Recladding Process

We take care of the process for you, so you can sit back and watch the transformation unfold

We offer a complete design build package from the preparation of working drawings through to final code of compliance certificate (CCC). This is the best option for most home owners as it takes the stress out of the process of recladding leaky homes.

By discussing design options and choice of materials with our clients before plans are drawn up, we find we can often save them a substantial amount of money without compromising on quality.

Listed below are some frequently asked questions about the recladding process to assist you, as well as the steps to the process so you know what’s involved.  

If you would like to discuss the options for your home, please contact us.

The recladding process usually runs as follows:

  • Acquire the council property file with original plans
  • Choose a builder that specializes in recladding to provide you with an estimate to see whether the project is within budget before you have plans drawn up. The correct recladding specialist should be able to advise if financial assistance is possible and if a Code of Compliance Certificate is achievable at the end stage
  • Have full working plans drawn up and submitted to council for consent
  • Obtain a full quote and contract from your builder
  • Building works start and finish (approx 12 weeks)
  • A new Code of Compliance Certificate (CCC) is issued by council.

Recladding Process FAQ's

At Licensed Reclads we like to become involved in the project as early as possible. We find that by discussing design ideas and choice of materials with our clients before plans are drawn up, that we can often save them a substantial amount of time and money, without compromising on quality.

By involving us in the initial stages of your project we can also advise on independent professionals that are reputable in the reclad industry to ensure the smooth running of your project.

  • Acquire the council property file with original plans
  • Choose a builder that specializes in reclads to provide you with an estimate to see whether the project is within budget before you have plans drawn up. The correct reclad specialist should be able to advise if financial assistance is possible and if a Code of Compliance Certificate is achievable at the end stage
  • Have full working plans drawn up and submitted to council for consent
  • Obtain a full quote and contract from your builder
  • Building works start and finish (approx 12 weeks)
  • A new Code of Compliance Certificate (CCC) is issued by council.

As each reclad project differs, we recommend that you call us directly to ensure you receive adequate professional advice at the initial stage of your project. The correct initial advice can save you both time and money.

On average, a stand-alone home takes 12 weeks to reclad. However, if your house is larger or more complex in design the re-cladding process can take up to 16 weeks to complete.

At Licensed Reclads, we provide all our clients with a detailed working timeline at the quoting stage. We also sit down and go through the procedure in detail with you so that you have a clear understanding of what is involved and what to expect. We are also happy to answer any questions that you may have. Please call us for your timeline and quote.

We recommend that you do. During the reclad process your home will become a building site. It will be very noisy and dusty and there are also safety and security issues to consider.

No we do not and this is something we feel very strongly about. We pride ourselves in the quality of our workmanship and obtain the majority of our work through word of mouth and recommendation.

We employ our own experienced staff and project-manage the job onsite ourselves to ensure the high quality finish that you expect. At Licensed Reclads what you see is what you get and reputation is paramount to us.

At Licensed Reclads we employ our own experienced project managers to ensure the smooth running of your project.

However, when the job requires we are more than happy to work alongside your chosen project management company and can recommend some reputable companies if you have not yet chosen one.

Yes absolutely. We are experienced with the FAP process and can handle your FAP claim for you. If you would like to discuss your FAP claim with us, please get in contact and we can arrange a time to come out and meet with you.

We appreciate how stressful and time consuming this process is for home owners and are happy to meet with you at the end of your business day if this is more convenient.

Yes you do. Reclad work is also classified as restricted building work and as such the design and build works can only be undertaken by licensed building practitioners. Please contact us for your design and build package.

Yes it will. We have extensive experience in the reclad industry and have never failed to obtain a new Code of Compliance Certificate (CCC) for a property we have reclad.

We have, however, heard of people that have been unable to obtain a new Code of Compliance Certificate for their home because they did not receive adequate professional advice initially. It is important to be aware that there is some homework to be done before you start spending money to ensure that a new Code of Compliance Certificate can be issued at the end of your project. We are happy to discuss this further with you.

Yes for most of the contract, but not 100%. It is not possible to tell exactly how much decayed timber we will find when we remove the cladding from your home. It is also not possible to determine the extent of the work that will be involved with the timber remediation process (damaged linings etc).

We have, however, reclad many houses and are able to draw upon this experience to provide you with provisional sums that are as accurate as possible. These provisional sums can be added to the fixed price element of the contract to give you your total estimated reclad cost. At Licensed Reclads we believe it is important to price your job as accurately as possible for your project funding.

From the exterior your home will look like a new build. The council property file will contain details of the reclad work along with all applicable producer statements. The property file will also clearly show that a new Code of Compliance Certificate has been issued for the property.

The Auckland Council inspection process for reclad work is very stringent and involves extra inspection steps which are designed to give property owners peace of mind. We have seen many properties go on the market as soon as they have been reclad and sell for much higher than expected.

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