4 Jan 2016

How long will my new home or renovation take in Brisbane?

New Homes | Renovations | Services | Tips and Advice

home renovation in BrisbaneWanting to undertake a home renovation in Brisbane, or perhaps you want to build a new home but you’re not sure how long the process takes? Well ‘how long’ is a question that I get asked a lot, so I thought I should explain how long a typical building project takes.

Now obviously how long will vary from project to project but let me first answer the question this way –

If you want to be comfortably in your new or renovated home before Christmas 2017 you should start the design process NOW.

An average project takes at least 6 to 12 months of planning, designing and approvals before construction work can even commence. That means that even for smaller projects if you start the process now, work would only just be completed on your home before the end of the year. Leave it a few months and you’ll start running into the end of year rush period.

December is a particularly busy time of the year for home renovations in Brisbane as well as new home construction. People want their homes completed so they can be moved in before the end of the year. It’s also the time of year where builders and building supply companies are getting ready to close for the holidays. Getting materials can be tricky over the December/January break.

And it’s not just the construction work on your home itself that you need to consider. If you’re also getting some landscaping work done you’ll ideally want your garden established before the heat of summer kicks in to give your plants a chance of surviving the summer heat. So the last thing you’re going to want is to have your building work run into the end of the year. Ideally, you want it completed well before December.

Of course, larger projects can take even longer. If you are looking at building a new luxury home in Brisbane or a substantial renovation to an existing home, then chances are you will need to start now to have work completed sometime in 2017.

The time to act is now

So keeping in mind that if you contact us today it will most likely be a minimum of 6 months before construction starts on your project, you can see why I say now is the time to act.

It’s common for people to misjudge how long the planning, design, approval and construction phases take. It’s a long process, particularly if you want a spectacular result.

The design process cannot, and should not be rushed. It takes time to create the perfect life-enhancing design. Remember that you need to live with the outcome of this process so it pays to have a professional company like ours take the time to design the perfect home for your lifestyle needs. We also look at ways of saving you money so your budget can stretch further. At dion seminara architecture we don’t rush and we don’t cut corners. Instead, we focus on delivering stunning outcomes for our clients.

Also by starting your project now, you will have some wriggle room if any unforeseen circumstances should arise, such as application problems or weather delays.

It’s time to start living the dream

If you’ve dreamt of building a stunning new home or doing a home renovation in Brisbane that perfectly fits your lifestyle needs then now is the time to act.

Make 2016 the year that you get what you’ve always wanted. Meet with us and let us explore the options with you. If your budget is a concern we can discuss staging your project so your improvements are made over time.

Too often people misjudge how long it the whole process takes. By meeting with us now we can advise you on likely time frames and hopefully help get you into your dream home sooner.

So don’t delay. Contact us today and let Brisbane architects dion seminara architecture transform your house into the home you’ve always wanted.

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