Renovation Builders

 

Renovation builders in Auckland are specialists in all areas of construction. They have extensive experience and skill in residential, commercial and industrial building renovation works. Renovations are the backbone of the construction industry. Hence, it is imperative that you only hire the best and experienced builders in order to get the results that you desire.

Renovations can take many forms. One of the most common renovations involves extending the usable space of a building by putting new furnishings or appliances in it. The work done by these contractors is often required to beautify the workplace for an increase in its value. Many people also opt for a complete renovation of their homes. This involves the addition of a new kitchen, bathroom, decking, swimming pool and other amenities.

Renovation contractors usually work in partnership with architects to transform a commercial building into a state-of-the-art place of work. The process includes many activities such as installing new equipment, decorating, repairing, repainting and restructuring. The outcome is a building that looks and feels completely anew. This also increases the resale value of the property.

Renovation contractors in Auckland can help you design the perfect office for your business. They provide services such as setting up an office space, changing the signage and flooring, setting up electrical fittings, getting new equipment installed and obtaining the proper permits. Renovation work involves a great deal of coordination with other experts. Hence, it is imperative that you hire the right individuals who know about the local building codes and the requirements of the local authority.

Renovation contractors in Auckland also help in the erection of light poles, wires and mains systems. They perform various plumbing jobs, like adding septic tank systems, sewerage lines and laying new drains. In order to get a safe environment for workers, they install personal protective equipment like gloves, respirators, hard hats and goggles. Certain specialists in renovation builders Auckland can also undertake major construction work under the supervision of an expert architect. A team of architects and engineers will oversee the work, ensuring that it meets all the required safety standards.

The main advantages of renovation work are that it tends to improve the resale value of a property. When a building is sold, it often contains some renovation work that has been done previously. Similarly, when a commercial property is bought, the buyer usually wants to see renovation work too. So it makes sense to renovate the entire building before putting it up for sale.

It is not only in major construction projects that renovation contractors in Auckland to provide their services. Some specialize in repairing or refurbishing existing buildings. As well, some renovation builders are involved in the conversion of old warehouses and factories into recreational facilities like clubs, hotels, restaurants, art galleries, office buildings and retail premises. They can even do simple renovation work like repainting, wall painting and floor cleaning. But be sure to check first if the contractor you are approaching is properly licensed, bonded and insured.

Another advantage of hiring renovation builders in Auckland is that they can help you get financing for your project much easier than you could do on your own. This is because they have a well established relationship with various banks and lenders. And they can arrange financing faster than you could do by yourself, because they deal with experienced lenders who are more likely to approve loans for bigger projects. You should take note, however, that banks and private investors may not be willing to finance big renovation projects. In such cases, you may need to seek additional funding from family, friends, or the government.

Worry Less, Run More.

8 Tips to Lasting Happiness

 

Let’s face it. It’s easy to get so caught up in life’s constant pursuit towards “success” that when we have a minute to stop and assess where we are in our personal happiness, that feeling of being truly happy sometimes falls short. So how are you going to change that? You can start with worrying less, and running more at The Color Run! We also have 8 more tips below for ways to take one step towards the ultimate goal of genuine, lasting happiness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happiness is Not a Destination

The most important thing to realize is that happiness is not a destination. It’s not the end point of this grand journey to having everything you want. I’m sure we’ve all fallen victim to the thought that if we had [a fancy new boat] and [a larger salary], we would finally be happy once and for all. The problem with that is, there will always be a “next step”, something we want more. Rather than a destination, happiness is a journey. And no matter our life circumstances, we can choose to be happy at any point in this wonderful journey.

So now you’re thinking, “Choose to be happy”blech. What a cliche line. Time to stop reading.”  I’d apologise, except that this happens to be undoubtedly true! Even still, some practical steps so you can try a little harder to be a little happier:

Set Goals

Setting goals and working towards achieving them gives us purpose, a newfound work ethic, and something tangible to hold on to as we accomplish these goals. It’s all about creating short-term rewards for yourself, and what better way then to feel the joy of accomplishing a goal (and celebrating your great achievement!)? Each goal you set (short-term, long-term, and everything in between) is a proactive step towards creating a future you want versus being acted upon so that your future is chosen for you.

Make it a Habit to Recognise the Happy

If you’re reading this blog post, it means you have a computer, laptop, smart phone, tablet, or even access to a public computer with Internet. In any case, you are so lucky! Try to keep things in perspective as you measure the problems in your life against your blessings. Focus on the good things in your life by making a conscious effort to recognize the seemingly insignificant things that made you smile or caused a happy thought to cross your mind. Start writing these things down. Even if it is only 1 a day and the one thing that made you happy that day was food, the more you practice this, the easier finding these small joys in your life will become.  Make writing these things down a habit, and happiness will become your habit as well.

Organise your Life

How easy is it to be grumpy when we wake up to an impossibly long mental to-do list, a messy house, and a hectic schedule? By taking small steps towards becoming more organised, we decrease (even a small part) our stress levels, leaving more room in our lives to be happy. Strive each day to make a list of the most important things to get done (and fight the urge to put “bake an apple pie from scratch” on that list) and focus on achieving only those things. While going above and beyond is great, set realistic expectations for yourself given your time and energy constraints. Additionally, keep an agenda, planner, or digital calendar of your schedule for each day. Amid the craziness of day-to-day life, the last thing you need is to remember that one time you promised to meet with that one person at that one place.

Look Outside Yourself

Rather than begrudgingly accepting the chances you have to serve those around you, look for these opportunities in your everyday life. Whether that’s in the form of a listening ear, a kind smile, or taking time to look around you at those who need a simple act of kindness, seeking out the opportunity to make someone’s day that much better brings satisfaction and happiness.

Exercise

Hello, endorphins?! We’re knockin’ on your door because we hear you’re pretty great. Not only does exercise help you physically, but also it can improve your mental state. Through endorphins released during exercise to the accomplished feeling of meeting personal goals through exercise, you have the opportunity each and every day to get moving and get a little happier.

Reprioritise

What matters most? How will you define your success? These are crucial questions to ask yourself, as answering them will provide a framework with which you build your life.  Fight the urge to define success as taking home a high paying salary, having no problems, and having perfect relationships. In defining what success means to you, focus instead on being the best you can be and cultivating the relationships with people who help make you truly happy. A strong relationship with a sister, friend, father, daughter, spouse, etc. will last much longer and bring much more joy than will the latest sports car.

Have Patience with Yourself

We all fall short, so in the inevitable pursuit of perfection, understand it’s okay to fail, because you will. But guess what? “Failing” is only a failure if you fail to learn and grown from it. If you approach life with this attitude, you’ll see failures turn to personal successes faster than you know. In defining what success means to you, focus instead on being the best you can be and cultivating the relationships with people who help make you truly happy. A strong relationship with a sister, friend, father, daughter, spouse, etc. will last much longer and bring much more joy than will the latest sports car.

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Focus On Happy

How to Focus on Happy

Happiness is the ultimate quest for all of us. Regardless of ethnicity, gender, age, and upbringing, all of us are searching for ways to make our lives full of joy. Not only do we like being happier, medical studies show that positive people have better immune systems, better relationships, lower rates of depression, and live longer. Focusing on the positive isn’t always easy, but there are some cues we can take that will help us get better at it.  Good music, journal writing, meditation, and improving our thoughts, can be a big step in the right direction! Read more below…

Here are five tips to help you focus on happy:

1. Listen to an uplifting song

Research from the University of Missouri found that you can lift your mood by listening to an upbeat song. But it only works if you are consciously aware you’re trying to make yourself happy by listening to the song. Our Color Run team are hard at work pulling together the ultimate happy playlist ready to lift your spirits on race day.

2. Keep a journal

Write down all the things that made you happy during the day. If “dear diary” feels a little overwhelming, just jot ideas down in a list form. Aim to find 5-10 things that made you smile that day. Pretty soon, you’ll find yourself recognizing and focusing on the happy parts of your day.

3. Change your self talk
An article from the Mayo Clinic explains that positive thinking usually starts with self talk. “Self-talk is the endless stream of unspoken thoughts that run through your head. These automatic thoughts can be positive or negative. Some of your self-talk comes from logic and reason. Other self-talk may arise from misconceptions that you create because of lack of information.” Push away the negative thoughts and replace them with positive ones.

4. Positive affirmations
Go find a mirror and repeat after me “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough…” All joking aside, it totally works! Speaking positive affirmations works to rewire your brain. You can write your own or check out these 35 affirmations.

5. Meditate
Meditation helps you focus on the present, find peace and self acceptance, and sharpens you focus. It’s kind of like exercise for your brain. A daily pattern of meditation is a great tool to keep you focused on happy. If you are new to the meditating game, here are 3 meditation techniques for beginners to get you started.

Want to experience ultimate happiness? Recruit your family, friends and favourite people and register to join in the fun at your next local Color Run! FIND EVENTS

10 Reasons to Run The Color Run

  1. It’s the 5K vacay you have been needing : It’s an untimed event, so there’s no pressure to time your mile so you can just have fun!  It’s so positive and fun that you’ll see Color Runners running, skipping, dancing, and smiling to the finish line! Take the time to treat yo’ self.
  2. The Color Run is a “one event fits all” type of party: From babies getting pushed in strollers to some of our favorite grandparents, and even celebrities, everyone loves making rainbows and getting colorful at the Happiest 5k!
  3. You can run with your squad: Since it’s not timed, many of our runners do the event together for family reunions, bachelor/bachelorette parties, or to catch up with old friends! Go at your own pace and get ready to party hero-style with your squad.
  4. It’s the OG of paint races: The Color Run was the first color 5K event founded in 2012. It is now the single largest running event series in the world, making it a huge party you won’t want to miss!
  5. The Gear: Get ready for a participant kit unlike any other!. With a limited edition lightning bolt tee, Unicorn Medal, metal, color packet, and a “HAPPY” tattoo,  there’s nothing basic about it.
  6. This year’s theme is here to SAVE YOU: It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No… it’s The Color Run Hero Tour!Soar to new heights in the Hero Zone, confront double the color in two brand-new SUPER Zones, and suit up in our limited edition participant kit. Celebrate the hero in you!
  7. The Color Run is part of an awesome family of events! It’s just one of the fun events put on by IMG Events in Australia. There’s also Tough Mudder, The Melbourne Marathon and the Great Ocean Road Running Festival – your 5km could be the start of something beautiful.
  8. You’ll be happy and healthy: Whether it’s your first 5k or not, the fun atmosphere can kick-start or build on your passion for a happier and healthier life.
  9. There’s an A-list afterparty…just for you: After the race, the fun continues with an unforgettable Finish Festival. The party is full of music, dancing and massive color throws, making millions of vivid color combos. Get ready to bust a move, cause trust us, this is the best post-5k party on the planet…just for you and thousands of your new friends
  10. It truly is the Happiest 5k on the Planet!: Color throws, the latest music, dance contest, photo opps and FUN!. What more could you ask for?! Our Color Runners leave with a big smile on their faces!
WE GAVE YOU 10 REASONS – WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? FIND YOUR NEXT EVENT

New Presenting Partner 7-Eleven

We are so proud to announce our new presenting partner!

New presenting partner 7-Eleven will bring two new activation zones to the event village and take over a multi-coloured zone on course. Participants can also treat themselves to a free slurpee as they finish.

Captain Color’s Top 5 Tips For The Color Run

  1. Make sure to plan your day with plenty of time! With so much to and see you’re going to want to get in early to get the most fun out of the day as possible.

  2. The fun begins from the get-go. The Color Run Start Line is its very own pre-race party with music, dancing, warm-up stretching and giveaways.

  3. Embrace the color! As you walk, run, skip or dance through our course you will come head to head with four explosive Color Zones, including a BRAND NEW SUPER ZONE. You’ll pass through the magical Foam Zone, dancing, laughing and spreading the rainbow.

  4. Be sure to bring your camera because The Color Run is a photo opportunity dream! As you enter our Festival Village you will come across spectacular Color Throws, Hero Jumps as well as Captain Color and her real life unicorn… yes you read correctly and there’s so much more!

  5. Get in quick before Registration closes! Book your tickets before you miss out on the most colorful event of the year.