Auckland Home Renovation Builders

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Nowhere else in New Zealand is the property market as hot as in Auckland. House prices are at a record high. Perhaps that’s no surprise as Auckland has been rated as the third best place to live in the world by HR consultancy Mercer in 2017.

With natural beauty, economic diversity and high safety ratings all ticked off the list, buying and renovating houses in New Zealand’s largest city is desirable indeed. Getting onto the property ladder is not always easy and may involve doing up smaller, older homes. Many long-term homeowners are also choosing to improve rather than move. With such high demand on the renovation and building industries, finding reliable tradespeople that get the job done on time and budget can be an issue.

And that’s where the Auckland builders at Refresh come in. Over the years Refresh has successfully completed more than a thousand home renovation projects, with a large percentage of these in Auckland. Our teams know their areas inside out and work with the best local tradespeople and suppliers. All work towards a carefully designed approach and project plan, helping you achieve your renovation goals and making the process easy and transparent.

Refresh Renovations operates several franchises across the greater Auckland region. With our proven renovation process and real-time reporting, all teams work towards the same high standards of quality, reliability and customer satisfaction. They ensure all council rules and regulations are met, all necessary paperwork is taken care of and most of all they work to limit your risk by using trusted specialists and suppliers.  

Jim Gleeson and his team of eight have completed a large number of projects in the Eastern Bays and across the rest of Auckland. With many years of experience under his belt as an electronic technician, operations manager, and chief financial controller, Jim has the project management skills to ensure that every renovation project is completed successfully. Registered Master Builders, his team offers a 10-year guarantee on renovations. From small projects through to major makeovers, Jim brings attention to detail to the job and can help future-proof your house by incorporating clever home automation solutions.

Along with project manager Tony Songhurst and office administrator Sally Barclay, Dave Georgetti runs another very successful Refresh franchise with a Master Builders registration. Dave has a keen interest in architecture and design, with a particular focus on indoor-outdoor living and entertaining. His background in business management, for example as general manager of Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications, means he is well equipped to deliver complex projects. Tony has been a licensed builder for over 35 years and brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience to the team. Dave and his crew of three have recently completed significant renovations in Saint Heliers, Meadowbank and Freeman’s Bay, however, they cover the rest of Auckland as well.

Licensed Master Builders Faz and Saleem Bhikoo are a strong duo that delivers home renovation projects ranging from small-scale bathroom spruce ups through to extensive house remodels. Whether your home is a classic villa or townhouse, a compact apartment or multi-storey residence, their experienced team will work with you from design to completion – to turn your house into a home you will love. Saleem draws on an efficient and trusted team of trade partners, contractors and suppliers to make sure that your renovation is completed to your fullest satisfaction, within budget and on time.

Having gained a solid understanding of business processes and project management across the manufacturing, wholesale, retail and education industries, MJ Poortoossi is no stranger to delivering complex projects. His focus is on quality craftsmanship and taking the stress away from the homeowners. Through the proven Refresh renovation approach, he manages to streamline the renovation process and takes the hassle out of undertaking even significant rebuilds. Every renovation involves a host of different tradespeople and material suppliers, and MJ is renowned for his relationship building and negotiating skills.

Providing peace of mind to our customers comes first for all of our renovation crews, and does so too for Refresh Renovations consultant Greg Thomson. From architectural and structural draughting covering large commercial projects through to quantity surveying and research and development, Greg brings over 35 years of industry experience to the renovation site. A recent project had him reconfigure and extend a 100-year old villa to provide a better flow with an expanded living area, a new relocated kitchen, and an en-suite. Other projects have involved extensions for growing teenagers, a reconfiguration to allow for the needs of elderly parents and a host of different additions and makeovers to add value to clients’ homes.

No matter where you are in Auckland, and no matter how big or small your renovation, the team at Refresh Renovations has you covered.


Get in touch with Refresh to discuss your home renovation project

If you would like to discuss home renovation options for your next renovation project, please use the enquiry form on this page to provide us with your contact details. We will get in touch with you at a time that suits you to discuss your project. If you would like to provide us with more information about your project, we have a more comprehensive enquiry form on our "Get in touch" page too.


287 Parnell Road, Parnell, Auckland 1052
2 Woodbine Avenue, Greenlane, Auckland
5/349 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland
239 Onehunga Mall, Onehunga Mall 1061