MELISSA TREADGOLD ARCHITECT
Telephone 02 9958 0010
My name is Melissa Treadgold and as a Registered Architect I have helped many home owners find the right solutions for their home renovations.
I have seen so many houses that have been badly renovated - often several times - and the renovations just don't suit the house or the needs of the owners.
These horrible renovations have destroyed the character of the house and often devalue the property.
A lot of money has been wasted on renovation mistakes!
Your home is more than just a place to live, it's a long term investment and renovating it right the first time will reward you more than you could imagine.
The right decisions when renovating will have a huge impact on the value of your property and the quality of your life.
Everyone deserves a great place to live - a secure, peaceful environment to relax, eat, sleep, nurture yourself, your family, friends and for your personal development.
Houses are my passion....
I've worked with home owners on various styles of houses including Australian Federation, Californian bungalow, semis and terraces, farmhouses, apartments and lately contemporary homes.
I've even turned old warehouses into homes
I love all these styles and like to design renovations to respect the original integrity of the building while updating the house to suit the current owners needs.
Even if your home has no particular style - or even if it's the "ugly duckling" in your street - it can still be renovated into something really special.
I have many repeat clients - it's always a pleasure to get together again to help them with their next home renovation project.
I help home owners with their renovations from start to finish.
How To Avoid Those Costly Renovation Mistakes
Imagine What The Right Renovation Will Do -
For Your Property....
Let's Get Your Renovation Started!
I know from personal experience that undertaking a home renovation can be a daunting prospect.
You probably bought your house intending to renovate as soon as possible.
You may have inherited renovation plans with your house and you've realised that those plans just aren't right for you.
But time has gone by and your realise you just cannot put it off any longer.
You need more space and you need it NOW!.
Start a scrapbook...
Your ideas and dreams are my inspiration. Having a special 'home renovation' scrapbook or folder with photos and ideas you like from magazines and books will help us get your renovations underway.
Write down your wish list!
How I Work With You...
You can be assured, I am a great listener and my goal is to make sure you can tick all the boxes on your wish list!
I will work closely with you so you will know exactly what you will be getting - from the foundations to the roof!
First, I meet with you at your home to discuss ideas.
I make sure I am familiar with the style and details of your house and understand the possibilities that your property may offer.
From my local knowledge I will advise you about any government planning issues such as Heritage preservation that may affect your property.
Our first meeting may uncover an ingenious solution or unexpected idea that is right for you.
The next step is to design sketch plans . There are usually several options to consider so I will design different layouts. I will show you how to make the best use of your renovation budget by optimising the space and amenities you already have and then I will design your renovations to suit your house and your needs.
I will then prepare all the documents to obtain planning and building approvals and will liaise with the local authorities on your behalf.
As I am not affiliated with any building contractor, once you have your renovation plans, you are free to get quotes for the building work and choose the right builder for your renovation.
When renovating there are many details to be considered - materials and colours to be chosen.
It is part of my work to keep up with the new products and suppliers and advise you which ones are most suitable for your project. This information is included in the specifications for the builders quotes.
I will also help you with other consultants you may need such as an engineer, surveyor, interior designer or landscape designer.
I will even go shopping with you to help find some fantastic products for your new home!
What About Architect's Fees?
As your building project is individual, my fees are tailored to your project.
There are different fee arrangements and these vary depending on the type and size of the renovation planned.
I will discuss the fee arrangements available for you on my first visit.
Generally, my work is divided into stages and fees are also paid in stages.
My Guarantee To You
I guarantee to help you achieve your home renovation goals with enthusiasm, professionalism, personal service....
and we will have some fun along the way.
FREE 1 Hour CONSULTATION
To make an appointment for me to visit you in your home
Call NOW 02 9958 0010
You will receive a complimentary book
Your Home - Renovators Guide
Appointments can be arranged to suit you
MELISSA TREADGOLD ARCHITECT
46 Laurel Street Willoughby, N.S.W. Australia 2068
Telephone 02 9958 0010
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