Frequently Asked Questions
How much is this going to cost?
The costs can vary with renovations and a lot of this is based on what you are after to be completed. Some reasons include the level of finishes required, materials used, site access and the technical nature of the job and the level of design service required for each individual job. Each project is specific and it priced to suit your individual needs. Having so many factors to consider, an accurate proposal is something you will need to get a detailed cost. If your looking for a ballpark figure here is an online cost calculator that may be able to give you a ballpark figure and some idea on what things costs.
How long does this take and will I still be able to live in my house?
Each project has its own individual timeline and schedule to work out exactly how long things are going to take. As a guideline for major renovations these can take anywhere from 3-8months with planning and council approvals. As for you being able to still live in your home this is possible as doing your renovation in stages/areas so that you can still complete your everyday tasks. It is not unusual for us to build in and around families, with our ethical and professional morals that dictates your experience is paramount with us, this means you can rest assured we clean up everyday and the site is always safe.
Where do I shower while my bathroom is under construction?
Don’t worry about your bathroom being inactive while your house is under renovations as we have a portable ensuite which is equipped with a gas hot water system which can be provided.
Who organises plans, council approval and permits?
We have a designer that we work close with that can design your renovation. Obtaining building permits and council approval is something we do all the time, so this is second nature to us. Making sure everything is approved before starting is a requirement, so this is something we organise for you to take the stress off you.
Why use a licensed builder and have you checked their licence?
If you are looking for a builder to complete your renovations it is important that you check their licence to ensure that your going to get quality workmanship and this also ensures your going to be covered by QBCC home warranty insurance. Any works over $3300 MUST HAVE home warranty insurance. You can check licenses here.
Why use a builder that specialises in renovations & extensions?
We specialise in the major renovations and extensions, finding a builder that is specific to one area is something you will want to be looking for when deciding on a builder to select. If someone specialises in something specific there going to be better at it than a builder that does a wide range of things.
Did you know that 80% of plans don’t ever get to be built, why is this ?
There is a high percentage of plans that get drawn that never get built, Why is this you ask? A lot of people think you can’t see a builder until your plans are complete and are finished with the architect/designer. This is Far from the truth as builder’s have a unique position within the early stages of planning and development as we understand what it costs to create the dream you are after.
The earlier you involve a builder in your project the more you open yourself up to having a better experience during your renovation journey, you will significantly improve the out come.