FAQs

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How long does it take to do a typical extension?

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The answer to this depends on the nature of the project and the site.  Sites with easier access allow us to bring in more equipment – such as cranes and excavators, whereas limited access sites may require hand excavation and more complex lifting arrangements.  Clearly, this affects the time taken to do the construction work.  When we come and visit your site, we will advise of the likely issues and probable time the project will take.

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I already have plans drawn up. Can you work with these existing plans?

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Yes we can.  We will work with your plans and architect, bringing to the conversation our experience to ensure that we develop the most cost effective approach to your project.

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What permits are needed for my new home, extension or renovation?

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There are many permits needed for building work these days.  The obvious ones include the Planning and Building Permits, but additionalpermits apply in some councils including Asset Protection, Traffic Management and Road Opening permits.  We are used to managing and obtaining these permits.

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Will I have a dedicated project manager?

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Yes, you will always have a single point of contact for any Transform Homes matter.

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How do you communicate with your clients?

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We use the telephone (who would have guessed!), regular site meetings, text, email and our own ‘site diary’  system.  It is our aim that you know exactly what is going well, if there are any issues or if there are any decisions that you need to make.


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Do you clean up after the end of the project?

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Of course!  We are registered Green Living builders and will be recycling as much materials as possible during the life of your home build.  This includes all steel, aluminium, concrete, bricks, cardboard, some glass, some foam and most timber.  At the end of the project, the site will be ready for landscaping (unless of course we are doing that for you too!)

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What about the neighbours?

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We try and have good relationships with your neighbours – our tradesmen are all mindful of parking needs and the noise created on building sites.  We encourage communication between our project manager and the neighbours as much as possible.