Your Complete Renovations Services
Don’t know where to start on your Kitchen, bathroom or outdoor makeover? Allow us to help with the design. We have years of experience designing and building beautiful residential properties throughout the Gold Coast.
Kitchen renovations give you the chance to makeover your cooking space for increased functionality, efficiency, lighting, or appeal. Our decades of experience and meticulous attention to detail ensure that your new kitchen will match or exceed your expectations.
Outdoor living space
Redesigning your outdoor living space offers more excuses to stay outside. A new entertainment deck, swimming pool, pergola, or barbecue area can dramatically change the way that you see and use your backyard
Don’t know where to start on your bathroom makeover? Allow us to help with the design. We have years of experience designing and building beautiful bathrooms for residents throughout the Gold Coast.
Frequently Asked Questions
Some simple advice on past Home renovation questions and why most projects require a specialised, experienced licenced builder.
Is My House Suitable for a Home Renovation?
The most important question is whether your existing home can be effectively renovated. An experienced, licenced builder can inspect your property to determine if a home renovation is viable.
For example, a builder needs to inspect the condition of the building, its structural integrity, and its foundation.
At Risen Developments, we thoroughly inspect your home to assess whether it can handle renovations. We give you honest recommendations instead of moving forward with a potentially unsafe renovation.
What Are Local Council Requirements?
All major home renovations, including Extensions, Addition, require council approval to ensure that the renovations comply with local building requirements. The requirements are primarily intended to comply with height, footprint and safety standards for various building components.
Local Council within our building licence envelope
- Gold Coast residence, please review the local council building guideline.
- Ballina residence, please review the local council building guideline.
- Queensland Government, please review the building approval and inspections guideline.
- Tweed Shire residence, please review the local council building guideline.
Do i need a Building Certifer for a Renovation?
Before starting on your project, you need a qualified building certifier to assess your property. The building certifier may work for the local government or private practice. They meet with your builder and inspect the property to ensure that the plans comply with all local requirements.
Building certifiers will schedule inspections at different stages of construction, including after the completion of the renovation. The certifier needs to give final approval before the structure can be occupied, where an occupational certificate will be issued.
A Building certifier is recommended for any construction project but is completely INDEPENDENT of any builder or construction company.
What Timeframe Should We Anticipate for Construction?
The average timeframe for adding an extension or addition to your home is about 4 to 12 months. The duration depends on various factors, including the availability and experience of the builder and subcontractors they employ. Some builders can complete a large-scale renovation in as little as three months. However, rushing the project may result in inferior work.
In any case, most constructions time frames will remain pretty constant during the entire building process.
If you were unsure of how to judge completion dates, before commencing construction is to govern how complex the renovation you are looking to undertake.
Where Will We Live When the Renovation Commences?
As with most renovations, extensions and additions require modifications to your home’s frame and generate a lot of dust. Due to safety concerns, it’s often advised that the homeowner reside elsewhere during construction. However, we can section off a living area for the homeowners to remain onsite with some smaller projects.
In most cases, the homeowner finds different accommodations during the construction process. For example, you may stay with family, rent a hotel room, or camp elsewhere on your property.
How Do You Finance My Construction Costs?
A construction loan is the most common way to finance a Major Home Renovation. Unlike conventional loans, you do not receive a lump sum, and the lender releases money in stages known as a “progressive draw” to cover the construction cost.
You draw down your loan in instalments throughout the construction process. For example, you may receive an instalment to cover initial preparation, including plans, permits, and fees.
Some homeowners may use equity to take out a loan along with construction loans. A home equity loan is a second home loan based on the difference between the property’s value and your existing loan balance.