A home extension company consists of much more than just a builder and an architect.

They’re made up of a group of highly-skilled and experienced building and renovations professionals who care about all the intricacies of your property. How do you find a great home extension builder? Here are some of the things to look for:

  • History of projects

There is absolutely nothing wrong with asking to see a portfolio of their previous projects – these may even exist on their website. Their before and after pictures will work wonders in helping you make a decision. Another good indication of their quality is to read reviews on their website or Google My Business page. If there are no examples of prior projects or feedback on their work, then perhaps it’s best to move on to the next one on the list.

  • Expertise

How long has the company been around? That’s not to say a newer company won’t do a great job, but an experienced company who has been around for 30+ years has earned more trust and build a strong reputation. On an individual level, it’s important to know that the workers who will be involved in your project are officially qualified in their field.

  • Cost

After a lengthy discussion so the extensions company can get a clear indication of your needs and what will be required for the project, you will have an idea of how much it might cost you. There are a couple of things to consider. If the quote comes back well under your budget, then perhaps it’s too good to be true. If you have a set number in your mind and the cost would be much greater than that, then it can’t hurt to have a discussion about where you could save money or whether that’s the right company for you.

  • Collaboration

Ultimately, the outcome of the project must be something you’re going to be happy with. And usually, you have some pre-conceived ideas in your mind. When you take these to your design and building discussion, it’s not only important that the renovations company does all they can to incorporate these ideas into the project, but they also come up with some suggestions of their own. This is to ensure you get the best possible outcome for your extension.

If you are looking for a professional, reputable and experienced home renovations company in Melbourne for your upcoming project, contact Duncan Thompson Extensions today.