Marlborough Villa Renovation Specialists

Combine old-style charm with modern comfort when upgrading your character home with Marlborough’s bungalow and villa renovation specialists.

What’s more, the popularity of villas in Marlborough extends to homeowners wishing to embark on a villa renovation. But renovating an old villa can present many challenges, which is why seeking the help and expertise of a villa renovation specialist is vital for a successful outcome.
If you’re planning to embark on a villa renovation, get in touch with Refresh today and arrange a free consultation to discuss your villa’s transformation with one of our local Renovation Consultants.                                                                                                 

Why choose Refresh Renovations?

Shoddy workmanship and budget blowouts are every renovator’s worst nightmare. And renovating an old villa is no mean feat.
With the Refresh five-step renovation process, you can sleep peacefully throughout your villa renovation project, knowing it’s all in good hands.
Your Renovation Consultant will be your single point of contact, providing professional project management and open communication across the entire process. Whether you have some old villa renovation ideas or plans from a villa renovation architect to work from, your Renovation Consultant will work with you to achieve a beautiful transformation of your heritage abode. No work happens on-site until your plans are agreed upon, your budget is confirmed, and any required consents have been obtained.
Moreover, our network of preferred suppliers and tradespeople ensures top quality materials and results. From the first discussion to the final piece of frieze or fretwork, you can be assured of meticulous attention to detail and a hassle-free villa renovation experience.

What are the current villa renovation trends in Marlborough?

Victorian and Edwardian villas and their successors were always positioned to face the road – no matter what the prevailing wind direction or position of the sun. Bay or sash windows graced the front parlour; bedrooms peeled off the central hallway; all the rooms vital to the functioning of the household were at the back, well away from public view.
With this in mind, the dominant renovation trends are maintaining the aesthetic appeal of the façade (or restoring it by replacing fretwork or removing ugly verandah enclosures); modernising kitchen and bathroom facilities; maximising light and brightening dark interiors with a modern colour palette; increasing warmth through double-glazing and wall/ceiling/underfloor insulation; enabling backyard indoor-outdoor flow and outdoor entertainment areas through elegant extensions.  
All of these upgrades can be achieved through the careful project management of your villa renovation with one of our Renovation Consultants at the helm.        

What villa renovation services do Refresh Renovations provide?

Gables, central guttering, eaves, chimneys and floor joists: at Refresh Renovations in Marlborough, we’ve got the specialist expertise to address all your villa renovation challenges, from top to bottom.
And, if previous renovations prove to have removed vital interior support beams, we can fix that too. Our Renovation Consultants collaborate with a wide network of professionals and suppliers across the Marlborough region to ensure all villa renovations result in dream transformations. 

Our villa renovation services include:

  • Modernisation of kitchens, bathrooms, laundries and toilets
  • Installation of insulation in walls, ceiling and underfloor
  • Replacement of interior wall linings with plasterboard
  • Brightening villa interiors through the use of a modern colour palette
  • Installation of new windows that are in keeping with the villa’s character
  • Rewiring to reduce fire hazards and increase outlets and internet connectivity
  • Replumbing
  • Reroofing
  • Repiling
  • Refurbishing verandahs
  • Replacement of decorative fretwork, friezes, brackets and verandah posts
  • Addition of garages, carports and outbuildings to harmonise with the villa

...and anything else you can think of!

How much will my villa renovation cost?

A villa renovation in New Zealand can be a large, challenging, and costly project – but also extremely rewarding. The devil is very much in the details when renovating an old villa. Sourcing suitable materials that are in keeping with the villa's look, age, and character will ensure a simply stunning result. Though, careful budgeting will be required.
Some aspects that may be required for a villa renovation include double glazing, painting, or the replacement of a dormer window, the cost of which could start from $10,000*. However, if you’re planning on a more significant project, such as a villa bathroom renovation, you can expect costs to sit around the $25,000 mark and go upward from there.
*Costs are rough estimates and are subject to change. For a fixed-quote accurate to your specific project, please consult your local Refresh Renovation Consultant.

Will Refresh take care of any required council consent? 

Our local Renovation Consultants are fully conversant with all Marlborough District Council building and environmental regulations as these apply throughout the region, from Havelock and Blenheim to the Wairau Valley, Seddon, Ward, and beyond.
Rest assured, we will take care of any council consent applications that may be required for your villa renovation. Partnering with Refresh ensures you have no paperwork issues to contend with.

Ready to talk?

Our Renovation Consultants offer a free, no-obligation, one-hour consultation so you can outline your dream scenario and budget boundaries. Get in touch today to chat with an expert before embarking on your villa renovation in New Zealand*.*

Villas. There’s a certain romantic notion about living in a beautiful old villa. Full of character, history, and details of days gone by, villas are highly sought-after properties across the Marlborough region.