Wellington Renovation Consultant

Nick Leko - Wellington Renovation Consultant
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Nick Leko
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Renovation Consultant
Manager
Location

262 Thorndon Quay, Pipitea, Wellington 6011
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Nick Leko is Renovation Consultant of Sexton Leko Ltd, a franchisee of Renovation Franchise Ltd, doing business in Wellington

Renovation Specialist Wellington

Nick Leko has enjoyed a twenty-year career in residential Architecture. Prior to joining Refresh, he worked as an Architect in New York City, working on large scale projects including luxury hotels and chic apartments. Since returning to Wellington in 2001, he has worked with some of Wellington's most notable architectural practices. Today Nick has his own practice - Leko Architects. Leko Residential Architects has renovated and restored many client homes, collaborating with a strong network of reputable builders and specialised sub-contractors.

Nick is also a partner of FIT Architects, a commercial practice concentrating on public architecture. Unlike a number of professional Architects, Nick is extremely client-focused. He chooses to understand the ways in which his clients live and the types of lifestyles that they lead.

Renovations Wellington

Our renovation services in Wellington : 

Checkout our completed renovations in Wellington, featuring full home, kitchen, and bathroom projects. Book your free consultation with our renovation experts today!

“Understanding how a client lives and more importantly how they want to interact with their home, is essential in achieving the desired result” Nick Leko.

Nick’s decision to join ‘Refresh Renovations’ as a home renovation consultant, enables him to share the benefits that a nationwide professional brand can offer his clients. Benefits such as the tremendous buying power of building supplies and an increased network of trusted builders and sub-contractors from the Wellington residential construction sector.

In his own time, Nick and his family enjoy the creativity of designing and restoring their own family home, a character residence from the 1930's Arts and Crafts era.

Full Home Renovation 

Do I need building consent for a renovation project in Wellington?

If you will be making structural changes to your home or changes to its land-use, your project will likely require building consent and/or resource consent. The team at Refresh® can take care of all the necessary paperwork and ensure that your building work is fully compliant with all relevant local and regional regulations.

Book your Free Consultation now with Nick! 

Bathroom Renovations Wellington

What bathroom design services does Refresh® provide?

  • Bespoke designs
  • Custom builds
  • Walk-in shower installations
  • Double shower installations
  • Bathroom fittings
  • Spa-style bathroom renovations
  • Custom vanity installations
  • Plumbing
  • Electrics
  • And more

Explore our modern bathroom renovations in Wellington! Renovate with our experienced team today!

Kitchen Renovation Wellington

How much does a kitchen renovation cost?

Kitchen renovation costs in Wellington can vary greatly, depending on the scope of your work and the types of materials and appliances you select. At Refresh®, we follow a proven process that will take you from the initial design stages all the way through to a completed, new kitchen. We focus on planning to ensure that we get the specifications of the project right. Changes can be very costly when made during the build phase, so the ideal is to consider all options early on and make most of the budget decisions before building work commences.

Explore our modern kitchen renovations in Wellington! Book your free consultation now to build your dream kitchen!

Happy Clients! 

Great experience dealing with Nick, great advise and discussions around areas for improvements and home maintenance, very knowledgeable and able to explain technical concepts and treatments. Very insightful and helpful, and very satisfied with the outcomes, intend to engage for further work in near future, and would definitely recommend.
Matt Keats - Wellington 

Explore why clients love renovating with Nick in Wellington!

Awards: 2016 Franchise Of The Year, 2016 Marketer Of The Year, 2016 Construction Manager Of The Year

Renovation builders and office staff: Jessica WrightLiam CuthbertSally Sexton

Nick Leko is Renovation Consultant of Sexton Leko Ltd, a franchisee of Renovation Franchise Ltd, doing business in Wellington

Awards & Recognition

  • Year
  • Award
  • 2022

  • Whole House of the Year

  • 2021

  • Extension of the Year

  • 2021

  • Open Plan Living of the Year

  • 2021

  • Kitchen Renovation of the Year

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Locations

262 Thorndon Quay, Pipitea, Wellington 6011
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Nick Leko

We recently met with Nick for an initial consultation meeting. Throughout our meeting Nick was very genuine, supportive and knowledgeable. He talked us through the relevant renovation options without trying to sell us into something that we didn’t need which made the process a lot more enjoyable. If we look to continue with our larger renovation plans in future then we will definitely be partnering with Nick and his Refresh Renovations Wellington team to do so.

⁠— 

Danielle Schofield

, Refresh Customer

Guy and his team have worked on two renovations for us and both have been hassle free thanks to their professionalism, consideration and can-do attitude. Genuinely helpful, adaptable in their work and very tidy! A real pleasure to deal with, we wouldn't use anyone else for our building work.

⁠— 

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, Refresh Customer

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If you would like to find out how Refresh Renovations can support you with a high quality, efficient home renovation, get in touch today. Your local Refresh consultant will be happy to meet with you for a free, no obligations consultation.

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We recently met with Nick for an initial consultation meeting. Throughout our meeting Nick was very genuine, supportive and knowledgeable. He talked us through the relevant renovation options without trying to sell us into something that we didn’t need which made the process a lot more enjoyable. If we look to continue with our larger renovation plans in future then we will definitely be partnering with Nick and his Refresh Renovations Wellington team to do so.

⁠— 

Danielle Schofield

, Refresh Customer

Nick Leko

Wellington Renovation Consultant

Nick Leko - Wellington Renovation Consultant
Nick Leko

Wellington Renovation Consultant

About Nick Leko

Renovation Specialist Wellington

Nick Leko has enjoyed a twenty-year career in residential Architecture. Prior to joining Refresh, he worked as an Architect in New York City, working on large scale projects including luxury hotels and chic apartments. Since returning to Wellington in 2001, he has worked with some of Wellington's most notable architectural practices. Today Nick has his own practice - Leko Architects. Leko Residential Architects has renovated and restored many client homes, collaborating with a strong network of reputable builders and specialised sub-contractors.

Nick is also a partner of FIT Architects, a commercial practice concentrating on public architecture. Unlike a number of professional Architects, Nick is extremely client-focused. He chooses to understand the ways in which his clients live and the types of lifestyles that they lead.

Renovations Wellington

Our renovation services in Wellington : 

Checkout our completed renovations in Wellington, featuring full home, kitchen, and bathroom projects. Book your free consultation with our renovation experts today!

“Understanding how a client lives and more importantly how they want to interact with their home, is essential in achieving the desired result” Nick Leko.

Nick’s decision to join ‘Refresh Renovations’ as a home renovation consultant, enables him to share the benefits that a nationwide professional brand can offer his clients. Benefits such as the tremendous buying power of building supplies and an increased network of trusted builders and sub-contractors from the Wellington residential construction sector.

In his own time, Nick and his family enjoy the creativity of designing and restoring their own family home, a character residence from the 1930's Arts and Crafts era.

Full Home Renovation 

Do I need building consent for a renovation project in Wellington?

If you will be making structural changes to your home or changes to its land-use, your project will likely require building consent and/or resource consent. The team at Refresh® can take care of all the necessary paperwork and ensure that your building work is fully compliant with all relevant local and regional regulations.

Book your Free Consultation now with Nick! 

Bathroom Renovations Wellington

What bathroom design services does Refresh® provide?

  • Bespoke designs
  • Custom builds
  • Walk-in shower installations
  • Double shower installations
  • Bathroom fittings
  • Spa-style bathroom renovations
  • Custom vanity installations
  • Plumbing
  • Electrics
  • And more

Explore our modern bathroom renovations in Wellington! Renovate with our experienced team today!

Kitchen Renovation Wellington

How much does a kitchen renovation cost?

Kitchen renovation costs in Wellington can vary greatly, depending on the scope of your work and the types of materials and appliances you select. At Refresh®, we follow a proven process that will take you from the initial design stages all the way through to a completed, new kitchen. We focus on planning to ensure that we get the specifications of the project right. Changes can be very costly when made during the build phase, so the ideal is to consider all options early on and make most of the budget decisions before building work commences.

Explore our modern kitchen renovations in Wellington! Book your free consultation now to build your dream kitchen!

Happy Clients! 

Great experience dealing with Nick, great advise and discussions around areas for improvements and home maintenance, very knowledgeable and able to explain technical concepts and treatments. Very insightful and helpful, and very satisfied with the outcomes, intend to engage for further work in near future, and would definitely recommend.
Matt Keats - Wellington 

Explore why clients love renovating with Nick in Wellington!

Awards: 2016 Franchise Of The Year, 2016 Marketer Of The Year, 2016 Construction Manager Of The Year

Renovation builders and office staff: Jessica WrightLiam CuthbertSally Sexton

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262 Thorndon Quay, Pipitea, Wellington 6011
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Nick Leko is Renovation Consultant of Sexton Leko Ltd, a franchisee of Renovation Franchise Ltd, doing business in Wellington

The 5-Step Renovation Process

Our design & build process

Refresh®’s process supports a bespoke design and build: a renovation tailored to your lifestyle requirements and taste. Your local renovation consultant will manage every aspect for you - working to keep everything on track.

1

Briefing / Initial Consultation

The first thing your renovation consultant will want to know is what it is that you want to achieve through your home renovation.

2

Concept and Feasibility

With a clear understanding of your renovation goals, your consultant can arrange for an architectural concept to be drawn up.

3

Working Drawings and Costing

Next, working drawings will be developed. These will take into account the engineering, structural, design and aesthetic decisions you have made.

4

Build / Construction Stage

Finally, you get to witness your project transition from the page to your property! Every aspect of the build will be managed for you, allowing you to carry on with your everyday life.

5

Your Finished Renovation

The final stage is for your consultant to ensure that all Council and Code of Compliance documentation is completed. Congratulations – your renovation is complete!

Refresh’s process supports a bespoke design and build: a renovation tailored to your lifestyle requirements and taste. Your local renovation consultant will manage every aspect for you - working to keep everything on track.

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Frequently asked questions

Can my designer or contractor get the building permit for my project?

Are you wondering what home renovations require a permit? That all could depend on where you live and the extent of your renovation. Your Renovation Consultant will be able to acquire a building permit for your kitchen, bathroom, home extension, and more.

Do I need to hire a professional designer for my kitchen renovation?

Hiring a professional can help you better understand and plan for your renovation to prevent a budget blow-out. They can bring their expert opinion and provide drawings so that you can envision the renovation and make changes where necessary before any construction begins.

How much should you spend on full house renovation?

This answer is entirely up to you. Sometimes, the more you spend on quality work will have a positive impact on your home’s resale value. But that doesn’t mean you need to break the bank!

The experts at Refresh Renovations are here to consult with you on your ideal budget. They can inform you of the best areas in which to allocate your funds throughout your renovation. Before you start renovating, sign up online to download our free, intuitive Renovation Checklist and Guide to help you navigate the first steps of planning a renovation.

What permits and regulations do I need to be aware of for a kitchen renovation?

There are several regulations to bear in mind when renovating your kitchen. This includes measures to take in order to prevent excessive moisture, fire hazards, and more. Your Renovation Consultant is responsible for obtaining all necessary permits for your specific project.

What is your main reason for wanting a full home renovation?

There are a number of things to consider when renovating a house, and this question is one of them. It’s important to consider your main reasons for wanting to renovate in the first place. It could be to enhance your lifestyle or to prepare your home for a competitive price on the market.

Learn our five key considerations when renovating an older home in Waikato (though these points could apply to any home in New Zealand!). When you’re ready to call on a home renovation planner to make your vision come to life, get in touch with the team at Refresh Renovations.

What do I need to consider before starting an apartment renovation in New Zealand?

Your Renovation Consultant will be able to guide you through the entire process, so don’t worry too much if you’re not sure what to focus on. However, it’s helpful to form a foundation before getting started. Gather an overview of how much you’re comfortable spending, a list of must-haves vs. nice-to-haves, and a few goals for your renovation. 

When drawing inspiration from other apartment renovation ideas, make sure you’re not comparing apples and oranges. For example, design principles of a loft apartment and a 2-bedroom apartment may not be transferable. So if you have a studio apartment, try searching for small apartment designs. This way, the results are more likely to be realistic for your space.

What factors do I need to consider when planning to renovate an old house in New Zealand?

One of the most significant factors to consider when renovating an old house is what regulations are in place that affect your property. Heritage home renovations are often required to adhere to certain guidelines to preserve historical value. Height and demolition restrictions, even which paint colours you can use are a few examples of rules that may apply to a heritage site. What’s more, these regulations vary regionally, so it’s smart to work with a local professional to ensure your renovation is compliant.

What factors should I consider when planning a bathroom renovation?

If you’re thinking about renovating your bathroom, ask yourself the following questions:

  • What design style are you drawn to? (e.g. minimalist, modern, classic)
  • Have you considered a budget? Do you need to talk to a bank or mortgage broker about finance?
  • Have you checked your calendar for the most convenient time of year to renovate your bathroom?
  • If you have only one bathroom in your house, have you considered an alternative solution whilst the bathroom is undergoing the renovation?
  • How much space is there to work with, do you need to extend or is there sufficient space available to achieve what you are looking for?
  • How much storage is required?Having this information ready will make it that much easier to plan your bathroom remodelling project with our team.

View our Bathroom Renovations Checklist page for more information.

Will I be able to live in my home during the complete home renovation?

At Refresh, our Renovation Consultants work to make sure your renovation involves minimal interference with your daily life. However, with a full home renovation you can expect a lot more going on in your house that might require you to find another place to stay during the renovation.

Your Renovation Consultant will be transparent about a timeline and will work to get you back into your home as soon as possible. After all, the benefits from a complete home renovation make the process worth it!

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