Why Communication is Key to a Successful Heritage Restoration

Great communication is crucial to any successful construction project – but never more so than when working on a bayside heritage restoration. With expert opinions, endless options and important heritage-specific rules to consider, communication is the key to a seamless project and a fantastic end result.

Here, we consider why communication is so important and what you and your builder can do to make sure your bayside heritage restoration goes smoothly.

Expert opinions matter

Restoring a heritage home in suburbs like Port Melbourne and Brighton requires specialist knowledge and the opinions of multiple experts. When many different people are involved in one project, there’s a potential for miscommunication and delays. To avoid this, it’s important that you source a builder with extensive experience in heritage properties.

At SECON Constructions, we are passionate about heritage homes and have a specialist team with a wealth of expert knowledge and experience in Bayside home restorations. Our existing network of experts makes it easy to get the information you need and ensures smooth communication along the way.

Consider your options

When it comes to restoring a heritage home, there are multiple options to consider. From renovating whole rooms and upgrading fixtures and fittings to focusing only on the essentials, such as installing or upgrading electrical wiring, there are many elements to restoring a heritage property. Communication is key to finding a balance that works for you and will result in the home you’ve been dreaming of.

At SECON Constructions, we understand that balancing modern upgrades with maintaining a heritage home’s original charm is crucial. That’s why we will work closely with you throughout the entire restoration, updating you along the way and making sure any questions and concerns are addressed immediately. 

Know the rules

While there are many different options, there are also rules and regulations you will need to consider. A heritage-listed home is classified as a property or building with historical or cultural significance. Whether a home is heritage-listed is decided by your state or territory and local government, and they will have rules about what you can and cannot do when renovating. 

In order to proceed, you’ll need approval from your local council and state/territory’s heritage council. What you can and cannot do varies between councils but changing the exterior and altering the original structure is generally off limits. Communication is extremely important during this part of the process, as your builder will need to liaise with the appropriate councils and feed back to you. 

The SECON Constructions team has restored heritage homes in Port Melbourne, completed heritage home renovations in Brighton and worked on restoration projects across Malvern, so we have in-depth knowledge of the rules and regulations in Melbourne and surrounding areas. 

We understand how to work within council restrictions and have a trusted network of heritage tradespeople and suppliers to provide you with the highest quality materials, paying careful attention to the specific era in which the home was built – ultimately helping your home get finished quicker.

To start a conversation about restoring your heritage home in Melbourne’s inner suburbs or Bayside region, get in touch with our expert team today.

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