Here you'll find answers to our most frequently asked questions.



General Questions

How much in average a carpenter/general builder would charge an hour for it's services?

On the current South Australian market an average hourly rate varies between $30 to $45 depending on few different factors such as:
  • Experience
  • Work load at the time
  • Personal ambitions etc.

How long generally take to get a council approval?

It depends on many factors, for instance:
  • Size and complexity of the project
  • Architect availability
  • Engineers' availability
  • All correct documents lodged
  • Local council work load

But normally it could take up to 10-11 weeks for the smaller size project such as veranda, pergola, carport, minor structural modifications and up to 16-18 weeks for a medium size project such as extension.

In general council would say to you it would take 6-8 weeks to stamp the paperwork if their are not any complications or missing documents.

Is it possible to remove load bearing wall and what is involved in doing so?

Generally it is possible to remove a load bearing wall/walls.
First of all you would have to find out what the wall is supporting. Normally it would support the roof structure and ceiling structure. If not sure, get a professional to have a look.
Secondly find the professional party to do the job for you.

Very important to know that every wall in the house have it's structural purpose, for instance-bracing. Ones the internal wall removed it can weaken the overall structural soundness of your home and in the future lead to unwanted cracks in the walls. But normally it should be fine.
Do not forget get an engineer's recommendations and calculations.

How do I prepare for a kitchen renovation?

To get on your way to getting your new dream kitchen, start by gathering together ideas, designs, and your own thoughts to a new kitchen scrapbook. This might be a physical book with written, printed and cut out ideas. Or for the modern world a collection of weblinks in a favourites file. This step can take as long or as short as you like.

Measure up the available space for the new kitchen. 

You will need a professional measure later in the process however it is important to make a start on your design. The available space might include removal of walls and other building works like windows and doors. Measure as if these were already complete.

Importantly also make a list of the appliances that you are intending to build into your new kitchen. Model numbers are usually enough to find the accurate dimensions online. Your new kitchen cabinets will need to be able to accommodate these whether they are new or recycled from your current kitchen.

Can I visit the site during work?

You are always welcome to visit the site during work because we appreciate your inputs and approval at every stage. This gives us enthusiasm to give our best and improve the quality of our work.

What about your experience and reputation?

We have over 20 years of experience in dealing with home renovation and extension work in and around Melbourne with a stellar reputation to match. No wonder, many of our projects come through client referrals.

How long will you take to complete my home extensions or renovation work?

It depends upon the size and scope of the project you want us to complete. We will give you a definite timeline before we begin work to remove any doubts or confusions.

Which type of services you provide?

We provide Home Extensions, Single-Storey and Double Story Extensions, Kitchen and Bathroom Renovation, Stair and Staircase Construction, Home Remodelling, and Heritage Restoration Services.

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