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toni_m_davis

We are currently into our 11th month renovating. We lived in our house while the builder renovated around us. The back extensions were completed which included a garage and upstairs bedrooms and we moved into the garage while the rest of the house was completed.

You need time and patience and expect to clean up everyday when the builders are on the job site, that is what we did. Plus we painted to save money and installed cupboard and we were able to finish off different jobs the builder started. In the whole experience you have loved and enjoyed our renovation and kept a positive attitude with our builder to keep a good working relationship.

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Focus Demolition & Asbestos Removal

Definitely agree with the "expect lots of dust and dirt" tip- couldn't be more true, especially when dealing with demolition as part of the project!

   
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Urban Tech

Plan and Prepare - I couldn't have said it better. Have a look at the My Build App www.mybuildapp.com.au there is a free version available and its the best way to be organised before and during the build.

   

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