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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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
"Chris turned my old 1940s kitchen to beautiful modern white kitchen. It’s now my favourite room in my house. Communication was super efficient, easy and prompt. His advice and suggestions on the kitchen renovation was very helpful. Very attentive to our feedback. Quick quote and reasonable price. He and his team has completed the whole kitchen renovation project within desired time frame - very impressive! I invited my family and friends after the renovation, and they were so impressed with this makeover. I will definitely work with him again, and I highly recommend Chris to anyone. : )"
"Chris has my highest recommendation. He replaced two old weedy brick patios with concrete, and put in new concrete footpaths for my 2 semi-detached houses. He sorted out all the drainage (which really needed it), fixed wonky fence-posts, built steps, and (wow!) installed temporary safe access (with railing) for my renter when and where needed. Communication was perfect. All work was completed on time, to a very tidy standard, for a reasonable price. He showed up on time as agreed to discuss the proposed job, and after quoting the job he made time to revisit the site to answer my last few questions regarding the project. He is completely professional and a pleasure to deal with."
"Awesome job from Chris. Right from the get go, he was prompt with his communication, arrived on time to provide a quote, quote was quick, and job was done well within the expected timeframe. Plus he also went the extra mile to fix up some residual issues that appeared. I would highly recommend Chris."
"Chris did an amazing job renovating and updating our medical centre. Chris was a great communicator and had the project running smoothly from day one. Chris was considerate in that we had to keep the business running and he worked around us. Chris is a professional hard working and honest builder. his work is outstanding and he has the most relaxed and happiest vibe we could have asked for when working around a busy medical centre and team. He organised all other trades and ran the project to the agreed completed end date. Nothing dragged out. Thank you so much Chris. we have missed you being on site since the project has finished. Chris is def our go to builder. Highly recommend."
"Employed Chris to renovate laundry, and do a couple of other small jobs around the house. Brilliant to deal with, nothing was too much trouble. Everything done to the highest of standards, and we are rapt with the finished product. Would have Chris around for more work in a flash, and would thoroughly recommend him for any household building work. Thanks also to Andrew."
"We employed Chris to put in a new driveway and pave our back section. The job also required drainage to be installed. From the onset we found Chris to be very friendly and professional. Most of the preparation work was done by Chris and he managed the pouring of the concrete and concrete cutting by sub contractors. Right through the process Chris kept us informed of progress and made valuable suggestions in order to produce the best result. We are very happy with the completed job. It is a huge improvement to our property and we have had some great comments on it. Not only would we recommend Reno Man, we are already planning a other project for him."
"Chris has been brilliant. We've just moved into a new home, there were various projects to be completed, we are very happy with the result. He had several ideas that were extremely helpful and cost-effective. Highly recommended."
"Chris was great at keeping me up to date, and with cracking on with the work. Very happy. Work completed as expected and price as agreed. Also very grateful for the little extras done here and there. Thank you."
"I can't thank Chris enough for all his help, he came to our place three times to examine the problem from different views, under different weather conditions and arranged his workman to came back again to give us a second opinion. He gave us invaluable advice on how to fix the problem. He is very knowledgeable and reliable in this work. Highly recommended!"
"I had the Renoman over twice for reno work including a carport and an entertainment area. If you are looking for an honest hardworking person, a person who will do as he says, Chris is your man. The agreed quote was the amount I paid, the work was to high standard, in future Chris is my first choice."
"Was recommended Chris for a stubborn leak in the garage that had many builders stumped. Chris and team arrived promptly same day and the leak was investigated and fixed within minutes. Genuine, kiwi bloke - Friendly and Professional. Would engage Chris and team for future work without hesitation. Highly Recommend. Thanks Chris for fixing something other people couldn’t! A+++"
"Chris was extremely friendly and helpful when advising us to the best option for a new deck. He completed the job in an efficient manner and kept us up-to-date throughout the entire process. The finished product is awesome and we have had many comments from people who are impressed with it. Would definitely use Chris again for any future work. Highly recommended"
"Chris has carried out maintenance work for me both at school and also at my home. He is an excellent, honest worker who has completed his work to a very high standard. I have been particularly pleased with his worth ethic, quality and price. I will most certainly be using Chris again for work."
"Chris took our living room back to framing, insulated, and re-jibbed. He also took a sloping ceiling and lowered it to a standard room height. He organised the painter and co-originated with electrician. A great job, completed in time and under budget. He also removed an old window and installed a new one. Again, he did a fantastic job. We will be using Chris again. He thinks outside the square to come up with great solutions to interesting problems."
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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.