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What You Need to Know Before You Start any Home Renovation Project

May 27, 2016

With more than 70 years’ combined experience providing home renovations to Perth homeowners, we are big believers that home renovations and extensions are the best way to improve or expand your living space. At their best, home renovations provide you with a bigger home, but without the hassle of selling, buying and moving.

However, there are some things you need to know before you start renovating that can save you a lot of time and money. Here are some crucial things to know before you renovate.

Do Your Paperwork

First, check with your local council to see if you need to file a development application (DA). You may need council permits for some renovations. You also need to check for body corporate requirements, estate covenants and heritage regulations. Next, it is important that all of your renovations comply with the Building Codes of Australia and any relevant energy-saving or water-saving regulations.


If you go the DIY route, you will have to hire your own tradies for electrical and plumbing work. You can do the rest of the work yourself or you can be a “project manager” and hire tradies to do the work. You are responsible for knowing your rights and responsibilities, which are different than if you hire a builder.

Your Budget

It is crucial to have a realistic budget. Make your budget as realistic as possible. Then make sure you have an extra 10% on hand to cover unexpected costs.

Hiring a Home Renovation Builder in Perth

The best way to ensure that you get maximum value out of your home renovation is to hire a builder who specialises in them. At Next Level Extensions, we have more than 70 years’ experience in providing home renovations for Perth area homeowners.

We always recommend hiring a home renovation specialist because the skill set for home renovations is much more demanding than for building a home from scratch. If you would like to hire the most trusted name in home renovations in Perth, call us today: 1300 948 094.

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