Renovation Consultation Process

HDW Builders are Lake Hawea and Wanaka-based builders who build with integrity and care, specialising in home renovations and remodels.

Please read our renovation building process below to see how we work.

Ideas to Action Consultation

Meeting at your home at a time that suits you we will conduct our Ideas to Action Consultation:

  • We will discuss your ideas
  • Look through your home with you to identify any opportunities
  • Together we will review any concepts or sketches you have
  • We will check that your ideas and budget are in range of each other before embarking on a renovation or remodel
  • Then make suggestions, including cost effective options

At the conclusion of our Ideas to Action Consultation you can expect to leave with a clearer idea of what is possible and what would work well for you. From here we are happy to recommend architects to you to commence some concept sketches

HDW Builders Top Tips For Starting a Renovation

Start Thinking Ahead
To make the most of this valuable service, it is best to come prepared to the meeting.

1. Prioritise your wishlist
Establish your ‘must haves’ versus your ‘nice to haves’

2. Work out what will have the greatest impact on your lives
Is it a separate living room for your teenagers? Or creating some open plan living? Establishing what changes will have the most impact will result in a more valuable and rewarding renovation

3. Establish a Budget
Think about what is a realistic budget range that you are comfortable spending. Having some parameters at the outset avoids spending money drawing-up plans that end up outside of your budget. It also avoids disappointment after investing in plans which you find out you can’t afford – both financially and emotionally.

4. Consider a Timeframe
Think about when you would like this renovation to happen, and whether you would like to live in the house at all during the project.