Home Extension Builders Melbourne
It’s a rare thing to find a neighbourhood and neighbours that you truly love. What makes a great neighbourhood can vary greatly for each person, and the idea of relocating after finding such a rare gem can be a daunting prospect.
This is one of many reasons why people choose Sherbrooke Constructions as their home extension builder. We know the value of loving where you live, and we’ll go to every effort to make sure that you’re able to live in a home that meets the needs of your family while making the process as stress-free as possible.
It can be difficult to find a new home that meets all of your desires. A home extension can be a great way to add the extra space and features you need and can be a much simpler process than going through all that is required to move houses.
Many of our clients decide to extend to get the space and features they desire. This could be extra bedrooms, a bigger kitchen with entertaining areas, or a second storey extension for a growing family. We have over 30 years of experience in uniting families with their ideal homes and know the process of extending, as well as the needs of our clients inside and out. What’s more, we know that peace of mind comes directly from understanding what the process will be like. So at Sherbrooke Constructions, we take the time to make sure your questions and concerns are answered promptly and ahead of time.
Previous Single & Double Storey Extension Projects
Why Choose Sherbrooke for Single Storey Extensions?
While many homeowners may think it is better to try and utilise the space they have through renovating rather than extending their home; single storey extensions are often more cost effective and a better solution, especially for larger blocks of land.
As your lifestyle and living needs change and your family grows, so does your living requirements. If your home is starting to feel cramped due to having one less bathroom, bedroom or living area than what your family needs, then extending your home is a great way to trade outdoor space for indoor living. Save yourself the stress of moving and stay in a neighbourhood you love by extending your home..
When you choose Sherbrooke, we can help you design an extension that seamlessly transitions from indoors to outdoors with a living space that opens up onto your backyard. With an expert design team and a building process that has been mastered through 30+ years of experience, contact us today to discuss your single storey home extension needs.
Why Choose Sherbrooke for Second Storey Extensions?
If you’re living on a smaller block, have a garden that you love or simply want a better view, then choosing a double storey extension can help you to create more space and a new aesthetic at the same time.
Double storey extensions are perfect for growing families or if you feel as though your home is no longer large enough to suit your needs or lifestyle. By adding a second floor to your home you can create a new living space with a particular function in mind; whether that’s a play area for the kids, a dedicated space for you to work or an area to entertain with a great view.
Second storey extensions can be added to existing period homes and homes that have town planning or heritage restrictions. At Sherbrooke we have the experience needed to help you design an extension that compliments the current design and architecture of your home.
Our Home Extension design and build process
Home Extensions made easy
Whether it’s a single storey or double storey home extension, we’ll look after you every step of the way by providing a complete architectural design and construction service for your home extension. Here’s a brief overview of the easy step-by-step design and building process we’ll enjoy together in realising your vision.
Our Construction Manager will ensure your extension is built in line with the plans and specifications and your Project Manager is responsible for the day-to-day management of trades and materials. Your Contracts Administrator will guide you through the selections process and help you with all the administrative detail through Buildertrend. You have access to our Interior Design Consultant to assist with colour selections, and access to well-known industry professional brands and reputable suppliers.
FAQs About Home Extensions in Melbourne 2023
Is A Home Extension Worth It?
While it may be a simpler process than going to the effort of moving house, home extensions are still a serious undertaking and require effort and investment on your part. With that said, building a home extension in Melbourne is a brilliant way of adding considerable value to your home. This value is more than just the monetary benefit to your home’s resale price, it is also a large value addition based on what your space can be used for and how it improves your quality of life.
Home extensions are also a great way of adding extra utility to your home without the need to sacrifice the living space you already have. There may also be a lot more options available to you regarding your home extension than you think. At Sherbrooke Constructions, we are able to add to your existing space by extending the floor your house is already on, or we can add an extra storey to the house in order to create another floor for you to live in!
What Steps Are Taken When Building A Home Extension?
When building a home extension, there are several important steps that need to be taken in order to ensure that the process runs smoothly.
It all starts by getting in touch with Sherbrooke and meeting our team. We can then discuss your goals and budget range for the project.
From that point, we are able to get to work on creating a draft or concept design for your project that we will present to you. This is where we make sure that your ideas are brought to life as you would like them to be, as well as ensure that everyone is on the same page regarding what the final design will accomplish.
After the draft design has been finalised and signed off, we work on giving you an estimate of the budget requirements for your home extension.
Moving on from the budget estimate, we then draw up what is called a ‘Preliminary Building Agreement’, which is effectively a collection of documents all relating to the project, including designs, permissions, soil reports and the final specifications that will be written into the contract.
We then provide you with the final contract, which includes a full breakdown of your project as a whole. It also includes guarantees on our part and a final price, plus a completion date.
Now it’s time for building to commence! At this stage, we let the building professionals do what they do best while making sure your design is adhered to and deadlines are met. As our client, you have full access to our team who work with you during this time to decide on colour selections and the finer details.
Once your project is completed, we are then committed to providing the highest level of after-build support with 3, 6 and 12 month warranty reviews on your new home extension.
Is Planning Permission Required For A Home Extension?
This can vary greatly from council to council and it’s tricky to give a certain answer. The good news is that by choosing a well-reviewed Melbourne home builder like Sherbrooke Constructions, you don’t have to worry about planning permissions or any of the other governmental approvals. This is because we take care of all of that for you and is a standard part of our home extension service.
Do I Need An Architect For An Extension?
There are plenty of ways to go about completing a home extension in Melbourne, but the most efficient and stress-free method is to go through Sherbrooke Constructions. By choosing us as your home extension builder, you’re giving yourself more options regarding the design and creation of your home extension. We discuss your needs in relation to the features and functions of your home extension, as well the myriad of other factors including budget, materials and timelines. All of this goes into the final plan of building your home extension. As a result, you don’t need to engage an architect separately for your extension, as we have a dedicated and experienced design team ready to bring your ideas to life.
Feel free to get in touch with our team to learn more about our design process.
Feel free to get in touch with our team to learn more about our design process.
How Long Does A Home Extension Take To Build?
Sherbrooke Constructions is a luxury home company in Melbourne that creates bespoke home extensions for all of our clients. We extend homes in a wide variety of ways and do so with custom choices on everything from materials to features to colours to fittings. This means that each project — and its timeline — is unique.
You will be provided with a supremely communicative team that goes the extra mile to make sure you’re up to date with initially agreed-upon build completion dates, construction progress and any changes that may need to be made along the way.
We understand that extending a home is a large investment and can be a stressful time, and we work to give realistic completion dates for your peace of mind.
Get in touch with us to learn more about our home extension process and to get started on your own project today.
How Long Does It Take To Get A Building Permit In Melbourne?
Building permits are a bit of a buzzword for would-be home extenders and there is a lot of different information regarding the speed it takes to have them approved. In short, approval will vary depending on the council area that your home extension is going to be in. In some instances, the plans for the extension are looked at quickly and then granted a short time later. But in other instances where there may be heritage overlay and town planning, the process can take longer and require more patience.
The best way to have a prompt and painless experience is to entrust a reputable construction company who will submit your plans in a timely manner, and crucially, is going to make sure that those plans are without faults or elements that may cause the planning permission to be delayed.
By providing a service that consults, plans and designs your whole project, Sherbrooke Constructions provides you with the most stress-free experience for building your home extension in Melbourne.
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If you’re thinking about extending your home, we can help. Please feel free to contact us at any time if you would like more information about us or our services.