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Welcome to Licensed Renovations at the Auckland Home Show

Join Licensed Renovations at the Auckland Home Show this year to gain valuable insights from our expert team with over 30 years of experience in stress-free home renovations. Attend our free seminars and take advantage of the opportunity to book a one-on-one meeting with our specialists. Let us help you make your renovation dreams a reality with our commitment to transparency, quality, and exceptional service.

Find Us at Stand #262 in Hall 2

We're excited to meet you at the Auckland Home Show! Locate our stand at #262 in Hall 2, conveniently positioned right next to the seminar area. After attending our insightful seminars, you can easily find us and continue the conversation at our stand. Our friendly team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have and provide further information about our services. We look forward to seeing you there!


Learn renovation must-haves, do's, don'ts, and where to start. With nearly 40 years of building experience, Russell expertly guides clients through the process, discussing architect vs. builder, early budgeting, and contract options' impact on charges. Gain insights with some of the most seasoned renovation tips available. - Russell will be speaking daily at the seminar sessions:

Reimagine. Redesign. Renovate with Russ

Find out the must have's, to do's and maybe nots, and where you begin when you're considering renovating. Russell has nearly four decades of building experience and is an expert at guiding clients through the building process from start to finish. In this session he'll discuss whether to engage with an architect or a builder first, the importance of early stage budgeting and how various contracts can make a huge difference to your build when it comes to charge up or fixed price contracts.

Budgeting 101
How To Get The Most From Your Money

As seen on TVNZ's Living with the Boss, Russell Clark - a builder with nearly four decades of building experience, answers some of the most common questions he receives from clients. Your home is often the biggest investment in your life and so it makes sense to work with a professional - find out how you can avoid blowing the budget without cutting corners, and why it's so important to get this critical piece of the puzzle right from the start. Russell discusses the role a quantity surveyor plays in budgeting and how they can save you thousands.
Presented by: Russell Clark - Licensed Renovations

Reimagine. Redesign. Renovate with Russ

Find out the must have's, to do's and maybe nots, and where you begin when you're considering renovating. Russell has nearly four decades of building experience and is an expert at guiding clients through the building process from start to finish. In this session he'll discuss whether to engage with an architect or a builder first, the importance of early stage budgeting and how various contracts can make a huge difference to your build when it comes to charge up or fixed price contracts.


At Licensed Renovations, we are passionate about transforming homes and creating unforgettable spaces for Auckland residents. Our team combines extensive experience in the building industry with a commitment to transparency, communication, and quality craftsmanship. As proud members of the Master Builders Association of New Zealand, we specialize in residential renovations and employ only qualified or personally trained building apprentices.

Our dedication to delivering exceptional service begins with accurate and realistic budgeting, ensuring no unexpected surprises during your renovation process. Our in-house Quantity Surveyor, Peter Chen, helps you take control of costs, scope, and stress levels from the very start.

With a core team of hard-working professionals and trusted subcontractors, we provide full project management services, guiding you from the initial design stages to the completion of your dream renovation.

Discover the difference that a team of experienced, qualified, and passionate renovators can make. Visit us at the Auckland Home Show, and let's bring your renovation dreams to life!


Licensed Building

Our standards are always high. Managing Director Russell Clark, our Quantity Surveyor Peter Chen and our site managers are all Licensed Building Practitioners. Plus, all our builders are trade qualified. This means we’re building and renovating homes to New Zealand’s high quality standards.


We dot the i’s and cross the t’s! We check, double check and check again. Working to our own detailed 97 point checklist, the team is constantly on the lookout for ways to improve your renovation. You can be confident your renovation.

Save money,
time and energy

No more budget blowouts. We believe in transparent cost breakdowns that allow you maximum flexibility during the design and build process. Identifying the true cost and scope of your proposed renovation at an early stage saves you time, money and headaches.


We’re building and renovating to New Zealand’s highest standards and back our work with a 7 Star Guarantee. This means you’re reaping the rewards of working with a team with 35+ years of unrivalled residential renovating experience. Enjoy your renovation project with dedicated, communication-focused site managers and trade qualified builders. Read more.


We’re experts in residential renovations and we love our work! We believe transparent communication, seamless project management and smart budgeting means you'll fulfil your renovation dreams with less stress and more time to enjoy the results. Read what our happy clients have to say.


No secrets, no games. From pre-construction meetings to regular follow ups, we keep you in the loop on timeframes, budgeting, delivery and updates. Using professional, simple systems that maintain transparency and momentum, you’re always kept in the loop. Talk to us now.

Our Process

Facing a renovation project? We know it can be daunting, which is why we’re here to help you enjoy the experience. With more than 35 years managing residential renovations, we know every building project is different and every client has a diverse set of needs. That’s why we take it step by step, guaranteeing you building success.

1Let’s talk

Our first step will be a phone call to follow up your enquiry. We’ll chat about your building project goals and work out how we can offer the services you need. We make a time and place to meet for a more in-depth discussion.

2Let's Meet in Person

Got renovation ideas? We’re all ears! Our Director, Russell Clark, will come to your home for a renovation consultation to discuss thoughts, ideas, wishes, budgets and time frames.

3Concept drawings

A good design process is key to a successful project. Your design will evolve over time as you and your architect discuss, digest, think and rework ideas until the best solution is found. If you don’t have an architect, we’ll introduce you to our own. It’s important that we be kept in the loop at this stage to ensure your design and scope are in line with your budget.

Bright idea: How about using sustainable building features at this concept stage? Making your home more eco-friendly and energy efficient saves you long term costs while adding value to your home. Ask us for ideas.

4Preliminary Budget Assessment

Once the concept drawings are completed, our Quantity Surveyor Peter Chen will evaluate the drawings and visit the site to ensure an accurate and in depth estimate is prepared. In some cases, our electrician and plumber come along as well to provide their expertise at this early stage.

5Present Preliminary Budget

We’ll now present you with the preliminary budget, which is a detailed breakdown of your costs based on the concept drawings. This is key to a successful renovation and protects you from budget blow out. Depending on your budget, we may need to work with the architect to amend your sketches until your budget and the drawings are perfectly matched.

6Working drawings

Once your scope and budget are aligned, the architect is given approval to start the working drawings and prepare documentation for the application for building consent and resource consent, if required.

7 Fixed price quote

Once you’re happy with your working drawings and documents from the architect, Licensed Renovations will provide you with a fixed price quotation and go through it with you line by line to ensure you understand the full cost and scope of your project.

8Sign documentation

The Licensed Renovations fixed price building contract is signed and all other documentation is put in place (i.e. Master Builders guarantee, builders risk insurance, etc)

9Let the Adventure Begin

It’s now time to meet the team. Our foreman will run through a health and safety briefing for your family. And you’ll enjoy a complimentary session with our professional colour consultant to ensure you get exactly what you envisioned for your renovation.

You’ll also receive a free Greenbox self-storage unit placed close to your home, in a convenient position, for easy and secure loading during your renovation project

Communication is key! Throughout the building process, we will:

  • Communicate with you, the architect and subcontractors on a regular basis
  • Make sure your renovation project flows in a timely and coordinated manner.
  • Update the job schedule frequently so you’re well informed of progress and able to schedule in the people you are working with outside of our contract.
  • Keep you informed of the health and safety site plan.

Licensed Renovations will have completed the scope of work as per the contract. We’ll then:

  • arrange for the final inspection with council to ensure the renovation complies with required plans and specs
  • put together the final paperwork and apply for the code of compliance on your behalf
  • provide a professional cleaning of your home by The Clean Department

You’re part of our family

We’re a friendly bunch and always do our best to welcome our clients into the Licensed Renovations family. Our connection with you, your family and your renovation is personal and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Building trust is just as important to us as building your home. Funnily enough, many of our clients become fast friends and Russell’s always keen on a beverage or a trip out on the boat, so don’t be shy!

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Our Partners

Our crew are tried, tested and trusted. We work with a chosen team of contractors and sub-contractors, over and over again. Why? Because we know they’ll give you the best result.

What this means for you:

This means you get a close knit bunch who’ve worked together on a diverse range of Auckland-wide renovation projects, all year round. Our plumbers, electricians, painters, builders, gib stoppers, tilers, flooring team and more know each other well.

Best of all, they know our expectations. They work to our quality control procedures, keep the lines of communication open and respect our time constraints. Every contractor in the Licensed Renovations team meets our exacting standards for quality workmanship, friendly service, hard work and the willingness to go the extra mile. They’re family.

We’re extremely proud to work alongside these fine contractors, subcontractors, trade qualified builders and proven partners. Find out more about Licensed Building Practitioners’ standards and our designation as a Master Builder by clicking the logos below.

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