Nowhere else in New Zealand is the property market as hot as it is in Auckland. House prices are at a record high. Perhaps that’s no surprise as Auckland has been highly rated as a top place to live in the world.

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 of them 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 Auckland region. With our proven renovation process and real-time reporting, all teams work towards 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.

With a background in electronics, franchise owner Jim Gleeson has over 25 years’ experience in operational and financial management roles, having attained various qualifications in those fields, including a Diploma in Business.  To deliver projects across Auckland, Jim has put together a cohesive, full-time team – a Project Manager, a Quantity Surveyor, Builders (LBP registered) and Apprentice Builders. Managed by wife Del Gleeson, the Administration Team provide support across all business operations. With their core value and focus “To Exceed Expectations” underpinning business practices, Jim and Del operate a strong, well-established franchise ready to work with you on your renovation project.

Dave Georgetti runs another very successful Refresh franchise located in Auckland Central. 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. Lara Wiley, Dave’s renovation consultant, has an excellent eye for interior design and is up to date with latest products, materials and finishes to give you the best advice and choices. Dave and his team have completed significant renovations in Saint Heliers, Glendowie, Remuera, Meadowbank, Freeman’s Bay, and many other parts of central Auckland.

After travelling the world for over 10 years, Chiraag “Corey” Rambhai returned to New Zealand with his family for the perfect mix of lifestyle and work. Consulting for a number of top-tier legal and investment companies has given him a keen business and process management sense, while his wide-ranging travel around Europe fostered a love of global architecture, interior design and many different home renovation styles. Corey combines all his skill sets to maximise the potential of your home. He has completed renovations on villas and bungalows all over Central Auckland with amazing results.

Saleem Bhikoo and his team complete successful renovation projects across Auckland, ranging from bathroom upgrades through to extensive house remodels and extensions. Saleem understands that renovating a client’s home can be their largest financial and personal investment, requiring trust, a calm-professional approach, and client-focused commitment.  His commercial background in leading teams to deliver large infrastructure projects, and self-building several large renovation projects of his own, is invaluable when project managing your home renovation. Most importantly, Saleem and his team bring integrity, attention to detail, and clear communication to ensure your renovation project runs smoothly to achieve a high-quality finish.

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.

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.

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