My article about home renovation is on the 267 edition of Gekkan NZ, the most common Japanese free-paper journal in NZ.
In the article I talk about home renovation and pick up a few very important things for those who are thinking about buying an old house and “do up” including:
Dont buy a closs-lease property (you might need a permission from the other owner for renovation)
Check signs of waterleaking (if the roof/wall is leaking it can be a very costy for fixing)
Check if exterior cladding needs to be extensively repaired (you might need to get Building Consent for the repair)
I also mention some key points for old house renovation. For example, you might want to think about changing the existing bath to a new Japanese Style bathroom.
If you can read Japanese and have a chance to grab this magazine, please have a look at my article.
Thanks for reading.