Choose to build with home renovation specialists
There are many benefits to renovating your current home, so much time and money can be wasted looking for what you are missing in another property.
When renovating your current home, we strive to bring your vision to life, depending on what you are adding or removing, and any restrictions you may have. Chances are the design and layout of your current home are not on trend with the design styles and methods that are current today. With years of experience completing home renovations all across Brisbane’s North and Southside, we can help you navigate the renovation from start to finish, to ensure the best outcome for you.
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Our home renovation building process
Do Your Homework
What are you looking to achieve from your home renovation? What is the extent of the scope of work? Have you researched which renovation builder you would like to work with and would best suit the project you are undertaking? With any building project, these are some of the questions you need to ask yourself before thinking of engaging a builder. Once you have a clear understanding of what you are looking to achieve you fill out our project enquiry form on our contact page, after review, you can expect a 5-10 minute phone call to discuss your project in more detail and to make sure we are a good fit!
Home renovation costs & quoting
Every renovation project entails different scopes of work, and no two projects are the same, therefore we will be unable to supply you with a building proposal for your project without the relevant documentation. The relevant documents include working drawings, selections, and engineering if required. Selections and finishes play a big part in the overall cost of your renovation project as personal style and desired finishes vary. Having a selection schedule supplied to us as part of the documentation plays a big role in ensuring there is no uncertainty about what will be supplied. We have a range of interior designers we work with on our projects and are able to engage their services to help you with your selections so you can provide us with a schedule you are going to be 100% happy with.
Renovations are often taken to update the feel of the home and make the space more functional and enjoyable to be in. The process of a home renovation should be an enjoyable experience. You see your home transform from what it was to what it will become. You’d be surprised at what a renovation can do for your home. Take a look at a few of our favourite projects.
Home renovation FAQs
We have a detailed and in-depth preparation for any renovation project we take on, and yours will be no different. After all the preparation and time we have spent on the contract documentation (working drawings, selection schedule, engineering) there will be no questions or pieces of information about your project left unanswered. This is how we can offer a fixed price Building Proposal along with a fixed price building contract. In the instance there is a change requested to the contract documentation this will be treated as a variation to the contract and this paperwork will be drafted and sent to you on our Online Client Portal for approval.
The logistics and time frame of a renovation are very different to that of a new build, people often gasp at the timeline involved with a well-executed renovation “you could build a new house in 3 months”. We are different from other Brisbane renovation builders. We treat your home like a home, not a building site which means we won’t have tradespeople working all over your home. We have a well thought out approach to your renovation which we carefully schedule taking into account a few things – time frame allowed for the renovations, are you still living in the home during construction, and working hours or day restrictions. We aim to minimise the impact the renovation has on your everyday living through maintaining a clean site, containing the space of the home we occupy for storing material and equipment, and running a strict schedule to finish the project on time.
The decision to find alternative accommodation during the renovation will depend on the size of the renovation and if we can manage to complete the project with you still occupying the home while we work to complete the project. The majority of the clients we work with are able to stay in the home while we complete the renovation.
The quality of the workmanship is managed in 2 ways:
The first is clearly defining each sub-contractors scope of works and setting the expectation of what will be delivered and the timeline in which is it be completed. The second is our contractors from our team, they have been working with us on the majority of our projects if not all of them, so they know what we expect and we all work together to ensure the next trades job is as simple as it should be. After the Sub-Contractors scope of work is completed we will inspect the completed work ensuring it has met the standards and tolerances set. This results in the client having their project completed to their expectations.
We will select an area in which we will occupy during the renovation. We will store all our deliveries and equipment here, this is usually contained by temporary fencing. We have lock boxes where the keys to your property will live during the renovations. We will also ensure the property will be cleaned at the end of each day and locked prior to leaving the site.
Watara Homes has worked on house renovations all around Brisbane on both the north and southside. We take each renovation on a case by case basis.