Home Extensions Fairfield & Brisbane

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High Quality Home Extensions

Imagine what a difference a little extra space would make?

When you love your home, but your family is growing, or you’re ready to make the most of your available space, a home extension is the simple, proven and practical solution – all while improving your quality of life today and adding long-term home equity. This is a great way to turn an existing home into one that can grow with you and your family.

While the first thing that comes to mind may be an extra bedroom, additions can take all shapes and sizes. Horizontal or vertical builds, sleeping or living spaces – these are all improvements that add square metres of room and make a positive impact on your daily routine and quality of life.

These projects can also be designed without disrupting the overall flow of your home both inside and out. Gone are the days of awkward, boxy structures that look like an afterthought. Builders in Fairfield will consider interior access and the best use of space while also making sure things like roof water runoff and utilities are accommodated properly. The result can be creating an attractive and inviting space for you and your family.

How do I know if I need a home extension?

Outgrowing your current space? An extension could be the best way to upgrade without the expense of a complete move or relocation. Your needs, building restrictions, and home structure can dictate whether this type of project is a good idea for you. A contractor can help you evaluate this specific to your situation, but a few conversation starters are:

How much do these projects cost?

Everyone’s need for space is different. As a general rule, the cost is a byproduct of how much space you are adding to the home. On average, you can expect to spend $70,000 to $120,000 for a ground-level, single-story extension in Brisbane or Fairfield. As your contractor provides an estimate, here are some other factors they’ll be using to price out your project:

How long will it take to complete this type of project?

On average, this type of project in Fairfield and Brisbane can take 3-4 months to complete. Just like with pricing, the time to complete is affected by the size of the space. It can also be impacted by the availability of materials and processes like permits and inspections. Homeowners can find intermittent delays frustrating, but a professional contractor will alert you if they foresee any delays and reset your expectations.

What does the home improvement process look like?

All home improvement projects, no matter how big or small, should kick off with thorough planning. This is the time to share ideas, get creative, explore options, and find out what is or isn’t possible with your contractor. The process will unfold from a solid plan.

Why choose Hardy Construction

When adding to your home, you need a contractor you can trust to remain on the plan, time, and budget. Hardy Construction is dedicated to making sure all client needs and goals are met with stellar service, clear communication, and professional home extension plans. We complete projects faster than anyone in town while taking zero shortcuts to a job done right.

Hardy Construction is licensed, insured, and a member of Queensland Master Builders. Our work is backed by a 20-year workmanship warranty so you can have peace of mind when it comes to your home makeover. We’ve been helping homeowners in Brisbane and Fairfield for over 20 years with a straightforward process, patient and energetic staff, and personalised service.

Frequently Asked Questions About Home Extensions in Fairfield and Brisbane

Do I have to move out while you work on my house?

This will probably depend on a few factors: your level of comfort and the nature of the work. If your kitchen is temporarily off limits or the extension requires breaking down a wall in your master bedroom, you might want to stay elsewhere. Some changes that affect the structure of the home can also require moving furniture (and people) out. Check with the contractor on how disruptive they expect your project to be. With a set schedule, you can plan your stay accordingly.

What time of year is best for this type of project?

Home extensions can be done nearly any time of year. If you are having brickwork, concrete, or other temperature sensitive work done, colder temperatures can cause delays. You may also want to consider changes to your heating or air conditioning that could shut down your unit for a while. This could be pretty uncomfortable for you during hotter months.

Is this type of home improvement going to match the house?

While some exterior elements can be harder to match, especially when subjected to colour fade from the sun, the best effort is taken to ensure a seamless appearance inside and out. Extra attention to detail can be paid to window types, finishes, and flooring to find the best matches for your home. If you have any specific concerns or must-haves when it comes to matching, let your contractor know.

Should I build out or build up for my home extension?

Unless your property or building regulations restrict it, building out and adding to your ground floor is almost always more affordable than building up and adding a second storey to a home. On average, building up costs 30% more than building out. Building up requires changes to the roof and structure which can add up fast. It also requires more labour to move materials to a second floor, which doesn’t sound like much until you’re adding a giant soaking tub to a brand new master bathroom.

Do I need an architect for an extension?

Not always. Be sure to check with your local building regulations to ensure that one is not required for your specific area. This can also depend on the type of renovation you are doing. Smaller projects such as a kitchen remodel may not benefit from involving an architect. But if you are planning a two-storey extension with four extra rooms, it could help you to consult with an architect. In fact, some contractors may have drafters or architects they can call on to help with more complex projects, so you don’t have to find one yourself. While you can certainly have an architect draw up plans, this can add a lot to the overall expenses just for the plans alone. Architects also design with different goals in mind, often overlooking aspects like material use, efficiency, and labour costs.  A builder can put together a plan for you based on your home renovation goals that are designed with your max budget in mind.

Why Choose Hardy Construction

As the leading home builders, we stand out from the crowd in more ways than one.
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We back all of our projects with a 20-year workmanship warranty. With Hardy Construction, you’ll have a home warranty as a safety net against expensive, unforeseen repairs.
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Our highly skilled and experienced home builders installs and works quicker than anyone else in town while taking zero shortcuts along the way.
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Our friendly, efficient staff handle the entire approval process, saving you the hassle of paperwork. We strive to make your home improvement process stress free.

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We understand you’re investing your hard-earned funds into your home. So we invest our skill, patience, and energy to renovate your home using quality materials.

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Receive a schedule of work, explaining what’s happening and when. We arrive on time, every time, and we always work within your set budget from project inception to completion.
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We do every job the way it is supposed to be done. We pay attention to the small details in every design to make sure your home reflects the quality you deserve and expect.
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We offer personalised service to make sure your project your needs and expectations. As partners on your home improvement journey, you’ll be looked after from design to delivery.

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