Saturday, July 23, 2011

How do I fix my noisy and cold windows?

We are often asked what can be done about windows which bang or let the cold in - especially at this time of the year.

Fortunately this is one of those things that's really annoying but often very easy to fix.

The main cause is often gaps between the window and frame, rusty hinges or latches not being properly attached.

This can easily be fixed by getting a proper window seal, adjusting the latches so they pull the window tighter into the frame or replacing the hinges.

Like with all building work however, every house is different so what will work for one home won't work for another. 

What will be the case for most homes though is this can usually be fixed very cheaply and easily. 

You'll have the added benefit of a warmer and quieter home too!

Give us a call or send us an email if you would like your home to be warmer and quieter.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Current townhouses

Andrew and Ben are building a couple of town houses in Newtown at the moment.  The frames are up and they're starting to take shape. 

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Our work

A Okay Building - Ph 021 443 129

We can pretty much do whatever you need done - from a door being fitted to a whole house - nothing is too big or too small.  Here's some of the work we've done over the years.

Three bedroom house - Tawa - in progress


Planter box

Townhouses - Ngaio


Deck, Thorndon

Welcome to A Okay Building!

A Okay Building Ltd
Office: (04) 5899 737
Andrew: 021 443 129

Welcome to the blog of A Okay Building Limited! We'll try to keep you up to date with the projects A Okay Building Limited have on the go (because it's interesting!).

A Okay Building are residential builders based in Lower Hutt but cover the greater Wellington area. If you need an experienced builder then we're the men for the job!  We are also members of Certified Builders Association of New Zealand (CBANZ).
Andrew Oakenfull
Andrew has been qualified since 2002 and has been working in building for a few years before that. He started off working in his school holidays and has worked in both New Zealand and the UK on residential and commercial sites, with a specialty in high end architecturally designed work.

Andrew has a (un)healthy obsession with Grand Designs and is pretty keen on his bbq. Andrew is a licensed building practitioner.

Ben Yung
Ben has been working for Andrew for a couple of years and is currently completing his apprenticeship.  He likes pies, his mum cooks awesome dim sum and he's not bad with a hammer.

Nichola Oakenfull
I'm Nichola and I look after the accounts and administration side of the business.  I love airplanes and checking out what Kate Middleton wore each day.  I have my own Employment Relations consulting business.