Hints On Establishing a Reputable Builder
  • Hints On Establishing a Reputable Builder


    So you are considering extending and renovating your home?

    This is potentially one of your biggest investments so you need to know you are getting the right advice from the right people from the start.

    Firstly, talk to a domestic home extensions builderthat does the full package.

    This means they design as well as build.

    The secret to a good value home extension lies in how well it is designed.

    Architects and Drafting companies will often draw plans of what you want but without making you aware of the costs involved. This is because they simply don’t know. They are purely aesthetic in mind-set and not builders. To this end, more often than not, people end up with costly plans of something beyond their fiscal means.

    A good home extension builder / designer can integrate aesthetics and your ideas with practicality and with an eye on budget as he goes. This allows the home extension builder / designer to gauge the cost before any expensive plans are drawn, or worse, permits applied for.

    Here’s an example: Let’s say you want a typical two bedroom second storey extension with bathroom, separate WC, BIR’s and a retreat area. An experienced extensions designer-builder will be able to give you a very good price indication say $100 – $120k.

    Therefore if your budget is say $80k then you know that this concept is out of your budget with no cost to you to find this out.

    But if your budget is $140K you can be comfortable with the thought that this particular builder can come up with a design, within your budget and you will still have some money left for things like curtains, painting, floor coverings, and air-con. etc.

    So Does your Builder make the grade? Use our Checklist to ensure that…..

    The Company operates under a Registered Building Practitioner’s official registration: e.g.: DB-U 35xx (Domestic Builder – Unlimited) (Check with Building Control Commission.) This person should be a director or owner of the company and if not ask questions? as they could be ‘using’ a friends licence for some reason?


We would like to express our gratitude to you & your team for your recently completed Project of a second storey addition to our existing weatherboard home. From our first meeting with the Designer, we were confident in his enthusiasm for the business & his passion to design an extension...

Steve & Sophie – Ringwood Nth

It was a great experience and was handled with great care. It could have been a stressful time with a toddler, newborn, two dogs & a home extension. But it was really good & we really love our new space and home.

Ryan & Lisa – Viewbank

We purchased in an area we loved & that was a major factor in making the decision to extend...we loved the idea of being able to create something that suited our needs.

Alex & Sam – Knoxfield

Right from the first phone call we found the whole team at Extensions Unlimited to be very attentive and professional. The Design Consultant listened to our requests, and came up with a design that suited our needs and existing construction. Once the work commenced, we had fairly tight deadlines due...

Brenda – Glen Waverley

Our initial contact with the company was great. The Design Consultant met us for our first appointment and listened to our ideas and came up with a design which was exactly what we were looking for. The process was very easy and construction started after only a few months of...

Michael & Natalie – Nunawading

Very happy with our upstairs extension. The company stood out from the very beginning in terms of customer service as well as promptness and clarity of communication.Our project was finished on time and within budget. Have to especially acknowledge our Project Manager and our Designer. Our Designer was very patient...

Harish – Essendon

We opted for Extensions Unlimited purely based on our experience with our Designer. We were impressed by his professionalism & conscientiousness in finding the best design for our needs. Moreover, we felt he was someone we could trust. In fact, all Extensions Unlimited staff members were professional & friendly, so...

Stephen & Kim – Glen Waverley

Excellent Project Management! Communication was always clear, precise, timely & trustworthy. The whole extension / renovation process was well handled and we enjoyed the journey.

Huei & Chin-Wei – Mount Waverley


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