Thinking of a complete home renovation?
Great – you’ve landed on the right page.
We are home renovation specialists who project manage your home renovation package from start to finish and deliver your project on time and to budget. You also deal directly with us throughout, which mean no sales reps or chasing tradies.
Before we get started the most common question asked by our clients is;
Do I Need Council Approval?
Generally speaking, if you alter the structure or services of a building you will require council approval for your project. This can include extending the footprint of your home, adding a second story, building a deck which raises the height of your backyard or adding a window looking out to your neighbours.
We like to think of it as a privacy factor, you wouldn’t want your neighbours just building out and up and causing direct sight into your property.
That’s where an architect comes in; they can design something that will meet your goals but also comply with all the privacy, environmental, legal,& services related requirements.
If you are unsure whether your project requires council approval, visit your local council website and look for the “development fact sheets” or “development sections”.
If your project is completely internal and you are only knocking walls, doing a kitchen and/or bathroom renovation, painting, electrical & plumbing then it’s a grey area in which some councils don’t really like to get involved.
Most of our clients doing internal works don’t go through council. In saying that, it is your responsibility to find out what your specific council requirements are.
For internal works, you wouldn’t really need an architect if you already know your design and the look you are after. We also offer an internal design and construct package (Option 1) for your kitchen and bathroom. This is not an architect drawing, but rather a 2D & 3D drawing and in most cases more detailed. Click here to view the renovation fee options and get in touch.
If your home renovation project requires council approval, we recommend you employ an architect as a starting point way before you start talking to builders. Make sure you let your architect know your budget for the building costs so he/she designs accordingly.
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