Proud Members of the
Master Builders Association of NSW since 1968
Yarramundi renovation 2011
Renovation at Yarramundi showing exposed timber trusses
Home renovation at Budgewoi
on the Cenral Coast
Winners of the MBA (Master Builders Association of NSW) Housing Award
- Home Extension/Alteration/Renovation (Category $150,000 to $250,000)
For more than 40 years O'Mara has been completing all types of home improvements. House extensions of almost every style and design. Renovations to existing homes or heritage listed buildings. Kitchen and bathroom renovations. Removal of internal structural walls to engineer specifications. Re-roofs in colorbond or roof tiles. Single room additions and granny flats. Pergolas, decks and verandahs.
Most people think that extending an existing home is more expensive than building a new home. Although this may be true is some cases often it is more desirable to extend or renovate an existing property. Good quality economical land is now very hard to find and often it makes more sense to extend and renovate.
Often old homes have been built using construction methods now deemed too expensive. There are many old homes built using full brick construction, hardwood or Oregon frames and rafters. Pitched roofs in lieu of trusses. Terra-cotta roof tiles. Hardwood strip floors. High ceilings with decorative ceiling linings or cornices. Many of these older houses are structurally very stable and suit extending onto or renovating rather than just knocking down and re-building an inferior product. In areas such as Pennant Hills, Turramurra, Hornsby, Five Dock there are many well built homes that would be much more practical to extendas these areas are full of structurally well built homes that just require some modern upgrades.
We do not require owners to vacate the house while completing home extensions or renovations. We are experienced and working with clients living in the home during the building process and considering their need for privacy and maintaining security of the home. We allow owners to supply building materials directly, the most popular being bathroom fittings, ceramic tiles and kitchen cooking appliances. We allow non-structural work by the owners (eg painting) or the use of nominated sub-contractors that the owners may know personally or have used previously.
We start any new building projects within 14 days of council approval and contract signing. Our quotes are very detailed and professionally presented. Our tradesmen onsite get a copy of the building quote (without the price) on site to ensure everyone knows exactly what is to be included in the building project.
First floor addition in Carlingford
Our projects include:
Single storey additions
Pergolas or decks
Removal of internal structural walls
Replacement of windows and doors
Cement render with smooth set plaster finish
Rectify roof leaks or damp problems
Convert level to raked ceilings
Rectify sewer blockage problems
Strip flooring sanded and polished
Specialist joinery timber windows & doors
Re-roofs in tiles or colorbond
Fireplaces or slow comustion stoves
Retaining walls and landscaping
We complete home additions all of the Sydney Metro area, the Blue Mountains and the Central Coast. Being based at Mulgrave (near Windsor) makes us Central to all of these areas. We also have carpentry crews located from Colo, Penrith, Bateau Bay, Beecroft, Katoomba and Windsor making access to jobs easy.
We can advise on the best methods of how to extend or renovate your existing home economically to your budget. Just contact our office for more details.
Mosman prestige renovation
Second story additions are now our most popular type of home extension. Please see our 2nd storey addition page for more information. This type of construction is now usually a good investment, better value for money and will dramatically change the street appearance of the home.
Our current and recent building projects are in the suburbs of Warriewood, Frenchs Forest, Mulgoa, Mosman, McGraths Hill, Windsor, Richmond, Wiseman's Ferry, Leura, Katoomba, Mount Wilson, Epping, Carlingford, Russell Lea, Beecroft, Turramurra, St Hubert's Island, Budgewoi, Glossodia, Freemans Reach, Mosman, Cranebrook, Penrith, Glenmore Park. We travel where the work is and have numerous tradesmen that service all areas. We do NOT charge different rates for different area's. Because the Hawkesbury area is a country area all of our tradesman are accustomed to travel and do NOT charge extraordinary rates that some do to work in areas outside their local area's.
So if you are planning a home renovation contact our office for the best advice on the most suitable method of design and construction.