The New Zealand Gib Shortage

The New Zealand Gib Shortage
  Yet another supply shortage is plaguing the New Zealand building sector. Builders across the country are struggling to get their hands on Gib plasterboard, with some expecting to wait as much as 9 months for a shipment of plasterboard. There are reports of a gib black marketing popping up with people reselling gib for upto five times the usual price. With one builder paying over $5,000 for 26 sheets of plasterboard on trademe. First it is important to understand how this shortage started. Aproximatly 95% of plasterboard in New Zealand comes from just one supplier. “GIB” is the brand name this supplier uses for its plasterboard, which has since become synonymous with plasterboard. During the first few covid 19 lockdowns, New Zealand’s sole provider was forced to shut down its factory, ceasing production of gib. This lack of supply caused companies to stockpile on gib causing a shortage for smaller builders without the facilities to store gib long term. Even with production ramping up to 24/7, supply has been unable to meet demand. More people than ever are renovating and building new homes.  So, with one supply shortage after the other how can any NZ renovation be expected to take place? Well, unless your builder has a steady supply of gib you may be out of luck. The earliest one can expect gib to return to the market is July. Otherwise you might find your bathroom renovation may have to be put on hold. So, what can you do right now? If you were planning to start some renovations then this will surely throw a spanner in the...

Fabulous Full House Renovation in Three Kings!

Fabulous Full House Renovation in Three Kings!
Maintain to Profit Auckland has done it again! They have successfully completed a full house renovation in Three Kings, which resulted in a fresh stunning transformation. When you start a new full house remodeling project, you need to hire people whom you will give you honest feedback. In short, you need to hire people you trust. Full house renovations allow you to customise your home according to your taste and preference. This is the perfect opportunity to create your dream home and make it a space you would want to live in for many years. Maintain to Profit Auckland experience in providing affordable full house renovation across Auckland will allow you to understand better the main benefits of investing your money into high-quality home improvement services. Check out These Top Three reasons why This Full House Renovation in Three Kings is a total fab:   1.Increased Home Value From a new fresh coat of paints to lighting fixtures, the house is transformed into a whole new look. From attractive colour palettes and classic designs, Maintain to Profit Auckland has drastically improved the value of the home by modernising the interior, refreshing the exterior, and reliving the once a lifeless house. Whether your home is outdated or run down, implementing retouches can drastically improve the perceived value of your home for years to come. 2.Maximised Space Homes can get cramped over time, resulting in the space looking small and outdated. At Maintain to Profit Auckland, they know what it takes to uplift the cluttered spaces of the house to maximise the area. They carefully selected the right colour scheme and...

Our Top 5 Bathroom Renovations In Auckland

Our Top 5 Bathroom Renovations In Auckland
Bathroom renovations are a great way to add value to your home and make it a pleasant place to be. More and more people are starting to renovate their bathrooms to bring them up to date and take advantage of new technologies that have come in recent years. You can even make more space in your bathroom through remodeling! Where to begin? When renovating your bathroom, you will want to consider the following this: Budget – This is the first and most important thing to consider. Without it, there will be no renovation. Have a clear budget in mind and make sure that all things you select will fit within this. Time –  When do you want to start and when do you want the project finished by. You will want to account for hidden problems and issues that may arise. Design and functionality – The colors, style and bathroomware you choose. You want all these things to tie together and function together provide an efficient and user friendly bathroom. Here are some of our favourite bathroom renovations that we have been involved in recently. Hobson St, Auckland City Bathroom Renovation – A bathroom renovation recently tackled by our North Shore team, this bathroom was part of a full interior home renovation. The whole interior of the home, including the bathroom, was getting old and badly needed a refinish. As you can see in the bathroom, the whites had become discolored and unsightly. Not to mention that it was well out of style. We updated the look by introducing a few carefully chosen colors, as well as all updated...

Get Renovating In Auckland Central

Get Renovating In Auckland Central
Central Auckland is a prime area for renovating. The area is full of older state houses and houses several decades old which are ripe for a renovation. And we are here to get it done! Suburbs in Central Auckland like Onehunga, Greenlane and One Tree Hill and full of traditional kiwi houses and many state homes. Most of these houses are several decades old and are now reaching the age at which they need some work to get them up to standard. More and more people in Central Auckland areas are starting to take on renovating their homes. Are you ready to undertake your renovation in Central Auckland? Whether your house is in Ellerslie, Parnell or Three Kings, we can help you to get your project going. Our Central Auckland team is ready to begin the next project and is waiting for your call! Who will you be working with? Daniel Hemus – Daniel is our manager of the Central Auckland area as in an expert in all things building for the district. Experienced in the process and requirements for builds and renovations in the area, Daniel will not only provide the advice you need but will manage your project to ensure that your renovation is completed to your full satisfaction. So whether you are in Royal Oak, Remuera or Mt Eden, Daniel is your man!     If you are ready to begin your renovation, whether it’s in Epsom, Hillsborough or Mt Roskill, get in contact with our Central Auckland renovations team today and let’s get started! What areas does Auckland Central cover? Our Auckland Central service covers...

Renovation At Fairlane Ave

Renovation At Fairlane Ave
Updating an older style home need not be a major mission. With some good choices and a great team behind your renovation you can achieve fantastic results. Over time homes become tired and dated looking. Day to Day living with people give them a rather worn-in feel – which can be homely or depressing. The line is rather fine. Our customers at Fairlands Avenue, Waterview asked Maintain To Profit Renovations to rescue their house and make it a 2016 worthy home again. Check out the results! Seeing as the home had original hardwood flooring, it was a great choice to strip this back and re-polyurethane the wood to bring it back to its former glory. Often re-polyurethaning hardwood – if it is still in good condition – is a great investment. It is also a preferred choice if people in your home suffer from allergies. It does not harbour mites or collect dust like carpet does so is a healthier choice. We kept the colour palette for the walls a simple, modern, light grey. This reflects the sunlight that comes into the room and helps keep it bright and spacious feeling. Instead of pendant style lighting fixtures we went with modern downlights which work well with the contemporary feel of the home. The kitchen just screams WOW. It is contemporary, modern, with sleek lines and great usability. Choosing drawers for storage instead of cupboards is a great way of utilising space better – especially for those inconvenient kitchen items like pots and pans. Many home cooks complain of not having enough bench space – this is one thing you...

Erson Avenue Royal Oak, Auckland Renovation

Erson Avenue Royal Oak, Auckland Renovation
What can you do when your budget simply can’t stretch to update your bathroom or kitchen but you want to renovate your home? The answer is simple – do the rest! But how do you incorporate older looking elements in your home to a fresh new interior scheme? Our project at Erson Avenue is a great example of this. Our clients at Erson Avenue did not want to change the existing kitchen or bathroom features but wanted to modernise everything else. As you look through the pictures from our renovation you’ll see that each room looks crisp, modern and bright. This can easily be achieved at your property with the right colour choices and finishes. The kitchen at Erson Avenue was not worn and was in good shape. As the kitchen was not a large space, and the clients finances did not allow for a new kitchen design or installation, we replaced the flooring with modern wood look vinyl and painted the walls, ceiling and window frames. A new tiled backsplash was installed behind the oven and bench to provide a more serviceable and easy to clean surface. A new air extractor was installed above the oven to reduce the amount of moisture in the air whilst cooking and to remove any food smells from lingering in the kitchen. The bathroom kept the original shower, vanity and toilet. But by replacing the flooring with new vinyl that had tan, black and grey undertones it helps to tie in the older looking features and make them look not so out of place. The fireplace was replaced with an air conditioning...

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