26 Aug 2013

Reduce building costs through better advice

Renovations | Tips and Advice

Reduce building costsPeople often ask me what typical renovation costs are in Brisbane and that is, of course, an impossible question to answer. Building costs for renovation projects in Brisbane vary greatly, depending on a wide variety of factors like the size and type of renovation, access to the block, the type of soil, etc., etc. The list goes on and on and it really does require an in-depth look at the property and the project in question to get close to even a ballpark figure.

But one thing I can tell people who want to know about the cost of renovating in Brisbane is that they can save significant amounts of money and reduce building costs by getting the right advice upfront – by getting advice from dion seminara architecture, to be precise.

You see, we take the time and effort to keep abreast of not only the latest building techniques but also materials and the cost of those materials.

When we design your home we are constantly looking for ways to give you the best outcome for the lowest possible investment. We respect your building budget as if it was our own money.

Now compare that approach to the one taken by your typical draftsperson or builder. People in those professions not only lack the creative design ability to give you a fantastic result, but they also don’t trouble themselves to look for creative outcomes. They tend to recommend the same materials, products and brands that they’ve always used and they design or build whatever is easiest for them, not what is best for you.

It’s not hard to understand why. Draftspeople are not designers, their skill is in drafting, not designing. They charge a lower fee than an architect because they are not designing, you are! They spend less time working on specific home designs and instead focus on volume. Theirs really is a game of quantity over quality. As for the builder – well they’re just trying to make the best profit they can and who can blame them, as their job is to build, not to design or focus on saving you money. The less time they need to spend researching the better.

However, as architects, our primary goal is to design a home that perfectly suits your needs and hopefully exceeds your goals, but a close second on our goal list is to save you as much money as possible.

So how much does it cost to renovate in Brisbane? Well that depends on many factors, but one thing is for sure – you’re certain to get the very best outcome and value for money by engaging dion seminara architecture to design your Brisbane renovation. Start out with our verbal Lifestyle Design Advice – designed to show you how to get the best outcome for your needs.

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