EllisPiper Homes

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Understanding the process of Renovation and Remodeling



On our first meeting in your home, we listen very carefully to you and your needs and what you see as the deficiencies and problems of your home. We explore the goals and ambitions of your desired renovation. We discuss your lifestyle and how that impacts on your requirements to make your home function more easily for you and your family. 
Together, we look at any ideas, photos, sketches or inspirational materials you might have already gathered or we bring with us. We take note of your 'must have' and 'like to have' criteria for your project. 
Together, we arrive at a design idea with which to work and accomplish your objectives. 
We establish your budget if possible to ensure we design within it and not disappoint with unrealistic quotes and ideas. 
We explain the design/build process and your role in that process - it is your project, we are the means to an end.
We like to keep you informed every step of the way as to the progress of the project so you feel comfortable and knowledgeable and have a complete understanding of the work being done in your home.  


When EllisPiper Homes does your renovation, you are a critical part of the design team. It is now that we decide which existing features you love and want to keep, and the problem areas that are nonfunctional, out dated or just plain ugly and really have to go. 
We draft a set of primary design drawings, plans or even 3D "views of the future" dependent on the complexity of the proposed project. We will meet with you again and discuss our vision for your renovation. We confirm that we have interpreted your requirements correctly, or if the design is ours that you are pleased with the concepts shown. 
This is the time to further develop ideas or make amendments;look at samples of flooring, counter tops paint colors etc. We'll brainstorm the project, project, get the ideas flowing this all adds up to an interactive, pro-active new beginning for you home.
If further meetings are desired before finalizing designs then we arrange them and keep arranging them until you are completely happy and confident that we have a design that fulfills your expectations.       
We will then present our proposal, with drawings, photographs and cost estimates. We give a free, no obligation estimates, with no hidden extras. * 
Now comes the exciting part, we schedule your project.  


Construction, or more often deconstruction begins! 

What you don't see is all the planning, co-ordination and purchasing that has already happened behind the scenes.

What you will see is your contractors that turn up when they say they will and work on your project only from start to finish. 

We will keep you updated on the progress of the work, what has happened, and what is about to happen. When subcontract trades ** such as electricians will be on site and any issues that have arisen.  

Because we are aware Renovation is an evolving process, we value your input at any stage throughout and encourage you to be involved. Be assured nothing will be changed in your plans without you knowing about it and approving amendments to the design, so no nasty surprises. 

EllisPiper Homes is still in business today because of our earned reputation and repeat customers who have the confidence and reliance that we will deliver on time, exceed expectations, do the job right, work ethically, fairly, openly and with care and go the extra mile.

From Concept to Completion EllisPiper Homes transforms your ideas and visions for your home into reality. Our satisfaction is your satisfaction.  

*We cannot see through walls and if we suspect a problem such as damp, mold for example, to be fair to you we will discuss this and give you a worst case scenario quotation. That will be the maximum you will pay for the job, if no problems are found we will adjust the quotation back to suit. 
There are completely unexpected problems that do sometimes show up during some renovations, we've all seen these on TV Renovation shows. Should this happen during your renovation, we will always discuss the issue, options, solutions and costing before we do any additional work outside the quotation 
** EllisPiper Homes are ALWAYS on site when subcontractors are working on our jobs in your home. That way we are fully aware of the progress and the security of your home and possessions. EllisPiper Homes use trusted contractors and are fully licensed, bonded and insured.  
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