Reno Man - a team of Wellington-based builders - skilled, adaptable, experienced and reliable.
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Let’s talk about your building project

About us

The members of the Reno Man team are skilled, adaptable, experienced and reliable. We stick to our quotes and will complete your building project on-time and on-budget. If you’re looking for a friendly, honest West Coast Kiwi bloke to do an excellent job on your building project, call Chris the Reno Man. We’d love to work with you!

Chris Routhan

Chris Routhan

I have been involved in the construction industry for over 25 years and I have extensive experience in commercial and residential renovation.

My job is to make sure you as the customer are well informed – from concept to completion. I specialise in driveways and demolition, shop fitouts, designing and installing kitchens and bathrooms, building decks and fences, painting, and landscaping properties.

Reno Man subbies

The Reno Man team

I have well-established relationships with other building practitioners so we can tackle any project you have in mind. I organise and manage the team, keeping the project running smoothly.

Our Licensed Building Practitioner, Jared Hardie, carries out and/or supervises any Restricted Building Work (RBW) we do.

Our services

Reno Man offers a range of services for both residential and commercial building projects. From project management and tradie wrangling, to renovations, additions, extensions, kitchens and bathrooms, foundations, commercial fitouts and landscaping – we do it all. Take a look and see what we can offer.

Project management at Silverstream School

Do you have a building project that’s going to need the services of a whole lot of different tradies? Let me help by project-managing it for you. I can book reliable and trustworthy tradespeople, organise them, and make sure they appear on-site in the right order. Reduce your stress levels by getting in a professional to manage this part of your project. Let’s work together to keep your building works running smoothly – on-time and within budget.

A 1940s house, completely renovated

Reno Man loves doing renovations. Whether it’s a single room that needs an upgrade, or a whole house brought back to life – we can do it. Have a look at our portfolio to see an example of a 1940s house that had definitely seen better days – and which we renovated from top to bottom. The before and after photos are quite something.

Re-leveling foundations - and treating borer

Doy you have creaky floorboards? Odd parts of your house where it feels like you’re on a bit of a slope? Perhaps your furniture doesn’t stand up straight against the wall in some places. Or maybe it’s all just a bit wobbly. Many Wellington houses, especially old wooden villas, are on something of a lean due to sagging foundations, rotting piles, and sometimes even a spot of borer. Let me take a look under your house and see what we can do to fix it. You won’t believe the difference!

Roof trusses

As families grow and our lives change, the house that was perfect five years ago can begin to feel too small, and like it’s bursting at the seams. Whether it’s a larger kitchen, an en-suite bathroom, or an extra bedroom so the kids don’t have to share any more – we can help. From design and planning through to the actual build – and sorting out the range of tradespeople you’ll need – let us remodel your home so that once again it meets the needs of your whole family.

Chris's new kitchen

They say that kitchens and bathrooms can make or break a house sale. They are certainly the most complex rooms in the home, and the trickiest to get right. We can design and install a new bathroom and/or kitchen in your home, that suits your needs and adds value to your property. Let’s have a chat about what you’re looking for and how we can help you achieve it.

Office fitout

Your staff will be happier and work better in a space that’s tailor-made to suit them. Public spaces often have specific requirements, and can be re-designed to maximise efficiency and make them more enjoyable to use. We have plenty of experience of re-designing commercial, office and public spaces, and can organise an upgrade project to work around you, without you and your staff necessarily having to move out for the duration. It’s a win-win! Let’s have a chat about what we can do for you.

New fencing

We can do everything from hard landscaping design and construction, to new fences, decks, balconies and other indoor/outdoor areas. Improvements to your outdoor environment can make a huge difference to the enjoyment of your living space, and can add considerable value to your home. Take a look at our case studies for examples of our work, and get in touch for a no-obligation chat about what we can do to improve the awesomeness levels of  your garden and outdoor spaces.


Some examples of the varied work we’ve carried out for clients over the past few years. We’ve included before and after photos where possible, plus some details about each project.


Contact Us

Please get in touch for an obligation-free quote for your project.

You can use the form below, or if you’d rather speak in person, give me a call – I’m always up for a chat.

Reno Man Construction is based in Upper Hutt. We provide building services throughout the Greater Wellington region, including Hutt Valley, Porirua and Wellington. Wherever you are, we can come to you.

Chris Routhan
Upper Hutt

Phone:    021 884 258


021 884 258