Do you offer after hours appointments?
Yes – An obligation free home or site visit can be arranged at a mutually convenient time to discuss your ideas and provide advice about your project.
Can you organise plans for our project?
Yes – we liaise with a local accredited draftsman to prepare plans and documents for your project.
We are not sure if our project needs Council approval – can you help us?
Yes – we can act on your behalf and liaise with the Building Surveyor to apply for a Certificate of Likely Compliance, and make applications to the local Council for Planning, Building and Plumbing Permits, where this required.
How much will my renovation project cost?
We provide written detailed quotations and estimates. Initially we organise a site visit to discuss your project and assess the existing building and infrastructure of the property. Plans can then be prepared for your consideration and project costing.
Costs will vary depending on plan specifications and your choice of materials, fixtures and fittings included in the renovation.
The condition of the existing building structure and plumbing and electrical infrastructure may also have a bearing on renovation costs.
For example, in older properties, the electrical meter box may have to be upgraded to increase capacity for new appliances and add safety switches. The existing wiring may need to be upgraded. Old galvanised or earthenware pipes may need replacing as part of the renovation project. All these factors are discussed with you prior to commencing the project.
How long will my project take to complete?
On acceptance of our quotation, an HIA Contract is prepared to formalise the project between the owners of the property and the builder. Start and Completion Dates will be negotiated with you and detailed on the contract.
When can the building work start?
Smaller job start dates are added to our schedule once a contract is signed.
Larger projects, that require a building permit, can start once all permits have been issued and the Building Surveyor has issued a Start Work Notice to the Builder.