Arguably The Best Home Extensions Builders In Melbourne
There are a number of reasons why you might be considering home extensions Melbourne. For instance, you have a young family that is growing. Yes, you can keep a couple of kids aged two and three in one room, but when they start to get older they want their own space.
Fair enough: we all need somewhere to “chill out”, and our children are no different.
Equally, you might have parents or other relatives who are ageing and in need of care and attention. They can no longer look after themselves, so you simply need more space in order to be able to accommodate them.
Of course, you could just “up sticks” and move to another area and a bigger home. That’s one possible course of action. However, there are some disadvantages to doing that, not the least of which is the cost. It is not just the cost of purchasing a larger home. There are other costs involved which most people just don’t even consider at first.
Not the least of these is the emotional cost. You have probably been living in your area for five or ten years or maybe much longer. Your kids go to the local school. You know all the shopkeepers locally. You may be a member of local groups such as a church, a drama group, a gardening society, or you even just go to the local bar for a couple of drinks and meet and chat to friends whom you have known for years. Moving away means that you effectively have to start life all over again.
Even if it is only ten miles away, that is enough to cut you off from all whom you know and love.
Then there is the monetary cost. There is the cost of selling your present home. Real estate agents costs are not cheap. There is the cost of their commission on the successful sale, and in many cases advertising costs.
Changing your home loan to a different property may also involve extra cost. Only you will know how much, after discussions with your mortgage provider.
Next is stamp duty, which on a $500k home currently works out to about $24,000. Ouch!
Then there is the cost of moving all your services such as your internet connection, phone lines, foxtel, burglar alarm monitoring, and so on.
And, yes, of course, the cost of a removalist.
A Considerable Amount
All of this can add up to a considerable amount of money, and there is no guarantee that you will actually be as happy in your new environment. It is rather a leap into the dark.
In many instances you will be much better off staying where you are, and the way to do that is to add an extension to your present home. You can do this in one of three different ways. You can extend outwards. You can extend upwards. And you can also extend downwards. Obviously, home extensions Melbourne depend on the legal requirements in your area, together with the practical situation.
This is where Avenue Building Group can help you. We don’t just build homes and extensions. We do everything.
For instance, many people who are considering house extensions Melbourne have a very good idea of what they want to achieve, which is only to be applauded. However, what many then do is appoint an architect to produce a plan, which the architect is perfectly qualified to do. In fact, it’s his job.
However, it is not his job to produce an estimate of the cost of doing what you want. This is the point at which many people run into trouble. You have an idea of the design that you want and the architect produces it. So far, so good.
However, your budget is $100,000. You take the excellent design to a builder who then tells you that it will cost – give or take – $130,000 to build. You just spent whatever the architect charged you (but certainly not pennies) and your budget doesn’t allow you to do this. So, in effect, you are back to square one. You are also out by whatever you paid the architect.
Design And Build
At Avenue Building Group we both design and build. You can come to us with your ideas and we can advise on design and also the likely cost of the construction within a limited tolerance.
Now we can work together in order to create the extra space that you need, and that we can both adjust according to your budget. You then have the best of both worlds, because you can add something here, or take away something there, so that you finish up with an extension that does what you need it to, conforms to all of the ideals that you want, and finishes up constructed totally within your budget.
Who knows? We may even be able to shave a few thousand dollars off your original budget, so that you finish up with more for less. Suddenly, that starts to look exciting!
Avenue Building Group has been constructing home extensions Melbourne for over twenty years, so we have the experience and the expertise that you need in order to provide you with the perfect solution to your problem.
Certainly, it’s a problem. When you need more space, there are only three ways that you can go. Up, down, or sideways. We can help you with all of them.
We regard all house extensions Melbourne as a partnership between ourselves and you – the client. Your part of the partnership is simply to tell us what it is that you want to achieve. Our part is to provide you with it at a cost that fits in with your budget, and then ensure that you are totally satisfied with the end result.
That is why we give you a rock solid guarantee of satisfaction, and is also why we get most of our business through recommendations from existing happy clients.
That is the way we like to do business.
A True Win-Win Partnership
This is beginning to become an “old” phrase, but nonetheless we believe it happens to be true: it is a “win-win” partnership. We ensure that you get exactly what you want at a price that you can afford, and we know that you will recommend us to others. That is exactly how any sort of business should be.
Call us now or click on the Contact Us link at the top of the page. It costs you absolutely nothing to discuss your plans, but will be the beginning of the bigger home of your dreams.