Renovation reality TV is very popular and has been for quite some time, however what you see on your TV is only a small portion of what actually goes into doing a renovation. There is a lot that happens in the lead up to starting construction, and also during the build, that you never see. From forming the design brief, to the actual design process and then into the approval stage, the process of such a project can be quite overwhelming! To assist those who don’t know where to start or what is involved, I have decided to blog the progress of one of our projects, to show the real process of renovating.
My clients, Wes Woodroffe and Regina Albert, purchased the property to renovate and sell on for a profit. Their initial idea was to raise the home and build in under, significantly increasing floor area in what was a very small home. They had approached Luke from Brisbane House Raising for initial cost estimates. Luke recommended they contact UDS to have the design and documentation completed. After an initial meeting on site and formulating a design brief, based on requirements of the potential buyers (in consultation with local real estate agents), along with their budget, Wes and Regina engaged UDS on the 23rd of April 2014.
Over the coming days I will give you the run down of the journey so far, through the design and documentation stages, as well as the approval process, then as construction starts, I will share with you key moments in the build and highlight the key people involved.
Below is a photo of the existing house from the street.