Avoid The Remodeling Hassle . . . Build with New Castle!



Like a Sandcastle, Your Home can Shift and Change with the Flow of New Ideas . . .


Chivalrous e-Times
Info & Home Tips for New Castle Remodeling and Randy the Handyman Customers
A publication of New Castle Remodeling
Volume 10, Issue 1                                                                                              CA #978915


By Randy Mate 

People have many reasons to make changes or additions to their house. Expand your home's value. Redesign to utilize existing square footage for some other use. I have been doing construction since 1977 and I can help you with anything you need or want.

* Need more room for in-laws or enlarging the family.

* Would like a Deck, Fountain, Pool, Sauna, Hot Tub, etc.

* Modernizing a Kitchen or Bath.

* Handicap Access.

     If you want to do anything I can help you out from Start to Finish.

Here at New Castle Remodeling..."We can do it, you can watch"

     Make sure you meet all of the city requirements or your project could easily be held up until you do.   This includes necessary permits, plan check and so forth.

When you want to plan a project, the basic sequence is . . .

DESIGN - Decide what you want it to do/look like.

ARCHITECTURAL - Figure out how to make that design.

 ENGINEERING - Figure out structural needs to make that design.

CITY PLAN CHECK - Get city approved as needed.

PULL PERMITS - As needed.

BUILD - Put it all together.


I am the owner of New Castle Remodeling and I run the jobs. If there are any questions, problems, production, promotion, payments, permits, confusions, corrections, collections, directions, decisions, revisions, awards, plans, etc, etc . . ."The Buck Stops Here". 

      One very important point to remember is that there is no "silver bullet" for reducing the costs of new construction. A house is made up of thousands of parts involving 20 to 30 different construction trades.

      Keep it rectangular. Maintain a simple roof line. The construction industry is accustomed to 90-degree angles.

     Stay away from highly advertised "decorator" items. You can buy a perfectly good dishwasher for under $400. It is easy to pay $1,500, but it won't get your dishes any cleaner.

      Spend your money on the things you see and use every day.

      Have everything wroked out before you breakground. If you want to see your budget blown to bits, start making changes after construction has begun.

     Don't be a trailblazer. Forget the idea of a steel framed house or one made out of lightweight concrete. There are a lot of products that are more suited to making the manufacturer wealthy than to giving you a good house for the money. The generic stuff that has been around a long time is usually best.

     Make a list of "optional" items and how much they cost. This will be a great help in deciding which gives more value for a limited budget. Some examples of "optional" items: granite countertops, lawn sprinkler system, home theatre, upscale plumbing fixtures, brick siding, upscale cabinetry, upscale kitchen appliances, lighting fixtures.

    Plan to add later those things that you can't afford today. There are lots of things that you can build into a house that facilitate it's being added onto later.  There are things that can be done to allow the addition of "appliance" type items at a later date. Pre-wire for a security system, central vacuum system, home theatre, automatic lawn sprinkler system, intercom and finish them out when you can better afford it. 

When You're Ready . . .

Give me a call (818) 613-5632. I'll be glad to check things out and give you a quote on your home remodeling project.

For more information visit my web site at


"I  don't  know  anyone  else  who  can  do  it and I  know Randy  will  do  a  good  job . . . 
As  usual  I got  very  fast  and  professional service!  Randy  does  in  2  hours  what  would take  us  all  day.  I  highly  recommend  your services  to  others." - CM

"I had a good experience with Randy Mate at New Castle Remodeling - he did my deck and was the only one of the three contractors to bid on it who did what I instructed. You can see before/after pics of different jobs and more references at his web site." - RT

"Thank you for a job well done!  We love the renovated kitchen. Friends and family also gave good feedback." - WL

Mission Statement

    Our Mission At New Castle Remodeling Is To Listen To Each Customer's Wishes And Budget.
    Then Provide An Economical And Standard Construction Project, On Time And On Budget, With The Result Of "A Thrilled Customer".

Remodeling Riddle

Question - What 4-legged animal can jump higher than your house?

Answer -  Any. Your House Can't Jump.




Winter 2018 is here. It's time to think about what needs to be dealt with around the  home and property as it is looking to be a rainy season. 
Feel free to write back to me via e-mail and give me your thoughts on my current e-mail newsletter and any other thoughts you have on your home, property and so on.
As always I'm here to service you and yours with your home remodeling needs. Give me a call at my cell (818) 613-5632. Take time and visit my Web Site 
for more information and take my brief remodeling survey for a free gift card (14 locations to chose from).
Randy Mate
New Castle Remodeling 

  Randy's Roundtable -

- Getting Ready for a Wet Winter

Don't let this happen to your home.
Looks to be a wet and rainy season.. 

Is your home and property ready for it?

Give me a call today for your free analysis on how your home and property would stand up during a heavy down pour. 

Get your initial estimate and consultation on what it will take to fix it up and ready. It's Free - (818) 613-5632
Or go to my web site atwww.newcastleremodeling.com to send me the on-line bid request.

Randy The Handyman 
Build a Large Deck

You could add a 1st or 2nd story deck to your house with a new large sliding glass door to go out to the deck. You would now have a place to put plants, BBQ a meal, or for yourself, outside on a nice day.
You may want to add a deck in the back yard up the hill to have a nice
view. Even put a hot tub in the deck. Build a deck all around your pool.

Best of Luck, 
Call me today at 
(818) 613-5632 for your free estimate! 

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Offer Expires: February 28, 2018

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