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We are planning to renovate what do I need to do?

1. Ask yourself why do you want the renovation? Set out key aspects of the changes you would like eg. Additional bathroom, more storage, teenagers retreat, adults retreat, refresh tired bathrooms or kitchen

2. Look at your finances, know how much you have to play with, its a lot of money so know how much you have to spend before you start. Make sure you can get your priorities list done before sorting out the wish list

3. Contact MainLayne and meet with the Builder, we can tell you if what you are wanting/needing is realistic to the existing home structure and what options may be available and organise a meeting with a Design Drafter.

Can Main Layne provide everything for my renovation project?

Yes, Main Layne have over 30 years experience and can satisfy all building needs from the building design, preparation, permits and planning, engineering, quotations, and building contracts, even the landscaping!

What do I need to tell the Builder to get my renovation started?

Be very clear on what you want done, what you would like to achieve and timelines if you have any.

Work out what is really important and whether it is realistic to the budget – tell the Builder so he can make all options available to be able to deliver that for you. Know your budget and always keep in mind to have a contingency.

Clear, open honest communication will get your project happening quicker with less time wasted.  You will find that clear, open honest communication always leads to getting clear open honest communication in return!

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