Backyard looking a little tired or in need of an upgrade? We can help!
With a team of qualified builders and carpenters we can help redesign, upgrade or create your dream entertaining area.
updates to tiles and surrounds or additions
addition of decking and entertaining areas and patios
any structural building changes to the house including extensions
backyard renovation and landscaping
Whatever the scope of the project we can help. Contact us today!
Below are some photos of recent backyard renovations we have completed on the Sunshine Coast. This will give you an idea of the updates we can help you achieve.
The pool has been dug and custom concrete pool shell sprayed in. We are about to remove the wooden retaining wall and start work leveling the site, removing the fences and preparing for the installation of new retaining walls.
Here you can see the new pool including tiling, deck, retaining walls, screens and covered entertaining area. Under the deck is hardwood subframes, concrete slabs and drainage work was completed to ensure this area lasts a lifetime.
The old pool area had tiles with a large step up. The owners wanted to expand the usable area, add decking, new glass pool fence and have all surfaces level making it safer for children to play.
Project completed with new hardwood subframe, decking, landscaping and new glass pool fence installed in new area to make the most of the area available.
Increase livability and value
Current house design is focusing on livability and outdoor living spaces. If you own an older house, or just don't like the design then it makes sense to update the areas you will use and get the most enjoyment from. In Queensland we have the perfect climate to use outdoor areas for most of the year and a pool is a true luxury come summertime!
In the last couple of years, QLD and the Sunshine Coast in particular, has seen a real-estate boom. This means many owners have significant equity in their property that can be used for renovations and home improvements. If done well, then these works can greatly improve the property value.
The focus on any renovation or home improvement should be on the areas that will improve value, livability and the enjoyment you get from your home. If you need any help with design and ideas for implementing these renovations then we can help. Our team has extensive experience in building projects, from simple updates to complete new house builds - no job is too small or too big!
Here we have removed old retaining walls and we're cleaning the site to drill piers for the new retaining wall. At this stage we also leveled the garden beds.
Here you can see the finished work with new fence, retaining wall, decking, pool coping tile and frameless glass fence installed using black hardware.
We have posts concreted in about 1m deep, this will be a very solid retaining wall! Site is level ready for drainage pipe and gravels to be added prior to the concrete slab and subframe for decking.
Everything finished and landscaping complete. We did significant work to ensure that we made the best use of the area while fixing some problematic retaining walls and fences.
What planning and designs are needed?
Before undertaking any work we assess if building approvals, plans and engineering are required. If these are applicable to scope fo the work required, then we have professionals that we collaborate with and we will organise each step of the process. We will help guide each step of the way.
What if other trades are required?
We have a network of reliable tradesmen we work with regularly, every step of the process we will be able to cover including earthworks, plumbers, electricians, tilers, concreters and painters. If you have a specific trades person you want involved that is no problem either, we're happy to collaborate alongside any professionals.
I only have a small backyard, what can I do?
We only work with custom designed areas, so arranging updates to a small area is no problem. We will work with you to design a perfect outdoor area that suits the space. In many cases this is best achieved by including building work. If you have a small outdoor area then we often look at creating indoor to outdoor flow by installing larger doors and covered areas. This makes the most the limited space.
We don't have a design
Great, give us a call and we can give you a no obligation consultation. We have worked with lots of outdoor and pool areas. We know what works and will often have different ideas anyway. It isn't uncommon that an owner has an idea that isn't ideal or just won't work, so sometimes not having a set plan can be a good thing! Feel free to contact us and we'll see what we can do.
What sort of time-frame is expected?
This is subject to the scope of the project. A simple pool fence update can be completed in a day or two. A complete backyard renovation with a new pool and building alterations can take 3 to 6 months. Most renovations take at least few weeks to complete. There are usually lots of steps that have to happen in sequence so we allow the proper spacing to ensure the job is done properly.
How is payment broken up?
We require a deposit to begin works, order materials and begin scheduling. The deposit is usually 30% of the project value. Depending on the total cost we divide the remaining amount into another two or three progress payments. This will allow you to budget and transfer money in smaller amounts as work progresses.