
    An indicative ballpark investment figure of what we believe your home dream will cost will be provided and you’ll also gain an understanding of how we will compile the final fixed investment figure
  • Project Management
    Who does what, why and when?
  • Council Consents and Compliance
    We’ll advise you as to what consents you will need to get final code of compliance for your project, how much they typically cost and how we manage the process of coordinating with council to make sure that we get what we need as quickly and efficiently as possible

Download Your Free Guide

Learn about the 5 Common Building Project Errors to avoid when considering a Home Renovation.
Our Team, Systems and Processes saved one renovations client $12,485.00 on unnecessary costs and stress!

Download Now

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