How We Work
Home extension time-line
Here is a step-by-step outline of the time frame of a typical Add-Style home extension project.
One of our design consultants meets you at your home to discuss your requirements, budget and general feasibility of the project.
Our design team, including the registered architect, carry out a site inspection and measure up to establish design constraints such as sunlight, shade, views, privacy and compliance with council or private certifier codes. At that meeting we sit down with you, the client, and discuss and develop the brief of your requirements.
Third meeting, a week or so later
We get in touch with you to present our first home extension design together with a verbal estimate of costs. Often it’s worth presenting more than one design with a view to choosing the best and developing it to suit the property owner’s needs.
Fourth meeting, a week or so later
Once we have your feedback and changes and you are happy with the design, the next step is to get the proposal estimated accurately. This is where you will incur a small fee for the builder to make his inspection and put together the price and specification.
Two weeks later
We lodge the development application (DA) with council or the complying development certificate (CDC) with a private certifier after final amendments have been completed on the drawing.
Three to five weeks later
It generally takes around 3 weeks for a CDC and 6 weeks for a DA to go through for a home extension. We’ll be in touch with you on receipt of the approval and present you with a formal written building contract. This is to be signed by both parties, at which stage we require a payment of 5% of the quoted amount which pays for the costs of getting the approval.
Within the next month
Add-Style will commence work on your home extension usually within two to four weeks of both parties signing the formal written building contract.