Building or renovating a home is a big undertaking, so it's important to start by understanding what you want and needs from your home. Think about how you live, and what's important to you. Consider any aspects of your current home that don't work for you, and how you'd like to see it improve.
Do some research to get an idea of the styles and features you like. You should also take a look at your budget and decide what kind of finishes, fittings, and appliances you can afford. Remember that high-end finishes come with a higher price tag.
Once you have a sense of what you want to do, you'll need to check with your local council to see if you need to apply for development approval, a construction certificate, or if you can use a complying development certificate. It's a good idea to work with a design professional like an architect, designer, or draftsperson to help you achieve your goals prior to your build. They can offer different skills and services at various price points.
Then, you can choose to work with a builder during the drafting process or after you've finalised your plans in order to meet your desired deadline for the project.
When it comes time to work with a construction company on your custom home, there are a few key things to keep in mind. One helpful strategy is to create a checklist that covers your budget, timeline, lifestyle needs, design preferences, and professional consultation.
Start by finding the right property for your build or renovation, and then obtain any necessary approvals from the council. This will help you understand the size and number of stories that are allowed in your final design. Then, engage with a skilled architect and builder who can bring your design plans to life, and incorporate any special finishes or fixtures you desire, such as sustainable materials or energy-efficient features.
At DPL Constructions, we're your building team. We have connected with a network of experienced architects, designers, and draftspeople that we work with regularly in order to make a client's dream a reality. With over 15 years of experience in building and renovating homes, we can offer expert guidance to help you achieve the desired finish for your custom build, rebuild, or renovation while staying within budget and maintaining structural integrity.
We know that the planning and design stages of a project can be overwhelming and intimidating. That's why we're here to serve as your personal advocate and help ensure that your vision for your dream home becomes a reality. We've seen firsthand how designs can change significantly from the initial concept, and we want to help you avoid that disappointment. Let us work with you and your architect to bring your custom build to life.
Our team has completed over 50 projects that span from major bathroom and kitchen renovations to custom-built homes. Many of our clients return for our services in order to maintain quality work throughout their homes, as well as because at DPL Constructions we focus on crafting relationships. This ensures our clients are at ease and can trust us to care for their projects and maintain consistency from concept through to completion.
Our portfolio and experience have come from working with clients to curate modern outdoor entertaining areas, contemporary bathrooms, functional kitchens, as well as entire homes throughout the Shoalhaven area. This experience has been shaped through renovations, alterations, and brand-new builds - giving our team a dynamic understanding of how a project can be run efficiently while maintaining a premium quality finish.