Building, Renovation and Designing; Our Work Is Our
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Our Renovations Process
We are strong believers that your home influences general health and happiness; and therefore it is extremely important that your home is designed to suit your taste, lifestyle and budget.
Vivere does renovations with this in mind to offer you a truly unique build that incorporates your aethstetic and functional needs in a timely and cost effective manner."No Job Is Too Small"
A free of charge consultation!
We, Frans & Ingrid will come to your house to have a look and a chat about some starting ideas. We will get to know each other, and you can tell us about your house/ plans/ room(s)/ budget/ dreams/ expectation.
Quote and scope of work
The builder will have a good look at all options, structural situations and best construction solutions. Your Interior Designer is there to help you with creating your ideas, using a 3D CAD Computer program for you to visualise the designs. She can also help with material choices and colour schemes. This is an extra free of charge service Vivere is offering its clients. After all works are clearly worked through and explained, this will be documented in an Estimate of the cost Contract with Specification list. After acceptance of this design/renovation estimate, the real fun will begin.
Talk, talk, and talk
Great design is about getting to know the people you design for. You, your house, and how you live. How many people live at home? Do you have children? Do you have pets? When you entertain is it usually family and friends or professional peers? Are you readers? Gradually we begin to get a picture, and which design decisions would suit you and your style of living.
Home Consultation of a Renovation Building Contract
In this step, we visit your home again to gather more detailed information. We take measurements of your space noting electrical, plumbing, load-bearing walls, bulkheads, door swings, and so on.
Photos will be taken from every angle. Then next, we determine the 'non-negotiable' and better understand the context – the architectural style and detail of the house, the flow of the space, the natural light, and the interior style in other parts of the house.
Scaled preliminary plans will be developed from the room(s) involved. It is important to understand that this Plan View is a proposal. At this stage, we can easily adjust. It is the designer’s and the builder’s job to suggest alternative ways to achieve an aesthetic objective within the limitations of a project, whether it be space, timeline, or budget. Understanding what won't work is as important as knowing what will.
Design presentation with Master Builders Renovation Contract.
In this step we develop a cohesive palette of colours, materials, textures, build and finish details. We also will hand over quotes from Trade Professionals that are going to be involved in the renovation like plumbers, electricians etc.
All this will be documented in a Master Builders Renovation Contract with Specification list.
Vivere Homes has a trustworthy team of trade’s people that we work with all the time. This way you can be assured getting the best quality, price and service for the work that needs to be done.
Work, work, and work
Work, work and work in a tightly managed timeframe to deliver a renovation outcome that serves its owners for many years to come. The result of the effort and hard work that began when you first told us about the room(s) that you have been dreaming about.
This is the final step, and certainly the most exciting!
Everything you are expecting, as outlined in the Design Presentation, will be delivered in time and to your budget. The most exciting thing is to see it all coming together. It can be hard to give us that trust, while you were maybe doubting if it was the perfect piece of fabric for curtains, pendant light or tiles. But, when you see it all coming together, you understand why we choose what we choose. (together with you)
It will all be the way you expected it to be and …. Even better