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What do we do?
Enjoy that new-home feeling without any of the hassle involved with moving. Maximise your existing space and get a stunning new look with a high-quality home renovation. Join us on our mission to transform properties and deliver results that are beautiful, functional, and add significant value.
Are you looking for extra room to suit a growing family, or an impressive new space for entertaining? If the answer is yes, consider expanding your home with a beautiful extension. An extra bedroom or expanded living space not only increases your home’s functionality, but also has the potential to boost its value should you decide to sell in the future. Enjoy it yourself now and reap the financial rewards later. Sounds like a win/win to us!
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Make sure your property is realising its full potential. Whether it’s the construction of brand new houses from the ground up, the rejuvenation of tired and dated homes, or the rethinking of floor plans to maximise a property’s use of space, JTDODD has a track record for excellence. Check out these shining examples of our work to create new spaces and enhance existing ones.
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Your very own Online Client Portal. Giving you complete and total control and understanding of your project.
Our online client portal keeps you well-informed during the construction of your new project. Building your project is an exciting and vital time, and JTDODD will endeavour to make the process as smooth and enjoyable as possible. That’s why we provide our clients with access to a secure website with details of their project.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much value does a renovation add?
This is not an easy question to give a definitive answer to in the early stages of planning for a renovation. There are many different factors that come into play, including the style, quality, functionality and size of the space that’s being renovated, to name just a few. If it’s done right, a renovation has the potential to add a huge amount of value to your property, as well as having the capacity to open it up to a whole new market of interested buyers, should you decide to sell. It is therefore vital that you select your builder carefully to ensure a high quality finish and maximise the financial gains.
How much does it cost to add a bedroom to a house?
Again, this is a tough one to answer without knowing some of the specifics around the property in question and the extra room itself. The potential costs can vary greatly depending on a variety of factors, from style through to size, timeline and quality. The best way to get an idea of the potential costs involved with adding an extra room to your property is to book a consultation or on-site meeting with your builder. By discussing your distinct requirements and what you hope to achieve with the new space, they will be able to give you an indication of the amount you should be expecting to spend in order to get the results you want.
How do I find a good renovation company?
A quality renovation can add significant value to your property by opening it up, creating extra space and boosting functionality, as well as improving the overall aesthetic. It’s a big investment, so selecting your contractor based on price alone might not be the smartest move. You’ll want to make sure whoever you employ to carry out the renovation work is up to the task in terms of reliability and quality of workmanship.
The first thing you’ll need to do is seek out fully-licensed, registered and insured practitioners for consideration. It would also be a good idea to look at their website and check whether they have solid testimonials and case study examples of projects they have worked on. Online reviews can be a good indicator of how reputable a contractor is, and proven experience working on similar scale projects is also a plus. In addition, you could try speaking to friends, family or the owners of neighbouring properties for their first-hand recommendations.
Do we need to move out of our home while we renovate?
Every home renovation is different and logistical aspects can vary greatly. Whether or not you need to vacate during the construction is something we can discuss during your initial consultation. However, to give you some food for thought, here are some examples for you to consider:
- If it is merely a bathroom renovation and you have a spare bathroom, there’s a high probability that you won’t need to move out.
- If we need to remove an existing kitchen or bathroom and the process means your home will not be habitable for a time, it is likely you’ll need to move out for a short period.
- If your extension results in your house being left open and unsecured, you will be required to move out for a period.
- If the liveability of your home is seriously impacted for longer than what could be considered a minimal period, you may be required to move out for a short period.
What renovations increase home value the most?
There is no one answer to this question. It is impossible to say whether a newly renovated bathroom, kitchen or living space will add the most value to your property, as there are so many factors to take into consideration, not least what your property already has and what it may lack.
For instance, if you already have a beautiful bathroom but your kitchen is dated, an updated kitchen is likely to add more value than a new bathroom. What really makes the difference is the quality of the end result. A well done bathroom, for instance, is going to add more value than a poorly done kitchen, and visa versa. The size of the renovated space, functionality and possibly even aesthetics may also play a role.
How much can I extend my house without planning permission?
The answer to this question will vary depending on where you live, with different rules and regulations coming into play depending on your local council. Each council has what’s known as a ‘planning scheme’. These planning schemes are designed to regulate the use and development of land in that specific locality.
One way this is achieved is the requirement of permits for certain types of land use and development. As the property owner, it’s your responsibility to find out whether a permit is required before you start work on your extension. Before you go any further, make sure you check out the specific requirements that apply to your particular address by approaching the planning department at your local council directly.
How long do house renovations take?
Because every project is different, it’s not easy to give a general timeframe. However, on signing your contract you’ll notice we include a timeline itemising Actual Work Days, Inclement Wet Days, Non–Work Days, Public Holidays and Annual Leave Holidays.
With this timeline, you’ll know what to expect and when, so nothing should come as a surprise. You’ll also have access to our work schedule via your online client portal. This outlines all tasks and timelines, ensuring you remain well informed of the progress of your build.
For added peace-of-mind, we have penalties built into our contracts. If we haven’t completed the construction within our allotted timeframe, therefore, you will be compensated. However, it’s important to note that at JTDODD no client has ever needed to claim this penalty, thanks to our proven ability to complete every job on-time.
Is a house renovation budget important?
Starting the process of designing a custom home renovation without a budget in mind is a risky business. It leaves you open to all manner of disappointments. You could be stung with unexpected costs along the way, or end up having to sacrifice the quality of some aspects of the build just to get the project completed.
This is the reason JTDODD takes the necessary time at the very start of every project to listen to your needs before customising a renovation plan to suit your needs AND budget.