Wellington builder shortage hammers home
The nation’s capital city has been experiencing a builder shortage in recent months. According to the Ministry of business, this is a bigger issue that may take more than a few years to resolve.
Refresh is committed to making a difference
Refresh is proud to support the Million Meter Streams project and helping reverse the negative effects that farming, forestry habitation have had on our once healthy lowland waterbeds. Find out how far we've come since getting on board with this initiative!
There are now tiles on the market that claim to eliminate 99.9% of surface bacteria. This means less cleaning and a much safer environment for small children, pets, and anyone who enjoys rolling around on the floor all day.
Asbestos Changes Impact Home Renovators
Asbestos started off as a commonly used building material in the second half of the 20th century, because of its heat, fire and noise resisting properties. After numerous claims workers becoming ill from lung diseases throughout the years, regulations began to tighten and the import of asbestos in NZ was banned in 2016, however many homes built prior to the year 2000 still contain the toxic substance. Find out more here.
Home is where the extension is
Many home owners are choosing to extend their homes in Cambridge driven by Cambridge having the fastest increase in average property price of any local authority in the UK - At Refresh Renovations, we specialise in working with homeowners in Cambridge and surrounding areas to help them to extend their homes and make the most of the space they have available to them.
More space, your way
Estate agents are reporting that in the last 12 months stock availability slowed, with fewer properties coming on to the market, while house prices rose less quickly, due in no small part to the ongoing Brexit negotiations. Overall, it appears that recent house price rises are attributable more to a shortage in supply than an upturn in buyer demand.
Sun, sea and ceramics
As leading Woking builders, at Refresh Renovations we love keeping abreast of design trends and product innovations, and with that in mind our Surrey renovation expert, Kelley Malcher, headed to Valencia recently to check out Porcelanosa. A renowned manufacturer, distributor and retailer of ceramic tiles.
We have become national partners of the Million Metres Streams Project
Refresh Renovations have become national partners of the Million Metres Streams waterway restoration project. We plan to participate in nationwide voluntary community planting days throughout franchise regions in 2018, helping to restore the waterways of New Zealand.