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Renovations or additions are all about improving the value of your existing property.  Whether you’re talking about improving the monetary value or the lifestyle value of your home – the process and results are the same.

We help our clients to gain space in often unexpected areas or ways.  We show how you can achieve better functionality and versatility through simple changes in the layout or flow of the home.  We can help you find more light and discover new options for your home that you may not have previously thought possible.

Our renovations and addition projects result in such an improvement in lifestyle and functionality that our clients can't imagine their home in any other way!

Our Process for Renovations

> Initial Consultation – this obligation-free, complimentary service includes:

  • Getting to know each other
  • Discussing your requirements and what you are looking to achieve
  • Discussing ideas and initial recommendations we can bring to the table
  • Offering you an initial proposal for consideration

> Pre-Design – this includes:

  • Undertaking due diligence in regard to the district/city plan 
  • Site visit – upon acceptance of our initial proposal
  • Research and investigation
  • Further consultation with you to define the design brief
  • Redrawing your site and existing structures
  • Collaborating with any required outwork professionals in order to obtain further information (if required)

> Concept Design – this includes:

  • Finding design solutions that are sympathetic with your existing structure, helping to best manage costs
  • Preliminary concept and spatial sketch planning
  • Producing a preliminary design that relates to your brief
  • Presenting this and consulting with you in developing the design
  • Producing a developed design that meets your requirements before being signed off for Detailed Design

> Detailed Design – this includes:

  • Liaising with any sub consultants eg. structural engineer, land surveyor, etc
  • Producing a full set of detailed working drawings for construction and consent - the best this industry has to offer (the graphic call-outs shown here are typical of our drawings to ensure all information is clearly understood and addressed where required)
  • Producing the detailed specifications and supporting information
  • Preparing all consent applications and supporting information to be lodged
  • Attending the lodgement meeting and submitting the building consent to council

> Project Observation – this includes:

  • Being available when and as required to provide additional information to the contract documents in relation to any potential variations
  • Weekly site visits throughout the duration of the construction phase to assist in meeting the project requirements
  • Producing and supplying a weekly site report to all key stakeholders identifying any areas of concern
  • Attending all contract works meetings as required in the construction contract in order to assist the team in reaching completion
  • Amending any details or information on the plans where required, in order to reflect the actual construction process on site
  • Submitting any variations or amendments to the plans or specifications for resource consent, in order to gain the code of compliance certificate
  • Holding a final site inspection to assist in identifying any defects once construction is completed but before trades people are signed-off

> 3D Modelling (Optional) – this includes:

  • A 3D visual of your site and home design
  • Application of selected textures that reflect the direction of the design
  • 3D perspectives which accurately portray the building
  • Solar animations that show the effects of the sun at any time of the day or year

*Nb. This is our standard, general process which is then tailored to suit your needs, and itemised in your estimate for consideration.


"I just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with all aspects of my renovations!

I really like your simple and functional design. I think the best has been made of my 1950's house, and we are all enjoying the open plan living space created.


Thank you to all of you for your fantastic efforts."

Nena Rovekamp 

“We are very pleased that Creative Space managed the process of adding a family room to our home. The addition room is working well and the functionality this brings to our property has certainly been recognised by others as a valued addition and well designed. We are very happy that we engaged Creative Space to help us through the design and build of our additional family room and we feel this expansion of our home has added more value than cost. Thank you.”

Darren and Angela Hill

“We are so, so thrilled with our alterations. We were sure that we could do something with the house when we bought it but what we have ended up with is a home that surpasses anything we had imagined. Everybody who visits us is blown away by the outcome of our alterations. We would both like to thank Creative Space for coming up with a design that was truly "beyond our expectations".

Linda Groenewegen & Steph Predengast

“Creative Space was responsible for designing and project managing the very significant modifications and extensions to our beach house at Little Bay, a remote part of the northern Coromandel Peninsula.  The outcome is excellent: a house with which we are pleased and content to live in, a house that has clever and appropriate design that we enjoy every time we live in it – it has grown on us and we appreciate the careful detail and the attention to critical issues, such as deck space, views, livability, functionality and practical features. 

Dr A.B. Cull, Retired CEO
Waikato and Melbourne Hospitals