What can I expect from Adam Construction Co?
Adam Construction Co offers a unique boutique building service. Adam will personally visit your site, listen to your needs, and provide a quote based on your expectations and budget.
Do you offer a design or architectural concept?
At Adam Construction we are able to offer you a full comprehensive build option. This includes a full set of architectural plans and working drawings. We work together with a range of specialists who can offer everything from simple draft drawings to an architecturally designed masterpiece. The choice is yours.
What kind of homes do you build or renovate?
How do you differ from a high-volume builder?
Unlike high-volume builders, we offer personalised service, endless communication, exclusive tradesmen, the highest-level of build quality, along with complete transparency and communication every step of the way.
What is the average construction time?
There are so many variables when predicting a time frame for a new build or renovation. The most important thing to note is that regardless of how long your project may take, Adam Construction will always build your project within the contracted time frame allocated.
As a basic guide only – a single level extension may take 3-6 months and a two-storey extension may take 6-8 months. A brand new home may take 8-12 months.
How much notice do you need to start work on a project?
If you have all your plans stamped and ready to go with council permits and approval then building can usually start approx. 2-3 weeks after signing the contract.
Should I move out?
This is entirely up to you and will depend on the type of work being carried out and what facilities you will have available to use. It is important to take into consideration that when you move out, the tradesmen do not have to unpack and pack up at the end of each day, allowing more time for your job to get done, which in turn will get your project finished faster.
Adam will be more than happy to discuss the available options and help you make a decision that’s right for you and your family.
Does Adam Construction have its own tradesmen?
Over the years Adam has established a strong team of Tradesmen, Draftsmen, Engineers, and Architects as well a reliable network of Builders Suppliers working closely to complete your building project. From the building designer who will work with you on your design to the craftsman who builds your stairs or installs your own fittings and fixtures, all of the talented professionals that work on your project are reliable. By engaging teams of professionals Adam Construction is able to ensure quality of workmanship as well as providing cost savings to our clients and expert attention to their requirements.
What about Adam Construction’s experience and reputation?
Building our reputation is of utmost importance to us and we stand by it everyday. Adam has been in the construction industry for over 20 years and has managed numerous award winning projects. We have an abundant of quality references from satisfied clients for you to peruse and you can view our work on our website at any time.
How much will a renovation or new build cost?
The design that is developed for your project will be designed with your particular budget in mind. We do not charge a consultation fee or a fee for quoting your project however costs will be incurred where drawings are required. Remember that any extension will add value to your home.
Generally the cost of building a single storey extension is cheaper than building a double storey extension. Building outward means that you can keep your original roof and can extend the streetscape presence of your house which in turn can increase the value of your home. The lesser cost of a single storey extension can also mean that further additions such as a kitchen renovation or a bathroom renovation are possible. Although the cost of building an upward extension is higher, an additional level to your home can enhance the access to picturesque views of the city skyline or water views which dramatically increase the value of the home.
Does Adam Construction provide everything required for my project?
How do I select a builder that will give me peace of mind?
Adam Construction will you give you peace of mind knowing we are professional and will deliver what we say. We are well recognised in the industry and provide a truly professional home building & renovation service to all metropolitan areas. Dozens of clients have benefited from our outstanding service. Give us a call, we will be only too happy to discuss and find the right solution for your project.
What suburbs in Melbourne do you service for new builds, home renovation and home extension services?
Adam Construction is expert in single & double storey house extensions, new home building, and multi-unit developments. We have built projects all over Melbourne including, Baxter, Hawthorn, Malvern, Caulfield, Beaumaris, Elsternwick, Dingley, Cheltenham, Chelsea, Brighton, Bonbeach, Brunswick. Although our projects may be scattered around Melbourne, our office and hub is situated in the heart of Elsternwick and the majority of our projects are within a 20km radius. Contact Adam Construction to enquire about building services in your area.
Do you provide a colour consultation or decoration service?
Adam Construction are happy to provide Professional Interior Decoration and Colour Consultation services to assist you with the selection of colour schemes, tiles, accessories, bathroom fittings, kitchen fittings, floor coverings and finishes.
Contact us and discover how we can assist you.
If I enter into a preliminary agreement do I have to sign a contract with the builder?
No, you don’t have to sign a building contract. A preliminary agreement is a separate contract signed by you and the builder to carry out preliminary work. The type of work is usually defined on the agreement and can include things like design concepts and plans, preliminary drawings, plan preparation, engineering, foundation design and site survey.
Although you may have a contract for the builder to carry out preliminary work you may not have a right to use the plans with another builder for reasons of copyright. If you decide to build with another builder then you may be required to purchase that copyright to proceed.
Is it difficult to go through the contract process?
No! At Adam Construction we streamline the process to make it as quick and easy as possible. All our contracts are designed and formatted by the Master Builders Association of Victoria and are prepared in accordance with the Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995.
When you are ready to enter into a contract with Adam Construction, Adam will personally sit down with you and explain the entire contract and building process prior to you signing. Throughout the entire build, we are always available to help and answer any questions you might have.
Can I request a variation to the contract once it has been signed?
A variation can be requested at any time during the contract and parties should refer to the Variations By The Owner clause 12 in the contract for further information. Generally, when you request a variation, the builder has the option to agree or refuse to carry out the variation.
Is there a cost involved to make a variation to the contract?
No fee is charged to make a variation to the contract however added costs are usually incurred for the building process and any extra materials required.
Can the builder make a variation to the contract?
The contracts designed by the Master Builders Association allow both the owner and builder to make requested variations. The contract sets out a process for each party to request a variation and also sets out the requirements for payment and adjustments of variations.
How long does a council approval take?
The information below is to be used as a guide only. Each council has different requirements and should be contacted directly for specific answers.
There are three stages to a full council approval: – Planning Rules consent, Building Rules consent and Development Approval.
Stage 1 – The council assesses the application for the Planning Rules consent. This takes approximately 4 – 6 weeks and can possibly involve a septic approval and a Developer approval.
Stage 2 – While the council is assessing this first stage the private certifier begins assessing the application for Building Rules consent. The private certifier takes approximately 1 – 2 weeks to issue their consent once they have sited the conditions of approval on the Planning consent. Building consent cannot be issued unless Planning consent has been granted.
Stage 3 – Once Planning and Building consents have been granted the council does a final review in order to issue a Development Approval. This takes approximately 1 week and is the formal council approval that allows us to construct your new home.
The total amount of time taken for the three stages is approximately 8 – 10 weeks.
Does Adam Construction build environmentally friendly projects?
If we renovate or extend, will our existing building be protected?
Absolutely! Prior to any construction work starting on site, the first step is always to ensure we carry out extensive building protection works. This is done to ensure that any damage which may occur during the construction process is minimal and can be fixed with minimal fuss and cost.