Craig Cogan Builder has completed many re-clad / renovations. If you feel your cladding may be beginning to fail, or know it is failing, feel free to discuss your concerns with Craig.
We offer professional advice and a ball park estimate from an early stage.
There can be some important decisions to be made early in the process and having an experienced re-clad / renovation builder to assist you is vital.
Max and Marie Bakker (being open about the challenge ahead)
We built our original beach house in 2000 with all the features and materials that everyone runs away from today (no eaves, untreated timber, no cavity and plaster exterior) so when we started having issues we decided to make the changes that you only realise after you have lived in a house for a while, we had plans drawn up and approached Craig for his input and advice and to get an idea of cost. Craig was very open regarding the challenge ahead and produced a cost plan that we could live with, with fixed pricing where possible and open book for the ‘unknowns’.
This worked well for us and let us make the inevitable changes that come with renovations of this type without it being a big hassle. Being remote, customer communication was very important and we received regular updates and the website was great for seeing how progress was going. During the course of the build Craig and his team came up with several suggestions that have made such a difference to the finished product.
At the end of the day we are very pleased with the final result and especially the relative ease with which any problems were dealt with.
Paul and Amy (looking for a builder we could trust)
The beach home we purchased in Langs beach in early 2015 needed to be re-clad and renovated, but because we lived two hours away, we didn't have any builder contacts. Also, we led busy lives so we knew we wanted a builder in whom we could place a huge amount of trust.
After asking around we arranged a meeting with Craig from Craig Cogan Builders, because they had invaluable experience in these types of jobs.
Together with their Architect, Adam from Maxar Ltd, we roughed out a brief, a budget and a time frame for the job.
Once we had approved the Architect's concept plans, and before going to full working drawings, Craig gave us a rough, but detailed, estimate to confirm that the concepts were within our budget. Then, upon receiving full working drawings the estimate was revised and various parts of the job were either quoted or estimated depending on complexity.
From then onwards the Craig Cogan Builders handy online build program enabled us to make decisions and communicate with his professional team of builders and sub contractors directly from our home and offices. It also kept us up to date with weekly photos and schedule of how the job was progressing.
We really noticed how being able to communicate with Craig and get questions and decisions in a timely manner improved the efficiency of this build over previous ones. It also kept us updated on the budget.
The job finished a month earlier ahead of schedule and we were thrilled with the workmanship and professional standard of all the team involved.
- Before - Ruakaka Beach
- Scaffold - Ruakaka Beach
- Wrapped - Ruakaka Beach
- Completed - Ruakaka Beach
- Before - Langs Beach
- Wrapped - Langs Beach
- Under wrap - Langs Beach
- Completed - Langs Beach
- Before - One Tree Point
- Wrapped - One Tree Point
- Under Wrap - One Tree Point
- Completed - One Tree Point
- Reclad Before - Langs Beach
- Reclad After - Langs Beach
Andy and Sarah Sinclair (totally recommend)
It is often said that building is as stressful as divorce - not with Craig and his team!
The project was on time and on budget with every change or decision recorded on-line. In fact I never checked on our house at all during the build, just turned up when it was finished! Totally recommend.