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Unsure where to start with your home extension design, home renovation design or new home design? Sherbrooke takes the uncertainty out of building design by offering a comprehensive concept design and budget estimate.

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5 Stages of Building Design Services

Sherbrooke’s home renovation and extension design team will look after you every step of the way by providing a complete architectural design and construction service. Our in house design team can develop an original and functional new home design to fit your lifestyle needs and budget requirements. In addition we don’t charge exorbitant architect fees and guarantee our budgets to be within 5% of a fixed price quote/contract.

As an established and reputable Melbourne builder, we also guarantee the quality of our work, long after a project is complete. It is crucial that you are 100% happy with the home renovation, extension and new home design, before any further steps are taken. Here is a brief overview of the easy step-by-step design process we will enjoy together in realising your vision:

Step 1

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You will meet with one of our designers to discuss your extension, renovation or new home design needs, your wishes, the ‘look’ you want to achieve and your budget. Use this time to personalise your project, tell us your goals, show us pictures you may have collected along the way of homes you like and brainstorm your ideas with us. A concept design plan will be discussed in line with your proposed budget.

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Step 2

Based on our meeting with you, our skilled designer will then prepare a draft concept design. You will meet with your designer again to review and confirm that we have interpreted your ideas correctly and the home design is what you are looking to achieve. If required, any changes are made to accommodate your needs.

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Step 3

Once the design is approved by you, our estimator will prepare a Budget Estimate and preliminary specifications that outlines what is included in the estimate. We again review this with you to confirm and make final adjustments. We guarantee our budget estimates to be within 5% of a fixed price quote/contract based on the information we have at this point.

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Step 4

Once you are completely comfortable with the information provided we can begin to discuss the next step which is the documentation stage. This will be presented to you in the form of a preliminary agreement and includes the preparation of building engineering and town planning plans, soil reports and final contract specifications.

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Step 5

Once you are satisfied with all of the relevant documents you will be presented with a copy of the ‘Plain English’ Housing Industry Association Standard Building Contract’ for your review. The contract includes a fixed completion date and the home owners warranty guarantee.

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Our clients knew they were taking on a large scale renovation of their grand Victorian Canterbury home and entrusted Sherbrooke to do the job. The project entailed substantial demolition of part of the house, rebuilding to match the original and renovation of all the remaining rooms.

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The owners of this Glen Iris home lived in their 1910 Edwardian weatherboard for seven years before the needs of a growing family made a home renovation a matter of urgency. With only a 1990s part renovation at the rear and a traditional layout of enclosed rooms, the home was becoming increasingly less practical for a family with young children. Armed with a folder of inspiration – dream clippings of rooms, designs and finishes, the owners approached Sherbrooke Design and Construction to extend their family home.

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