The Manawatu region hosts a diverse population, with strong and innovative industries and employment sectors ranging from agriculture, tertiary education, defence force, transport & logistics, and high-performance sport.  The region is also well known for its strong entrepreneurial spirit and some exceptional small businesses.  The Palmerston North City Council (PNCC) have launched some ground-breaking initiatives in relation to improving housing, most notably, the Eco Design Advisor position which offers a free design advisory service to would be home builders or renovators in relation to energy efficiency, and a 'warm, dry homes' philosophy.
The property market in the Manawatu is known for being strong & steady with property values generally keeping ahead of most New Zealand provincial regions.  The Manawatu still offers affordable family homes with good sized sections and very good rental market yields for investment buyers.  
The Manawatu offers the best of urban and rural living.  Without the high traffic density of larger urban centres, a 20 - 40-minute journey can get you anywhere in the region, from the sandy west coast beaches to the many beautiful bush walks and reserves.  Palmerston North city is the main centre of the region, which offers a vibrant & culturally diverse restaurant & cafe scene, as well as award-winning theatre and educational venues (check out 'Te Manawa' Museum, the International Rugby Museum, and the Centrepoint, Globe & Regent Theatres).  Feilding is a short drive from Palmerston North, and this beautiful town also boasts excellent amenities and nationally acclaimed weekly artisan markets.
The Manawatu has a great history and a strong testament to this is evident in the large number of beautifully crafted and charming old character homes throughout the urban and rural areas.  'Charming old character home' used to be real estate agent speak for 'a falling down damp & drafty old student hovel', but a drive around  Palmerston North and Feilding will now reveal numerous beautifully restored homes.  The Refresh Manawatu team are skilled at planning and advising on character renovations to ensure the charm of these homes is maintained whilst also incorporating the best of modern heating, insulation and glazing.  A modern take on traditional craftsmanship is a speciality we pride ourselves on.
With strong economic growth, new sub-divisions and settlements have been popping up throughout the region.  With new subdivision living not appealing to all, the Refresh Manawatu team are skilled in managing all aspects of the Refresh 'Design & Build' process for home extensions and interior make-overs of all shapes and sizes for clients who like where they live, and have decided to make their existing home their 'dream home', or 'forever home'.
Whether you are interested in renovating your 100-year-old character villa, Art-Deco bungalow, or architecturally inspired home of the '70's or '80's, the skilled Refresh Manawatu specialists can navigate the complexities of Architectural design and Building Consent processes for you, and ensure the build meets expectations.
Wayne & Anna Gordon and their team have completed a large number of renovation projects in the Manawatu region, and beyond.  The team carry a wealth of experience in the highly specialised home renovation market.  It is a much more complex arena than the new home market, so qualified specialists are needed rather than general builders whose experience is limited to recent products and techniques, rather than the construction methods that span the last century!
Brian Taylor is the Construction Manager, leading a team of trade specialists.  Brian has completed renovations on registered 'Historic Places Trust' homesteads.  He loves old character homes and understands the techniques and processes required to revive them to their former glory.  Brian's input and management on any renovation project provide a key aspect of our success.
Lauren Gale is another asset to the Refresh Manawatu team, applying well-considered design, and her thorough knowledge of the construction process to her projects.
Liz Ricketts manages our new client contact, and will work with you to gain an overview of your project, and to arrange the required meetings with Wayne and the team to get your project planning underway!  Liz is friendly, professional and thorough, and she ensures any early nerves or questions are answered to put your mind at ease about embarking on the renovation process with us.
Registered under the Stamford Building Warranty,  the Refresh Manawatu team offer a 10-year guarantee on renovations. From small projects through to major makeovers, we bring attention to detail to the project as well as carefully considered options for future-proofing your home.
No matter where you are in the Manawatu, and no matter how big or small your renovation, the team at Refresh Renovations has you covered.

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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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