Renovating your home in Willoughby Council is an exciting prospect. Transforming your home is a significant undertaking. So entrusting it in the right hands will help prevent the excitement turning into stress.
You may want to renovate to update your ageing house or to accommodate your growing family. Either way, you want a designer who will listen to you and create a design that merges your personal vision with his professional experience. Someone who is attuned to the values of your local council.
A good designer who knows Willoughby Council inside and out will reduce your worries and retain the excitement of making your dream home a reality.
Renovating Your Home in Willoughby Council
When it comes to home design and renovation, Willoughby Council values building sustainability into your home. They want homes that are healthy, comfortable, and high-quality to benefit you in the long term and save you money.
Willoughby Council hosts workshops and events throughout the year to learn more about passive design principles and choosing the right building materials.
You will, therefore, want a Designer who is experienced in and aligns with these values. Home renovation in Willoughby Council requires local experience and knowledge. This includes experience with certifications, design principles and sustainability elements.
Helping You through the Renovation Process
Martin Kolarik, of Martin Kolarik Home Design, is an expert Designer of homes in the Willoughby Council area. He is a resident of the North Shore and raised his family in this area of beautiful parks, classic churches and friendly residents.
Martin’s first priority is to ensure that your home will be a reflection of your dreams and needs. Often, the issue between designers and clients is that the designer presumes to know what is best for his or her clients.
This is very different with Martin. His first priority is always to listen to your needs. He believes that a home Designer who does not work hard to understand and accommodate his client’s wishes and needs should not be in the home design business.
He will listen to what you want and look out for your family’s needs now and in the longer term. Martin will also advise you on what will help increase the value of your home and what will not.
Designing Renovations for Bushfire Prone Land
Much of the land in Willoughby Council is Bushfire Prone. If your land falls into that category, your materials and roof systems must comply with the appropriate BAL (Bushfire Attack Level) rating requirements.
Renovating on Bushfire-Prone Land is Martin’s expertise. Many of his projects are on Bushfire Prone Land. Therefore, he always has bushfire safety regulations in mind when creating a home design. He also has been a team coordinator for his local Community Fire Unit for the last decade.
Renovation of Heritage Homes
Willoughby is home to 12 Heritage Conservation Areas and over 240 Heritage Items. This means many new development or renovation projects have to conform to the heritage requirements of the area.
Renovation of Heritage Homes needs a considered approach to design and sensitivity around an integration of the original part of the house with the new addition. The aim is not to try and replicate the original, but rather to design a renovation which balances the old and the new.
Martin and his team have successfully designed renovations of heritage properties in councils across Sydney’s north, including Willoughby council.
Getting Council Approval
Before you begin a major renovation project, you need to get the approval of Willoughby Council. Martin takes the stress out of requesting Council approvals.
Intimate Knowledge of Council Rules
Martin stays up to date on the latest changes in DA (Development Applications) and CDC (Complying Development Certificate) regulations. This means he knows not just the words in the regulations, but also the intent. That is arguably far more important, as some house improvements may seem counter to the stated council rules, but are still permissible as long as they satisfy the intent of Willoughby Council’s regulations.
He will discuss with you which application process is best for you. He will also submit the Construction Certificate application needed prior to the commencement of building. Martin has a 100% success rate of approvals at both Willoughby Council and State Government levels.
You want a Designer of this level of experience, sensitivity, and knowledge in home renovation and home design. It will not only be a pleasant and exciting experience to renovate your home. It will be a joy to live in once it is complete.