After his home extension experience with renovation specialist Lia Boersma, Paraparaumu homeowner Mike describes himself as "a very happy model customer."

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Paraparaumu resident Mike had worked with Refresh Renovations specialist Lia Boersma a number of times, so calling her to carry out his home extension project was a no-brainer. He wanted to create a reading/sunroom, as well as, create more space for his impressive model plane collection. Mike also wanted to enhance his home’s entryway.
“I happened to ask Lia if she had some spare capacity and if she would be interested in doing a small extension at my property”, says Mike. “As I knew the architect, the plans for the house were drawn up some time ago. So, some of the leg work was already done. Lia came up with her project manager and builder to inspect the site and then presented her quote which came within budget.

Carrying out the house renovation

Once the consent was granted, work started immediately. Within the first week, the demolition was complete and the flooring for the extension was complete. The builder always cleaned up at the end of each day.”
As with any project, there were challenges - particularly when it came to the weather. However, Mike says Lia’s team went out of their way to keep the project on track.
“The rain came and, to the builder’s credit, he came around well after he had finished work to check that there were no leaks. We only had a few minor issues which were quickly resolved just by talking to Lia’s team about what would be the best solution.”
Working with Refresh made it easy for Mike to make any changes as needed, particularly when it came to the deck.

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This project was completed in
July 2019
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Project description
Project To Create Indoor-Outdoor Flow
New Zealand
Project duration
3 months
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