Our Principal Builders Kevin and Ray Hattin are not salesmen like many other building companies. Both oversee each stage and will keep you informed of the planned work schedule so you can plan ahead to make any necessary selections and changes.

The following is an indication of the process:

When you contact Update Renovate about your extension and renovation in Brisbane, Principle builders Kevin or Ray Hattin will listen and discuss your requirements and provide initial ideas, options and where possible an indicative budget cost for your extension and renovation.

Initial Meeting

Our Registered Builder Kevin or Principle Designer Ray will meet with you at your house for a no obligation consultation to discuss your ideas, requirements and budget for your extension and renovation in Brisbane.

“My aim when walking through the house with you is to listen carefully to what you’re hoping to achieve and give you an honest opinion on your options, ideas and costs involved. Where possible I will make suggestions on different ways to achieve the design outcomes which are the most cost effective for beneficial or you.” – Ray Hattin, Builder and Principle designer

Our point of difference from most drafting and architectural firms is that both Kevin and Ray are qualified builders (not a salesperson like many other companies) bringing practical design principles and ideas to the planning process, ensuring that proposed extension and/or renovation is functional, practical and most importantly is cost effective and meets your budget.

Concept Stage

The initial concept design stage has been established as a low cost package providing preliminary concept floor plans and a comprehensive Scope of Works to suit your lifestyle and budget requirements.

See designs and concept stage pages for more information.

When you accept the quotation choosing Update Renovate to complete the renovation and extension, the fee for the Concept Plans and Scope of Works is waived as a welcome gift.

Applications Stage

Once you provide approval to go ahead with your renovation/extension, we will provide you with a fixed price HIA Building Contract and start preparing the plans and supporting documentation for Building and Development applications as required.

All planning and approvals are included in the fixed price quote and contract providing you peace of mind that there are no hidden costs.

Once the approval has been received, we provide copies of the approved plans and supporting documentation along with insurance certificates to the owner and their lender where applicable.

See designs and concept stage pages for more information.

Building & Construction

Our specialized building process has been developed from years of experience and takes into account our clients’ needs: in most cases, you will be able to live in your home while we extend or renovate, and we make every reasonable effort to minimize disruption to suit your living arrangements.

We make sure that each of our tradesmen take care to leave the site clean and tidy during and at the end of each day. Furthermore, our highly skilled and experienced carpenters work exclusively for Update Renovate, giving you additional peace-of-mind and security that the project is finished on time to the highest quality and standards.

See our services page for more information

Upper Mt Gravatt exterior pre renovation


Practical Completion

Once construction reaches completion, we employ professional cleaners to thoroughly clean and detail your Brisbane house extension and renovation.

The practical completion inspection signifies the completion of the contract works and start of the warranty period which is six (6) years for structural defects and one (1) year for all other defects. Update Renovate then provide you with a folder and USB containing copies of all plans, documentation, building approvals, warranty cards, compliance certificates, final occupation certificate and house keys.

As we are always striving to improve our comprehensive service we also provide a customer feedback form to complete, giving you the opportunity to tell us how you felt the project went and in what way we can improve our design and construction service.

Wakerley exterior post renovation

Wakerley exterior post renovation

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