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Coatesville House Renovations Builders – Renovate Or Move?

Why Many House Renovations Are Cheaper Than Selling Your Home And Buying Another

Many homeowners reach a point where they want extra space, a different layout to suit their family, or to accommodate new family members such as an aged parent moving in. There are many reasons wanting more or different space but whatever the cause this creates one of two choices; to move to a new home or to renovate their existing home.

There is no right or wrong answer but there are periods where people either prefer to renovate their existing house or sell their home and buy a new one. There are several reasons why renovating the home you already have is a much better investment than selling and buying another. Here are some key reasons why you might choose to renovate and some of the most cost-effective remodeling jobs you can do.

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Selling A Home Is Expensive On Many Levels

With the high price of houses in Auckland these days, the costs of selling one and buying another has risen as well. According to REINZ,  the median house price in Auckland is $850,000. For that you can expect to pay about $33,000 just for the real estate commission alone. Add to that mortgage costs, legal fees, valuations, LIM costs, removals, and you can be looking at $45,000 – all of which is dead money and doesn’t provide an asset value.

On top of that there is a huge amount of time spent going to open homes, the mental anguish of deciding which house you like, worrying about making an offer at the right price, and then having to do it all again when you miss out on your dream home – not to mention the laborious packing and moving process if you do end up selling.

There is a Better Way – Home Renovations in Coatesville

Instead of wasting your money on all those commissions and fees, plus all the wasted time in finding a house to move to, you can invest in your existing home by renovating it.

There are plenty of smaller renovations that you can do which can make a significant difference to your home, such as DIY-type projects ranging from decorating and landscaping, to new bathroom cabinets and these are well within the capability of a good handyman or a DIYer. However, they don’t make a significant difference to the overall usefulness or usage of space in your house. For this you will need to talk to a draughtsman or architect, and a local Coatesville renovation builder.

Why Go The House Renovation Route?

We have all heard horror stories of bad builders doing poor work, being well behind schedule or charging way over the original building quotation. But it’s important to remember that not all builders are like that. In fact, that type of builder is rare these days, so don’t be concerned about thinking of renovating your home. The chances are much higher that you will have a great result.

Which brings us back to the question, “Why go the renovation route?”

There are many reasons, but for some people, one of the key reasons is that you are not spending dead money. Everything you spend on renovating your home will be directly invested into he increased value of your property. From the cost of the draughtsman’s or architect’s plans, to getting Council consent, to the builder and materials, all of those are investments in your home.

Coatesville renovations buildersOther Big Reasons To Choose Home Renovations

Many of the reasons to decide to hire a Coatesville house renovations builder are emotionally driven rather than a logical, numbers-driven analysis. For example, lots of families simply love their home. A home often has strong family ties where the children were born and raised, it may be a dream location, or whatever the reasons, people just want to stay in their house. Yet they still want more space or to be able to utilise that space better. In this case, renovating your Coatesville home can make this work for you.

In the short-term there will be disruption, mess, and inconvenience. All building sites are like that.  But as the saying goes, “You can’t make an omelette without breaking an egg.”

Finding a good school or even getting into the school zone of your choice can be prohibitively expensive. And while children might complain about going to school, if they are settled have good friends and are doing well, it can be a huge wrench for you and then children, to uproot them to move to a new school. This is one of the biggest reasons that people choose to stay in their current home and renovate it to meet their new needs instead of moving home.

How We Work As A Coatesville Home Renovations Builder

At Cain Built, we have worked with many families on home renovations in Coatesville. One of the first things we ask is what does a family want to achieve with a home renovation? Is it more space, better space, accommodating new family members, or simply making their home look more modern? Whatever the desire, we can help make it happen for you.

After our initial meeting and discussion, we can give you a ball-park estimate to see if it is within your budget before you commit too much in expense. After that we know numerous good draughtsman and architects who we can introduce to you who will extract your end goal, and convert that to working drawings for submission to the Council.

Once consent is given, we will firm up the pricing for you so you can talk to your bank about financing your home renovations build. We will also give you a building schedule so you can plan how you want to live while the renovations project is being carried out.

Some families are happy to live in the home among the building work while others move out to family or rent for the duration of the renovations, depending on the scale and duration of the project.

Summary

Cost is not always about money. Lots of families have strong ties to their existing home but still want to renovate it for more space or to modernise it. If you and your family are emotionally attached to where you currently live but want to get more utility from your home, please call us on 0800 224 628 or email at admin@cainbuilt.co.nz, we’d be happy to talk to you about your options.

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Unless you are qualified, you should never attempt to undertake a major home renovation project on your own. Many people look at the costs of the project and think that they will save a lot of money by doing it for themselves, but it is usually the opposite. Part-time DIY-builders generally end up spending much more than they intended. This is especially the case if they factor in the extra time that they will need compared to hiring a professional builder. Even worse is that their attempts could easily have a disastrous outcome. Watching a few videos online or home renovation shows on TV does not make an amateur an expert at big renovations.

In fact, watching home renovation shows ought to convince anyone that trying to do it yourself is asking for trouble. They all go way over budget, take far more time than they expected, and cause untold stress to the family.

What Are You Buying When You Hire A Builder For A Major Renovation?

A major home renovation, whether it is a new bathroom or a total house renovation, is going to set you back many thousands, and more likely hundreds of thousands of dollars. So what are you getting for your money?

You Are Hiring An Experienced Team Of Builders

When hiring a professional building contractor, you are hiring not just the builder themselves but a whole team of proven experts. Every professional home renovation builder not only has a team of skilled carpenters, but a network of qualified subcontractors that they will call in to work on the construction project alongside them. You don’t have to spend your time finding and verifying a plumber, a roofer, and an electrician to name just a few. The builder most likely already has preferred contacts at hand who they work with and can attest to the quality of their work, which they can suggest and then manage for you.

Experience As A Major Home Renovations Builder

Experience is the key to delivering a top-quality job. Imagine if you were trying to learn carpentry, framing, flooring, drainage etc. It would take you months, even years to develop sufficiently good skills to carry-out major renovation projects in your home. A professional building company has years of experience in their chosen field, along with access to other companies with years of experience in their own fields. Experience is not something you can buy, but it is something you can hire.

There are of course many ways to know if a contractor is experienced. One being references or if they are a Licensed Building Practitioner. You can also ask the company’s representative to show you examples of their past work and any testimonials they have.

Furthermore, they know which permits are needed which can save you hours of frustration trying to find out from the Council.

It is Their Career

What does that mean?

With DIY projects, they can only be done when a person is free, such as during the evenings or over the weekend. This means that the project is part-time. However, when you hire a builder for a major renovation project, they work when you are working. This means you get eight experienced hours a day rather than a couple of novice hours a day on your project.

The Renovation Is “Move-In-Ready”

The project is not finished, until it is fully completed. A DIY-er may run out of energy towards the end and leave a few smaller jobs for later, only they never get around to them. When you hire a building company, they will finish all of the tasks including cleaning the paint spots and finishing the site clear-up.

All you will need to do is add the furniture and sit back to enjoy your newly renovated home. This not only saves you time and money but ensures the job is fully finished with no corners cut so you actually end up with the home you imagined.

What Sort Of Major Renovation Projects Can We Help You With?

Over the years we have worked on many types of home renovations. These have ranged from renovating a bathroom or kitchen, creating open-plan living and dining areas, right up to complete house renovations.

A full house renovation might even include adding a new storey, or a large house extension covering hundreds of square metres.

Whatever you have in mind, we can help.

Conclusion

Clearly, unless you have a lot of different building skills, and can devote all of your time to a major house renovation project, you will need the skills and experience of a professional builder to get a good quality job finished.

However, when hiring, it is important to ensure that you have hired a professional contractor who has proven credentials for work similar to your renovation project.

This simply means learning more about their previous work, the quality of the end result, and even if they finish the work as scheduled.

Ask them too if they are accredited members of a trade association. Many associations demand ongoing training and reviews of work for companies to keep their accreditations. This alone can save you a lot of time and worry when looking to hire a renovations builder.

At Cain Built we are not only New Zealand Certified Builders Association accredited (NZCB) but have worked on many different types of major house renovations, so we’re sure to be able to help you with yours. If you have a project in mind, please give us a call on 0800 224 628 and we will gladly have a chat with you about your renovation project.