Love where you live, but just need more room?
Our experienced team at Donehue’s Builders, means higher quality, more personal care and attention.
Our dedicated local team of of contractors, designers, architects, engineers and interior design advisers, will work closely with you to transform your home to suit your specific lifestyle.
Together, our expertise and creative skills will turn your home improvement dreams into reality. We believe in open and constant communication with our clients and the people that you talk to are the ones doing the actual work on your home.
We pride ourselves in our attention to detail and exceptional service, that ensure that your home renovation and extensions are as painless as possible. By following our well-planned process, we minimize disruption and surprises to your daily lives.
Our step-by-step process includes:
1. Getting to know you
We believe in getting to know our clients, their hopes, and their expectations before we even lay the first brick. We will work with you, leveraging our considerable know-how and years of experience, planning your new renovation.
2. Turning Your Dreams into Reality
Whether it’s a good architect, a great draftsman, a creative designer, or even just someone to bounce ideas off from, we have the right people to help polish your ideas and concepts.
3. The Preliminary Agreement
The Preliminary Agreement is a separate document that we will sign, which gives us the go-signal to carry out the preliminary work required (can include things like soil tests, engineering and building plan preparation, energy report, bushfire assessment levels, and site survey). Based on the result of these reports and plans, we will then prepare a final costing and, assuming that you’ve given approval), we will then prepare the full contract documentation.
4. Building Contracts
Once the paperwork is signed and a deposit has been paid, the process of getting all the approvals and permits in place will begin.
5. Paperwork and Permits
We manage the process of submitting all the drawings and specifications to the council and ensuring that all the appropriate building permits and insurances are received and are in place.
6. Building Begins
One of the best things about working with us is that you’re assured that the builder you’ve worked closely in the planning process will be the same person responsible for building it. Should you not be staying on site during the work, we’ll make sure to keep you updated with regular meetings, written, and email updates (including photos).
7. Completion and Handover
The handover process includes the final inspection that we do together of the finished renovation. You will be given a formal notice of completion, final inspection certificate, and product warranties for all the appliances that we’ve installed (together with reports, notices or other documentation issued by services providers). Best of all, our work comes with a comprehensive 6-year guarantee.
To see why we’re so proud of the work that we do, please take a look at some of the stunning renovation projects that we have delivered for our clients.