The Process

Built for your budget, designed for your dreams

Total Lifestyle Builders is your one-stop shop for home extensions.

As a design & build construction company we co-ordinate all aspects of your job. Working with Total Lifestyle Builders not only gives you an exceptional home extension, it gives you the space to bring your family closer together.

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The “Total Process” guarantees we deliver a consistently high quality of service while keeping our clients in control of each stage of the job. This gives you peace-of-mind and overall satisfaction.

1. Let’s Meet. We will meet with you at your home to listen to your needs and ideas. We then discuss a range of design options suitable for your particular home and your individual lifestyle needs. All of our home extensions are custom designed and built, so this initial meeting lays the foundation for a collaborative experience whereby you don’t just get a new home, you get YOUR new home.

2. A Design That Suits Your Needs. Your needs form the basis of our design process. We tailor a design solution to suit your lifestyle and budget. Our fees for a concept design* are fully credited to the cost of your home extension when you build with us. During the design concept stage, you reap the benefits of dealing with a highly professional and experienced consultant.


We not only listen to you, taking into consideration your design ideas and preferences, our specialist consultants are able to provide you with a range of solutions and options. The result is a stress-free experience which has everything you need to improve your lifestyle within your budget. You are then invited to the comfort of our boardroom for the design presentation. Our 3D walkthrough of your new home is delivered on our big-screen so you get a clear understanding of the feel of your “new” house.

Looking at flat drawings and plans can’t possibly convey how your design will turn out, so this walkthrough gives you even more control of the final product. Once you are happy that the concept meets your needs, we prepare a detailed specification report outlining the inclusions for your home extension and a preliminary cost estimate (typically accurate within 5%).

* Our design concept fee is subject to a free site assessment with one of our specialist consultants. Most of our projects can be done for this fee – in a small number of cases and for very large and complex projects the design concept fee is negotiated in advance.


3. Contract Signing & Building Approval. When you are happy with the design concept and the details have been finalised, we will then present you with a fixed-price estimate and a QMBA-verified contract, giving you security and peace-of-mind. We take all the hassle and stress of organising a renovation out of your hands. After the contract has been signed we will obtain building approval on your behalf (usually received within 2-4 weeks).

4. Construction. Our building process has been developed from years of experience and takes into account our clients’ needs. Our tradespeople work to the highest standards, both in their workmanship and professionalism. Our high expectations of our workmen translates into a smooth, even pleasant building experience for you. Many clients need to remain living in their home throughout the renovation. Our construction process plans for this and we make every reasonable effort to minimise disruption to your living arrangements. Furthermore, our carpenters work exclusively for us, giving you additional peace-of-mind and security. It will typically take only 12 weeks to build your home extension.

Spaces that bring you together, places to be apart.

At the end of the day, you are left with your dream home, where you want to live, and your perfect lifestyle.

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