Here are the answers to some of our most commonly asked questions.
PCM Carpentry operates out of Melbourne, Victoria and services the Eastern suburbs from Richmond to the Dandenongs, Eltham to Frankston.
Yes. Once we get started on your project, you can breath easy knowing we have extensive experience with renovations and managing trades. PCM Carpentry makes sure your renovation is completed on time, within budget and to your satisfaction. Timing and your budget are huge considerations and are discussed at the initial consultation but also prior to any changes or additions to your original quote.
Yes. If you request a contract, we can provide one for your piece of mind. We want you to be sure we will deliver on what we say we are going to.
Yes absolutely however, we have developed processes and systems to manage your renovation from start to finish, quickly and easily. If you do employ your own trades i.e. friends or family, they must adhere to our timelines for completion. If they cannot, it may be too late to book in our trades to complete the work as they will be booked onto other jobs. Please note this may delay the process if you are let down by your trades.
It is also important that you don’t undertake works you don’t know how to do/are not qualified to do as these can prove disastrous to you i.e. you may think its easy enough to demolish and remove an internal wall but what if that wall is load bearing? Are you prepared for your roof to cave in? This is just one scenario we have encountered.
There are things you can do to save money during the renovation process. We recommend you speak to our experts during your initial consultation and ask us how.
No however some people prefer to. We understand that renovating can be daunting as your home enters a state of disarray and we understand this affects different people differently. PCM Carpentry trades work with you and your family to complete your renovation with the minimum of interuption to your home and lifestyle.
No. PCM Carpentry offers a complete renovation service. We manage your renovation from start to finish, providing all tradesmen and save you from having to get different quotes from different trades and the headache that comes with it. With highly experienced and qualified tradesmen, suppliers and industry professionals at hand, you don’t need to worry about a thing! Sit back, relax and let our expert team do the hard work for you.
PCM Carpentry trades are highly experienced and skilled with over 20 years industry experience. With fully qualified tradesmen and all required insurances, you can relax with the peace of mind your project is being handled by the professionals.
PCM Carpentry is a Master Builders Association Victoria (MBV) member. When you hire PCM Carpentry, you can be sure we are held to the highest industry standards, having undergone stringent industry checks in order to receive membership. We keep up-to-date with regulations, latest products and materials available as well as best practices to make sure your project is completed to industry standard, on budget and within time frame.
PCM Carpentry has been working in the building and construction industry for 20+ years and has established a team of experienced trades who turn up, do top notch work and are always professional. We provide Carpenters, Tilers, Plumbers, Electricians, Cabinet Makers, Heating and Cooling technicians and various other tradesmen/professionals (as required by the job).
This is a question we get frequently and the answer is generally “no”. Unless your situation is classified an emergency, in general we don’t start jobs the same day you contact us. The reason is that we are booked out in advance and take time to consult with our clients before starting any works. We visit the project site to gauge the scope of works and discuss requirements with our clients. This process also allows us to provide you with a detailed written quote thereafter, plan out your job; working out how long the project will take to complete, what tradesmen are needed as well as suppliers and materials required.
There are certain types of work that are considered emergencies which we may (at our discretion) come out to straight away to assist you.
No. We don’t charge for quotes but in most cases, we do need to come out and assess the job before we can give you a price. Quotes are free of charge no matter the size of the job.
This really depends on the scope of the work being undertaken and the size of the space. As a rough idea, we can renovate a standard kitchen or bathroom in 1-2 weeks.
Yes. All of our trades are managed by Barry (Project Manager and Carpenter) – guaranteeing all works carried out. Depending on the job and the works being undertaken, determines for how long (as the rules around different types of works periodically changes under legislation) industry wide.
Unfortunately, we do get this question and we understand how devastated you must be. If you’ve engaged a contractor to complete your renovation but something has gone terribly wrong, please get in touch with us as soon as possible. PCM Carpentry tradesmen are understanding and will help you by going through your options. Not all trades people are equal and unfortunately there are people out there that do the wrong thing by their clients.
This is another common question we get from clients who may not realise exactly whats involved in renovating a room or a home. Firstly. don’t panic. It’s time to get the professionals in. Get in touch with us as soon as possible to assess the situation and give you recommendations on how to move forward with your renovation.