Auckland Specialist In Bungalow Renovations

Now more than 160 years old, Henry Brown & Co. Ltd. is one of New Zealand’s oldest building companies and as such we offer extensive experience when it comes to renovating Auckland bungalows and villas.

Auckland bungalows are classically beautiful, compact and come with solid bones – not to mention reasonable subfloor ventilation. Built between 1910 and the 1930s, bungalows retain a timeless appeal, provided they can be renovated to match the modern lifestyle and the needs of a growing family.

Made from native timber, construction quality may vary depending on who built the original house. It’s also common to encounter previous additions and renovations that leave a bit to be desired – what was desirable in the 1950s, 60s and 70s (we’ll leave the 80s out of this), is hardly ever a fit post 2017; think Formica wall units, shag-pile carpets and no outdoor indoor flow.

Other challenges may include the proximity of the toilet from the bedrooms – we don’t keep potties under the bed anymore – lack of light and warmth due to the home’s orientation to the sun, the number of power outlets and location and garaging.

The ability to anticipate surprises is key to completing your bungalow renovation on time on budget and to the highest standards of workmanship – see the Henry Brown 100% Guarantee for more information.

Turn Your Ideas Into Reality

Take the first step towards realising your dreams – reach out and schedule a meeting with our qualified building consultant, and let us embark on this exciting journey together. Your vision is our priority, and we are here to guide you through every step of the way.

Make Exciting Plans

Share your ideas, wish lists, concept plans, or even the pencil sketches you’ve crafted, and join us on a personalized exploration of your home. Together, we’ll navigate the spaces, engaging in insightful conversations about the myriad possibilities and opportunities that can transform your vision into a tangible reality.

Quantify And Set Your Budget

Allow a skilled Quantity Surveyor and Project Manager from Henry Brown & Co. Ltd. to deliver a precise cost estimate for your project, coupled with strategic advice on areas where cost savings are possible or where wise investments can be made. Delve into a thoughtful discussion about how certain modifications can yield the greatest advantages based on your objectives, be it boosting your home’s market value or enhancing your family’s overall lifestyle. Our professionals are committed to providing thorough guidance, ensuring that your decisions are not only cost-effective but also aligned with your long-term goals and aspirations.

Decision Making

Collaborate closely with us as we guide you through the final decision-making process, providing an accurate quote for the completion of your bungalow renovation. Once this is settled, Henry Brown & Co. Ltd. ensures transparency in pricing, guaranteeing that the agreed-upon cost will be maintained, unless unexpected issues arise. Your peace of mind is our commitment, delivering clarity and confidence throughout your renovation journey.


Celebrate the completion of your renovation with a complimentary bottle of bubbly from Henry Brown & Co. Ltd. Immerse yourself in the inviting, well-lit, and free-flowing atmosphere of your transformed bungalow turned into a warm and vibrant home.


To find out more about where to begin your Auckland bungalow renovation, call us today on 09 320 3706 – we’ll be happy to walk around your home and talk through your ideas.


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The Oldest Building Company In New Zealand – Proven Quality, That Lasts

Henry Brown & Co. Ltd. can assist you with all aspects of the building process including project management and dealing with the council.