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Renovation Advice

  1. How much does building an addition or renovating cost?
  2. How close to the boundary can we build?
  3. Do I need building consent?
  4. What is an LBP (Licensed Building Practitioner) and do we have to use one?
  5. What advantage is it to me to employ a Master Builder?
  6. Can we still live in our house while building work is being done?
  7. What guarantee can you give us?


“So you’re trying to select a builder for some work at your place . . . you ask around the office for recommendations, “Give Martin at Xtend a call” is what I was told by three different people. Ok sounds interesting, but are they that good I asked? Well it’s like this, they told me: Once you’ve worked with Martin and his team when the next project comes around you just pick up the phone and call them without a second thought.”

James McEwan
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