Local Builder Company in Preston, Thornbury & Northcote

4 Reasons Why You Should Choose a Local Builder Renovations and extensions can boost the value of your home and add enjoyment to your living space. Choosing a specialist renovation builder to help bring your dreams to life can be stressful. With so many options, how do you know which is the best one? Choosing […]

Initial Consultation with Your Builder

The essential first step in any extension or renovation is for us to meet you on site. An informal, obligation-free consultation lets both parties decide whether we will be a good fit to work together. It also lets us physically inspect the site, note any unique features which will affect the build and discuss our […]

Initial Steps of Your Project

Building terminology Building plans Building plans form the basis of a Building Permit. They consist of endorsed council plans (if applicable), working drawings, structural engineering plans, soil reports and other technical information about how the proposed building will be constructed. Planning Permit A Planning Permit is required for some renovation and extension work but should […]

The Quoting and Estimation Process

A building business must be sustainable and resilient to provide reliable service to clients who are making one of the biggest financial commitments of their lives. What is estimating? Estimating is the process of working out the cost of materials, labour, profit, and business overheads for a building project. Estimating can be done with pen […]

Case Studies

Case Study 1 We were approached by a couple who had been planning an extension and renovation to their double-storey heritage home in Hawthorn. The job required major structural modifications to both the ground and first floors. They had navigated the design and approvals process by themselves, and had just received council approval, when they […]

Your Building Process

Key steps in a renovation/extension Designing, planning and executing a home renovation or extension needs to be thorough and meticulous to avoid cost blowouts and delays. We highly recommend contacting us at the earliest stage of planning your renovation or extension. In our experience, the earlier we are engaged in the building process, the better […]