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The key to any successful home alteration is early planning

If you are planning a complete home transformation, a re-jig of your home spaces or something in between, get in touch with Trent Builders for a consultation. The key to any successful home alteration is timely and thorough planning. That's where we can help. Our customer service and planning team can help you guarantee that your initial development stages lay the groundwork for the building down the road. By getting it right the first time, we can ensure a successful and on-time build.


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our tips for your home renovations in Christchurch

Many homeowners consider large renovation projects to upgrade or refresh their homes after years of being lived in catches up to them. Making changes to your home can be a new and exciting time. Planning what changes to make and seeing the vision come to life is a rewarding journey in itself, but there are a lot of things that can go wrong. These can be things like potential budget blowouts, having to pivot mid-project and the fear that the end result won't match what you had envisioned.

The Trent Builders team are experts at home alterations in Christchurch and can provide sound and seasoned advice on everything from budgets to material choices. To help with your preparation, the alteration journey and aiming to get you the best results, we’ve compiled some tips to help you through the renovation process.

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Planning and Budgeting for your home alterations Christchurch

When undertaking home alterations Christchurch, setting a budget and understanding where your more significant costs will come from is the first and most crucial step to take. In addition to identifying what you want to spend, you'll need to ensure that you have a buffer left over. As a rule, we recommend setting aside an amount equivalent to 10% of the project value to ensure you have a contingency for those items you may not want to spend money on but come up during the renovation process. It's better to have and not need than need and not have.

Prior to the projection beginning, it's essential to sit down and work out precisely what you want to achieve. A renovation for an investment property has a very different list of needs than a refurbishment of a long-time family home that you will continue living in for some time. One focuses on a design that will maximise your profit, and the other focuses on ensuring you have a comfortable living space that is specific to your needs and tastes.

If you're excited to start your home renovations in Christchurch and would like to understand the costs and budgeting requirements for a project of this size, it's time to get in touch with Trent Builders. Once the basics are covered, we can start turning your ideas into reality.

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Our Favourite Projects

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This award winning home exudes contemporary elegance. Sophisticated, yet understated, the off-white plaster exterior finish of this home is juxtaposed against the natural beauty and depth of cedar.

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This 4 bedroom Halswell home has hit the jackpot, calling on sharp, clean lines for its fresh and modern look. The overall result is a stylish and comfortable home that promises to serve its family’s needs!

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Lincoln Architectural Project

A challenging architectural home featuring an insitu rusticated concrete wall through the centre of the building blending an industrial feel with ultra-modern clean lines and finishes.

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Tideswell Lane

This spectacular home is located on a challenging hill site so it required significant civil works at the rear of the property; setting the home on a engineered multi-leveled concrete foundation.

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