Deciding upon a renovation specialist to hire is the first major decision you will need to make for your building project. With the large number of designers and builders claiming to be able to bring your dreams to fruition, how do you know who to trust? At Design Renovate we have created this guide to help you through the decision making process when choosing a renovation specialist to trust with your building project.
How Do I Choose A Renovation Specialist?
Once you have made the decision to add an addition onto your home or modernise an existing room, choosing the right tradesperson for the job is your top priority. While price is important, it should not be the only factor in picking a building company. Checking to see if the construction company is a Registered Builder, or affiliated with the Master Builders, Housing Industries Association or member of another compliance agency is also useful to know, because their members are continually vetted to ensure their work is of the highest standard.
Don’t be afraid to ask the renovation companies you are considering for contact details of their current and previous clients. Recommendations from friends and testimonials from clients are often some of the best ways in which you can judge for yourself the level of satisfaction they give their clients. Visiting some of the properties where the company added an extension or completed an internal modernisation can give you valuable insights into the quality of materials they use, as well as the standard of their workmanship.
Finally look for a company which can offer you the entire service, right from the design consultation through to the project completion. They are the renovation specialists to trust because they look at the whole picture and will manage everything down to the smallest detail.
What Happens When I’ve Chosen My Renovation Expert?
Now you have made the decision to work with your specialist building company, the real fun begins. There will be plenty of administration to work through, meetings with designers, trades, suppliers and councils, but when you choose us as your preferred renovation provider, we’ll handle all the meetings only requiring you time and input at the critical milestones in the process.
As our client, the renovation process you will be a part of has five main steps.
1. Design Consultation
During our free design consultation, you will meet with your design consultant who will listen to your ideas for your home. Through detailed questioning, we will identify exactly what you want your second story addition, extension, exterior or renovation to achieve. We will talk about the type of lifestyle you have, any requirements for specific family members and your personal style. During our design consultation we will also begin to offer some design inputs of our own, to help get things started and awaken you to other design possibilities. Once you have confirmed you would like to work with us, we will organise a Design Fee Proposal to delve deeper into your building project.
2. Site Audit
Undertaking a detailed inspection of the site of your property is vital for us to be able to successfully manage and complete your project. We will take all the measurements we need of your home, land area and note any ground features such as sloping, retaining walls and soil types to create a detailed design of your proposed job. We will also confirm your design brief and ensure that your buildings and land are suitable for your project.
Using all the information we have received from you and our audit of your site, we will create the first concept design for your renovation project. After meeting with you and giving you time to compose your thoughts about your design, we will take your feedback on board and make any requested alterations to your plan. Part of this includes taking the time to chat with you about choosing the most suitable colours, appliances, floor coverings and window treatments to meet your needs.
Once you are completely satisfied, we will take your plan to the next level and create a 3-D model of your project, allowing you to actually conceptualise what the finished result will look like and again allow you the chance to have your plan altered. A detailed quote will be offered on your project and when you are happy, we will complete a Construction Contract. We will take care of obtaining consent from the Local Council and State Government.
Be prepared to be amazed during the construction step. We take pride in not only our standard of workmanship, but also in our professionalism. That is why we do not allow any swearing, loud music or smoking on any of our job sites. We respect not only you and your property, but also show consideration for your neighbours too. Your Site Supervisor will take ultimate control of and total responsibility for all construction work at your home and will keep you informed every step of the way. We make things easy for you by having only one person you need to contact for everything related to your project.
Now that your renovation project is completed, it is time for you to relax and enjoy your new dream home. Regardless of whether your property is located in Fremantle, Nedlands or Trigg, your renovated home will be delivered on time and within budget, allowing you to live the lifestyle you want in your dream home. An added bonus is that an addition, remodel or extension can also add considerable value to your property should you wish to sell it in the future.
We welcome the opportunity to meet with you and discuss your ideas for your addition, extension or renovation project. Arrange a free Renovation Consultation with our team today and our one stop design and construction company ensure your renovation journey is completely stress and worry free!
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