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Front and rear of the home before demolitionConcept design During construction

renovators Advantages of Renovating

Four good reasons!

  1. Revamp: refreshes, rejuvenates and modernizes
  2. Personal touch: Everyone likes the idea of personalizing "their space" to reflect their ideas and living style
  3. Cost effective: It is cheaper to renovate or add-on an addition than it is to buy new
  4. Adds value: Renovating increases the property value
  5. Extensions: Creates more space

renovation ideas How to begin?

How do you know when you need a professional designer to draw up the plans of your home renovation idea or home extension to use a local builder? The answer is simple and it depends on what you want done. If design work is involved, a professional building designer needs to be engaged.

Making the mistake of using a builder to design the renovation and carry out the building work is not always in the best interest of the project. Most builders are tradesmen, not designers, and they need to employ someone else to draft out the drawings.

This can create delays, confusion and misunderstandings   in conveying the ideas of the renovation to a 3rd party who is not directly involved in the creativity of the renovation design work with the owner.

Using the builder as the designer is like asking a plumber to do the electrics.

The best solution when intending to carry out any Brisbane home renovations or extensions is to engage the Nova Group.  We are both professional building designers a well as builders.  We also do renovations and extensions on the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast. In other words, two for the price of one.

house extensions Designers

Qualified building designers are professionals who are trained in building technology, design work and everything needed to provide a comprehensive service backed up by imagination, vision and creativity. Without these attributes, there can be no design.

So, when you engage a building designer, that is what you pay for; the expertise to be able to transfer your thoughts into   concept drawings taking into account your needs, desires, wishes and providing a realistic proposal to suit a budget. 

renovating Project Management

A project manager is the person responsible for accomplishing the stated project objectives. Key project management responsibilities include creating clear and attainable project objectives, building the project requirements, and managing the triple constraint for projects, which are cost, time, and quality.

In a role as project manager, Nova Group represents each client by determining and implementing their exact needs, based on the knowledge provided.

The ability to adapt to the various internal procedures of the contracting party, and to form close links with the nominated representatives, is essential in ensuring that the key issues of cost, time, quality and above all, client satisfaction, can be realized.

The term and title 'project manager' has come to be used generically to describe anyone given responsibility to complete a project. However, it is more properly used to describe a person with full responsibility.

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When to Demolish?

There are two occasions when demolishing your home and starting over from scratch is almost certainly your best option:

  1. When the home is old and requires extensive repairs.
  2. When you love everything about your location except for the home.

The question to ask is, would the benefits outweigh the costs?

Allow NDG to be the judge, they will give you an honest appraisal.

Good market for renovations

"More and more investors are moving into the market, making it an idea time for savvy renovators. But it does make it tricky for first home buyers at the beginning of their property journey" says Real Estate Editor Venessa Paech. First home buyers now account for just 11%, the lowest level since 2004. read more

What Not to Do!

Converting a garage

Dorothy paid $28,000 more for her garage renovation than she had calculated. read more .....

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