As Brisbane Builders who work closely with homeowners to renovate, extend, raise and transform their homes, we have refined our processes to make it as streamlined as possible for you.
We take just as much pride in our renovation process as we do in the quality of the work and the results we deliver. Because renovating your home is not only a destination… It’s a journey. A journey we want you to enjoy.
If you are at the very beginning of your renovation journey, we can work with you to design and develop plans for your home via the following process.
During the collaboration stage, we will come together as construction professionals and homeowner to begin to formulate a strategy to transform your home. We will work through your ideas, get an understanding of your requirements and gather all the important information to understand what we are working with including your budget and the constraints of the existing house.
At this stage we will:
- Measure your house
- Carry out searches and surveys of your property
- Early engagement of construction professionals to establish what need to be taken into consideration for your project including engineer, certifier, town planner, designer / architect
- Map out sketch plans for what your home renovation or extension could potentially look like
The collaboration stage is the start of an exciting journey together to transform your house into the home of your dreams.
Following on from our collaboration process, we will start to create more formal drawings along with 3D Modelling. This will give you a much better idea of what the end results will look like.
The sketch design stage is also the first step towards formulating a budget and a scope of works for your renovation project.
Preliminary cost estimates are an important step on your renovation journey. This is the stage where we review your sketch plans and compile some high-level costings around the work you require.
It’s at this stage where you can get a feel for not only the work you want to have carried out in your renovation but also how much the project is going to cost.
This stage may take a few rounds of edits to both your plans and your costings to get the balance just right. And once we hit the sweet spot, we can move on to more formal documentation.
The working drawing stage is where the rubber starts hitting the road. Your plans are transformed again into full working drawings that can be formally quoted from and used for engineering and council approval.
Once your plans are finalised at this stage we engage our engineers for the second time, engage the certifier and begin to gather all the details we need ready for council submission.
It is at this stage we conduct site inspection with all consultants on site to talk through the intricate details of the project.
The design consultation stage is where you get to consult with designers and product suppliers. You are able to go through the details of the most important rooms in your home - the kitchen and bathrooms - and you can select all the materials, finishes and colours for your newly transformed home.
If you are undergoing a heritage listed or Queenslander renovation, we will be working closely with specialist suppliers to match as much of your existing finishes as possible if they are going to be retained.
Now we have all the details we need - plans, engineering, certifier reports, material selections and consultant information - we can compile a full and detailed cost proposal for your project.
Our cost proposals are very detailed and extensive. We put a lot of time and energy into the details in the early stages to ensure a smooth project going forward. We provide full transparency with our cost proposals to make sure we have all the details right so our pricing is as accurate as possible and you can rest assured knowing your project is going to come in on time and budget.
For more information on our quoting process, head over to our quoting page to read through the details.
Once you’ve reviewed the cost proposal and you are satisfied all the details are covered, we move into the contract stage. This is where a full contract is drawn up and signed by all parties. As a member of the HIA we use HIA Qld Alternation, Addition and Renovation Contracts (QC3) for all our projects.
It is during this stage we also submit all documents to council for building approvals and get the ball rolling on financing your project.
And now we’ve reached the exciting stage. Don’t get us wrong, all the stages are exciting to us! But this is the stage where the action happens. We see the results of all the work we’ve put in up to this stage.
The construction stage starts with demolition and ends with us handing back the keys to your newly transformed home. Throughout the process you can be guaranteed ongoing communication, regular site visits, and full transparency at all stages of your house transformation.
Before you know it, we’ll have reached the handover stage and the time to hand back your home in its new and improved condition.
During the handover stage, we will walk through your home and go over all the details. This includes going through how to work new appliances, how to maintain particular materials and any details you need to know about the finishes in your home.
The support doesn’t stop at the handover stage. We are here to provide ongoing support through the warranty period as well.
During the handover of your home, we will run through all the warranty information. You’ll receive a warranty on our workmanship along with a warranty on structural components, materials, finishes and appliances.
Our warranty period also comes with check-ins from us to make sure you are settling into your new home and everything is running as efficiently as it should be.
At the 6-month, 12-month, 2-year and 3-year mark, we will touch base and ask you how everything is on the home front. This gives you a chance to talk through any issues or discuss any minor alterations you would like to make. Of course, we are only a phone call away in between if you have any queries at all.
Have questions about our renovation process? Want to go over any details? Or would simply like to book a call to get the ball rolling on your project?