Renovation vs New Home: Which One to Pick?

 Want to make your dream home a reality? One option would be to have a whole new home assembled to your bespoke specifications. Alternatively, you could get your existing home renovated — such as by bringing Outlast Builders renovation specialists to North Shore if you live in this NZ area. Whether you should go down […]

3 Reasons for Recladding Your Home 

If you have a plaster-clad home but water appears to keep leaking into it, you may need to have it recladded. Fortunately, we can expertly undertake house recladding in central Auckland as well as this NZ city’s North Shore area and so plug nuisance gaps in a wide range of residential properties.  However, leakiness certainly […]

What Makes a Home ‘Leaky’?

The leaky home crisis in New Zealand affects a large number of houses across the country. However, it is important to note the difference between a home that is leaking due to a plumbing problem, and a home that is leaky due to water seeping through its structure and causing damage. A way to fix […]

Moving VS Renovating: Is It Better to Renovate or Relocate?

More often, renovating your home is far more affordable than relocating altogether. If you are happy with the location of your home, then it would most definitely be worth thinking about a renovation as opposed to a relocation. Moving house comes with multiple costs, and can be extremely stressful and time-consuming. If you are looking […]

What is Recladding and When Do You Need it?

As reclad specialists in Auckland, here at Outlast Builders, we are built differently. But just what exactly is recladding, and when do you need it? Let us explain all in this expert guide. Simply put, recladding is the process of replacing the external facade cladding when the existing cladding is deemed unsafe or has begun […]


The bathroom is one of the most important rooms in the house. Whether you enjoy an invigorating shower or a calming and therapeutic bath, it is where you head in order to relax. As such, you want it to be just right. Bathroom renovations are big and important projects that can really change your bathroom […]


Cladding is an important part of your house. It will likely provide you insulation and add style and prestige to your property.   When choosing cladding, it’s important to pick a type that you find aesthetically pleasing. We all want to live in a house that looks how we want it to, after all. However, other […]

Choosing your cladding.

Choosing a cladding or claddings for your home is about much more than enhancing its aesthetics. The right cladding will help keep your home weathertight as well as looking good and can greatly affect its value. So even if you’re not renovating for profit, cladding your property effectively is a wise investment that pays both […]

Your Questions, Our Answers

Here we answer the top 5 questions we get from clients all the time in regards to process, price and general building. 1. What should we consider when choosing a building company? Most clients tend to lean towards the lowest priced builder, or the builder that they know through mutual friends, which is not necessarily […]

Tips of The Trade – Bathroom Renovations

The bathroom is one of the most used rooms in the house – so it its no surprise that its also the first choice for most homeowners when they think about renovating. A well renovated bathroom will increase sale value of the property, equity and not to mention give the home a modern feel. We’ve […]