Helpful Questions & Answers About Home Extensions And Home Renovations
Q: What To Look For In A Building Contractor?
A: First check if the contractor can do the work you are looking for because believe it or not some contractors are either not licensed appropriately for that type of work or it may not suit their current scope of works.
Secondly check that they hold a valid and current builders license. You can check this here.
Thirdly make sure when you make contact them that you are comfortable having a discussion as this is very important because trust and comfort to communicate during the job is critical to success to achieve your ultimate goal from the very beginning to job completion. Make sure that the person you are speaking with on the phone is not just a salesperson but the actual builder himself.
If an appointment is made it’s fair to expect that they show up on time and look well presented.
Q; What happens if you book an appointment time and the builder does not show up?
A: In this situation if they are a genuine builder, they would definitely turn up and also notify you if they are late or cannot make it to reschedule. Important- If they are a no show and with no communication we recommend you stay away from that builder as they may not value your time or your business.
Q: What is the process for building an extension/renovation?
A: Make contact with your selected builder, discuss your ideas and requirements for your modifications to your home, it’s important to set a time that will work in with the builder and yourself, based on the site visit, look at budget options and seek a detailed quote. Once the quote and details are accepted you can then pay the deposit and then submit the drafted plans to council for approval. Once full council approval has been obtained then construction can start at a schedule that’s mutually agreed to at the beginning.
Q: What Is The Cost Of Single Storey Extensions?
A: Due to each individual single storey extension project being different in many ways like what design you are looking for the size, access, fittings, features, structure and material options it’s best to get the builder to attend and visit on site to have a detailed discussion, look at the site and provide a detailed quote based on your needs. Costs can vary between $1,700 to $2,500 per square meter depending on the job. Often when researching a single storey extension cost it’s very hard to have an accurate price estimate just from researching online alone. It’s always best to get someone onsite and provide a firm quote based on your needs and the actual cost of the job.
Q: How Long Does It Take To Build A House Extension?
A: Good question, we often allow 14 weeks on most occasions however the time to completion can vary even up to 20 weeks depending on the job. Build times will always vary from job to job ask us about your specific requirements for a more accurate build time estimate.
Q: Do We Need To Move Out During The Extension/Renovation?
A: Some builders expect you to move out for sure, however we are experts in managing and staging these types of building projects like most major extensions and renovations would and do normally disrupt your living arrangements. We have a solution for this, which means you do not need to move out during your building works. Ask us how today!
Q: We don’t Know Where To Start, How Can You Make It Easy For Us?
A: We do this all the time and we have done so for over 30 years with many happy customers across Adelaide. All you need to do is have an idea and we’ll do the rest, we’ll walk you through the process step by step making it easy for you, and provide 100% transparency through the design and quoting process, the construction process and period to handover. It’s that easy so call us today to get started.