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What's the difference between a cosmetic and a structural renovation?
What's the difference between a cosmetic and a structural renovation?

Structural renovations change the home’s structure, while cosmetic ones refresh the fixtures and fittings. A good example of a structural renovation is an extension, whereas a kitchen renovation is usually considered to be cosmetic (depending on its extent)

Do I have to manage the renovation project myself?
Do I have to manage the renovation project myself?

You can, but it’s much less stressful for you – and you’ll almost certainly end up with a better result – if you hire an experienced renovation specialist like GH Building to manage the renovation design and construction process for you.

Who should I consult first for renovations?
Who should I consult first for renovations?

The best place to start is the internet! Look at sites like Pinterest and Instagram to get ideas about what you like (and don’t like). Then, consult with a specialist renovation builder like GH Building to start firming up your plans.

Do I need council approval for my planned renovations?
Do I need council approval for my planned renovations?

It really depends on the renovation. Internal cosmetic renovations might not need approval, but external ones usually do. You’ll definitely need council approval for significant structural changes like an additional storey or extension. As experienced renovation specialists based on the Central Coast, we are familiar with Central Coast Council planning requirements. Contact us to discuss whether your renovation will need council approval and how we can help.

How do I choose the right builder for my renovation project?
How do I choose the right builder for my renovation project?

Choosing the right builder is absolutely essential to a successful renovation. Seek recommendations from friends or family who’ve had similar work done, and check online reviews. Create a shortlist of three or four builders from whom you ask for references, ensure they have the necessary licences and insurances, and view their previous projects. Finally, meet them to discuss your vision with them: choose someone who understands your (underlying) needs, truly listens to you and has a proven track record of delivering quality work.

How much will my renovations cost?
How much will my renovations cost?

Costs vary based on the project. By working with an experienced, professional builder who specialises in renovations (like GH Building), you’ll be able to reach a realistic budget for your renovation.

Can I live in my home during the renovation process?
Can I live in my home during the renovation process?

Generally, yes; however, whether you can stay in your home during the construction period depends on the project’s scale and nature. For cosmetic and smaller structural renovations, you might be able to live onsite, with some disruptions. For larger projects like adding a second storey, it might be more practical to relocate temporarily. We can provide guidance and help you plan accordingly.

Sustainability is important to me: how can I ensure my renovation is energy efficient?
Sustainability is important to me: how can I ensure my renovation is energy efficient?

Discuss energy efficiency with us from the outset. We always consider factors like insulation, window glazing and energy-efficient appliances: we can incorporate further elements based on your requirements and budget.

How will my renovation impact my property value?
How will my renovation impact my property value?

A well-executed renovation can significantly increase your property’s market value due to improving functionality, enhancing the property’s overall appeal and perhaps adding additional living space. However, it’s essential to ensure that the renovation is of high quality, remains within budget, and meets potential buyers’ needs.

What types of renovations do you carry out?
What types of renovations do you carry out?

At GH Building, we’re renovation specialists – we provide a full custom renovation service throughout the Central Coast and Lake Maquarie areas. We renovate all of the following (and more):

  • Comprehensive home renovations
  • Additions and extensions
  • Kitchen renovations
  • Bathroom renovations
  • Laundry renovations
  • Granny flats and studios
  • Decks and outdoor living

To discuss your renovation plans, get in touch today.