Melbourne’s Home Renovation Specialist

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Home Renovations

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Home Renovations Melbourne

JTDODD is a Melbourne-based construction company, specialising in home renovations and improvements. We have a passion for bringing innovative architectural renovations to life, while ensuring the process is straightforward and hassle-free. We love transforming homes and delivering results that are aesthetically pleasing, offer improved functionality, and add significant value.

After taking the time to understand your distinct wishes, we’ll tailor a plan to match. Our team will seamlessly manage every step of the process, from design right through to construction and beyond. With a commitment to the most efficient processes, best quality materials, flawless workmanship and top quality results, there is no better collaborator to help create your dream home.

The Clare Street Project

Clare Street is a development project in Croydon led by JTDODD, which perfectly showcases our knack for viewing a space and creating a vision of how might be maximised in terms of function and aesthetic, before faultlessly seeing it through to fruition with exceptional results.

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Our Process

What Should a House Renovation Cost?

Renovations can vary greatly in terms of the associated costs. Some of the factors that come into play include the style, size, complexity, quality and timeframe. The best way to get a realistic idea of the costs involved with any renovation is to book a consultation or on-site meeting with your builder.

By discussing your unique vision, requirements and goals, they will be able to provide an educated suggestion of the amount you should be expecting to spend to ensure the results you want.

Our Consultation Process

Our thorough consultation process begins with a free no-obligation strategy call, during which we’ll ask some initial questions that will help determine how we can best support your vision. A face-to-face meeting will then allow us to fully understand your lifestyle, wants and needs.

Later, we’ll present and discuss various options and recommendations, before developing a plan tailored to meet your requirements.

The Renovation Budget

In the early stages, we will work with you to provide a rough estimate of the likely budget required, based on the size, quality and complexity of the work. As the process progresses and evolves we’ll work with your chosen architect or draftsperson to make sure all plans align with the available funds. During this phase, you’ll receive all relevant drawings, permits and reports, all of which will need to be allowed for in your overall budget.

Once this preliminary work has all been completed, we’ll be in a position to determine a detailed fixed price. Some additional factors to consider at this stage will be choice of materials, fixtures and fittings, labour, equipment and timeframe, as well as potential additional costs relating to the installation of luxury items.

Peace of Mind

With JTDODD you can rest assured all renovations will be completed to the highest possible standards, with beautiful results that are built to last.

We are fully licensed and registered, members of the Housing Industry Association (HIA), and have all the appropriate insurances to guarantee ultimate protection for your property.

What’s more, on completion we’ll walk you through the property as we conduct an exhaustive 137-point quality control check, examining every detail of the finish. And although we take every measure to ensure your property is handed over defect-free, a 90-day maintenance period is offered as standard, during which any issues that may present themselves will be swiftly identified and rectified. Beyond that, you’ll enjoy the added reassurance of a two-year non-structural and a ten-year structural guarantee.

What can you expect from JTDODD?

We’ll kick-start the process by sitting down with you to plan out the renovations necessary to realise your vision. From here, we’ll manage every step of the process, from design through to costings, contracts, construction, handover and maintenance. It’s a level of service that you really won’t find with any other renovations specialist.

We subscribe to a motto of ‘educate and renovate’, meaning we go the extra mile to ensure our clients understand exactly what we’re doing and why, as well as what to expect. One of the tools we use to help achieve this is our online client portal. This user-friendly tool allows you to to monitor all progress in real-time, with continual updates and the ability to approve changes from wherever you are in the world!

“The standard of work & service exceeded my expectations”

Home Extensions

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. 

Bathroom Renovations

Bathrooms can provide both a sanctuary to relax in, and a functional space that helps you get ready to face the world. Our goal is to transform your bathroom and leave you with a beautiful and functional space that will add significant value to your property.

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Our Clients

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“We purchased a house that Josh built and had a professional building inspection conducted on the house prior to purchase.

The person undertaking the formal building inspection told us that it is one of the best examples of quality that he has seen in a long time… that the builder’s prowess and attention to detail was outstanding. We had friends through the house who are also builders and commented on the quality and finish! Well done to Josh, we are would highly recommend him to anyone who would ask.”

Roger & Claire

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“Josh and his team were thoroughly professional in the complete rebuilding package they offered me. The design and solutions to my problems were innovative and offered me a better result than I had initially anticipated. The job was completed on time with no fuss.

While I was not necessarily seeking the cheapest quote available. I was delighted that the works came in the right on budget. But the standard of work and service exceeded my expectations.”

Phillip Cox

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“As a retired registered builder and now a building and maintenance supervisor for a large organisation in the retirement sector I have no hesitation in recommending JTDODD for your next renovation.

They have now completed a number of renovations for us over an extended period of time and are now our preferred contractor because of their good communication skills, their high quality of work and their pre planning all of which go to taking any stress out of the project and helping the job run smoothly.”

Adrian O’Donnell
Uniting Care Harrison

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“I sold a beautiful house that JT Dodd built in late 2018 when the market was very slow. We had a whole range of different people through who all commented on the quality of the build. Myself and others were very impressed with the quality of finish throughout the entire house.

JT Dodd produced both quality and fast build times. Josh is a very professional, registered builder who knows his stuff and truly cares about end result. I would recommend Josh to anyone who would like to renovate & create that new home feeling.”

James Lingwood
McGrath Real Estate

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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 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.

What type of renovation increases 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 that 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 should you spend on kitchen renovation?

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 a good indication of the amount you should expect to spend in order to get the results you want.

What renovations have the best resale value?

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 do I find a contractor to remodel my house?

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.

How long do house renovations take?
Each project is different. On signing the contract, we itemise and include Actual Work Days, Inclement Wet Days, Non – Work Days & Public Holidays and Annual Leave Holidays so nothing is a surprise.

You also have access to our work schedule in our Project Management software. This outlines every trade’s tasks and timelines, ensuring you’re well informed of the progress of your build.

Also, we have penalties built into our contracts if we haven’t completed the build within our allotted time frame however, we have never had a client who has claimed this penalty, giving you peace of mind that we are committed to complete your build on time.

Is a house renovation budget important?
Starting the process of designing a custom home renovation without having a budget in mind will leave you devastated with the whole process.

You’ll either spend way more than you intended or your home won’t be fully completed and you’ll compromise on quality.

This is why we take time to listen to our client’s needs and wants to customise a renovation to suit their budget and align it with their renovation design. Our process is fool proof and takes you on the journey from initial consultation right through to handing back a stunning renovation that their friends and family are envious of.

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