Patio/Outdoor Area

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the entire process work?

Quotations by a business have a high monetary cost which eventually becomes part of the cost to the consumer. At The House Shop we have developed a streamlined process to ensure our products are competitive to the customer. This involves the customer providing preliminary information such as basic measurements and photographs of their project. Most customers are able to do this with their phone and email or text.

Step one:

The customer visits The House Shop and provides their details and a brief description of their intended project. Alternatively they email The House Shop with their information.

Step two:

The House Shop staff forward the request to the appropriate qualified person to prepare a quotation. Staff keep the customer informed each step during the process.

Step three:

The qualified person then prepares the quotation which may entail sourcing further information from the customer. This is done by email.

Step four:

The quotation is presented to the customer for approval.

Step five:

On acceptance of the quotation The House Shop staff will check measure the job and verify all client requirements prior to fabrication or construction.

These five simple steps are the simplest and most cost effective method of providing a quotation service to the customer. At The House Shop staff are dedicated to providing a prompt service to the customer.

How much does it cost to build a patio?

The average concrete patio will cost around $700 using pavers and doing all of the work independently. When professional concrete contractors and excavators are used the costs will obviously climb substantially. Traditionally, a patio will cost roughly $2,000 to $4,000.

Will the agreed contract price change?

No! There are no hidden costs or surprises, the amount you pay is the agreed amount in the contract, unless variations or additional work is requested. In which case, you’ll receive a clear quote before any amendments commence.

How long does it take to build a patio?

Every job differs based on the scope of the job, that is, the requirements, the size and the complexity. However, most patio renovations take 1 to 2 days. Once we’ve provide you with a project schedule we’ll ensure we meet our committed start and finish dates.

When do I have to involve my local council in my building plans?

Your local council website should have guidelines for building or renovating your property. However, we can guide you through the process regarding all approvals; council, building, drafting or engineering.