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Novo Formula


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Remodeling question

How much does it cost to build
a complete home extension?

Novo’s unique low-cost formula:

We are delighted with how smart IKEA’s formula is! They offer low prices by delivering exactly what the customer requests for low costs, and saving on what the customer does not want. They also do business directly (no middlemen) and facilitate customer participation, which are important reasons why they can offer their products for lower prices. Novo has introduced a similar formula for remodeling and renovation. 

A key aspect of Novo’s partnership formula is that the customer takes on the role of the contractor: We call that ‘self-contracting’. That’s not the same as DIY, since our customers aren’t doing the work themselves. In a ‘self-contracting’ partnership, the customer handles the planning/arrangements/purchasing, but the actual work is done by the independent subcontractors at Novo.

Essentially: as a Novo customer, you purchase some of the materials and handle some of the project management on your own renovation project. Novo can be one of the firms hired by the customer, along with other specialists as needed.

Of course there is a team leader present on every project, who is your contact throughout the project. The team leader is in charge of the work and talks to you about how the work is progressing. ‘Self-contracting’ gives customers complete control of how their money is spent. You decide where you want to invest in quality and where you would prefer to economise.

When renovating existing buildings, there is always a risk of unexpected setbacks. Customers are fully liable for any unexpected setbacks; this is the only reason why Novo can offer you low prices.

The Novo formula at a glance:

  • As a Novo customer, you purchase some of the materials and handle some of the project management on your own renovation project
  • We work on the basis of an open cost calculation
  • We guarantee quality on all the work done by Novo
  • The customer is liable for setbacks


Novo is specialised in building and renovating homes and businesses. Our projects often involve a home or building that has just been built (and sometimes isn’t even completed yet!) or a new purchase, and we come in and do all the construction and/or renovation work before the new owner moves into the building.

Our areas of expertise:

Novo is capable of handling almost any construction or renovation project.

Examples include:

  • roof extension
  • extension or addition
  • complete renovations and remodeling, including
  1. creating extra rooms in an attic: finishing dormer windows, placing walls, plastering/wallpapering/painting walls, laying floors, providing electricity/wiring, installing a sink, etc.

  2. renovating bathrooms: installing a larger shower or moving the shower to a different location, building new bathroom cabinets, tiling, installing lights, installing a ventilation fan, etc.

  3. renovating living rooms: adding the finishing touches on a living room extension, plastering/wallpapering/painting walls, laying floors, adding extra power sockets, etc.

  4. installing or moving electrical wiring or water or gas pipes

  5. handling all the preparations for installing a kitchen (but generally not the actual kitchen installation)

  6. outdoor painting, building a patio or terrace, installing garden lighting, etc.

  • business projects in hotels, restaurants, retail, healthcare and offices.

There are some types of work that we don’t do:

Part of our low-cost formula is that we limit our risk and focus on what we do best. That’s why there are certain types of work we would rather not do and prefer to have specialists do them. Like placing dormer windows (although we will finish them off once they’re in place) and we do not place or install kitchens (however, we do prepare all the groundwork, such as ensuring that water pipes, drains and wiring are positioned according to the kitchen supplier’s plans).

The next steps

If our way of working appeals to you, you can fill in the request form on our website. Of course, we require your contact details plus certain particulars relating to the building that you are planning to remodel or renovate.
Based on that information, we will contact you to arrange a viewing of the building or discuss your sketches/ideas. During the viewing, we will estimate the costs and project duration (how many days or weeks it will probably take to complete the work). To do this effectively, we will take a tour of the premises together and assess each project separately. We will then come to an agreement on when the job can be started, how soon the work needs to be completed, and whether or not there are any accommodation facilities for the workers.
More than half of our new customers find us through recommendations by satisfied customers! We can offer more than 1000 references throughout the Netherlands.

We work throughout the Netherlands, but prefer to work in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht, Leiden, Amersfoort, Almere, Hoofddorp, Purmerend, Amstelveen, Veenendaal, Hilversum, Bussum, Naarden, Zaandam, Huizen, Diemen, Breukelen, Maarsen, Abcoude, Oudekerk aan de Amstel, Loosdrecht, Vinkeveen, Uithoorn, Meidrecht, Aalsmeer, Lelystad.


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We have the lowest prices in the market and offer the best possible quality, guaranteed! We will come by to visit your location and estimate the costs free of charge. All information you provide will be kept strictly private and will never be shared with third parties. More than 50% of our projects come from referrals through satisfied customers, both past and present. We can offer more than 1000 references throughout the Netherlands.

We look forward to working with you as well! Together, we will make your dream come true.

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1113 LS Diemen
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