At Modify our aim is to always make the renovation process seamless and enjoyable for our clients. Many of our clients come to us part way through the renovation process when they have plans but feel overwhelmed with decisions they need to make. Or perhaps they have an architect, but need Modify to help conceptualise the project as a whole and manage the DA process, interiors, landscaping and heritage issues.
Below is a basic summary of the main steps involved in a renovation - we are happy to jump in and walk with you through this process at any stage:
Stage 1 // Design Brief and Initial Sketch Drawings
We liaise between you and an architect or a draftsperson to make sure they have a clear picture of what you want. Initial concept plans will be prepared for you to review and approve.
Approximate timeframe: 4-6 weeks
Stage 2 // Survey Plan
We’ll do a survey plan of your property to help with drawing up detailed plans and for preparing your Development Application (DA)
Approximate timeframe: 3 weeks (concurrent with Stage 1)
Stage 3 // Construction Cost Plan
We do a detailed construction cost plan early on so you can make important decisions about your renovation. It’s a vital step that saves costs and time delays later on. Amendments can easily be made to these concept plans before Development Application plans are drawn up.
Approximate timeframe: 2 weeks
Stage 4 // 3D model of approved plans
Many of our clients choose to have a 3D model of the concept plans so they get a really clear picture of what their renovation will look like. The 3D model helps you confirm your plans are what you want, or helps identify things you want to adjust.
Approximate timeframe: 2 weeks (concurrent with Stage 3)
Stage 5 // DA Documentation
This is mainly an admin stage. We develop the concept plans in the detail required for your application to council. We’ll include all the supporting reports your council needs to assess your application. We’re highly experienced in dealing with DAs and ensuring a positive outcome.
Approximate timeframe: 13 weeks
Stage 6 // Construction Certificate (CC) and Tender Documents
Once we have DA consent from your council, the plans need to be refined further for the Construction Certificate (CC) to be issued. Then a Principal Certifying Authority (PCA) is appointed to issue the CC and oversee the project’s construction. We’ll look after all of this for you.
Approximate timeframe: 4 weeks
Stage 7 // Selecting fittings and finishes
This is where you decide interior items like fittings, joinery, lighting and flooring. We’ll spend time with you, presenting options and making sure you’re happy with your choices. It’s an exciting but important stage that defines how your new home will look.
This stage can run at the same time as 5 and 6 to save time.
Approximate timeframe: 4 weeks
Stage 8 // Construction
We work with our sister company, Profile Property Group to carry out the renovation. They have extensive experience in residential construction. The owner and director works closely with his project managers to make sure your expectations are met. You’ll receive daily progress reports from the site foreman.
Timeframe depends on scope of work.