Once you decide to Build, Extend or Renovate you will need Plans, engineering plans, energy report, a planning approval and a knowledge of your budget.
Often many people don’t know when to engage a builder, the earlier you engage with a builder the better in our eyes as we can give you an estimate and work on what you want. We would advise that you engage either a draftsperson or architect to get your plans drawn up or a concept. Once you have this, we can then give you an estimate. We prefer to do an estimate first then a quote as quoting takes many hours and involves our suppliers and contractors taking time to quote this too. The more information you have about your plans the easier it is for us to quote and the more accurate it will be.
With your plans our advice is to write down your non negotiables if you enjoy cooking it may be a big kitchen, if you enjoy entertaining it could be a deck or alfresco area that comes off your living dining area. If you have children you may want a playroom or teenagers retreat, if working from home you may want a study.
In regard to a build budget, we get asked a lot about what I can get for my budget. Only you know what your style is, and everyone has their own and as a custom builder we will work with you to achieve this. We have the knowledge of different products and techniques that can help with this. The following finishes will all effect the budget, Floor & Window Coverings, Tiles, Appliances, Fixtures and Fittings and Benchtops. So we recommend you chose what’s important to you and your family and we can always give you some advice as will our supplies.
Remember that the building journey process is meant to be an exciting process yes, we will never say there will not be some stressful points but our job is to work through these with you and our team to build your dream home.