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Renovations & Extensions

Design your home renovation or extension with Metro Building Designers Melbourne’s No. 1 home renovation or extension drafting service.

Renovations & Extensions

At Metro Building Designers, we specialize in simplifying your renovation project. Not only do we assist you in crafting a renovation design that precisely matches your needs, but we also mitigate the risk of potential issues arising during the project.

Our extensive experience managing numerous renovation projects is unparalleled. We've successfully overseen hundreds of renovations across Melbourne, catering to a wide range of budgets. 

Take the first step towards a hassle-free renovation. Contact us today for a complimentary, in-home consultation, and let's discuss how we can bring your renovation project to life.

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Our Work Speaks for Itself

Take a look at some of the work that puts Metro Building Designers ahead of the rest when it comes to functional and practical designs.



Step 1: Initial Meeting

Our process kicks off with an initial meeting at your home, where Glenn, our experienced designer, sits down with you to understand your vision, needs, and any creative ideas you have in mind. During this visit, Glenn will assess your space and sketch out a preliminary floorplan and layout for your house and property. This stage is where we discuss critical aspects such as soil testing, surveying requirements, and other services that may be necessary for your specific project. You will also be provided with a fixed fee proposal, outlining what is included and the overall value of your investment.

Step 2: Consideration

After the initial meeting, you'll have the time to reflect on our discussion and consult with your family. We understand that this is a significant decision, and we want to ensure that you're comfortable moving forward.


Step 3: Site Measurement and Consultation Once you've decided to proceed, Glenn will schedule a site measure and consultation to solidify your ideas and requirements. This step is crucial in ensuring that your project aligns perfectly with your needs and preferences.

Step 4: Design Phase

Back at our office, Glenn and our design team will start crafting your project's layout and design solutions. You'll be presented with 2 or 3 design options, depending on the project's scope. We value your input and encourage your feedback on your preferred design option. Remember, there are no additional charges for making adjustments, ensuring that the design truly reflects your vision.

Step 5: Engineering and Council Approval

Once you've approved the design, the plans are sent to our engineering team to guarantee structural integrity and compliance with local building codes. Subsequently, the entire package, including your project drawings and engineer's drawings, are submitted to the relevant local council. Throughout this process, Glenn and our team will handle any queries or concerns that may arise.

Step 6: Building Permit

When all the approvals are in place, you'll receive a building permit, along with a complete set of project drawings and engineer's drawings. These are ready to be taken to any builder of your choice, putting you on the path to turning your vision into reality.

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1. Not Checking Qualifications and Credentials:

One of the most common mistakes is not verifying the qualifications and credentials of the building designer. Ensure that the designer is licensed, experienced, and has the necessary training and certifications.

2. Failing to Review Past Work and Portfolio:
Some people skip the important step of reviewing a designer's past projects and portfolio. By looking at their previous work, you can assess their design style, attention to detail, and whether they have experience with projects similar to yours.

3. Neglecting to Get References and Recommendations:

Not asking for references or recommendations from past clients can be a big mistake. Speaking with previous clients can provide insights into the designer's work ethic, communication skills, and the overall quality of their work.

4. Not Clearly Defining the Scope of Work:

Failure to clearly outline the scope of work and expectations for the project can lead to misunderstandings and disputes later on. It's essential to have a detailed contract that outlines responsibilities, timelines, and costs.

5. Choosing Solely Based on Price:

Opting for the lowest bidder without considering the quality of their work can be a costly mistake. While budget is important, it should not be the sole determining factor. It's essential to find a balance between affordability and the designer's qualifications and experience.

In addition to these common mistakes, it's also important to consider factors like communication skills, compatibility with your design vision, and how well the designer can adapt to local building codes and regulations.


Take your time when selecting a building designer to ensure
your renovation or extension project is a success.

Get in touch with our director Glenn today

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