Leading home additions and extensions specialists now have their own qualified consulting architects and design draftsmen. They handle every phase of the project, from design concept through to construction, including all statutory and local authority submissions and approvals.
Every extension should be designed to meet the specific needs of the client. Consultation between family and designers to reach solutions for particular space and lifestyle problems which complement the original house should ensure a successful addition.
If you are uncertain as to the condition of the building’s foundations or the general soundness of the house, it may be worthwhile to call in an inspector or engineer for a professional opinion.
Use a Master Builders member, and you can look at who has won Master Builders Bankwest Housing Excellence Awards for renovations.
Consider whether you are going to remain in the house during renovations. Dust and disruption to normal household activities may cause problems. If you choose to leave the home during construction given the tight rental market allow a buffer in your lease and budget in case the job runs late.