The Renovation and Building Process Explained
The building process can be a complex cycle which involves careful attention and supervision from owners, builders and architects so that your project is well maintained for a high quality result, and that you are 100% satisfied.
We take pride in giving our clients their best home, kitchen, bathroom renovation possible by attending to their specific needs, wants and what they expect their final project vision should look like.
That is why we want to show you how we do things at Build Plus the moment we start working with you on your project.
Step 1: Talk to a Renovation Expert about your Renovation Plans
Once you contact us, we will answer any queries you may have and set up a face-to-face meeting that best suits the both of us. We give you a complimentary Expert Appraisal (valued at $247) when we come out to you to discuss how we can help you with your renovation project – No Catch, No Obligations!. This gives you the chance to have a one on one talk with our qualified builders to get expert advice that could save you thousands on your project.
Step 2: Get Expert Advice from our Renovation Team
We come to you and discuss thoroughly with you about your project. What you need, want and expect your renovation project to look like. The more details you provide us the better we can help you build your dream renovation, more is always better – ‘No stone is left unturned’. Things that we would like to discuss with you is your budget, kind of renovation, style, product specifications, timber, interior and exterior design, subcontractors, any other special requirements, etc.
Step 3: Get your plans drawn up by a qualified Architectural Designer
If you have not drawn any plans at all for your renovation project you don’t have to worry. We will provide you an Architectural Designer that can plan and draw up your renovation project the way you want. We give you expert advice to whatever you may ask, don’t be shy to ask us any concerns you may have. Remember as your Renovation Experts we are here to help.
Step 4: Get a Renovation Pricing Document put together
When suitable plans are decided by you, our builders and architects we then make you a pricing document. A pricing document is a documentation that contains costs that relate to your project such as materials, labour, equipment hire, insurance, health and safety and clean up. This document provides you in detail how much each aspect of the project will cost to you so that you know your renovation project will be completed within budget.
Step 5: Get a Building Consent
Once you are happy with your finalised plans we can get your building consents for you if needed. Building consents are needed before any renovation work can start, so getting building consents is a must. The processing of building consents from Council can take up to a minimum of 20 working days.
Step 6: Choose the most suitable building contract
Contracts will then need to be put in place. You can choose between three contracts with our builders which are full contracts, labour-only contracts and managed labour-only contracts. Our qualified builders will discuss with you thoroughly about what these contracts provide you. This reassures you that we are responsible for your project and certain duties are placed on us.
Step 7: We recommend you get insurance to cover your project
Next we will provide you with insurance if you need it, it is highly recommended that you apply for insurance on your project. This is because arranging and applying for insurance is vital for your renovation project because without the appropriate cover in place your project can be at high risk. In order to protect the project from risks during the construction period a Contract Works and general liability policy will be required.
Step 8: Get a Health & Safety Plan for your project
Our next step is to draw up a health and safety plan for the work site, so that whoever goes onto the site is protected from construction risks and that site rules are put in place. We do not tolerate individuals who do not comply with the health and safety regulation, which can endanger themselves and others around them.
Step 9: Once the paperwork is done, progress payments begin
Once plans, building consents and contracts are finalised we will begin building your dream home, kitchen and bathroom renovation the way you want. This is where progress payments will begin, this ensures that you are only paying for work our builders has done at anytime. We will give you regular updates on your renovation project, open communication is vital between our clients and us. Communication plays a key role to your renovation project because the interaction you have with our builders and designers relates to the outcome of how your project will look and feel when it is completed.
Step 10: Your Renovation Project Manager is assigned to your project
At the very beginning of your renovation project we assign a project manager to your project. This means your project will be managed and tracked throughout its building process where you shall receive regular updates from our project manager. So that you know everything that is going on in your project and how it is coming along.
Step 11: Regular Quality Control through the renovation
At every stage of your project we do a comprehensive 137 Point Quality Control Check. This ensures that your project is meeting the standards of the Building Code, so your project is of high quality and workmanship. Your project is done right the first time!
Step 12: Professional clean to complete the job
After the completion of your renovation project you receive a complete and thorough professional cleaning where your place is left tidy and immaculate. Finally on the set completion and handover date you will get the keys to your home where you dream renovation awaits your final verdict.
Your Next Step…
Take your next step with us, this is where your dream renovation begins. Call Craig and the Build Plus team on today and we will help you every step of the way to create your ideal renovation.