Wall Removal Renovation

Open up your living spaces.

Attic Renovation

Re-invent unused space.

Kitchen Renovation

Cook in style

Welcome to Terrence Renovations









Based in Arrowtown


4th Generation Builder


Friendly Service



My love of building began with my Grandfather who helped to rebuild Napier after the 1930’s earthquake. He eventually moved to Wellington and my father began working for him. I have fond memories of playing with the trucks and timber in the yard. In my teens my father often had me working on his numerous building sites – James Cook Hotel, and the Teachers college in Karori. These were fun times sharing comradery with the men and the pride I felt in creating a building from raw materials. My first apprenticeship was with Upton and Shearer.

On completion of my trade, I moved to Australia and for the next 39 years built hundreds of homes, a few schools and small shopping centres. I converted an old church and rectory into residential homes, and this site won a Heritage Award for the design and high finish of construction in keeping with the original Infrastructure.

My eldest son began working with me when he finished school and together we worked on renovating and revitialising a lot homes in the older parts of the Perth district (Mt Lawley). My son went on to get his builders Licence and is now still working in Western Australia continuing the legacy. I am married with 4 sons, all in the building industry, and a daughter who is in the medical profession.

I have now returned to NZ and my son is soon to join me in continuing to help home owners, create the homes that make them feel good and live easier in today’s fast moving community.

We have the history and love of building in our Blood.

If it’s old, we can renew it.
If it’s broken, we can fix it.
If it doesn’t exist, we can build it.


We engaged Terrence Renovations to build us a new 70 m2 mezzanine floorin our Arrowtown warehouse. The work was complete on time and within budget. We were very happy with the standard of work and friendly, yet professional attitude of Terrance and his team and would highly recommend him to others.

Allan Sutton, February 2018

I have no problem recommending Terrence Renovations for any renovating work, they are an honest and reliable firm with a high standard of finish. They always kept us informed during the process and there were no nasty financial surprises at the end.

Terry and Liana , July 2018

The work again was excellent and the way it matches in with the existing house makes it seems like it was always there.

Trudi and Greg , May 2018