Expert Knowledge With A Smile

August 13, 2018

Whether you’re building a brand new home or carrying out renovations on an existing property, you need to be confident that your builders have the experience and expertise needed to get the job done. read more >>

North Shore Home Show

March 8, 2018

We are looking forward to taking Yourbuilder to our first Home show tomorrow, The North Shore Home show. read more >>

How To Easily Enhance Your Homes Indoor Outdoor Flow - 3 More Tips

February 27, 2018

Indoor Outdoor flow is essential for all year entertaining and making the most of your space. The key is to create a feeling of unity and connection between these different areas. Here are 3 simple tips on how to improve your indoor-outdoor connect read more >>

Enhance Your Home's Indoor - Outdoor Flow

February 23, 2018

Enhance Your Home's Indoor - Outdoor Flow. We all love to spend the long evenings of summer outside, soaking up the last of the days’ rays. But what if your outdoor space doesn't flow? No matter the size of your areas, the key to creating the p read more >>

5 Reasons You Can Be Confident In YourBuilder For Your Home Renovation Project

January 24, 2018

Are you planning to renovate? You can be confident with Yourbuilder for expert renovation and building advice and delivering on their word and guarantee. Here are some reasons why you can trust Yourbuilder for your next project. read more >>

Questions You Need To Ask Your Next Building Contractor

January 17, 2018

Hiring a new builder can be daunting but knowing what to look for, can give you confidence in making the right choice for your project. Asking the right questions will give you the knowledge you need to make a calculated decision, so here are some qu read more >>

Raise The Value Of Your Home With These Three Summer Renovation Projects

December 25, 2017

We don't have to be selling our home to start thinking about raising our home’s value. Summer affords us more time and good weather to work on some outdoor projects that not only raise the value of our home but we’re able to enjoy the accomplishm read more >>

Your Summer Guide To Home Maintenance

December 11, 2017

Your Summer Guide to Home Maintenance. With summer in full swing, the favourable weather is a great chance to take care of maintenance around your home. Doing so will keep your home functioning well and looking its best and might even save you some read more >>

3 More Tips To Making Your New Home More Energy Efficient

November 29, 2017

No one likes a hefty power bill! So we've found three easy steps you can take to reduce your energy consumption in your home while contributing to a healthier environment for you and the environment. read more >>

3 Tips To Making Your Home More Energy Efficient

November 21, 2017

When renovating or building a new home, the aesthetics are important. But, just as important are things that cannot be seen; such as warmth, comfort and energy savings. Here are 3 tips to improve the comfort and warmth of your home, while doing yo read more >>

4 Things To Consider Before Your Renovation

October 30, 2017

Are you considering a summer renovation? Here are four important things to consider before you start. read more >>

Architects: How To Prevent Your Client’s Home Extension Disappointment.

October 28, 2017

Clients get really disappointed when they can’t afford to build their dream. If I were to be paid $100 every time a homeowner has not been able to proceed with a renovation because it was priced up outside their budget, I’d be a wealthy man. read more >>

The Architect Builder Relationship.

October 28, 2017

Wow, talk about the elephant in the room! I could talk about all the crazy interactions I’ve heard through the grapevine but that just wouldn’t be beneficial to anyone. The fact is builders need architects if they want to build beautiful homes in read more >>

Titirangi Renovation Extension

October 28, 2017

Recently we completed an exciting, major renovation extension to this board and batten home. The owner, required a two level wing extension (seen on the right) consisting of a garage, laundry, new entry, bathroom and two sleeping rooms. read more >>

James Qualified!

September 26, 2017

Congratulations James for obtaining his national certificate in carpentry. James is our the third adult apprentice Yourbuilder has taken through the BCITO qualification scheme. BCITO have a great apprenticeship scheme covering the necessary traini read more >>

Build To Succeed

April 18, 2017

In an ideal renovation your builder would complete your renovation on budget, in time and just the way you want it. But, the best builders will tell you this is a challenge. The fact of the matter is that renovation takes a lot of time, preparation a read more >>

Renovations On Budget On Time

January 31, 2017

So how do you complete a renovation to budget and on time? Find a building company that has a proven planning experience would be your first step, then discussing with them the importance of your timeline and budget. In my experience incomplete bu read more >>

The Kitchen Is Where It All Happens In Our Family.

January 24, 2017

While preparing and eating food is the main activity, it just seems that the kitchen - out of all the rooms in our house - is where we all seem to congregate, where we seem to be at our happiest and where we have those discussions about the day. read more >>

6 Bathroom Renovation Tips To Save Time And Money

January 24, 2017

Bathroom renovations are without a doubt the most rewarding of rooms to build – if the design is right. Getting the design right often takes more time than getting a design for any other room, apart with the read more >>

A Country Barn Waitoki

November 11, 2016

It seems just like yesterday, when Myrthe and myself returned back to New Zealand, after a wonderful 10 year stint in the Netherlands. It was finally time to return home and reconnect with New Zealand and all of it’s quirky traditions and beautiful read more >>

Quotation Or Estimation

September 27, 2016

What is the difference between a Quote or Estimate? It amazes me how this is still a huge unknown aspect in the building industry today. My name is Hamid Zwart and I am the owner and director of Yourbuilder. I’ve been renovating homes over t read more >>

Keith & Rachels Basement Extension

August 17, 2016

We were lucky to be able to work on this little Villa based in the Western Springs. This villa got an additional 70m2 lower level added with a deck and an additional bathroom. As you can see, close to the entire house was floating in mid air at excav read more >>

Testimonial #16 Trent & Sarah Sunich Small Reclad In Point Chevelier

August 17, 2016

30 Great testimonials by the end of 2015! Testimonial 16# Trent Sunich: “I would highly recommend Hamid and his team. Hamid’s professional and structured approach to our re-clad job was much appreciated with minimal fuss where the work was co read more >>

Villa Renovations Auckland

November 20, 2015

Great to be back in Devonport. Devonport is where I started in the Villa renovation world. My first Villa renovation was for my brother and Sister in-law over 20 years ago. Villa’s remain my house of choice to work on if I had to choose.James and T read more >>

Takapuna Home Renovation Extension

September 21, 2015

We are days away from completing this 120m2 two level renovation extension with 2 decks and a spa pool.Eurosemlock cladding with vertical bandsawn shiplap cedar cladding great combination between finishes. Staircase with painted stringers and polyu read more >>

How Do You Know You Have The Right Builder, The Right Team?

June 23, 2015

Would you feel more confident choosing your builder if you knew what to look for?To deliver a great service as well as a great quality house, builders need to have systems to manage the project. But few builders have trained for this. So to help you read more >>

Tips For Green Home Renovations

April 27, 2015

Years ago, people put beauty above everything else when undergoing renovations in Auckland. Now, homeowners don’t just want their renovations to make their properties beautiful. They also want them to make them sustainable. By working directly with read more >>

Testimonial 17# And A Very Happy New Year

April 27, 2015

2014 almost done and 2015 almost here! Wow what a year it has been. Renovations and extensions, more renovations and extensions and a couple of cafes which were great fun to be a part of. Lots of laughs and lots of hard work. Thank you to all our cu read more >>

New Trends Among Home Renovations In Auckland

April 27, 2015

The trends for home renovations Auckland have never been as exciting as they are now. People are stepping outside of the box when it comes to renovating their homes. That means architects and builders get to challenge themselves, and homeowners get a read more >>

Day 11# Complete

April 27, 2015

Day 11# Complete, heading into week 3. A site set out has been done through a Surveyor to be on the safe side and ensure we are building this 55m2 extension in the correct relocation. We will receive a certificate confirming this. The excavation, fo read more >>