Whether you will undertake a small or large renovation, the need for a renovation project management becomes an important factor in the success of a project.

In the first article in this series, the team at Style Plus Renovations North Shore Auckland review the role of a project manager for a renovation:

  • Advantages of employing a project manager
  • DIY project manager?
  • Style Plus Project Renovations Project Management



There are many potential pitfalls for your renovation. For example understanding council requirements, building code requirements, materials acquisition, time management and potential additional costs that many people are not aware of.

All of these would be discussed in the early stages with a competent project manager meaning that there are no nasty surprises or budget blow out.

The following are a few further examples of the advantages of why it is worthwhile employing renovations project management to manage your renovation:

  • The project manager will be the “single point of contact” for the client. This would negate any miscommunication that can occur between multiple subcontractors and the client managing the project.
  • Renovations can consume a large amount of unexpected time managing subcontractors and keeping the project to the scheduled timeline and at the budgeted cost.
  • The project manager will take control of your renovation from concept to completion. This is generally achieved through excellent management, communication, organisational and budgetary management skills.
  • The project manager will have access to a team of registered tradespeople, architects and engineers that they work alongside with on renovations.
  • The project manager understands how long specific areas of work will take. This is achieved by planning the project and allocating tasks within timeframes.
  • The project manager will generally visit the site on a daily basis. They liaise with tradespeople onsite to ensure the renovation is carried out on budget and on schedule. And check that the Health & Safety plan is being adhered to.
Renovations Project Management


Experience has shown that DIY renovations project management / project manager underestimates the amount of time and disruption they will experience in their everyday life.

If you want to be your own project manager for your renovation and you have never undertaken any building work before, I would not recommend that you do not do so unless you have scheduled significant time off from your usual profession to bring your project in on time and within budget.

Renovation project management and renovations, in general, are far more complex than you realise.

For example, responsibilities for the quality and meeting of the current building code reside with the subcontracted professionals for the renovation, for ten years. This includes the project manager!

Note: 10 Year Implied Warranty

Renovating your home is potentially one of the biggest investments you will make so it is important to have a building warranty which protects you

both during construction and for 10 years after completion.

All residential building work in New Zealand, no matter how big or small, is covered by the implied warranties set out in the Building Act.

The warranties:

  • Last for 10 years
  • Apply whether they’re in your contract or not.
  • Also apply to work done by subcontractors employed by the main/principal contractor (For example Style Plus Renovations would be the main/principle contractor).

The Building Act also gives you an automatic 12-month repair period from the date of completion.


With Style Plus Renovations, you have the assurance that through our strong renovations project management framework your renovation investment is not at risk.

From concept to completion a Style Plus Renovations Project Manager will look after you. With a sound health & safety record, quality management processes and peer reviews, Style Plus Renovations is continually improving processes.

With careful planning, knowledge of the building industry, and dealing with councils, trades and architects, the Style Plus Renovations project manager is able to lead you through the renovation minefield. He will be the “one point of contact” for the entire project.

If you are looking to renovate, we offer a free feasibility report to kick start your project. 

Renovations Project Management

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Project Management

At Style Plus Renovations North Shore Auckland we see a project management plan as one potential pathway to a successful project outcome. There will always be factors, some unknown, that influence that plan. Issues, changes and variations typically will arise during a renovation, and we can only plan against so much risk. Therefore, the plan is as critical as the need to adjust it as we progress with the project

Useful Building Contract Terms

We take a closer look at specific renovation or new build contract terms which may be confusing or misinterpreted when reviewing any building contract

What Are Renovation Minor Variations?

Renovating a home can be an exciting project, but it can also provide unexpected hurdles. Minor variations during the renovation process are one such hurdle.

Building Contract Jargon

In this article, the team at Style Plus | Renovations | Auckland take a look at 4 building contract jargon terms, which is at best confusing or misinterpreted when reviewing the building contract.

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Tel us about your renovation project and we’ll call you back for a no-obligation chat about your ideas.

Alternatively, if you prefer, we can initially set up a meeting using Microsoft Teams or Zoom (and other meeting apps) for a no-obligation chat about your ideas.

We look forward to hearing from you to discuss your project and get you started on your renovation journey.

If you would like to know more about our renovation process, check it out here.

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