A little about Licensed Renovations

More than just a building company, Russell Clark and Sonja Mail of Licensed Renovations specialise exclusively in domestic renovations and provide you with unrivalled experience and expertise.

Russell has been a builder since he was 15. Now with over 30 years’ industry experience under his belt, Russell knows what his clients want. Better pricing, believable timelines, high standards and a great finish.

Sonja has been in the renovations business for 16 years and has a huge knowledge of how the building industry is run with particular expertise finance and working with Council.

So, what drove Russell and Sonja to start Licensed Renovations?

They decided they wanted their business to be better than the stories you hear about other people’s building experiences.

You know the stories, they usually start like this…

‘Our builder was great BUT, we had overruns, it cost more than we were expecting, the finish wasn’t up to standard…etc.’

Not wanting to be in the BUT category any longer Russell and Sonja saw an opportunity to build a business based on experience, transparency and great communication – using the best builders and sub-contractors in town.

Having the expertise to know how much your build will cost and how long it will take only comes with using renovation specialists. As members of Master Builders Association of New Zealand you can rely on Licensed Renovations to use their knowledge and expertise to build you the home you have always dreamed about.

With many years of experience behind us, you can be confident your renovation is in good hands.



Core Values

 To specialise in renovations, providing trustworthy and passionate total project management to discerning, asset rich families seeking professionalism when choosing to renovate their home. Our mission is guided by the core values we incorporate throughout the company.


An intense and compelling enthusiasm for our role and responsibilities.


We are experts that deliver on our promises.

Total customer satisfaction

Our clients all-encompassing contentment in relation to us.


Doing the right thing even when no one is watching.


Having a positive feeling of esteem for one another.

Learning and Development

Providing opportunities for learning and development for young aspiring carpenters.

Licensed Renovations Hockey Team, 2015
Licensed Renovations Hockey Team, 2015

Got A Trade Week, 2015
Got A Trade Week, 2015

I have worked alongside Russell and his team from Licensed Renovations for many years now. My experience with every job is that their communication with me has always been excellent. They will always call me if they are unsure about any of my specifications and plans.


Their attention to detail during the build is consistently very good and Russell’s builders are open to and suggest alternatives if we hit a snag that can happen during the renovation process.

I always know that my clients will be in safe hands if they have Russell and the team handling it, with their up-front quotes, attention to detail, co-ordination of trades and continual communication.

Wendy from Goode Interiors


What are the next steps from here?

Get started with Licensed Renovations today

Request a FREE Design to Build Consultation

Contact us today to arrange your session (valued at $215) with Russell Clark (General Manager of Licensed Renovations). Russell will meet with you to help get your dream home plans underway, and if you already have an architect you can invite them to attend too.

There is no obligation to renovate with us after meeting with Russell. You won’t be tied into any contracts at this stage.

All Licensed Renovations clients will receive a complimentary gift which includes:

  • A professional clean of your home from the Clean Department leaving your home spotless and ready to use.
  • Free session with a professional colour consultant to ensure you get exactly what you’ve envisioned for your renovation.
  • A free storage unit for your convenience during your renovation project. Your Greenbox self storage unit will be placed close to your home, in a convenient position, for easy and secure loading.


Get started today on your
Dream Renovation

Simply fill in the form below and our team will be in touch to schedule your consultation, or you can call us on (09) 846 6060

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