Home Additions

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Few renovations create such a vast amount of extra space as a second storey addition. Whether you’re planning for a family, you need a parents’ or teens’ retreat, or you’ve finally decided to capitalise on those views, going up may well be the answer. No matter what you plan to have up there — all the bedrooms, just the kids’ rooms, just your bedroom, the living areas, or some other combination — the end result will be a lot more usable space, more convenience and more comfort than ever before. And the best thing about it? We’ll make it look like it’s always been there! An alternative to adding a second storey is extending your ground floor instead.

Your design consultant visits you for a 1-2 hour meeting.

What do WE do?

  • Analyse your existing home, and discuss your needs, goals and preferences.
  • Bounce some design ideas off you, and discuss the associated costs.

What do YOU do?

  • The more you can tell them, the better.
  • Have a few sketches and a budget ready.

Your design consultant visits again to measure up & refine your ideas.

What do WE do?

  • Measure and photograph your home.
  • Perform a comprehensive audit, covering materials required, position of sewer lines, easements, access points, set-backs, asbestos, etc.
  • Fine tune your plan and ideas.

What do YOU do?

  • Prepare a scrapbook for this meeting. Photos & magazine clippings are invaluable, and it’s also very helpful if you know what style you’re after (e.g. Traditional? Modern? A mix of both?)

We draw the plans for your proposed renovation & prepare your Preliminary Plans Agreement (PPA).

What do WE do?

  • Prepare a contour survey if required.
  • Draw a plan of your existing home.
  • Draw plans for your proposed renovation.
  • Prepare costings.
  • Prepare Preliminary Plans Agreement (PPA) drawings and documentation.

What do YOU do?

The more you can tell them, the better.

Your design consultant visits to discuss the Preliminary Plans Agreement (PPA) drawings and documentation.

What do WE do?

  • Present your renovation floor plans for approval.
  • Present fixed price or cost plus estimate.
  • Provide details all inclusions and exclusions.

What do YOU do?

  • Look at your plans and drawings.
  • Consider the price and inclusions.
  • Ask lots of questions.
  • If you’re happy with everything, sign off on the PPA plans.

Your design consultant visits to discuss the Preliminary Plans Agreement (PPA) drawings and documentation.

What do WE do?

  • Perform a thorough inspection to ensure that everything in the PPA drawings can be built and nothing has been missed.
  • Perform a thorough construction and structural inspection (so there are no surprises after contract). This includes photos, notes and measurements of all areas, including in the roof and under the house.
  • Take photos of skirting boards, cornices, mouldings, bricks, gutters, roof tiles, existing structures, etc., to ensure all new materials match.

What do YOU do?

  • Sign the contract.

We get all the necessary approvals (council, etc.).

What do WE do?

  • Submit applications for all the necessary approvals, including building license, building permits and water corporation approvals.

What do YOU do?

  • Nothing!
  • Finalize selection of finishes either at your home or at our office.
  • Schedule items for start of construction.
  • Visit our office or at your home to sign off on final plans & agenda.

This is where you start to see things happen.

What do WE do?

  • Get our professional tradespeople to complete your renovation as planned.
  • Minimise disruption to your day-to-day life, so you can continue living in your home while we work.

What do YOU do?

  • If needed move to temporary accommodation.

Welcome to your new home!