Journey

When you partner with us on your renovation journey we’ll walk with you through every step of your project.

You’ll work with skilled professionals in design and engineering, project management and construction.

Here’s an overview so you’ll have a clear idea of the road ahead.

CONSULT
DISCOVERY

Discovery

Talking to someone experienced in renovating early on in the process is the smart way to get some of your initial questions answered. We provide a FREE first site visit to help you define your ideas and get started on realising the vision you have for your remodeled home. We often have first meetings with homeowners 6, 12 or even 18 months before their project starts. It’s never too soon to talk. Book your appointment here.

DESIGN MEETING

Design Brief

When you’re ready to get started you’ll meet with our design team and project manager together to help to get the big picture on paper. They will assess your site and the existing home, and get feedback from you to gain an understanding of how you live and your vision for the property. Preliminary costs are discussed to assist you with budget decisions. From the information gathered at the Design Meeting  a refined design brief is worked on to capture other aspects of your life such as how you will use the spaces proposed.

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Design Concept

Following on from the design meeting and after a full site measure along with obtaining a copy of the council property records, the concept design is developed to include all the elements and requirements highlighted in your design brief and enough detail for our designers to push the boundaries and produce some unexpected but fantastic results. When the final concept design is agreed our estimators will work up a preliminary cost for the project just to confirm we are still within budget.

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Construction Drawings

The approved final concept plan will  become the foundation from which to develop detailed consent and construction drawings. During this phase specialist reports that may be required to obtain building and / or  resource consent will be arranged ready to be submitted to the council with the detailed construction plans. These drawings include details of the finishing products that will give your home the personality you’re looking to achieve .Your plans and additional documentation are submitted to Auckland Council for building consent and any other consents you may need. The council consented plans will be used by our build team during the construction phase.

COUNCIL CONCENT AND PROFESSIONAL REPORTS

Council Consent

While waiting on the council  you’ll be kept busy making final selections on your finishings specification, ready for your final price. We’ll work with you to finalise your colours, bathroom and kitchen design including all the various product choices for flooring, fixtures and bathroom furniture. During this time we also fine tune the construction schedule with you to make allowance for the  time frames involved with the various choices you make.

PRICING CONTRACTS

Pricing Contracts

While your plans are in council, we will finalise prices with our contractors and suppliers, and put together the Build Schedule and Construction Agreement along with the 10 Year Building Guarantee. Once you’re happy with everything and have signed the contract we’ll start pre-booking any subcontractors involved so things can get started as soon as you build consent has been issued.

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CONSTRUCTION

Construction

Our skilled team will be ready to start once consent is issued. You will meet with your dedicated site supervisor/foreman who organises site activities and works with our back office team to orchestrate the whole build from start to finish. Our Project Manager will keep you updated on progress while working with you to handle questions and changes that invariably occur due to the nature of complex renovation work.

COMPLIANCE

Compliance

Once all the work on site has competed and after signing off your Practical Completion document; we work to request all documentation required for either you or our back office team to submit your Code Compliance application. This process often involves additional requests from Council for additional information which we can work with you.

COMPLETION

Completion

Following through from practical completion and delivery of your Code Compliance Certificate Your 10 year guarantee issued by Certified Builders or Master Builders will be in place and you can resume life – in your new, improved home. Move in and enjoy!

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