OUR PROCESS

At Shelford Home Improvements, our design and construction service follows a well-organised and structured process to ensure your project proceeds smoothly with minimal disruption and no nasty surprises.

Enquiry

ENQUIRY

The home improvement process begins with an obligation-free consultation. Before we put pen to paper and any plans are drawn, prices calculated or agreements signed, we like to get to know you over a cup of coffee (or a glass of wine)! We come to you, wherever you live in Perth, and talk through your ideas while offering the benefit of our experience. We aim to gain a good understanding of your expectations, and to give you a thorough understanding of our own abilities. We believe the key to a successful partnership is all in the planning, so our collaborative approach to design commences by building a comprehensive profile based on your needs, your wants and your budget. Please proceed to our CONTACT US PAGE if you’d like to make an enquiry.

Design

DESIGN

Armed with the information gathered at our initial visit, we return to measure up your home and to take some photographs, to check for easements for services like sewerage, and to consider any existing features (like trees and swimming pools) that might impact on your addition, extension or renovation project. We estimate a budget for your project and provide you with an overview of what’s involved, before producing a conceptual plan and a specification. You may be asked at this time (depending on the complexity of your project) to sign a Preliminary Design Agreement (PDA) and pay a one-off design fee to allow us to further develop the drawings required to bring your dream home to life!

Plans

PLANS

Once you are happy with the design for your renovation, addition or extension project and agree to proceed, you’ll be asked to sign a Preliminary Agreement and pay a further fee. This fee covers the costs incurred on undertaking on your behalf any additional preliminary work, including a site visit from our Structural Engineer, necessary to fine tune your plans and provide you with a final (fixed) contract price. You will also be invited to attend our Crompton Road Selection Centre where our qualified Interior Design Consultants can provide practical and professional advice on not only your colour and product selections, but also the little things that will make your house, a home!

Permits & Approvals

PERMITS & APPROVALS

Shelford Home Improvements will then take care of all the necessary permits and approvals for you, helping to avoid unnecessary costs and delays by liaising with local authorities about building boundaries, covenants and zoning. We will provide you with sound advice about achieving good urban design outcomes, and we will also address any concerns your neighbours might have about your renovation, addition or extension project. We will then ask you to sign a contract for the work you have asked us to undertake (for your added peace of mind, Shelford Home Improvements uses the standard Housing Industry Association of Australia Fixed Price Contract).

Construction

CONSTRUCTION COMMENCES

Having confidence in the people looking after your home improvement is just as important to us, as it is to you! Drawing on a wealth of industry experience and expertise, our people are passionate about building with many of our tradespeople having worked with the Shelford Group since the early days. Never wavering from the Shelford philosophy that every home should be built as if it were their very own, our people are professionals and we know you will be happy to have them working in and around your home!

Completion

COMPLETION

But wait! There’s more! The Shelford Home Improvements experience doesn’t end there… Our dedicated Customer Service Team is still on hand to help you, and they will be – for a lifetime! With over 25 years’ expertise and experience in the construction industry, the Shelford Group knows a thing or two about residential building excellence, which is why our renovation, addition and extension projects are backed by our rock-solid Shelford Lifetime Warranty. As a testament to the quality of the building materials we use and the tradespeople we employ, this extended warranty period ensures your dream home improvement is guaranteed to stand the test of time!