Workers style cottage – extension from two to three bedroom property
Keeping the charm of the original workers style cottage of yesteryear, this weatherboard transformed from a two bedroom modest home to a cleverly designed three bedroom oasis. Making the most of its modest footprint, the living areas encompass polished concrete floors and paired back fixtures, with an outlook onto the original sandstone rockery. Perfectly suited to our clients, a professional couple who envisaged an inner city sanctury.
We engaged The Site Foreman for their tender and project management services. We had a good experience throughout the tender process, finding it well managed and competitive. Through this process we realised we needed someone “working with us” to liaise with the builder, so we proceeded with their project management services. We had a number of challenges with the builder so it was great to have the expertise, experience and sway of The Site Foreman to get through those moments to ensure we achieved a great result, without us being the bad guy all the time. Having a dedicated project manager was most valuable when it came to managing the schedule and the variation process, ensuring claims were reasonable. They provided technical building expertise and had a high level of problem-solving skills. We had strong ideas on the finishes, so we used the interior design services of House To Home Finishes, the sister company of The Site Foreman. Engaging The Site Foreman allowed us to maintain our professional and personal lives over the period of our project. They are “your guys” on the ground only answering to you. If you are not an experienced builder or project manager, these guys will bring a level of process to the project and hold the builder accountable for the outcome. Andrew & Nicole, Balmain.