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Hiring Experts When Building an Extension

Hiring Experts to Build Your Extension

Extending your home requires an extreme amount of knowledge and work, hence why you should always hire experts to do the job. However, with ACURA Development, you can take control of your extension and feel involved in the process from start to finish.
Investing in an extension makes more sense than moving house when you analyse the offset value increase. In short, building an extension adds a lot of value to your home, while also presenting you with more space in the process. For those who feel as though they are outgrowing their home, this is perfect. Having said that, you must assess the facts and risks before deciding to extend.
You should know the following before making your decision:

Can I extend the house myself?

We highly recommend that, unless you are an industry expert with years of knowledge and experience in your past, you should hire a team such as ACURA Development.

The Pitfalls of Becoming an Owner Builder for Your Extension

Some homeowners do opt to become an owner-builder in order to build their extension as this can be a great way to save money. However, there are also so many shortcomings with this plan.

  • Many states require you to obtain an owner-builder permit for extensions over $1,000, which requires a long series of expensive classes.
  • The responsibility for everything that happens on the building site falls to the owner-builder, including contracts, permits, inspections, legal requirements, and more.
  • You must complete owner-builder reports.
  • The owner-builder must get building insurance, home warranty insurance, and more once the extension is complete.
  • Working with Expert Contractors Like ACURA Development

Before you make any decisions regarding becoming an owner-builder, talk through your options with a contractor. After all, they may be more attractive than the owner-builder perks anyway. Having an expert in charge is always valuable when building an extension, especially for larger projects.

Designing the Extension

With ACURA Development, the design stage is a mutual collaboration, meaning that you are involved at every step of the way. After all, it is your home! The architects/designers work closely with you to ensure that the extension ticks all your boxes. Just be sure that the extension meets your needs while also being realistic. This not only applies to design, but also materials too. Small details can cost a lot!

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Acura Developments Building an Extention

Sourcing Approvals

No matter how big the extension, you always need a building permit. In some cases, there will be plenty of other permits/approvals to source too. Fortunately, with ACURA Development, that is all taken care for you, ensuring that nothing is missed. We communicate with the local council to ensure that all the relevant paperwork is filled out and ready to go. It can be worth talking to your neighbours ahead of time to get their approval though.

Financing the Extension

Believe it or not, it is usually cheaper to extend your current home than it is to sell and upsize. However, it is still important to know each and every cost before you start the extension. Running over budget is a big no! Fortunately, ACURA Development provide accurate budget assessments ahead of every extension project. It is always best to save 10% either side just in case though.
When building an extension, getting home equity financing is often pretty simple and ACURA Development can help with the process. While the extension will add value to the property itself, you will still need the funds to pay for the extension. After all, you will not see profit until you sell the property.

Do I Need to Move Out During the Extension Build?

This really depends on where the extension is. At ACURA Development, we take every step to ensure that your life is disrupted as little as possible. However, it is up to you whether you want to live at the property or move out during the build. Fortunately, we can give your guidance and timelines to help with your decision.

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COVID-19 and Acura Developments commitment to managing risk.

Even as Restriction are lifting Acura Developments are Managing the risks of exposure to COVID-19 for both our Client and our employees. We are stringently following all the advice and requirements outlined by Safe Work Australia Including but not limited to:

  • Physical distancing
  • Health checks and quarantine
  • Worker hygiene
  • Environmental cleaning

You can download the Building and construction industry: Minimising the risk of exposure to COVID-19 h or visit this link Safe Work Australia. A Business resource kit can also be downloaded here: Business resource kit – COVID-19 .

This is not business as usual.

We are all going through unprecedented times with COVID-19 virus threatening our very way of life. We find ourselves temporarily separated from our families and communities. Acura Developments want you know that we remain at close hand, and we are ready to help and assist with any of your requirements.

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At Acura Developments, we pride ourselves in delivering superior workmanship, applying attention to detail and respecting the integrity of all our clients. Our excellent reputation and satisfied clients can attest to our professionalism, right from the initial planning stages to quality finishes.
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