Renovations, design, plan, build, budget, quality control, guaranteed

By: Certified Renovations  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Project Management, Site Inspection, Dream Lifestyle

Making your dream lifestyle a reality.

With thoughtful design and careful renovation, your property can be modified and upgraded to release its hidden potential - providing more living areas, catering to your unique lifestyle needs and enabling better use of your home - while also giving you the flexibility of adding your personal touch to your home.


Good design and planning are key to a successful renovation. Before starting any renovation project, Licensed Renovations will guide you through the important steps of designing and planning the transformation to your home. Key to this is the knowledge and experience to assess your design requirements relative to your budget and expectations.

Initial visit

During the initial visit, Licensed Renovations will discuss your vision and expectations for your renovation and perform a site inspection to assess any apparent construction or technical issues which may affect your project.

Concept drawings

Next, we will help you translate your ideas and preliminary concepts into sketches which will show how your ideas would look once your house has been renovated, remodelled or had extensions added. We can also work from your own concept plans. At this stage we can look to provide you a preliminary budget.

Architects plans

Our architect (or yours) will then meet with you to discuss how your house can be modified or improved to suit your changing needs or lifestyle, and to further discuss your budget for the materials and design work. The architect will prepare some optional floor layouts or recommend how new spaces can be created to blend into the structure and feel of your existing house.

If you have already sourced your own architect’s plans, we are more than happy to work from your designs, or provide advice on modifications to enhance your current design, should you need it.

Once you have approved the initial architect’s plans, a full set of Architectural Plans can be produced, typically including details of construction materials and methods, plus specialised plans for drainage, plumbing and electrical work. These plans will be submitted for council approval and will also be used by our builders to finalise their construction quote. The approved plans will then be used for our building team and specialised trades to work from.


Construction is the most exciting part of creating your dream renovation, as you watch your ideas and concepts take shape. Licensed Renovations excel at creating renovations which meet your specific needs and lifestyle without compromising on comfort or looks, while also being sensitive to financial and time constraints.


We will advise you on the most cost effective processes and the best choice of materials for maximum value and performance.

Building process

Our extensive specialist knowledge of renovations ensures that you will be warned of any potential issues or pitfalls which may develop and how to avoid them. Our builders bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and skills which ensure that construction is smooth, efficient and of the highest workmanship. Our experience also enables great flexibility and ability to resolve any problems which may arise.

Quality control

Licensed Renovations are committed to delivering quality service and workmanship which exceeds your expectations. We provide unremitting attention to detail and rigorous quality inspections, together with regular updates on the progress of your renovation. Our Project Management team and Site Managers ensure that your project is executed in the most cost effective manner without sacrificing building standards.

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Keywords: Dream Lifestyle, Project Management, Site Inspection

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Licensed Renovations - our workmanship is 100% personally guaranteed

Each and every project we undertake will be automatically covered for any faults in workmanship for 12 months from the date of completion. At Licensed Renovations, we pride ourselves on our commitment to quality workmanship and outstanding professional service. Here at Licensed Renovations, we provide each of our clients with our own personal, 12 month workmanship guarantee. These are explained in our building contract.


Licensed Renovations FREE One hour consultation

We will assess your site and consider the implications for your renovation project, from any resource consents required and council restrictions which may apply, to how the proposed alterations may impact the existing structures, and associated health and safety issues.


Licensed Renovations - Auckland renovation experts in quality control

This involves the random, unannounced assessment of any given project – designed to guarantee quality control is addressed as a constant methodology, from a day-to-day perspective, rather than just as singular evaluation on project completion.


On time, or we'll pay you

Within two weeks of commencing your renovation we'll provide you the final completion date, with the overview project schedule of what's going to happen when. You'll be able to see our budgeted time allowances and completion dates for each milestone - keeping you informed and assured every step of the way. Further peace of mind for you to know that you'll be enjoying your new dream lifestyle when you expect to.


Licensed Renovations - Auckland's experts in total project management

If there is a variation required to the original scope, it will be managed by your Site Manager or Project Manager.After taking your brief our Quantity Surveying team will quote your requirements, and dependent on the complexity your quote, it will be ready for your review within 12 working days of taking the brief. At some stage during your renovation there may be a requirement to change or you may wish to make changes to the scope of works.