Bring a new lease of life to your property
A house extension can bring a new lease of life to your property and change the way you use it. If you are happy with your home and location but need a bit more space, then extending your home may be the answer.
Building home extensions in Auckland is an excellent solution for many homeowners. Rather than deciding to sell and then hunting and hoping for what you want, then adding a room or extending your home can meet your needs. We have been building extensions in the Auckland area for over 15 years and can guide you through the home extension process. We provide project management and can help you will design ideas. We can also undertake house renovations to your existing home.
From our portfolio: Home Extension Project in Avondale, Auckland
What our customers say
Vastly Superior Renovation
The renovation was difficult as the semi-detached home was over 35 years old. Roger provided outstanding suggestions at every stage of the renovation, some of which to our regret, we chose not to implement. He was transparent, honest, and forthright in his dealings with us. Before embarking on any expenditure he would engage us in discussion and provide clear, understandable reasons for his suggestions and the costs that would be involved.
The Result has been a vastly superior renovation to the one we had initially intended as a cost we could afford. We implemented most of his suggestions. We were particularly impress with the quality of his workmanship and the range of contacts he has which made the project flow smoothly. We are grateful to him for providing explanations as to why certain sub-projects had to be undertaken to protect our investment in the house.
His projected timeline for the project has proved reasonably accurate and we chose to vacate the premises to allow the project to proceed more quickly. He started on the date agreed and he completed the work to a point where we could return to our home in the time agreed. We felt he listened to our point of view and ensured he understood exactly what it was we wanted. He remained in regular contact all throughout the project and often met us on site on the weekend.
We are pleased to recommend Roger as a man of his word and as an honest reliable contractor renovation on a home.
Mark and Sue Rivalland.
Exceeded all our expectations as well as being on budget!
The Architect who put the plans for our renovation together recommended Build Right to us and we are sure glad he did. The commitment and capability of the team that did the renovation for us was outstanding and the result exceeded all our expectations.
The renovations were always going to be a challenge for any builder who took on the job given the variety of shapes and angles in the building and some complex engineering requirements associated with the significant amount of structural steel required to hold it together. Challenge accepted by the team with every piece of steel fitting perfectly into place.
From the start to finish the Build Right was a great team to work with. At the start, the quotation process was completely open and honest giving the belief that the costs were realistic, which proved correct with the project coming on budget. This was backed up by the team they put on the job, extremely hard working with a very high attention to detail. Despite the complexity of the job, there was never any drama, any challenge tackled professionally and effectively.
The result is a house we are extremely proud to call our home. The transformation from old to new is superb in every respect. We are highly impressed with Build Right and are more than willing to recommend their services. A great job, well done.
Moira and Steve Rowlands
Kindergarten Addition & Renovations
This company was the successful tender for our recent renovations.
Throughout the tendering process they were very easy to work with and extremely accommodating of our existing needs as an Early Childhood Centre. They clearly communicated each step of the process with us and, at all times, we felt that our ideas and aspirations were valued. Their reporting systems and processes were always clear and transparent.
During the project they were very good at communicating to us what progress was being made. They were also able to troubleshoot and achieve practical outcomes for us in a timely manner. The project itself was completed within the timeframe Build Right had indicated.
Workmanship was of a very high standard and the team of carpenters and labourers were very easy to work with. The working relationship within the team itself seemed to be very positive. They completed the project with very little disruption to our Early Childhood Centre routine and we have been extremely pleased with the finished renovations.
I have no hesitation in recommending Build Right Contractors Ltd and wish them every success for the future.
E.A. Lam Sam
Kiddy Winks Kindergarten
Build Right Contractors kept their word on everything which was agreed.
Lockwood Homes said that if we could find another local builder who would be willing to take over the job they would offer support and guidance for their particular style of construction. We approached Build Right Contractors on the recommendation of friends and we had a great experience with them and are happy to recommend them. We would be pleased to follow up this written reference with a telephone call also.
Greg from Build Right said that they would be pleased to take on the challenge of building a Lockwood as they had not done one before. Detailing pricing was agreed with us covering the build, the groundwork and fittings not supplied in the kit from Lockwood. All suggestions from Greg and the team were well thought out and appropriate.
The build went well and the young builders on-site each day were very hardworking and polite. We had regular feedback from neighbours who were really impressed that these young builders turned up at 7.15 every day and worked all day until 5.30 pm without taking much time at all for breaks. They cleared up pretty well each day and if something wasn’t tidied to our satisfaction we only had to mention it and they took note. They kept us well informed of everything and contacted us to let us know if there were any changes in times and dates for the contractors. They liaised with Lockwood Homes on aspects of the build which were particular to Lockwood and everything ran smoothly.
In short, Build Right Contractors kept their word on everything which was agreed. They turned up when they said that they would, they kept to their timescales, produced the quality which they promised and their pricing was accurate.
Tina and Howard Mair
Kitchen Renovation and Ensuite & Decks
From the first contact, with prompt response, to an on a site visit to scope the project, quoting for work to be done (including appropriate analysis of major items), to signing the contract and commencing work itself – everything was done in a professional, courteous and friendly manner.
Once work commenced, the builders turned up on time (or early) every day. They gave full days work, at a consistent level of output – (no unduly smokos or other breaks). As we were in residence throughout the period of renovation/rebuilding, we were very pleased that the house was left tidy and inhabitable at all times. Not that there wasn't dust and rubbish but things were not left in our way.
During the construction, Greg liaised with our other suppliers and his contractors to ensure everything was available on site at the right time within the project. Greg also looked at options where money could be saved. He sought agreement from the appropriate parties where necessary (including architect and ourselves).
We were so pleased with the first renovation, we contracted Build Right on a further 2 renovation/development projects and we are very pleased with the out come of those also.
We are happy to confirm this testimonial direct with any prospective home owner who may wish to contract with Build Right Contractors Limited.
Robert & Yoko Connors
The Best Reference Ever !
Every time I started to write, it all sounded to formal and to trite...
So I'm going to keep it simple.
He came when he said he would.
He did what he said he'd do.
He charged what he said he would.
He finished the job to the highest standard.
He completed the job when he said he would.
That's it, pure and simple. If you have any further doubts, please ring us or come and see what he has achieved for us.
I promise you his work will speak for itself.
Home extensions are an easy way to add space and value to your property
Extensions can be large or small. They are limited mainly by regulations and the size of your land. House extensions can range outwards from your property at ground level or go upwards into another storey. Adding a second storey house extension is a good idea if you have a small section or love your outdoor space.
You may decide to extend a particular room such as a kitchen to give you more space, or even to add a whole other room to accommodate another bedroom or living area. Renovations also allow you to reconfigure your space by moving places around or improving indoor/outdoor flow.
We've completed many house extensions designed to add space both indoors and outdoors and maximise the light. This house extension in Maraetai in East Auckland added new bathrooms and increased the size of the living area. A new deck gave indoor/outdoor flow and made the most of the magnificent views from the property.
Similarly in this house extension in Grey Lynn, adding space at the rear of the property allowed for a larger open plan kitchen, dining and living area with stunning floor to ceiling windows to let the light in as well as an extra bedroom and bathroom. As the property was an older villa, we carefully matched the extension to the style of the original property. This house extension in Grey Lynn improved the indoor/outdoor flow and better family living spaces.
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We can help you take the necessary steps to build your dream extension.
Things to consider when planning house extensions in Auckland
Even though the idea of extensions seems simple, they still need plenty of planning and sometimes creative thinking. Things to think about include:
Regulations - you may need consent for your extension, and there may be height restrictions. If you are planning a second storey, you should check with the council.
Impact on your existing property - think about how you will have to move or change existing rooms to accommodate your new plans.
Matching your house extension to the existing property - you will want to match your existing property both outside and inside. Think about cladding, roof lines and windows and doors.
Future-proofing - extensions give you a chance to make sure your building is fit for the future. Think about how you will use rooms as you get older or how other people will if you sell.
The project length - you may be able to stay at home during the building work, or you may have to move out. Either way, having a project timeline will help you make the right arrangements.
A good builder can help you make the most of your new space. They can also advise you through the planning stages.
Do your extension right with help from a professional builder
If you are building an extension to add value to your house, then as professional builders, we can ensure that we do the work most cost-effectively. We can make sure that your Auckland house extension meets the required standards. This will ensure you do not run into problems should you come to sell the house in the future. Often it is best to have a chat with us first. We can advise you on the best solutions for your property, and we also know people who can help you with the building consents.