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Before you begin

Building permits

If you are like most homeowners, you may not be familiar with local council requirements for building in your area or even aware that you might need approval for your renovation project. Here are some of the ins and outs of planning and building approvals for renovations to an existing home.

Consider the needs of your home

Before making firm plans to put in a new kitchen or add the sunroom you have always dreamed of, it’s a good idea to take a close look at the condition of your home. It’s important to know if there are any underlying problems, repairs or replacements that need to be dealt with in the near future.

Financing your renovation

Once you have decided to renovate your home, you need to determine how you will pay for it, and how much you are willing and able to spend.

Get the information you need

The home renovation industry represents a significant sector of the Australian residential building market.

Get the most for your renovation dollars

For the vast majority of homeowners, renovating entails balancing what you want and the financial resources you have available. Here are some ways to stretch your budget.

Golden rules of renovation

When thinking about renovating your home, there are a number of ‘golden rules’ that can help you achieve your goals.

Kitchen Renovation Guide and Bathroom Renovation Guide

A step-by-step approach to the all-important planning and design process to achieve your dream kitchen or bathroom

Think first

Thinking about renovating your home? Wondering what it takes to get the results you want, without stress and worry? Who better to ask than people who have already done it?.

Who's who in home renovation

Once you decide to renovate, you need to find the right people to help you plan and carry out the work. Whatever the nature and scope of your project, there are many experienced people who can help turn your renovation ideas into a successful reality.