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Getting Home Extension & Renovations Right: Success and Failure Require The Same Amount of Effort

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As they say, “the road leading to a goal does not separate you from the destination; it is essentially a part of it.” Your destination doesn’t have to be a physical place; it could be a career goal, or finding happiness with the love of your life. It could even be something as simple as renovating your home to turn it into your dream home. This is why if you follow a focused road map, you will reach your destination faster, cheaper and efficiently than someone paving their own way.

When we think of upgrading our lifestyle, it may be due to various reasons such as a growing family, space required for a home business or simply to “refresh” your living space to get a new feel. If you are not in a position to purchase a new property or do a full knockdown and rebuild, you might find that you can achieve the desired outcome by renovating or extending your current home.

The greatest advantage of renovating or adding a home extension is that you get to stay in a familiar area which you may have grown to love. Practical aspects such as keeping the kids in the same school or less travel time to the workplace also count. Further, renovating can be customised to suit your lifestyle and needs.

On the other hand, selling and moving can have high costs such as stamp duty, legal fees, estate agent commission, and any pre-sale repairs or renovations. Then there are the “hidden” costs like hiring movers, staging and cleaning your home, storing your possessions and so on. This might not be realistic for you currently.

Similarly, there are major costs involved in knocking down and rebuilding your house from scratch such as material and machinery costs, architect and designer fees and so on. Again, this might not be the most suitable or viable option for you today. In a nutshell, renovating and extending seems to get more value for money to overcome the above challenges in a lot of the cases.

Getting your house renovated can be complicated and overwhelming. In this respect, it is best to find a company who does it from start to finish. Make sure they have guarantees in place and a proven track record as opposed to going somewhere for designs, hiring someone else to get them approved and then going to a builder to build. In this blog, Edina Building Group seeks to assist you to unveil new approaches to house extensions and additions and give a body to your vision.

On the other hand, selling and moving can have high costs such as stamp duty, legal fees, estate agent commission, and any pre-sale repairs or renovations. Then there are the “hidden” costs like hiring movers, staging and cleaning your home, storing your possessions and so on. This might not be realistic for you currently.

Similarly, there are major costs involved in knocking down and rebuilding your house from scratch such as material and machinery costs, architect and designer fees and so on. Again, this might not be the most suitable or viable option for you today. In a nutshell, renovating and extending seems to get more value for money to overcome the above challenges in a lot of the cases.

Getting your house renovated can be complicated and overwhelming. In this respect, it is best to find a company who does it from start to finish. Make sure they have guarantees in place and a proven track record as opposed to going somewhere for designs, hiring someone else to get them approved and then going to a builder to build. In this blog, Edina Building Group seeks to assist you to unveil new approaches to house extensions and additions and give a body to your vision.

We can help you organise your home extensions whilst ensuring top-quality renovations services whatever stage they may be. We connect you with the overall plan through a team of experts with the most up-to-date design tools. Our tried and test process includes six stages.

We value integrity and transparency in all stages of the project and ensure that the client’s needs are put first. The first step is Discovery which works both ways. It is essential for homeowners to “discover” a professional build and design company who are home extension experts. They will be able to give you practical advice on the configuration of your extension / renovation based on your lifestyle, existing floor plan, budget and the additions that you require.

The second stage in our Melbourne home extension project is Design. Many people choose to hire architects for designing home extensions. Architectural designs seem to have site issues with the builders at the time of execution and generally, they are more focused on appearance.

Design and build companies are experts in execution of a design plan drawn by them. We are specialised home extension & renovation builders who will present you with a functional design, reflecting your needs and desires.

The third stage is Drawings. The design finalised in the second stage will be used to produce working drawings which will be used to obtain permits, engineering, energy reports and countless other items required for your building permit. Instead of obtaining quotes from separate builders, engineers etc. who will have every other issue disputed. Choose a company like Edina, where we keep it simple as we streamline the entire process and manage it smoothly for you, from stage one to stage six, without cost blowouts.

The fourth stage is plans and permits. Any structural renovation requires permits and approvals from your local council. Planning permits are required in case of additions or demolition work, for which you will also need to apply for building permits. In some cases, properties are required to adhere to particular guidelines during a house extension.

Renovation builders like Edina can take care of this process for you as we hold years of experience in liaising with the council over such permits. Further, you can avoid extra legal fees for hiring a lawyer by the hour.

Construction is the fifth stage of our Melbourne house extension project. At this stage, we cannot emphasise enough the importance of hiring a unified design and build company that can deliver your vision. We make it a priority to monitor the costs through the entire process in order to make sure we are within your budget limits. We ensure constant communication with our clients to keep them updated and address their concerns.

Final stage of our process includes guarantees. You will have a maintenance period after the handover day wherein we will address your concerns and ensure your home is well-maintained. In most cases, we also provide structural warranty depending on your contract.

We use a specialised tool namely BuilderTrend for our project management task. It not only allows clients to have full transparency, visibility and better communications at all times, but it is extremely efficient in creating processes that can guarantee time, cost and quality in every project.

Further, providing ballpark figures to clients can be very stressful for them so we focus on accurate estimates through this tool, managing cash flows and for convenient invoicing methods. Our team is empowered to create and update schedules and work-in-progress reports and communicate with subcontractors through the portals which our clients have live 24/7 access to.

We strive to deliver the best customer service by granting our clients direct access to their projects by giving them their own login, allowing them to track progress on construction and two-way communication through the portal.

See what one of our many satisfied clients had to say about what it is like working with us and see for yourself!

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS
Edina Building Group Testimonial
Marcus C.
Custom Home at Burwood

I decided to use Edina Building Group because one, they were local, two they’ve got experience and there they struck me as a couple of guys who like a challenge. Edina did very well meeting the budget and in the end we have a charming dwelling that we are proud of and our neighbours are very happy with.

Edina Building Group Testimonial
Farshid M.
Macleod

As developers who are also engineers, we care about the design and quality of the final product and were looking for a builder who could complete the project on time and within our budget. Edina Building Groupd met and exceeded our expectations and we are looking forward to working with them again in the future.

Considering or ready to start a home renovation or extension in Melbourne? Get in touch with us for a FREE consultation or calculate your building costs for FREE.

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