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IN PROGRESS: Extension Project – Brisbane

For the last few months, the GCProjects Reno team have been working hard on this extension project in a leafy suburb of Brisbane.

The scope of this project has involved the enclosure of the original balcony to add extra space to the lounge and dining space internally, and then a new 40sqm deck to make the most of the beautiful view (and summer breeze).

We’re coming to the end of the project, so stay tuned for final photos very soon!

 

Before the extension

Enclosed – roof on

Upper deck

New lounge room

That view!!

New lounge room – complete!

New dining room

New dining room

5 Quick Tips About New Home Builds

1: Location Location Location

If you are yet to pick your new location there are some things that you should consider before purchasing, the first major factor to consider is how the area is behaving in the real estate market at present and what it’s growth has been like over the past 5 & 10 year sectors. For some people this maybe your first new home and this is really important to make sure you buy at the right place and for the right money.

 

real-estate-area-trends-september-2014

Source RpData

2: Budget

Having a budget is one of the most important things to be done in the early stages of the process, when budgeting we recommend having a chat with your bank to obtain a pre approval, best option is to allow yourself a little bit of breathing room, in our experience customers update and change some of the build process along the way therefore spending a little more $$$ on the overall budget. Below is a calculator to help you run a few numbers.

3: Project Manager

Having a project manager is a highly recommended option as we take a lot of the stress out of dealing with the on-site tradesman, design and engineering challenges and much more. Having a PM is generally seen as a single point of contact for the client and having the simplicity of being able to relay any instructions direct to them for execution. GCProjects pride themselves on delivering high industry standards on every project.

4: Reputable Tradesman 

We employee not only our own full time staff but have on hand leading industry tradesman from all sectors to deliver only the best services at an affordable price, let us help you select the right people for the job, after all its what we do everyday. Its unfortunate but we have seen a lot of poorly completed work and in many cases have been hired to rectify the issues, this is an extra cost that you shouldn’t need to deal with but this again reinforces the reason why you should use a Project Manager.

5: Time Frames

Once you have covered most of the above steps its now time to talk with your project manager and discuss realistic time frames for your project, are goal is to hit every milestone and budget requirement and being upfront about this is a really important factor when we take on any job, false promises and misguided time frames are something we don’t believe in. We are reliable, professional and obsessed with perfection.

We would love the opportunity to help you build your dream and would care greatly to speak with you directly to discuss options, advise or anything you may need so please don’t hesitate to call us on 1300 664 533 or enquire below

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