Trade Guys is a family run home renovation company in Auckland operating since 1999.
If you have designs already, we would welcome the opportunity to price them. If you are thinking of building or renovating, we would love to chat.
The Auckland home renovation company where your phone calls get returned, project schedules are met, budgets are adhered to and corners don’t get cut.
Specializing in an all-in-one approach to home improvement, house extensions & remodelling, Trade Guys are a ‘One Stop Shop’. We coordinate and supervise every aspect of the work because of our superior project management. From the initial consultation, design and council consent process, construction, and post-job cleanup, our full building service approach offers the ultimate in convenience, enabling you to remain focused on your busy schedule and life while we manage and oversee the improvements to your home for you.
Whether we’re performing home renovations, house extensions, building a minor dwelling, garage conversion, updating a kitchen or bathroom makeover; every home improvement project we undertake follows a defined building process and utilizes our one point of contact philosophy.
Take a good look at your home and read any inspection reports you received as part of the sale. Do you have a property file from Auckland Council? This will show all the relative information about the home. Find out whether there are any problems with the house such as structure or unconsented improvements . Will you need or want to move or repair walls, or just paint them? Are the plumbing and electrical systems modern and in good condition? If you aren’t sure, give us a call and arrange an appraisal.
Walk around the house and list all the changes you would like to make. Everything from changing taps, to relocating power outlets and which walls you want to paint. It all helps define the scope of works. Make a pencil sketch of your ideas fi you want to make changes to the layout. It need not be architectural quality or to scale, but it helps with presenting your design ideas. You can also collect pictures from the internet or collected from magazines to show what you want. This will form the discussion with your architect or builder.
Knowing how much you want to spend is essential. It will define the extent of the works and also what materials or equipment can be used. If your budgets do not fit in your scope of works, break it down into smaller parts or priorities. Eliminate project elements that are a low priority or can be done yourself. Set aside at least 10% of your budget for unexpected costs.
Will you be able to live within the home, or part just part of it? Will you need to live somewhere else? Could you cope without a kitchen or bathroom for a few days? Would you rather not live within a work site and come back to your refreshed home after its done? This will impact the jobs organisation and safety.
Next in your project planning, you’ll need to hire a builder in Auckland. Don’t choose your builders on quotes or estimates alone. When interviewing and selecting your building contractors, also consider:
Now it’s time to prep the space and make plans to avoid using the house while it’s under construction. Whether or not you live in your home during construction depends on what remodelling is being done. Planning on having major work done to your kitchen? Build a temporary place to cook and eat, or maybe you can survive on uber eats? Renovating the bedrooms? Make new sleeping arrangements and find somewhere to store your furniture. If you’re planning a whole home renovation or bathrooms, you might want to move out completely for a short time.
Please feel free to take a look at our project photos to see what we can do – Project Photos
Trade Guys serves all of of Metro Auckland. We cover Central Auckland, South Auckland & Manukau, West Auckland and North Shore.
If you have designs already, we would welcome the opportunity to price them. If you are thinking of building or improving, we would love to chat. Why not get in touch and find out what it costs to renovate your home?