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How Stage 4 Restrictions affects your renovation

This week’s stage 4 restriction have left many Melbournians with a number of questions, no less around what is and what isn’t allowed when it comes to their home renovations. Fortunately, the construction industry remains operational in a reduced capacity, and this includes specialty home renovations, but what does that really mean?

We have outlined everything you need to know about planning your renovation in stage 4 lockdown.

Can I start planning my renovation?

The next 8 weeks is the perfect time to start planning your home renovation, whether that be your bathroom, kitchen, laundry or your whole home. Renovators remain open and are available to provide interior design services and quote your home renovation. Stage 4 restrictions mean that you can’t meet with your interior designer face to face in your home, or within a showroom but virtual consultations can be conducted to ensure you can start your renovation journey from the comfort of your own home.

In light of Victoria’s updated restrictions those hoping to cash in on the governments $25,000 HomeBuilder grant have an extension. The scheme now allowing those claiming the cash grant six months from signing a contract to works commencing rather than three.

There really is no better way to improve your family’s home life than with a home renovation!

Can renovations continue throughout stage 4?

The good news is that during Stage 4 lockdown renovation works can continue onsite, bathroom and kitchen renovations are considered ‘critical works’ therefore can proceed providing the correct COVID safe plan and restrictions are in place.

What if I need a tradesman to fix something in my home?

Over the next 6 weeks if you have a leaking shower of fault that is deemed an emergency – in other words you and your family cannot wait 6 weeks before getting it fixed, then you can count on a trades person to come into your home to fix the problem, with physical distancing and the current rules to be adhered to.

If you have any questions about planning your stage 4 home renovation get in touch with our expert team today by calling 1300 662 838 or book in your FREE video consultation.

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