We will organise a time to visit you at your house and discuss what you would like to achieve with the extension or renovation. This generally occurs within a week of you contacting us.
No, we can design your extension or renovation after meeting with you and discussing your concepts, ideas and most importantly your budget.
In most cases you can continue to stay in your home while the renovation takes place. Our aim is for minimal disruption to you while the build is occurring.
It is only on very rare occasions that you can’t live in your house during construction. We will ensure your services are always maintained and your house is left securely locked up.
Once the building permit is issued, we can begin a new project in as little as 2 weeks.
We are a local business working from our office in Mitcham, Victoria.
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Once you agree to proceed, we need to organise drafting, soil tests, engineering, energy rating and building permits.
In general, these items take 4-6 weeks.
Construction would normally commence within 4 weeks of the building permit being approved. If you require works urgently, we can request the authorities process the application sooner.
Most projects will be completed within 4 to 5 months.
Yes, we can do as little or as much as you would like. Our staff are highly experienced and can design your extension, cost your build, complete all relevant documentation, liaise with authorities and manage the project from start to finish. Alternatively, we can construct the works to any stage required by you.
Yes, changes can be made at any stage. It is your house and we are happy to ensure you have the end product you want.
We are fully insured and all our experienced contractors are fully certified/qualified to ensure the highest standards are adhered to in all areas of work.
We appreciate that you may want to do some of the work yourself so with this in mind we are happy to discuss a variety of options for this.
Yes, we can definitely do this.
No, there can be substantial differences in appearance, quality, materials, etc. We use quality materials and experienced tradesmen. We believe, like most things in life, you do “get what you pay for”.
We strive in providing quality work for excellent value delivered in a timely manner.
Generally speaking, if you spend less than $250,000 - $300,000, you will not. This will depend on the type of extension you do and the suburb you live in.
It is essential that the extension be well designed and has the appropriate living spaces, bedrooms and bathrooms that the neighbourhood you live in requires.
We are happy to give advice on this during the design stage.
If you sell and move house you will definitely overcapitalise as the money you spend on advertising the property for sale, agent’s fees, stamp duty and moving expenses cannot be recouped. This generally costs about 8% of the value of the house you will buy.
Our contracts ensure fixed prices for labour and materials, however variations to the contract documents requested by the owner can add to costs. We do not proceed with any variation unless agreed to by you.
Our contracts also specify a construction period. If we go over this period, we will reduce our contract price for every week we are overdue.
Legislation requires that your house extension is built in compliance with the Building Regulation Act. If a dwelling or extension is in compliance, then a Certificate of Completion may be issued by a qualified Building Surveyor.
This certificate can only be issued by a qualified professional, who, in most cases, carries out inspections during the set stages of construction and the finished build before the Certificate of Completion is issued.
The answer can depend on factors such as, are you putting a bathroom or a kitchen in your extension and if so what fixtures and fittings will you be installing? Or is the extension going to have a lot of structural work done?
If you already have your plans and permits we are happy to organise a free, competitive and no obligation quote for your build.
We use an industry standard HIA contract.
Payments are made at stages set out in the Building Act and covered in the building contract.
Yes, although 90% of our work is designed by us, we are happy to work off other peoples plans.
All our extensions and renovations are guaranteed for 6 years following the completion of the works under the Home Owners Warranty Guarantee.