Home Renovations in Melbourne

Quality Home Renovations Melbourne

As highly experienced home renovation designers and Master Builders, Capital Building has earned the well-deserved reputation of being a leading Melbourne building business. Capital Building has completed hundreds of home renovations including contemporary and period home restorations over the last twenty years. Its teams of exceptionally skilled designers, builders and decorators work together effectively helping you improve your home, almost always at a renovation cost less than building a new house.

Home Renovation Ideas

If you are looking for ideas and ways to renovate your home, Capital Building can help with designs for:

  • Bathroom renovations
  • New bathroom additions, stand-alone and en-suite
  • Kitchen renovations
  • Addition of new rooms
  • Restoration of features in period homes or contemporary facelifts
  • Basement, garage and loft (attic) conversions
  • Addition of decks, pergolas, garages and carports.

Our comprehensive experience as building contractors has provided us with the knowledge to advise if your house or property is worth saving and we can suggest the most effective design approach to achieve maximum value to match your budget and needs.

A home renovation can also mean maintenance and repairs completed on roofing and guttering, windows, electrical wiring, plumbing and installation of insulation.

Our Renovation Principles

Capital Building takes a holistic approach to all its home renovation projects, from initial design, the renovation build and finally the hand-over of the home improvement. Our design principles focus on:

  • Aesthetic appeal in harmony with your current home
  • Improving street appeal
  • Energy efficiency and sustainability
  • Improvement of both natural and generated light
  • Best utilisation and creation of space
  • The use of appropriate and quality materials
  • Meticulous attention to detail, be it restoring period homes or contemporary face lifts.

Why Do A Home Renovation? What Are The Benefits?

Capital Building has renovated or restored a diverse range of buildings, including period homes, terraced houses, brand new houses, contemporary homes and rustic houses.  We have the knowledge, know-how and understanding to ensure that the comfort and functionality of our renovations transform your home, providing comfort and pleasure as well as added value to the property.

Renovations and alteration works almost always cost less than building a new home.  If your living requirements have changed or you wish to improve the value of your home but without changing your address, home renovation is the answer.

So let us help you figure out what your next steps should be in building your dream home renovation. You can call us, request a callback or request a quote.

The Process

The benefit of engaging with a designer-builder on the outset is that they can work to a budget.  Often, people get plans from a drafting company or architect and then get a big surprise as to how much it all costs.

By doing it all at the same time, you can avoid cost-shock and save time in the engagement (and build) process.

We deliver high quality, exceptional work, fostering innovation, and quality suppliers & contractors.

BOOK IN FOR AN INITIAL ASSESSMENT

ONSITE CONSULTATION & EVALUATION

WE'LL PROVIDE DESIGN CONCEPT, COSTING & FEASIBILITY

LET'S DESIGN CONSULTATION & PERMIT CHECKS

CONTRACTS SIGNED BUILDING PERMIT - LET'S GO

CONSTRUCTION COMPLETE & HANDOVER

At Capital Building Contractors, we nurture our clients during the complete phase – from initial concepts to handover – we listen to your ideas and factor in everything from the  local building guidelines, to the orientation of the house and your block, to sustainability and of course your requirements in terms of space, storage and aesthetics.

Our Credentials

Building an extension or renovating is one of the biggest purchases in our lifetime. Therefore, it is essential that before going ahead with a project you can trust the building company that you choose.

Capital Building has an impressive list of credentials which means that should you choose it, you will be using a trusted, experienced, honest and safe building operator.

Registered Building Practitioner

Peter Harnischmacher and Travis Vinton, are ‘Registered Building Practitioners’ with the Victorian Building Authority.

Master Builder

Travis is currently a Master Builder member of  Master Builders Australia.

Green Living Master Builder

Capital Building is registered as a Green Living Master Builder Master Builders Association.

Victoria Building Authority

You can check Capital Building’s registration credentials by contacting the Victorian Building Authority. (Tip: search for ‘harnischmacher’ or 'vinton' under the Practitioner Name field)

Public Liability Insurance

Capital Building has Public Liability Insurance up to $5 million. For information about Public Liability Insurance see: Public Liability Insurance

Contract Works Insurance

Capital Building has Contract Works Insurance. For information about Contract Works Insurance see: CoverForce

Our Reviews

Excellent
5.0
Pranita C.
We are delighted that we chose Capital for our extension project. Pierce, who was the first point of contact for us at Capital in the initial phases, was one of the main reasons for us to go with Capital. Pierce was very patient with us and made a lot of effort to understand and translate our requirements. They transformed our 2-bed villa into a 4-bed family house, not only by adding all that extra space but also by enhancing the appearance of our house to a modern, contemporary home. The process took approximately seven months (including Christmas break), which was very quick. We lived in the house while extending and had no trouble. The speed did not compromise the quality. All trades used were experienced and strived for perfection. Capital has a great team of people, well led by Travis. All our interactions with Capital team were professional and I would highly recommend Capital (CB) to anyone wanting to do an extension/transformation of their home.
Response from the owner: Thankyou for the review Pranita. We are thrilled you are enjoying your new extension and it was great working with you also. Best of luck for the future, CBC Team.
Dinesh M.
We had our 3 bedroom single storey 1950s house transformed into a 2 storey 4 bedroom house. When we bought our place it was the best we could afford, and once we outgrew it we tried looking for something bigger but the cost is prohibitive and you'd have to move to the outer suburbs to get something reasonably sized. We approached several builders, and they1. Didn't even bother turning up,2. Demanded a $1000 payment for plans without even looking at the house3. Turned up, looked at us, and basically told us we couldn't afford it.Enter Dean from Capital Building. Over several meetings, he patiently and professionally visited our place, listened to our wants, offered us options, and generally gave us the feeling that we had a way forward. We would like to thank Dean for his enthusiasm and the confidence he gave us to go ahead with this exercise.Once permits were in place, we were handed over to the build team, and again, we were put at ease with their approachability and professionalism.We have never built before, so all this was new to us. The team at Capital was very good at explaining the processes and addressing our concerns. Travis, as the director, is a good operator and very switched on. Laura, our designer, helped us a lot with her input for the materials and components of the build. Tiffany kept us in the loop with constant communication regarding dates and activities.Andrew was the supervisor assigned to our build and was in charge of the team doing the work on our house. We want to thank him for his patience and the way he tried his best to make this process as smooth as possible.Make no mistake, a build of this nature is not a walk in the park. It is significant work and to live through it as we did with our young family can be challenging. However, Capital and their team genuinely did their best to make it as low impact on us as possible and 7 months later we basically have a brand new house. We still can't believe it sometimes.Thank you to the team at Capital. With the housing market being what it is, I think extensions like these are a great affordable option for families who grow out of their homes but want to stay in the suburbs where they've put down roots. Capital's 5 star reviews and growth are no accident. They are good at what they do and great to work with.We wholeheartedly recommend them.
Response from the owner: Fantastic Dinesh, We are really glad you are enjoying the space and your review perfectly sums up our process and what we try to achieve. We agree, extensions are a quick and cost affective way to increase your space. Thanks again CBC Team.
Craig C.
Travis, Kyle and the rest of the Capital Building Team demonstrated professionalism, honesty, punctuality, great communication and experience throughout every stage of our build. They were a pleasure to deal with and I would highly recommend.
Response from the owner: Hi Craig, Fantastic to hear from you! We are glad to hear everything is going well & you had a great experience with us. Thanks again, CBC Team
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Capital Building specialise in major home renovation projects. Usually including new kitchens, laundries, bathrooms and new open plan living areas. Typically, these projects will include extensions, for example a new second storey with retreat, bedrooms and bathroom and/ or a new rear extension with a open plan kitchen, dining and living.

The cost of a home renovation project varies depending on several factors, such as the scope of work, materials used, and the size of the project. Ground floor and second storey renovation and extension projects often cost between $3500-$4500 per square metre. Capital Building provide free indicative budgets based on your specific requirements.

Typically, the planning and design phase takes 3-4 months, excluding town planning approval if that’s required. Depending on the scope of the project, construction might take 6 months for a smaller and simpler build and up to 9 months or more, for larger and more complex builds.

Yes, Capital Building offer design and planning services to help you visualise and plan your renovation project. Our team can provide expert guidance and create concept designs based on your preferences. Capital Building offers a turn key, design and build service and can care of everything involved from conception to completion.

 Major construction projects, including renovations and extensions, require a building permit. However, not all projects will require a planning permit. Capital Building can give you expert and specific advice for your home and project. You can also visit: www.vba.vic.gov.au/consumers/home-renovation-essentials/permits to learn more.

Google Rating
5.0
Based on 27 reviews
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