reVISION stages of pre-construction: Part 1

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Congratulations, you’ve taken the first step and decided you want to renovate your home and reached out to us. Starting with the renovation agreement, to ensure this journey is as smooth and transparent as possible, we have mapped out a plan which we follow as a team. 

Prior to signing the renovation agreement, you will have met our owners (Todd and Kevin) and if you have visited our office it’s likely you will have met the wider team including our Designer, Maria and our Office Manager, Diane. The first meeting will be to decide if we want to work together and to capture the project, budget, goals etc so we have a clear picture of the scope of work. From this point, everything is documented in your project folder.

Stage 1: Review and Sign off Renovation Agreement, Budget and Scope of work with Client

Once you have decided that you are ready to move forward with us we will review the renovation agreement together. This will include revisiting the budget and the scope of work to ensure both parties are aligned. Once the agreement is signed it’s time for us to get to work. 

Stage 2: Brief in the Project Manager and Designer 

At this point it’s likely you have already met with your Designer and Project Manager. With the renovation agreement signed, discussions can move forward and the budget and scope can be established. We can now start to have detailed discussions around the floorplans, styles and significant changes to the home. Your Designer and Project Manager will want to visit your home to get a better understanding of what the project entails. 

Stage 3: Go over client homework 

During these meetings, we will review the homework that may have been previously set during your initial discussions. This may include discussing floorplans, agreeing on budgets for rooms/finishes etc. At this stage creating moodboards and compiling photos for inspiration is helpful to showcase what you want to achieve. It’s very important to have clear expectations from the start and set realistic budgets. This helps both parties stick to a plan of action and makes for a happier relationship.

Stage 4: Set up appointments to measure, floor plans etc

Once we have established what our clients want to achieve the Project Manager can set appointments to measure the floor plans. This allows us to establish if the vision for the home is realistic. This will require entering the home. The Project Manager will coordinate the timing for this. 

Stage 5: Coordinate time with the clients for expert investigation. ex hazmat, energy audit, etc

Once we have established any major changes our clients want to make to their home, we need to send in the experts including engineers for structural changes. They will determine what’s possible and if there are any obstacles we may need to consider. Your Project Manager will make the necessary bookings and meet the experts on site. This stage is crucial as our experts will help us establish if there are any hazardous materials that needed to be removed or any updates that will need to be made during the renovation which could impact the timeline or the budget. It also gives you peace of mind that your home is safe once it’s completed. 

Stage 6: Submit your permit

Now we have had the experts review your home, we are able to finalize the floor plan. This means if permits are required, at this stage we can submit for this.

Carry on reading - Part 2 here.