Wilmay Ave

The Project

Two tired, old brick-and-tile flats with a large footprint but not a lot of land to play with. The decision? Build up!


We transform
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The challenge

With Virginia not as mobile as she used to be, this South Auckland family decided to transform these units into two modern homes, adding a second storey across both to make the most of a great view and building an aesthetically pleasing outdoor area/deck. They were looking for:

  • Room for everyone in a large space
  • Privacy and separate areas
  • To future-proof their asset
  • The option to rent it out in the future.

We rebuilt unit one for Grandma, adding an extra bedroom and generous sized bathroom, wide doorways and a stair lift. Unit two went from a three bedroom, one bathroom home to a massive five bedroom, two bathroom, two living room creation, with room for everyone to enjoy for many years to come.

End result

Working alongside the family from day one, we took them through the ideas stage, budgets, helped them project manage, deal with architects, right through to the end final build. The outcome? An awesome family home that makes the most of a tricky space. And they’re ‘stoked’. Watch this video for more from the family.

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Russ, Jen and the entire crew were an absolute pleasure to work with! They came into a flood damaged home, with half walls missing and have worked alongside us to create a modern and upgraded home to our dreams! As our first time renovating they really have made it easy for us to renovate in the future and we even picked up some new skills along the way from the team! Big shout out to Tony, Jordy, Ben and Finn for the hard work to the house and even being super respectful while I was doing overnights! Can't thank them enough and so happy to have our home back after over a year!

Meredith and Faris

“The team at Licensed Renovations were great to deal with. Their brief was to manage the renovation of our existing bathroom and addition of a new en suite. We are delighted with the end result, they managed the entire process and communicated well throughout the build. Will definitely use them again.”

Sarah H

“I just wanted to say before the house is completed how happy I am with the workmanship and quality of the renovation! My wife and I are really impressed and glad we chose you guys. I had a good look around yesterday and please tell all your tradies they have done a first class job. The plumbing, electrical work and painting are first class. And your advice on colours and floorings was spot on. Lastly my wife and I are going to sell the house and we’re looking forward to getting a good price. Please thank the team for a great job.”

Ken T

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