At Woodford Homes, we understand how overwhelming the thought of dealing with your local council can be. This is enough to put some people off extending, renovating or building their new home. However, there are several reasons why each of these things requires permits, paperwork and certificates, and they want to ensure that each home project ends up being:
- Efficient — Energy and water efficiency for environmental purposes, this also benefits you as it helps to reduce the relevant costs through lower consumption.
- Environmentally-Conscious— Some building materials can be bad for the local flora and fauna’s stability, and it’s the government’s job to ensure that each new housing project is safe and environmentally responsible.
- Safe— Your home is an important asset that shelters and protects your most precious valuable — your family. Additionally, the Blue Mountains and Penrith Valley are home to some of the most breathtaking views, but they’re also some of the areas most prone to bushfires. Your local council’s job is to ensure that each new home project follows all of the regulations and codes to keep everyone safe, and these include ensuring you follow very stringent conditions and requirements.
Let Woodford Homes Handle Your Council Approval Process
All of the above factors mean that there is a good deal of paperwork involved in the approval process and petitioning the council for your permits and certifications. Since our goal at Woodford Homes is to make the entire process as easy and hassle-free as possible, we offer exclusive Council Approval Services for all of our clients. We’ll undertake the following:
- Drawing up all of your section details and required working plans
- Writing a comprehensive statement for your document of environmental effects
- Submitting an application for and obtaining your development application
- Organising a principal certifying authority
- Obtaining your BASIX certification
- Obtaining your project’s construction certificate
Woodford Homes offers more exclusive services to our clients, and our years of building experience in the Blue Mountains and Penrith has given us the tools and knowledge we need to streamline the council approval process. We’re aware of all of the information we need and how to format it for presentation, so we get approval quickly, and we can start the construction process straight away.
What Our Clients Say About Us
Sara & Chris Berger - Blaxland
The best decision we made was trusting our instinct and engaging Woodford Homes to undertake our home extension. I have no doubt that they made our building experience a great one !
K & D Selway - Lapstone
Thank you to the team for creating a beautiful home for us and our baby.
Jessica & Evan - Warrimoo
Your staff and contractors are your best asset, without them Woodford Homes wouldn't be where you are today.
N & D Parish - Katoomba
Allen & Lyn and everyone at Woodford Homes helped us replace our old house with a house for the future, the neighbours also have nothing but praise for the process, and the result ...
A & K Lawson - Bullaburra
Woodford Homes was a seamless pleasure from the initial discussion through to the completion.All the team made it hassle free.
T & M Holland - Wentworth Falls
Friendly staff, good quality finish
E. Jimenez & J. Marchant - Springwood
We feel very fortunate to find a building company that delivered our scope of work with such a breath of expertise, craftsmanship and consideration!
Rosemary & Will Deusien - Glenmore Park
Woodford Homes are professional and delivery quality work. I would not use any other builders as I know we will always get quality and excellent tradesmen. Allen and Lyn were wonderful to discuss anything.
Kathy & Stephen Watkins - Hazelbrook
The build was beyond our wildest dreams. Stunning!! Our next door neighbours are so impressed with Woodford Homes' quality and workmen'
Jenn & Tony Harris - Hazelbrook
From the initial discussions with Allen, and his assistance in planning our renovation, the whole experience has been seamless. All made easier with the knowledgeable staff and contractors. We would highly recommend Woodford Homes to anyone looking for a builder with integrity.
Janette & Paul Warton - Erskine Park
We are very happy to recommend Woodford Homes to anyone renovating or extending their existing home. We lived in our home during the addition and found the builders were very mindful and accommodating of our needs. They delivered us with a high quality addition to our home. Friends often comment that they don't recognise our house now as it looks like a new home.
Amy & Bob Barrett - Emu Plains
Woodford Homes did a great job with our renovations for a library, extended loungeroom and deck on our old home in the Blue Mountains. They reminded me of production companies in the Australian film industry in that they know how to use their resources to work personally, and creatively, with clients and at the same time finish on time and on budget.
I would strongly advise anyone who thinks they can ‘do it themselves’ to think about whether they want to spend 4 or 6 years of their life tied down to the uncertain boundaries of a building project, or contract wonderful builders like Woodford Homes who can work with you creatively, finding solutions to your desires, and complete the work within a couple of months instead of years.
A. Chandler - Hazelbrook
Woodford Homes worked with us to help create the extension that we had in mind. They made our vision a reality, and were able to do this in amongst our very busy young family. Thank you Woodford Homes.
A and K Phuntsok - Winmalee
We lived overseas during most of the building process. Allen and Lyn looked after every detail with attention and care. They made sure that all of our expectations were met to the highest possible standard. We would recommend Woodford Homes.
Shiree & Martin Woolnough
Woodford Homes met all of our expectations. They listened to what we wanted, the standard of work was excellent and finished on time.
Jenny Stevens and Simon Gray
Thank you very much for the great work you have done on our extension, you have made the process very easy, and we love the extra space. You have a great team of workers who have always been very helpful and professional.
K & B Rayner – Winmalee
We couldn’t be happier with the result of our renovation. The staff and contractors were a pleasure to deal with and any small problems that came up were dealt with without any fuss or bother. In many cases they went over and beyond what we expected. Highly recommended
C & G Stinson – Hazelbrook