Christchurch Heritage Home Renovators

Thinking of renovating your heritage home? Refresh Renovations are your best solution in Christchurch.

Not always, but sometimes, we get tired and bored of the old. 
Are you ready to revive your older house into a character-filled, contemporary home? Look no further than our Christchurch Renovation Consultants. With their resources and expertise, any renovation is possible.
Get in touch today and begin exploring your options!

Why choose Refresh Renovations?

To put it simply, this isn’t our first rodeo. With thousands of home renovations under our belt, we have the knowledge and expertise to assist no matter the project.
Our approach is stress-free and begins with our Renovation Consultants. Positioned as your project manager, it’s their responsibility to walk you through the renovation process from design to build, all while managing every aspect along the way.
Carefully, they have curated diverse networks of suppliers and construction professionals, making every home renovation possible to achieve. At a glance, your Renovation Consultant is there to plan, organise, and manage everything - including the coordination of tradespeople. However, looking closer, they provide many more significant benefits.
Your Renovation Consultant will be your single point of contact, sticking by your side throughout the entire process while providing crystal-clear communication. By strategically handling your complete home renovation, they’re also able to converge expectations and budgets in the early stages, removing the chance of unexpected costs and creating more cost-effective results.
Searching for home renovators who will deliver excellence? Look no further.

What are the current heritage home renovation trends in Christchurch?

As Christchurch houses many character buildings, it’s common to find homeowners looking to renovate their heritage home in Christchurch. But while some choose to modernise, it’s becoming increasingly popular to restore the buildings to their former beauty.
One of the most exciting parts of renovating heritage homes is the design stage. Unlike general home renovations, restoring older homes calls for researching its history and analysing the bones. But while intriguing, it can be challenging to find helpful information.
Fortunately, our Renovation Consultants have the research skills and property knowledge required to identify and understand the house you are working with.
Character, style, and significance play a vital role in the renovation of your home. For example, was it built in the Georgian, Victorian, or Post War era? Does your house stand out from others in the street, or is it part of a collective? By preserving the beauty of the existing house, you won’t be limited to style options. Instead, you get to rebirth a masterpiece! 
Two restoration trends amongst Christchurch renovations: replicating old colours and integrating mirrors. 
Builders didn’t have a very comprehensive paint chart to work with 200 years ago, but our current technologies allow us to replicate these colours pretty well! Terracotta reds, butter yellows, browns, and greens - these are popular heritage colours that can re-establish the authentic character of your home.
As for integrating mirrors, it’s not trending solely for the purpose you might think (creating the illusion of vaster space). Rather, it’s to combat the cold, wet, and windy nature of Christchurch weather. As many heritage homes lack big windows that are popular today, adding large mirrors to areas lacking direct sunlight helps to create a warm, bright ambience in the home year-round.

What home renovation services do Refresh Renovations provide?

If you can dream it, we can do it.

When working with us, you’ll have a single point of contact, detailed timelines, professional project management, effective budgeting, and greater strategic planning benefits. 
Our services are designed to be stress-free for homeowners and can cater to a diversity of needs. Whether you’re looking for builders in Christchurch or specifically for heritage home renovators, we can help.

Our renovation services include:

  • Heritage house plans
  • Heritage home renovations
  • Character home renovations
  • Kitchen renovation
  • Bathroom renovation
  • Laundry renovation
  • Second storey additions
  • Roofing renovation
  • Home extensions
  • Garage conversions
  • Building inspections

How much will my home renovation cost?

The cost of the renovation typically depends on the scale of your project. 
For example, smaller-scale projects focusing on basic improvements, such as replacing a dormer window, can cost around $8,000*. While in contrast, larger-scale projects, like recladding the house’s entire exterior, can cost between $30,000* to $35,000+*.  
We recommend arranging a free, one-hour consultation with your local Renovation Consultant for a bespoke estimate of your project’s cost. Get in touch to make your booking.
*Costs are rough estimates and are subject to change. For a fixed-quote accurate to your specific project, please consult your local Refresh Renovations Consultant.

Will Refresh take care of any required council consent? 

Yes, we take care of any council applications required for home renovations.
Before the renovation begins, we will dive into the historical significance of your home and surrounding areas. If your home is of heritage significance, it could be protected under local or national laws. 
For these cases, specific permits are required by the city or district council before renovations can begin. Sounds confusing? Don’t worry; we’ll do it all for you.

Have a project in mind?

Our Renovation Consultants are passionate about property, expert project managers, and partner selectively with talented tradespeople, including heritage home renovators in Christchurch.
With Refresh Renovations, it truly is a premium experience from design to build that delivers remarkable outcomes. 
Want to get that hammer moving? Call us today for a free, one-hour consultation.