About this Checklist This checklist has been prepared by Caulfield Krivanek Architecture. It is intended as a guide to assist prospective home owners to make informed decisions about the quality of a home before purchasing. The checklist should be read in conjunction with the Home Renovation Guide and Home Renovation Cost Indicator, available in the Caulfield Krivanek Architecture website. Contact Caulfield Krivanek Architecture on 03 8658 4000 to discuss your renovation project or the potential to improve an aging home. For many, the family home is the biggest investment they make. Yet several people launch themselves blindly into purchasing a home, without sufficient care taken to check the quality and condition of the property.
About this Guide This home improvement cost guide has been prepared by the Homesafe Group and Caulfield Krivanek Architecture in conjunction with Kidsafe to provide a guide to home owners contemplating undertaking home improvements, renovations and extensions. In addition to providing stunning, energy efficient buildings, Caulfield Krivanek Architecture is committed to providing safe environments for children, adults and seniors. Every year, approximately 300,000 children and 130,000 adults suffer preventable injuries in their homes. Your home improvement project will provide the opportunity to build a safer environment for you and your family. Home safety design does not add cost, nor does it compromise design integrity, but it could save lives. Additionally, a well-designed improvement is an excellent capital gains tax free investment. Robert Caulfield, Managing Director, Caulfield Krivanek Architecture
Robert Caulfield & Ivo Krivanek: Marking a 40 year milestone as partners of one of Australia’s leading architectural firms
On April Fool’s Day 1978, Robert Caulfield and Ivo Krivanek started their architectural practice in the front room of Ivo’s Hawthorn home. ‘We looked very professional,’ remarks Robert, ‘except if clients needed to use the bathroom, they stumbled across a normal, chaotic family home, beyond our office.’ Forty years on, the founders of Caulfield Krivanek Architecture, can reflect on an enduring and successful partnership, that has seen them collaborate on over 3000 projects both locally and overseas. Robert & Ivo in their Camberwell Office
Currently in conceptual stage, the Melbourne SkyLoop could transform the way Melbournians move around this wonderful city. Recently featured by Channel 9 6pm News, the project is gaining interest and momentum. If you have any thoughts or comments, please contact us. Watch
A major project for CKA, Lake Bellagio, near Daylesford, Victoria, will be one of the largest construction projects in the region. The first stage will include a Wellness Centre and 40 chalets. Recently featured in the Ballarat Courier, read about
In the Jan-Feb 2018 issue of Australian Ageing Agenda, CKA's Robert Caulfield discussing the possibilities of the new National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Read it: Look to NDIS for new income sources (pdf)