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Renovating a house: Where to start

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Renovating a house: Where to start

There are two main phases to consider when renovating a house:


  • The preparation phase
  • The implementation phase


To make sure your home renovation project is well done and that it is exactly what you want, you need to create a plan that you can realistically follow! 



Phase 1: Get prepared for the renovation!


  • Define what needs to be done  
  • Hire qualified professionals 
  • Compare professionals and quotes 
  • Obtain necessary permits for renovating a house


Phase 2: Do the renovation!  


  • Stay up-to-date
  • Ensure each renovation task is fully completed
  • Pay the pro



Phase 1: Get prepared for the renovation!




Preparing a detailed plan for your home renovation gives you the ability to complete your project on time and on budget. Whether it's budgeting, scheduling or finding the right people for the job, have a clear overview of the renovation and the different tasks that need to be completed to get the most out of your home remodel.



Define what needs to be done 




The first step is to know exactly what materials and machines will be needed to do the job. It is also useful to draw up a preliminary schedule of how the renovation will progress, but remember to give yourself some wiggle room for the unexpected.


Do your research and be as prepared as possible so you can avoid unpleasant surprises.



Hire qualified professionals 


Finding the right people is half the job in a home renovation project.


It’s important to choose the right professional(s) and to be certain they are qualified for the job.


Use different platforms to find professionals, or contact a pro who has been recommended to you. In any case, find out about the pro’s experience and the work they have done. Also, check that they are available in the timeframe you need them. You should ask the pro if their team has the appropriate insurance and permits to work on your home renovation and that everything complies with UK regulations.


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Compare professionals and quotes 




There are many qualified professionals on the market, so it’s important to be aware of possible price differences.


The most important thing is to hire qualified home renovation professionals who meet your budget and expectations to carry out the work. However, sometimes you should be wary of incredibly low prices; check the reviews and work experience of the professionals you are thinking of hiring. 


Obtain necessary permits for renovating a house


Depending on your city of residence, there are certain regulations for large-scale projects such as home renovations.


You can check the Local Planning Authority to find out how to proceed in terms of current legislation. Fill out the necessary forms and obtain the required permits before starting your home renovation.


Don't forget to take out adequate insurance, so that you are protected and reimbursed in the event of an accident during the work. 


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Phase 2: Do the renovation!  




Once you have obtained all the necessary information, documents and estimates, you should be ready to start the renovation as outlined in your plan.



Stay up-to-date


Stay in contact with the labourers and construction professionals working on your house. Don't forget to check that the predetermined completion dates in your calendar are being followed. 


Ensure each renovation task is fully completed


Your home renovation is ultimately your responsibility. Verify that each project is completed according to your expectations. Try to catch any problems that may occur before the renovation is finished so you can have your pro correct them. This is your home, your renovation; you want to love the results, so take ownership of it!


Pay the pro




In many cases, a certain percentage of the final price must be paid before the renovation starts. 


Construction companies do this to ensure that you can pay for their services. Once the work is completed, you will need to finalise payment as agreed. 

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