Our Renovation Process

Being new to the renovation world can be overwhelming, and one can get confused and anxious. Renovation of a house, apartment, or small unit requires different strategies. To begin with, you must get in contact with the Owner to get a permit for your renovation project. Without their approval, the renovation process can be bumpy.

Our professional designers and architect at House Sanctuary Builders have worked on several renovating projects. Our renovators will discuss how design and renovation work, what you need to prepare for, and all of the aspects of your plan you need to be acquainted with before you begin. We promise to provide high-quality finishes at reasonable prices and within a reasonable manufacturing timeline. These strategies apply to every project we work on.
We will assist you through all strata laws and ensure that everything is in order before any work begins.

There is an intelligent path to ensure a smooth journey towards a dream house. That smart path requires:

Healthy engagement and communication with your Owner and our professionals will assist you. Discussion is necessary to know the requirement and how the procedure works

Having a clear vision of your plan will allow us to assist you easily and quickly and help you with the permit procedure

Work management is necessary. Our designers are equipped with that and will complete the renovation concerning the law

1. Collection of Ideas and Design

Our customers are our priority. Their ideas must be well-constructed to build what they want, how they want, and where they want. Begin by considering what you want for your apartment or house and its important features. Then consider how you intend to use these areas and how they will interact with the remaining portion of your apartment.

You can then begin researching equipment, specifications, appliances, and fittings to get a sense of your budget. Our website can also give you innovative ideas and plans by reviewing our previous successful projects. Our customers’ reviews will also give you an insight into our skilled work.

2. Licensed Renovation Contractor

A successful project requires a leader with good communication skills. Employing an unregistered contractor or one who lacks the necessary insurance coverage is a disaster waiting to happen. Most importantly, it is also against the law. It could result in a fine, or worse, your project might be postponed.

At House Sanctuary Builders, we have all the proper licenses and insurance. We have liability insurance and all the necessary product warranties to work on your proposal. We work with a network of licensed plumbers and electricians, and contractors on all of our projects.

3. Meeting with the Owners Corporation

Collaborating with the Owners is required. It is traditionally reflected by a committee or executive board when renovating an apartment or unit is required. They oversee the building in which your apartment or house is located and represent all owners, including you. They are accountable for implementing renovations. So you must follow the process to have your project accepted.


Each strata has its own set of rules, known according to laws, which require you to submit your proposals for authorization. Permission is usually required if you are renovating a laundry or bathroom. Or you are even making changes to the walls, floor tiles, etc. This process sounds hectic. But with our teamwork, we take a detailed statement of your plan, which makes obtaining approval for your renovation much more effortless.

4. Information about strata by-laws

This checklist is the core element of your plan. When significant changes are made to the common property in your house or building, a by-law is required to approve renovations to your home. The four main walls of an apartment, including the ceiling, roof, and floor, are usually shared property. It also includes all of the building’s exterior walls and areas such as halls, driveways, and the laundry or pool, if there is one.

By-laws generally apply if you perform structural work that may impact public land. The Owners Corporation must pass a resolution calling at a General Meeting to start creating a by-law for your redecoration. All owners will attend that meeting. The maximum should approve your by-laws.

5. All work requires a permit

The cosmetic, minor, and significant works classes evaluate the permit required in each case regarding the type of work. Because each strata plan has its laws and regulations regarding renovations. Our team recommends consulting with your strata committee early in the planning process so you and our professionals can work on your idea with ease.

6. Limitations of renovating an apartment

Apartment buildings usually are high-density areas, so keep the community in mind as you begin your work. If contractors begin renovation before receiving any approvals or notices, your neighbours are unlikely to be pleased if they are unaware of the situation. The key is to prioritize communication and work to reduce the impact of the projects on the community.

7. Neighbours

A good starting point is to send a courtesy letter to all adjacent neighbours informing them of the date and time of the work, as well as the duration and approved hours of the work.

This is something we do for you.

Here’s What Our Customers Have Said
About Our Work And Our Services

House Sanctuary Builders
5.0
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Shaul770
Shaul770
06:56 23 Feb 22
Amazing quality and great service!! Arthur is very particular with his work. They are a good team!!
Jude Adler
Jude Adler
04:47 22 Feb 22
Fantastic, friendly staff and super professional to deal with. Punctual and forthright communication I had a great experience with them.read more
Petya My
Petya My
03:36 21 Feb 22
Highly recommended! They put the whole very quickly and ee went through the scope thoroughly to ensure no miscommunication. Price is very reasonable and the quality of work as well as transparency during the renovation process is exceptional. I definitely rate their work!read more
Efraims Legacy
Efraims Legacy
06:07 18 Feb 22
Great team of professionals. All was on time and clearly understood. Thanks Matt and the team. Will def recommended this company for my next building project.read more
Max Yelandjian
Max Yelandjian
23:56 17 Feb 22
This is a professional company and they have a very good and well coordinated team. The plasterers in particular I was impressed with – whilst everyone worked clean, they took extra care at the end of each day to ensure the house was tidy. Highly recommend this outfit!!read more
mark davidson
mark davidson
03:07 09 Dec 21
had them do a job for me recently, they were very punctual, proficient and precise with their workmanship. cant go wrong with these guys.read more
mendy goldman
mendy goldman
02:48 09 Dec 21
good professional quality and very friendly service. very satisfied with their work. i would recommend. 10/10.
Yuri Kuznetsov
Yuri Kuznetsov
00:53 08 Dec 21
GREAT SERVICE AND VERY GOOD PRICES. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED AND THE QUALITY WORK IS EXCEPTIONAL!
Jj Elm
Jj Elm
01:19 07 Dec 21
Top job!! Guys are switched on and on the ball. Forthright and honest which was appreciated.
Troy Portus
Troy Portus
03:20 04 Oct 21
I’ve observed Arthurs workmanship in relation to bathroom and kitchen renovations. Cannot fault the man, he’s upfront about costs, completion times and the work is top quality. Communication is excellent which takes the stress out the project.read more
Firuza Yunusova
Firuza Yunusova
08:00 16 Sep 21
Highly recommend Arthur. He done a great job. Very happy with service and the price as well
Richard G
Richard G
02:53 31 Aug 21
Very responsive and happy to cater to our changing needs. Highly recommend
Fred Trhogo
Fred Trhogo
11:21 24 Jul 21
Great and professional services! I would def recommend to my friends.
Lauren White
Lauren White
04:51 24 Jul 21
We have now engaged Arthur and his team for 2 x bathroom renovations and a laundry renovation. We could not be more pleased with the results. Throughout the process the communication was great, the attention to detail 2nd to none, and the trades professional, clean and friendly. We really couldn’t fault anything and we are looking forward to engaging with them for an upcoming kitchen renovation. Highly recommend!read more
Yossi Shapiro
Yossi Shapiro
02:47 29 Jun 21
The guys are brilliant and highly reliable. Their work ethic is exceptional and attention to detail – thorough. They are decent and honest blokes who give their experienced opinion to ensure the highest quality finish.read more
Michael castle
Michael castle
09:35 30 Apr 21
great to work with and very easy to deal with during and after. keep up the good work.
Davidklizh
Davidklizh
06:14 30 Apr 21
Great service. Fast and professional.
Jhonatan Versteege
Jhonatan Versteege
23:38 29 Apr 21
Reasonably priced, On time and within budget.
William Soulsby
William Soulsby
23:49 28 Apr 21
Great experience working with this group, cant recommend enough
Yehuda deVries
Yehuda deVries
00:23 27 Apr 21
Great to work with you Arthur, thanks for the amazing service
Lev Veisman
Lev Veisman
22:16 26 Apr 21
Very happy with an outcome of the renovation! Very professional! Great job!
Leon Vilfand
Leon Vilfand
11:35 26 Apr 21
Very knowledgeable, friendly and honest guys – highly recommended!
Peter Krakovich
Peter Krakovich
10:53 26 Apr 21
Arthur and his team take pride in their work and are customer oriented. I highly recommend their services
Yitzy Schreiber
Yitzy Schreiber
08:33 26 Apr 21
Great service and top quality!
Rabbi Eli Gutnick
Rabbi Eli Gutnick
08:25 26 Apr 21
Arthur was very helpful and a really nice guy!
Lev V
Lev V
05:49 26 Apr 21
Very professional and very well priced. Quality fittings and fixtures and communication is very thorough!! Very good company to work with!!read more
Michelle Veisman
Michelle Veisman
05:46 26 Apr 21
House Sanctuary do a perfect job!! Highly skilled and courteous!!
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