What are the steps to take in the design and project process? We start by listening and handle all the details from concept to completion. We use our four phase process to ensure a smooth flow of work from start to finish.
What makes you different? At Black Stone we are a small business. Each of our projects is handled by one of our partners, and therefore gives you the absolute peace of mind that we see your project through to your entire satisfaction. We have a wealth of knowledge and experience and are very good at bringing your ideas to life.
How do you deal with Body Corporates? More than 50% of our renovation and remodeling contracts take place in apartments and flats. We understand that each Body Corporate has its own “House Rules” and to these we abide. Any pre-authorisations, structural reports or design changes will be passed on to you to present to your Body Corporate for approval.
How much does a Kitchen or Bathroom cost? A question often asked, but it is not possible for us to give a generalised answer. We will work through the four phase process and the "cost" is based on the ultimate scope of work and finishes chosen. Obviously we will work within your budget from entry level to high end luxury.
Can I change my mind about something? Yes as long as we have not committed financially to secure labour or products. Cost implications my arise though should a certain amount of work have been already carried out and you decide to proceed differently.
Can I do some of the work myself? Yes you can! It is often the case that peoples budgets do not extend as far as they would like ! In these instances many of our clients have carried out either the demolishing or finishing themselves.
Can I provide my own sanitary ware? Yes you may purchase your own sink, taps, bath tubs, basin etc and hand them to us for installation. We do however make allowances for all these items in you proposal.
How long will the renovation take? This depends again in the scope of work. A small bathroom or kitchen can take up to three weeks, once consideration has been made to stripping, plumbing, electrical, building, tiling, cabinetry, counter tops and other finishes.
Can you assist us in choosing appliances? Yes we can assist in choosing the right appliance and can make recommendations based on your budget.
What are your payment terms? Depending on the scope of the project our payment process is, a retainer at the design phase (phase two of our four phase process), thereafter a deposit to provide working capital, payments spread out over the duration of the project equating to a weekly draw, and balance on completion.
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