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Container Homes Vs Regular Granny Flats in Auckland

What is the difference between container homes and regular sleepouts/granny flats?

Container Homes

There has been a growing demand for container homes in recent years. They can be made into granny flats, or a fully functioning home by joining several containers together.

They look trendy and have become somewhat of an architectural gem. So, what exactly are container homes? Container homes are just what they sound like. They are large containers which are used to transport goods. With almost 1.4 million ‘out of service’ container homes around the globe, they have become a novelty that can now be converted into homes.

Container homes must be bought and then either shipped directly to your site or it can be built off-site. Internal timber frames are then erected, the structure insulated and then renovated to make it a liveable space. The structure of container homes is sturdy, but the roof is often an issue. This means that a new roof must be put on the container home before it can be used as a living space.

Regular Sleepouts and Granny Flats 

Regular sleepouts and stand-alone granny flats are built from normal building materials. They can either be extended out from your existing home structure or can be built as a minor stand-alone dwelling on your property.

The current economic climate has seen a rise in demand for granny flats, sleepouts and minor dwellings on an existing property. This can be either your need for extra space or as a source of additional income. They can be rented out and can yield between $300 – $600 per week in Auckland.

In this article we will discuss:

This article aims to draw a comparison between container homes and Regular minor dwellings/granny flats for the following factors:

  • The difference in the Consent process
  • Ease of construction and Time taken for construction
  • Average costs in Auckland for container homes and Regular minor dwellings
  • Their relevance in Urban Auckland and your return on Investment

Pros and Cons of Container homes Vs Regular Sleepouts and Granny flats in Auckland

1. Consent Process

What is the consent Process for Container homes?

Container homes can act as a sleepout or a standalone dwelling for properties. However, there is always a consent process when you want to build a container home in New Zealand.

Container homes are a relatively new concept in New Zealand which basically means that the process of consent can vary.

“That’s one thing you find straight away”, said Burne the co-founder of Architecture and Interiors Ltd.  “Many, many, shipping container homes don’t have permits or consents, and they probably wouldn’t get them because they don’t meet the building code”. (2019, February 1st) (Stuff)

This means that a lot of the ‘cheaper’ container homes that you see in New Zealand are not approved by the council. The process or the time taken to approve a consent for a container home in New Zealand is not consistent and the rules are ever-changing. This can prove to be challenging when building container homes as a source of an additional income in Auckland.

This however does not mean that you cannot build a container home in Auckland. We recommend you hire a professional company and not do a DIY job. Yes, the consent process might feel like a grey area, but it is possible.

Regular minor dwelling – Granny Flats and sleepouts

Regular minor dwellings like standalone granny flats or attached sleepouts have been built in Auckland properties for years. This means that the consent process for such dwellings is much easier and straightforward as compared to container homes.

The recent Building Act of August 2020 has made building minor dwellings even easier.

‘Single-storey detached buildings include sleepouts, sheds, greenhouses and other similar structures can be built without a building consent. Kitchen and bathroom facilities are not included in the exemption. Any plumbing work to a new or current building still requires a building consent, and any electrical work will still have to be carried out by a registered electrician’.

The act further explains that the dwelling must be 30 square metres or less to be except from consents. This means that you can easily make a sleepout without even requiring any sort of consent work for your property. This would save you time and money.

However, if you are investing in building a sleepout then we would recommend you include a bathroom and kitchen within the sleepout. This will require consent but it is an easy and straight forward process.

You could rent the sleepout and generate an additional source of income. A newly built 1 bedroom or even 2-bedroom minor dwelling on your property complete with Kitchen and bathroom can yield between $400 – $600 a week in Auckland.

The consent process for all the plumbing and electric work for the kitchen and bathroom is simple. If you are renovating with a professional renovation company then they will handle the entire consent process along with the build. They will have an architect on board who will draw up the plans, get the documents ready and submit it to the council for approval.

Verdict

The consent process for container homes in NZ is ever evolving which means that the process is more complicated as compared to building a regular minor dwelling on your property. The consent process for minor dwelling has been made easier with the recent Building Act in NZ which allows you an exception for consents for dwellings up to 30m2. If you do want to add a kitchen and bathroom (which will require consent), the process is still easier compared to container homes.


2. Ease of Construction and Time taken for Built

Shipping Container homes NZ

Container homes have become a popular choice recently due to its durability, architectural appeal, and ease of transport. ‘Ease of transport’ means that they can be bought from a shipping yard and delivered directly to your home or to the factory. Once built and renovated, they cannot however be transported to several sites through the year.

Melissa Burne from Architecture and Interiors says “There are plenty of myths out there about container homes. People think they are classed as portable. They’re not” (2019, February 1st) (Stuff)

Renovating a container home

Once the consent process is completed, you can begin renovating your container home. Container homes do require a substantial amount of renovation to make them fit for habitation. The first thing is erecting a timber frame within the container for the electric wiring and plumbing to be installed. This is also where the insulation will be put into the frame before the walls are erected.

Once the walls are put in, you can start putting heating systems, ventilating systems, and flooring. Most containers have a weak roof which is understandable due to them being stacked on top of each other. Hence you will almost always have to construct a roof on top of your container home if you want it to last longer. Re-cladding the exterior is also recommended to further protect your container home from the natural elements.

Melissa Burne says that it took them 250 hours in labour and 180 hours in project management to renovate a 1 bedroom container home. (2019, February 1st) (Stuff)

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Picture Courtesy of Stuff (2019, 13 Feb) https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/homed/latest/110555556/open-homes-for-tiny-container-house-with-auction-proceeds-going-to-charity

Regular minor dwellings like Granny Flats and Sleepouts

Standalone dwelling or detached

Standalone dwellings can be constructed on a property depending on whether the property is zoned for such a construction. The time taken to build and renovate a stand-alone granny flat from scratch can be anywhere between 3 to 5 months after consent has been approved. Listed below are the factors that determine the time taken to complete a project.

  1. Excavation of site: When building a dwelling, the ground will have to be excavated to reach the pipes underneath the dwelling. If there is a lot of stones underneath your land, then they will also have to be removed via a more specialised machine.
  2. Pipes and drainage below the land: The pipes underneath your land will have to be checked to see if they are in working order. If they are not, then they will have to be replaced.
  3. The actual built: This will depend on your renovation company and the hours they are going to spend on your site building your dwelling.

Extending your house to make a Granny flat/Sleepout

Extending your house to make a granny flat or sleep out will take a longer time than building a standalone dwelling on the property. This is because there are many things that need to be considered before a house can be extended.

The extension must be done according to the structure of your existing house which can give rise to several complexities. An extension project of your home will take between 4 to 7 months after you have received your consent from the council.

Verdict

Taking all the factors into account, container homes take lesser time to build and renovate when compared to extending your current house.

However, the time taken to get a consent, build and renovate a container home would take around the same time as making a stand alone dwelling on your property. This is because the consent process of container homes would take longer than a stand alone dwelling.

If you do have a garage that you do not use then converting that into a granny flat is a relatively easier, shorter, and less complicated way of building another dwelling on your property.

Read More

Converting your garage into a granny flat


3. Cost

How much do container homes cost?

Contrary to popular belief container homes are not a cheap housing solution. Low priced container homes are only possible if you are not building in accordance to the code of compliance. We also do not recommend a DIY project as there are some technical complexities involved when renovating a container home which are better left to the professionals.

Melissa Burne a co-founder of Architecture and Interiors recently built and renovated a 1-bedroom container home in Hawkes Bay for the charity ‘Look good feel good’. “People think they can convert one for $60,000 – they won’t if they do it properly and with the necessary consents”.  (2019, February 1st) (Stuff.

They bought a container for $1000 and the final renovation costs came to $127,000 including consents, subcontractors, labour, material, and project management. The container home boasted 1 bedroom, living room, kitchen, bathroom, and a laundry.

Asked if she would recommend taking on a container house project, Burne said “There is some sense to them, but for the cost of doing it properly you would be much better spending a bit more and getting a modest timber-framed house. It would give you more flexibility with better proportions. The good thing about a container is that you could pick it up and remove it if you ever wanted to”. (2019, February 1st) (Stuff)

Renovating a container house is just like renovating a normal home. You will require professionals like electricians, insulators, builders, plumbers, painters, and other skilled professionals.

Regular dwellings – semi-attached and detached

As discussed above, standalone dwellings or extensions to include a sleepout to require substantial amount of work. Even if you are merely building a 30m2 dwelling which would not require consent, there is still a lot of work that needs to be done.

If you are just building a 30m2 dwelling without a kitchen or a bathroom then it can be very cost effective as compared to container homes. You will not need consent to build the structure and will only have to employ skilled electricians to build in accordance to the code of compliance.

If you are however building a granny flat with a bathroom and kitchen then there will be consent work involved. The cost of building a standalone timber framed dwelling will be anywhere between 150K to 180K. This would include costs for consent, excavation, building materials, all skilled professionals, and a project manager to over see the project.

Verdict

One of the biggest myths about container homes in NZ is that they are cheap. They are only cheap if treated as a DIY project and built without consent. Roughly a 1-bedroom 40 feet container house will start from about 120K. Materials like the type of flooring, kitchen fixtures etc will determine how high the cost will go to.

A minor dwelling like a granny flat with kitchen and bathroom will cost you higher than a container home by about 15k to 20K. However, if you are just looking at making a sleepout of up to 30m2 without plumbing then it would be considerably lower than a container home. This is because you would not require any consent owing to the new Building Act released in August 2020.


4. Urban Auckland Lifestyle and your return on Investment

Container homes in Auckland

Container homes are a unique form of architecture which has a polarising effect on most people. A lot of people find the industrial look of container homes trendy and unique. Others find it an eye sore. The aesthetics of a container home can be a very personal choice for people.

So how do container homes fit into the Urban Auckland lifestyle? A standard container home has the size of 40ft by 7ft. Once the insulation and internal walls are put in, the interior of a container home can be quite narrow. This however can be rectified by adding other containers on the side and cutting one of the sides.

Auckland homes usually do not have that kind of land space to put a huge container home on their property. You can put the container and make it a sleepout to make it less bulky structure. Another disadvantage of putting a container home on your property in Auckland will mean that there will is no continuity in structure or the overall look of your home.

Return on investment for container homes

You can put a container home on your property to generate an extra source of income. You could rent a 1-bedroom container home for up $400 per week or more.

Having a container house in your property however will not add value to your property. You might have a harder time selling your current home in the future with a container home on your land. Buyers might not find a container home to their taste which means that you will have to remove it from the property. It also does not contribute to the over-all perceived value of your current home structure.

Regular dwellings – semi attached and detached

You can build Semi attached and detached dwellings exactly to your specification. They have that advantage over a container home sleepout in terms of aesthetics and continuity. You can build the dwelling with the same or similar materials as your home to ensure continuity.

The return on investment for regular granny flats and sleepouts

The return on investment on an additional dwelling on your property is huge. Even if you are just making a sleepout or granny flat without a kitchen and toilet, it will still add more value to your home than a container home.

If you take the plunge and decide to build one with a kitchen and bathroom then you can rent it anywhere between $400 to $600 a week. Future buyers will also be willing to pay a higher amount for an extra room or a unit on the property.

Verdict

The verdict for this one is simple. Container homes are just not suitable for Auckland homes as a means of additional income. A container home granny flat on your property will not add any value to your home. Container homes can be great if you have a land and just want to build an entire home out of it. That would still work in form of a container granny flat.

Selling a property with a container home on it is also going to be a problem. Container homes are great for more rural areas or towns. They would also be great as trendy cafes or stores in Auckland.

Regular dwellings suit the urban lifestyle of Auckland a whole lot more. They are great as an investment to add value to your home or to yield an additional source of income.


References

  1. The real (compliant) cost of a shipping container home: an architectural designer’s experiment (2019, 1Feb), Stuff https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/homed/110306517/the-real-compliant-cost-of-a-shipping-container-home-an-architects-experiment
  2. Open homes for tiny container house, with auction proceeds going to charity (2019, 13Feb), Stuff https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/homed/latest/110555556/open-homes-for-tiny-container-house-with-auction-proceeds-going-to-charity

 


Further Resources 

  1. Ideas for Bathroom renovations in our bathroom renovation gallery of bathrooms we have renovated in Auckland
  2. Ideas for Kitchen renovations in our kitchen renovation gallery for kitchens we have renovated in Auckland
  3. Featured projects and Client stories to see specifications on some of the projects.
  4. Real client stories from Auckland

What are container home prices NZ wide?

Container homes are not a cheap option as most people believe. A 1 bedroom container home would cost you $120,000 at the minimum. This is if you are building it with proper consent and in accordance to the code of compliance.

Are there many container homes to rent in NZ?

Container homes can be a great source of additional income in NZ if you put it up for rent. You will however not find many container homes to rent in Auckland.

Is container home better or granny flat?

This will depend on where in NZ you live. If you are in Auckland then making a detached or a semi detached granny flat will be better than a container home. This is because a container home will not add any real value for your property and might be an eye sore on your property for future buyers. The lack of abundant space in Auckland homes also makes it a bulky structure for Auckland homes.

 


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Importance of Space Planning in Home Renovation + Interior Design with Orly Baliti

Renovating your own house is something that most people would look forward to and why shouldn’t they? The thought of changing your kitchen, bathroom or entire house to give it a complete makeover would get anyone excited.

One of the most important aspect of renovations however is the design process. This article will focus on the design process of a renovation. It will give you some vital interior design ideas that are important for a successful renovation.

The design phase is where all the excitement lies. This phase however can also be a complicated process. it is often difficult to put your ideas and vision into paper. To add to this complication, different members of your family would have different ideas on what they want from your home renovation. There is often a lot of back and forth with your family members which can make it all seem very frustrating. So what should you do?

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Meet Orly from Place2Be

As a designer, my highest purpose is to create for my clients a tailor-made design that contains the ideal floor plan, colour scheme, material combination and concept, while considering their goals, style and budget and make sure they are happy with the outcome.

I believe (and it is also scientifically approved) that the environment around us affects our mood, productivity, and energy levels. With my efficient design process, I can help you to create a space where you would feel comfortable, organised and at peace.

Orly Baliti – Interior Designer

Website:  https://www.place2be.design/ | Email: orly@place2be.design

 

Orly specialises in space planning and concept/color consultation which is exactly the kind of person who renovators need in order to get the best outcome from a renovation.

We decided to have a sit down with Orly Baliti who has been an interior designer for over 11 years to discuss various factors that come into play when clients are planning a renovation. She has worked with architects, engineers and builders designing and managing various projects in the commercial and residential sectors.

Here is what we discussed with Orly:

  1. Importance of Planning for renovations and the design phase
  2. How the correct design can add value to your renovation
  3. 5 crucial steps in space planning to complement your renovation as told by Orly
  4. Designer Home renovation projects by Superior Renovations in Auckland

Importance of space planning in your design process

When asked what the most important step for success was, Orly had no hesitations saying that it was planning. It was something which resonated with us as that is exactly what we tell our clients when they renovate with us. Your planning should include the following:

  • Budget planning
  • Your top priorities for renovating
  • What outcome you want from your renovation
  • Research
  • Timeframes
  • And the often forgotten one which is space planning. 

What is space planning?

If you are wondering what exactly space planning is? Orly explains that space planning is an important aspect of the interior design process. Space planning is an in-depth analysis of how physical space is used in structures. It considers the purpose of spaces and who will use them. Space planning is a process that takes several steps, and its an important component that helps to ensure efficient use of floor space without wasting it. This also shows how you would move within the space. The plan is finally completed by putting details like textures, colours and even furniture in their places to show the overall look and feel of the place.

What can go wrong if space planning is not done well?

Orly explains that there are several things that can go wrong if you do not plan your space properly. If you do not plan your space well then it could lead to several problems once your renovation is completed. Space planning is a part of interior design that goes hand in had with renovations.

You might want a L shaped kitchen with a huge island but did you account for the dining table next to it? Perhaps that L shaped kitchen with an island has left no space for a decent sized dining table. Now you can only buy a 4 seater dining table when in fact you have a 6 person household. Having the right type of kitchen design especially in an open planned kitchen is important. For more kitchen and bathroom design ideas look at our kitchen gallery and bathroom gallery of renovated kitchens/bathrooms in Auckland.

Orly has shortlisted Top 5 things that she has seen with poor space planning.

  1. Bad planning that leads to a space where you cannot fit your furniture
  2. Non functional kitchen layout which leaves little working space
  3. Non functional power points and lighting positions.
  4. Lack of storage
  5. Awkward material and colour combinations

 

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Storage and Disposable solutions for our client’s kitchen renovation in Papatoetoe

How interior designers are an integral part of a renovation process

An interior designer can really take your renovation to the next level if you make her an integral part of your renovation process.

Orly explains that a lot of her clients renovate to add value to their property, whether it’s for them to enjoy it, rent it or sell in future. We found this to be very true for our clients as well because most of them looked at renovations of a way to add some sort of value to their home. In our experience renovations that add the most value to any home were:

Naturally, you are looking to increase your return on investment and, the last thing you want is to be disappointed by the outcome. You also need to consider that during the renovation, there are lots of decisions to be made and lots of options available.

For example; choosing the right style, colours and materials, planing the lighting, create a better layout to maximise the space, add storage, etc. Confirming these details at the beginning of the renovation is essential to ensure there are no delays when it comes to finishing your home. Orly mentions that she often helps clients choose the materials for their renovation (like kitchen cabinets, tiles and wall paint) to help them realise their overall vision of their renovation.

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Full house renovation completed in West Harbour, Auckland

 

5 Simple steps of space planning as told by Orly

So now that you know that space planning is important for a successful renovation you must be wondering where you should start. Orly says that the most important thing is not to get overwhelmed. Interior designers are there for a reason. It is their responsibility to narrow down the choices for you and make your design process as seamless as possible. She has outlined her 5 Step process to successfully plan a space for her clients.

Step 1: Explore the space and understand your purpose for renovation

Your first step should be have a walk around your space and ask yourself what the use of the space would be? What is the purpose for this renovation and what do you want to achieve? Is there anything you can do without? what would you like to change? Do you have a particular vision or is it a mix of things?

Once you get the answers to these questions, you will be able to prioritise the work that needs to be done, focus on the most critical issues and update your budget accordingly.

Step 2: Defining Zones and Natural Pathways

Take your time to do proper space planning and confirm it meets your needs and lifestyle. Try to define zones depending on their primary use.

If you are after a modern open floor plan where the kitchen, dining room and living room are all connected, it’s necessary to define each area. One way of doing it is adding an island to mark the heart of the kitchen. Just don’t forget to double-check if you have enough space to sit conveniently around it and that it doesn’t block your natural pathways.

You can also use furniture like the back of a sofa or a stylish bookshelf to create boundaries. Alternately you can even set a unique flooring feature to define a space like the living room. Once the spaces and your requirements are clear, you can sketch out the area. It would be useful to do it in scale, so you will be able to visualise how it all works together and achieve a functional layout. This will make shopping for furniture in the future easier.

Step 3: Choosing Colours and Textures

After you finished planning your space, it is time to choose colours and materials. It would be easier to start with tones and textures of design elements such as flooring, tiles, cabinetry, benchtop and splashback. It would be good to consult an interior designer for this process. You can select the wall paint colour last to finish up the look and create a complementing background

Step 4: Create a Mood Board

Collect samples from showroom and suppliers. Gather these materials and finishes to create a mood board. Explore, take your time to compare, see how they all work together. Remember that colours affects our mood and the atmosphere in the room. So don’t try to save time here as this process can definitely save you from making unnecessary mistakes in the future.

Step 5: Lay the actual space in your room with Samples

Once you’ve chosen your favourite colour tones, buy small pots of the paint to make a larger model that you can place around the room. Play around with lightings as things can look very different under different lighting. Also get some samples of textures to put around the room to see how they would look in different spaces.

 

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Full house renovation completed in Epsom, Auckland

 

So do you need an interior designer for your renovation?

Your renovation company will have a designer on board to design the basic layout. However, if the process of pre-planning and designing your aesthetics sounds challenging to you then you should consult an interior designer. Consider working with an experienced interior designer alongside the builder at the very beginning of the project.

This can save a lot of frustration in the future. An interior designer will help you focus on functionality. The interior designer will also help create best layout and room flow for your needs. This will include furniture placement, kitchen and bathroom design, lighting design and colour consulting.

There’s no need to stress and overwhelmed about the colour, materials and choices in finishes. A skilled Interior designer will recommend and present a cohesive plan of how all the different elements work together. An interior designer and builder working together could yield a remarkable and highly functional space.


Designer home renovation projects by Superior Renovations

1. Urban Luxury home Renovation in Parnell

Our client had a centrally located quaint townhouse in Parnell. While the location was great, it lacked modern conveniences in the kitchen and living space. It was tiny, not functional and aesthetically unappealing. This home was fully renovated with concrete designer floors, changing the location of the kitchen to maximise functionality, adding a luxury modern feel to the bathrooms, building a false wall to install a fire place.  See full case study here.

 

 

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Full Town house renovation in Parnell by Superior Renovations


2. Cottage Style Kitchen Renovation 

This was a special kitchen as it was about incorporating natural elements into the kitchen to reflect our client’s country surroundings. The kitchen was dated and was transformed into a chic country style kitchen complete with treated real wood as bench-tops, butler’s sink, floating shelves and cabinets that were wrapped in Dezignatek Thermoform with a ‘Ronda’ pattern to give them cabinets a vintage look see more

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Full kitchen renovation in Mangere Bridge, Auckland


3. Entertainer’s dream Kitchen and Lounge Renovation

Guru and Neeta from Massey had a closed off kitchen which did not let them enjoy an open plan living. They wanted to renovate to introduce a feel of luxury but also make it an open space which could double as an entertaining space. We opened up the space for them and also extended the kitchen counter towards the lounge to act like a bar. The black and white see more

 

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Kitchen, Lounge and Dining room renovation in Massey


4. Spanish Style Kitchen and Bathroom Renovation

Mary Stuart’s renovation was as much as a credit to her as it was to our designers and renovators. She had a clear vision tearing of converting an old closed off kitchen into an open and spacious Spanish style rustic kitchen. Her inspiration came from the arched hallways when she first bought her home. She was not afraid of bold colours and wanted to convert her bathroom and kitchen into a rustic villa reminiscent of Spain right her in Auckland see more

 

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Bathroom, Kitchen and Laundry renovation in Stanmore Bay


Further Resources for your house interior design

  1. Ideas for Bathroom renovations in our bathroom renovation gallery of bathrooms we have renovated in Auckland
  2. Ideas for Kitchen renovations in our kitchen renovation gallery for kitchens we have renovated in Auckland
  3. Featured projects and Client stories to see specifications on some of the projects.
  4. Real client stories from Auckland

What does an interior designer do?

An interior designer is there to help simplify the process of building or renovating, they do this by working within a client’s brief and budget to create and implement schemes to fit the client’s taste and lifestyle whilst working with the renovation company simultaneously.

When should I hire one?

The earlier into your project the better, If your project is large enough to require plans and drawings by an architect or architectural designer, it can be very useful to have an interior designer look these over, to optimise space planning and interior layout.

Who is Orly Baliti?

Orly is an experienced interior designer, Orly specialises in space planning and concept/color consultation which is exactly the kind of person who renovators need in order to get the best outcome from a renovation.

 


Still have questions unanswered? schedule a no-obligation consultation with the team at Superior Renovations

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Superior Renovations is quickly becoming one of the most recommended renovation company in Auckland and it all comes down to our friendly approach, straightforward pricing, and transparency. When your Auckland home needs renovation/ remodeling services – Superior Renovation is the team you can count on for high-quality workmanship, efficient progress, and cost-effective solutions.

Get started now by booking a free in-home consultation.

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Family Homes Vs Investment Properties – Renovation Guide for 2021

Are you looking at adding comfort and convenience to your home? Or renovating for an investment property?

Intention or motive is a key factor when planning your home renovation.  It will determine your budget, the type of suppliers, raw materials, design and time-frame of your renovation. When you are renovating with the intention of renting it out or selling then your budget can be more limited as you do not have to make the house luxurious.

As long as it is functional and aesthetically pleasing with everything working well then you can look at getting more medium range supplies. However, if you are going to be living in the house then you might want to splurge more on design and luxury along with making it more functional.

In this article we will discuss the following:

We will discuss there broad intentions for renovating a home in Auckland. This guide will provide a comprehensive guide for planning your renovation based on 3 broad categories. It will talk about budget, types of materials that we recommend for the three types of renovations based on your intention to renovate in Auckland.

  1. Renovations for when you want to rent your house in Auckland

  2. When you want to add value to your home to sell in Future

  3. Home Renovations for a family home – to increase functionality and comfort

1. Intention of renting your property

When you are renting your property your two aims should be aesthetics and functionality. When it comes to aesthetics you want to renovate your kitchen and bathroom with a medium range budget. Tenants are looking for a place which is modern and with minimal wear and tear. They also look for homes that are functional so they face the least amount of inconvenience.

Kitchen renovations in Auckland for rentals

Kitchen is one of those places that should always look and feel clean and hygienic. Old Auckland kitchens usually have a dated look about them which make them look aesthetically unappealing. No matter how any times you clean them they always appear slightly worn out and yellow. Hence, giving your kitchen a makeover greatly increases its chances of being rented at a good price. An easy way to renovate old kitchens is to replace the flooring, counter tops and work benches.

You can use mid-range materials for counter tops which will look nice and are durable but will not break your bank. Materials such as laminate, Engineered stone and glass counter-tops could be a great option for the kitchen if you are looking at renting the house out. They look great and will instantly make the home look much more appealing to the tenants. Laminate flooring is also a good option for such kitchens as they look great, are good for the budget and are durable.

Read more…

10 ways to increase rental yield through renovations and upgrades

Bathroom renovations in Auckland for rentals

If your bathroom is looking grimy then it is best to get it renovated before renting it out. An average bathroom renovation costs about 15K if you are replacing the shower, toilet, adding a vanity and replacing the floors. You can use Vinyl floors or simple tiles for the bathroom at a very reasonable cost. Basic showers and toilets can also be found at a reasonable price. If you are not changing the pluming around then bathroom renovation costs can be done at a very minimal cost.

Adding Rooms

One of the tricks for getting most out of your rental property is to make larger rooms into two different rooms. If you have a two bedroom home then it would be rented for about $550 on an average in most Auckland suburbs. But if your lounge is very spacious, you could erect a wall making a small study out of the lounge. This would give you a third bedroom or study. This would effectively let you increase the rent of your place. The added wall would cost you as much and is almost always possible because there is no structural change if the wall is added inside the house.

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Rental Full house Renovation in Hillsborough to get better rental yield

Painting in Auckland for rentals

If your home has started looking worn down then a good paint job throughout the house can also prove to be a good investment. The important thing is getting it done by a professional. A good paint job will make all the difference to your home and overall aesthetics of your rental property.

2. Intention of reselling or adding value to your property

If you are thinking of selling your house in the future then you should renovate with the intention of adding value to your home. Adding value does not mean that you have to spend a lot of money to ‘add value’. The perceived value of your home is the buyer’s perception of your home.

They want the foundation and structure of your home to be sound as they do not want to buy something that they will have to put more money into ‘fixing up’. Some of the key elements of the house like kitchen, and bathroom also need to be in good condition so that they do not have to spend money in maintenance like fixing leakages etc or even renovating.

Kitchen renovations and Bathrooms renovations to add value

When trying to sell your home you want to make sure that your bathroom has no plumbing issues, leakage or damage. That is the first thing that you should fix. You do not have to install the latest fixtures or accessories if your present toilet and shower are still in good shape. If they are however dated then it would be a good idea to pull the old bathtub out and install a new shower. The idea is to make the buyer have a higher perceived value of the home.

The kitchen is another aspect of the house that should be looked into before selling your home. If your kitchen is very outdated and has started to look shabby then a change is in order. Change the flooring and pull down the old cabinets to give your kitchen a fresh new look. There is no need for customisation; simply use the most basic cabinets and counter-tops to make it look modern.

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Todd Chandler’s Home renovation in Saint Heliers to Add Value before Selling (see case study below)

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Todd Chandler’s renovation in St Heliers to add value before selling

Stay away from themes

When selling your home it is good to stay away from modelling your rooms after certain themes. This might actually become detrimental to the sales process as your personal themes might not appeal to the buyer. If you are going for classic themes then it would be okay as classic timeless themes do appeal to most people. We would however not recommend renovating your home keeping a theme in mind as the return on investment for a project like that would not be great.

Painting in Auckland for Adding value

Adding a fresh coat of paint to the exterior and interior of your home can also add considerable value to your home in the minds of the buyers. Again, we would advise you to paint in neutral colours as opposed to bold colours. Buyers will be willing to buy a house at a higher price if the house is well painted and looks striking.

Adding a deck to add value to a house

Add a deck to the house to instantly increase the value of your home. If you do not have a deck but do have the space on the outside of your home then we would recommend you to add a deck. The return on investment for building a deck is exponential as buyers would pay much higher for a home which provides them outdoor living.

3. Intention of giving your Family home to add comfort

When it comes to doing your own home renovation, then the options are unlimited. You can renovate your home based on your priority and needs of your family. If modernising your home is a priority then kitchen and bathroom would be the first few things to consider renovating. If you want a stylish makeover then you have plenty of options based on your budget, trends and personal preference for your home renovation.

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Kitchen renovation in Blockhouse Bay for a family home (see case study below)

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Full Kitchen transformation in Blockhouse Bay of an old dated kitchen to an open plan space

Kitchen Renovations in Auckland for a family home

If you want more functionality then consider changing the interior of your cabinets to the current shelf storage system trend. These cabinets have custom built shelves in cabinets for different types of appliances. This saves space and adds functionality to your kitchen. There are also numerous styles and designs available for designer kitchens if you want to add a touch of luxury to your home. Most renovation companies have an in-house designer that can help you with the design process and source supplies to complement the style of kitchen you are after.

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Lynette and Henry’s Kitchen renovation was done keeping their lifestyle in mind (see case study below)

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Lynette and Henry’s kitchen in Bucklands Beach was renovated to make it more functional for their family

Bathroom Renovations in Auckland for a family home

You could renovate your bathroom based on the needs of your family. If you are a growing family then you could convert your en-suite into a separate bathroom and toilet. Or you could convert the bathroom and toilet to make a luxurious en-suite. This type of renovation will really depend on your budget and your needs.

Adding Rooms

You could add or pull down walls to either add rooms or make your current rooms more spacious depending on what you want out of your house renovation.

When doing your own home renovation, you should first ask yourself what you want and how much are you willing to spend. When you have a limited budget then drawing up a priority list is a must. If you have any problem areas like leakage then it is best to tackle that first as opposed to giving your home a makeover. If next on your list is the kitchen due to limited functionality then the best way to go forward would be to increase functionality rather than getting a makeover in terms of design.

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Before the kitchen renovation

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After completion (see case study below)

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Amber and Craig’s full home renovation (picture above) 

Materials for family home renovations

When doing your home renovation we recommend using premium materials and supplies even if it means doing your renovation in stages. For example use granite or marble or solid wood for your kitchen counter-tops rather than laminate as you want to be able to enjoy the luxury of your home.

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Guru and Neeta’s Kitchen renovation (Kitchen area + Bar area)

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(see case study below)

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Guru and Neeta’s full Kitchen renovation to add luxury, comfort and convenience

 


Featured Projects for Family Homes and Investment Properties

Investment Property to increase rental yield in Hillsborough

Our client had a 2 bedroom house in Hillsborough which fetching very little rent due to its state. It was an old house with a very old and dilapidated bathroom and kitchen. Our client renovated the entire house in accordance with the current tenancy laws. The bathroom and kitchen was renovated with mid-range durable and easy to maintain materials see full project specifications

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Todd Chandler’s renovation in St Heliers to add Value before Selling

Todd Chandler initially started his renovation for the family but then decided to just add value to sell it. We renovated 3 of his old leaky bathrooms with mid-range materials. The entire house was painted and the decks were re-built in accordance to the code of compliance see project specifications

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Full home renovation in Avondale for a 3 generational family living together

A full home renovation with structural changes, making space and room for 3 generations to live with comfort and convenience. This home needed to accommodate three generations with each generation having its unique needs in terms of convenience, comfort and aesthetics see full project specifications

 

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What are the best rental renovations for my investment?

Rental renovations are very different from Family home renovations. This guide discusses these differences in terms of budgets, materials used and customisation. Kitchen and bathroom renovations are the top two renovations that increase rental return for investment properties. You can also read our article on 10 best ways to increase rental returns on our article https://superiorrenovations.co.nz/rental-renovation-and-upgrades/

Do I have to manage my own renovation?

Renovation companies like ours provide a project manager for every renovation who manages the entire renovation as well as all different trades involved.

Do i have to get my own builder, electrician or plumber?

If you are doing your renovation on your own and sourcing all trades then yes. However renovation companies like ours provide our clients with all the different trades which go into any renovation. So we would provide electricians, plumbers, tilers, builders, grouters, painters, plasterers, installers, waterproofer, and project management.

Do i have to get my own products?

Our company will provide all products required to renovate any given area of your home. We have longstanding relationships with our suppliers. We take you to our various supplier showrooms so you can pick and choose your fixtures, flooring, lighting, tiles. For kitchens we built custom cabinets.

 

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Covid-19 Update at Alert Level 2 for Superior Renovations

In response to the Governments recent announcement on Monday 11th May, collectively we move to level 2 this Thursday 14th May and we are pleased to share that we are also reopening our services for new projects to be scheduled in.

Things may be a little different in the way we’ll be conducting the on-site meetings and dealing with jobs in progress as we uphold strict Government guidelines including social distancing, facilitation of strict hygiene practices, and contact tracing for those entering sites.

If you still feel hesitant to visit in person to discuss your renovation, virtual meetings (on Zoom or Google Hang Out) will still be made available. Visits to our supplier showrooms will be by appointment only.

Superior Renovations head office remains closed, meetings made at the office will only be by appointment, and the office team will continue to work from home until further notice.

We are closely monitoring the situation around-the-clock, and while these are challenging times for all industries, please know that we are doing everything we can to minimise the impact on our clients and team members.

Hand sanitisers, gloves and face masks has been rolled out for all our staffs that are going on-site, and we have equipped all our clients homes with safety signages, hand sanitisers and on-site protocols to maintain a safe and healthy working environment. We also encourage regular thorough hand washing as the best defence while renovating and entering/exiting job sites.

We really appreciate the patience and understanding of all our suppliers, clients and partners, we’re all glad to be moving back into operation and to hit the ground running again,

Thank you for your continued support,

From the team here at

Superior Renovations

 

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Q&A with Phil Yates: Shaping the Future of Construction and Industrial Waste in NZ

Did you know:

  • In Auckland, construction and Industrial waste makes up of 85% of rubbish sent to landfills?
  • 40% of waste which goes to landfills in Auckland comes from construction waste alone?
  • When plasterboard is dumped into a landfill, it converts into methane gas which is a poisonous greenhouse gas?

The year of 2019 and 2020 has witnessed movements across the globe about minimising negative impact that mankind has on the environment. Even if you are not a front runner in this movement, it has affected everyone in some way or the other.

Whether you now choose to bring your own bag to countdown instead of buying a plastic bag or sorting your rubbish and recycling more carefully, this slow but sure change in habits comes from awareness of how our previous practices are just not sustainable for our planet anymore.

The media and government are finding ways of raising awareness about the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling our residential waste, but can we say the same about construction waste? Auckland council estimates that construction waste is the single largest waste stream with up to 40% going directly to landfills. New Zealand has 110 landfill sites with 88 of these sites in Auckland alone.

As a renovation and construction company we were shocked at these numbers and wanted know more about how our waste was contributing to our environment. As we are partnered with Green Gorilla to manage our waste, we decided to contact Phil Yates from the company and understand a bit more about construction waste and its impact on the environment.

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Phil Yates, Marketing Manager at Green Gorilla

 


Phil Yates is the Marketing Manager at Green Gorilla.
Apart from being passionate and believing in Green Gorilla’s commitment to sustainability, he also plays a vital role in raising awareness of the detrimental impact that the construction industry in Auckland has on the environment.

https://nz.linkedin.com/in/philyatesnz

 

 

 

Q&A with Phil Yates


Superior Renovations: How much do construction/renovation companies contribute towards the total waste in Auckland?

Phil Yates (Green Gorilla): Auckland Council estimate construction waste is the largest single waste stream, at around 40 percent of total weight going to landfill, this doesn’t include the rubble and concrete that go to clean fill and managed fill sites.


Superior Renovations: Have you seen growth?

Phil Yates (Green Gorilla): The whole industry has been in upward growth and the most recent figures from Statistics New Zealand reflect that. Auckland dominates about 40 percent of all construction work in New Zealand which reached $22.78b in 2018, 7.3 percent more than in 2017.

Non-residential building soared by almost 20 percent to $3.1b in Auckland, eclipsing residential building’s increase of 14 percent to $6.05 billion.


Superior Renovations: Traditionally how was this kind of waste dealt with?

Phil Yates (Green Gorilla): Generally construction and demolition waste is still dumped straight to landfill. This is common across most of NZ. Something to remember is that waste disposal is controlled by each local authority not by government, so there is no obligation or regulation to discourage this behaviour.


Superior Renovations: What impact does this waste have on NZ’s environment?

Phil Yates (Green Gorilla): You only have to look at the recent events on the West Coast of New Zealand where coastal erosion and storm weather exposed landfill and spread waste along the coast. There are 110 known closed dumps around parts of the country that will be exposed to the sea with just a 0.5 metre rise in average sea levels. Auckland has 88 of those sites.

 Landfill is not inevitable and by designing out waste, understanding its root causes and re-engineering current processes and practices, we can alleviate its generation.

At every stage of a project, waste reduction strategies also bring financial benefits for all stakeholders and ultimately to all New Zealanders.


Superior Renovations: Are construction companies aware of the role they play in negatively affecting Auckland’s environment?

Phil Yates (Green Gorilla): There is some awareness but generally the message doesn’t seem to as much uptake as befits the issue. There is a massive opportunity for the construction industry to take responsibility and make a major contribution to the well-being of the New Zealand environment.


Superior Renovations: How much waste does Green Gorilla process per annum?

Phil Yates (Green Gorilla): Approx. 163,000 tonnes (2018)

  1. How much of this is construction/renovation waste?  Approx. 60,000 tonnes per annum (2018)
  2. What percent of this waste is recycled? Approx. 79.8% or approx. 47800 tonnes (2018)

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Superior Renovations: What are the repercussions of using a landfill for construction waste?

Phil Yates (Green Gorilla): Where to start! Let’s look at plasterboard waste which basically consists of paper and gypsum a non-renewable mineral. Put gypsum into landfill and it will decompose, releasing up to a quarter its weight in hydrogen sulphide which is a major odorous component in a landfill. It poses a potential risk to humans and causes odour problems and complaints by the residents near landfills. The paper in the plasterboard converts to methane gas which is a potent greenhouse gas. That’s just plasterboard!


Superior Renovations: Why do construction companies choose waste disposal companies that are reliant on landfill compared to environmentally sustainable companies? Is it purely the cost or lack of awareness?

Phil Yates (Green Gorilla): There is no one clear answer across the industry. It depends on the construction company management. Sometimes they just don’t care what happens to their waste as long as it’s gone from their site. There could be relationships or agreements with waste service companies that dictate their waste disposal. Or waste diversion services might not be available in their area. Pressure from the end consumer could affect some change of the ‘dump to landfill’ behavior.


We could tell by our conversation so far that awareness was a huge issue with construction waste. The second issue was the attitude towards waste. During construction and renovation, waste was the last of everyone’s worry. The focus was dealing with the renovation and waste was just considered an inevitable by product of the process.

Construction companies were not asking their waste management companies about how their waste was dealt with. This question is however important and needs to be asked. We asked Phil what Green Gorilla’s solution was? What were they doing to manage our waste? Even though green gorilla managed our waste, we were not aware of the extensive measures that they undertook to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Green Gorilla’s Solution to Managing
Construction Waste in a Sustainable way

Their Philosophy is Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

Green Gorilla Construction Waste Diversion Explained

Superior Renovations: Tell me a bit about Green Gorilla

Phil Yates (Green Gorilla): Green Gorilla is the largest non-landfill owning, full-spectrum waste services provider in Auckland. Our aim is to maximise recovery, reuse and recycling of commercial, construction and industrial waste otherwise destined for landfill. Unlike several of our major competitors, we don’t own or operate landfills, which means we are truly focused on the challenge of reducing, reusing and recycling waste.

 


Superior Renovations: What happens to construction waste at Green Gorilla?

Phil Yates (Green Gorilla): The waste is run through our Construction and Demolition Waste Processing Facility. Here we separate recyclable materials such as timber, plasterboard and metals from landfill waste. Our wood chipping operation, diverts treated and untreated wood for use as biofuel and animal bedding and landscaping product. The plasterboard processing plant successfully separates gypsum for use in horticultural and agricultural sectors. Metals are sent to specialist metal recycling plants for processing.

 

Green Gorilla Waste Processing Facility

Superior Renovations: What are some sustainability initiatives Green Gorilla have in place?

Phil Yates (Green Gorilla): We have been operating electric waste trucks and support vehicles since 2017, and firmly believe that being able to operate a significant portion of our services on a zero emissions basis far outweigh the additional cost of the investment. The benefits of these EVs goes beyond our business, our customers and the community.

In addition to our electric vehicle fleet, our waste processing facility is electrically powered, and our material handlers are also electrically driven, being the only ones of this type in New Zealand. Electric power for this facility and our vehicle charging is supplied by Electricity, New Zealand’s only 100% CarboNZero certified supplier.

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Superior Renovations: Tell me a bit about the homestar and green star reporting?

Phil Yates (Green Gorilla): Green Star is an internationally-recognised rating system for the design, construction and operation of commercial buildings and fit-out.

Homestar assesses a house, apartment or multi-unit development against several categories including energy, health and comfort; water waste and materials.

Green Gorilla can provide waste disposal reporting necessary for achieving certification.


In 2018 the associate environment minister Honorary Eugenie Sage, announced a Waste Minimisation Fund (WMF) grant of $3.1 million to enable Auckland recycling firm Green Gorilla to divert the waste and allow materials to be reused (Beehive.govt.nz, 2018).

This grant allowed Green Gorilla to construct a highly mechanised plant in Onehunga which would allow to recover a large amount of materials to be recused and recycled. This is a huge step towards sustainable growth towards a more cleaner waste management system in New Zealand. At Superior Renovations we are proud to have aligned ourselves with Green Gorilla, a pioneer in their field of sustainable waste management. We want to make a difference not only when we can but we realise that it is a necessity for the future of New Zealand.

 

How you can help?

Even if you are not part of the construction industry there is a way to help the future and sustainability of New Zealand and its environment. Raising awareness is the best way that anyone can help as the lack of awareness is one of the major factors for poor waste management in New Zealand.

You can help by:

  • Raising awareness by sharing this article with your friends and family
  • If you are renovating or building, then ask your renovator about their waste management methods and make an informed decision.
  • If you hold a position of authority in the local boards then ask your local board to review current regulations and legislation about construction waste.

Learn more about Green Gorilla by visiting their website

https://www.greengorilla.co.nz/

 

Common questions

How much do construction/renovation companies contribute towards the total waste in Auckland?

Auckland Council estimate construction waste is the largest single waste stream, at around 40 percent of total weight going to landfill, this doesn’t include the rubble and concrete that go to clean fill and managed fill sites.

What impact does this waste have on NZ’s environment?

You only have to look at the recent events on the West Coast of New Zealand where coastal erosion and storm weather exposed landfill and spread waste along the coast. There are 110 known closed dumps around parts of the country that will be exposed to the sea with just a 0.5 metre rise in average sea levels. Auckland has 88 of those sites.

What are the repercussions of using a landfill for construction waste?

Let’s look at plasterboard waste which basically consists of paper and gypsum a non-renewable mineral. Put gypsum into landfill and it will decompose, releasing up to a quarter its weight in hydrogen sulphide which is a major odorous component in a landfill. It poses a potential risk to humans and causes odour problems and complaints by the residents near landfills. The paper in the plasterboard converts to methane gas which is a potent greenhouse gas. That’s just plasterboard!

What is Homestar and Greenstar reporting?

Green Star is an internationally-recognised rating system for the design, construction and operation of commercial buildings and fit-out. Homestar assesses a house, apartment or multi-unit development against several categories including energy, health and comfort; water waste and materials.

 


Still have questions unanswered? schedule a no-obligation consultation with the team at Superior Renovations

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WRITTEN BY SUPERIOR RENOVATIONS

Superior Renovations is quickly becoming one of the most recommended Kitchen Renovation & Bathroom Renovation company in Auckland and it all comes down to our friendly approach, straightforward pricing, and transparency. When your Auckland home needs renovation/ remodeling services – Superior Renovation is the team you can count on for high-quality workmanship, efficient progress, and cost-effective solutions.

Get started now by booking a free in-home consultation.

Request Your In-home Consultation 

Or call us on   0800 199 888

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Introducing Superior Painters® Sub-Division of Superior Renovations®

Superior Renovations is excited to announce that Michael Tran will be leading our painting division.  He joined our company a year ago in preparation for the highly anticipated launch of Superior Painters. Michael’s 10 years of experience in the painting industry as well as his contagious enthusiasm makes him an ideal fit to manage our painting division.

“We put a lot of time and energy into finding the right person for this role,” says Kevin, Superior Renovations’ Managing Director. “They needed to share our vision for our expansion into other sectors and how that could enhance the overall value of the services we provide.”

“Michael really believes in what we’re doing, and he’ll be instrumental in helping Superior Painters become a ‘one-stop-shop’ painting service provider for our customers,” he adds.

Though building a new division may sound like a daunting task, for Superior Renovations, it’s just the next link in a chain of ambitious undertakings. What began as a start-up has since evolved into an Auckland’s industry-leading renovations organization whose exponential growth remains driven by the immense focus on client experience.

Like his Superior Renovations counterparts, Michael knows his way around a successful painting project. After 10+ years of working in the painting industry and serving in management positions for several businesses, he is ready to kickstart our company’s new Painting Division.​

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“This job presents the kind of challenges that light my fire. To be honest, I was emotionally invested in Superior Renovations’ mission to change the renovation industry and by the middle of my first interview with Kevin it was clear how significant an impact this could have on the company and its clients”
Michael Tran
, Sales/Project Management for Superior Painters

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“This job presents the kind of challenges that light my fire. To be honest, I was emotionally invested in Superior Renovations’ mission to change the renovation industry and by the middle of my first interview with Kevin it was clear how significant an impact this could have on the company and its clients”
Michael Tran
, Sales/Project Management for Superior Painters

From Kevin Yang and his mission for Superior Renovations

“Client experience and their personal stories is at the very heart of Superior Renovations – It is where it all began and is what defines ours systems and processes today  – to be client focused and to treat every client as a story of it’s own and not just another transaction.

Our mission for creating new and exciting spaces for our clients homes, coupled with our pursuit effective project management, stringent quality assurance and client focused approach, formed dynamic foundations for an exciting renovation company we have today. Thinking differently in an industry built on very traditional ways of running construction projects, everything we do at Superior Renovations is designed and considered with the client in mind. Just like our renovation projects, this is our foundation and what we’re truly passionate about”

While renovations have been the cornerstone of Superior Renovations success, the organization’s “What’s Next” philosophy leaves no room for complacency. Instead, the team remains forever on-the-lookout for new, relevant services to add to their network of services. In today’s technology-driven business landscape, expanding Superior Renovation’s capabilities/offerings with digital advertising, email marketing automation, web content creation, and other online avenues, it was an obvious clear next step for the company in its mission to provide customers with a complete service from start to end.

 

For more information on Superior Painters division, visit the website on https://superiorpainters.co.nz 

 


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Superior Renovations is quickly becoming one of the most recommended Kitchen Renovation & Bathroom Renovation company in Auckland and it all comes down to our friendly approach, straightforward pricing, and transparency. When your Auckland home needs renovation/ remodeling services – Superior Renovation is the team you can count on for high-quality workmanship, efficient progress, and cost-effective solutions.

Get started now by booking a free in-home consultation.

Request Your In-home Consultation 

Or call us on   0800 199 888

www.superiorrenovations.co.nz

 

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