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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 >>