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Tips on Budgeting for Home Renovations – Hennie Bothma Constructions


Home Extensions and Additions are a great way of gaining valuable space without having to move to another home.

Contact Hennie Bothma Constructions on 082 449 7571 for more information.

Client expectations when planning a Building Renovation

Home renovation quotations are tricky business. There are too many variables involved in a major remodelling project or room addition for any building contractor to provide a specific square meter price upfront, and all free quotations should be considered just that: estimates. Your builder must take into account structural aspects, such as load-bearing walls, location of plumbing and wiring, possible changes to the roof line and also what kind of materials you want. Carpet, floor tiles or laminate floors or other specified building finishes? Building contractors probably can provide ballpark figure based on what you would like, but no one can give you a firm bid without working from a specific set of plans and specifications.

Home Renovations are highly technical and require dedicated specialists to deliver the best outcome for the best price.

At Hennie Bothma Constructions our process begins with taking a clear and detailed brief from our client on his home renovation requirements. We then develop concept designs to fully explore and document ideas, and visualise your Renovation before we embark on the Building process. This process involves the client, the architect, us building contractors and other professionals such as structural engineers etc. as needed to draw up plans that will meet building codes and your building requirements.

With Home Addition Estimates, Nothing Is Set in Stone

Even if you pay for plan specifications up front, prepare to be flexible when it comes to the final cost of your addition. Estimating remodelling costs can never account for the unpredictable, and the unexpected is the rule, not the exception, when it comes to major building renovation projects. That being the case, it’s also a good idea to get at least three bids on your project from different contractors based on the plans you have drawn up. Talking to more than one contractor allows you to compare costs and services, and to weed out home addition estimates that are far higher, or lower, than the competition.

We have been doing building renovations in Somerset West and surrounding areas in the Western Cape for more than 20 years. If you want a Home Builder to deliver the Home Renovations of your dreams, call Hennie Bothma Constructions Today on 082 449 7571.


Topic: Tips on Budgeting for Home Renovations