Renovation

Whether you are buying a property to renovate and live in yourself, or as an investment, it is imperative to do your research. There can be pitfalls that may not stand out to you, but certainly will to specialists.

There are many specialists that can help, such as structural engineers and solicitors, but they can be costly…however, that said, it can be an expense well spent rather than getting your fingers burnt. There are many options; you may just decide to ask a trusted builder to visit the property and give his opinion as well as to carry out a survey, but making sure you don’t rush in blind is very important.

Each project you do will most certainly be different but this section will hopefully help you to understand what you should be looking for and give you plenty of advice.

  • Hiring and Using a Contractor

    The popularity of DIY has caught on and some people are opting to manage and do their renovation and building projects on their own. If you are capable, it is all well and good but for many others thi...

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  • The Party Wall Act

    The Party Wall Act was put into force to protect the interests of close neighbours when a homeowner is building or renovating their property. If properties are adjoined by a common wall or in very clo...

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  • 8 Things to Consider Before You Renovate

    A home renovation is a big decision. Once you begin, you are committed to the project and will need to see it through. There are certain aspects that require deliberate thought, research and planning....

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  • Budgeting for a Renovation

    When it comes to renovating, knowing what you want is the fun part. The tougher decision is figuring out how much it will cost and how much you can afford. Here are 5 steps to follow when creating a b...

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  • Problems to consider when renovating an older house

    An older house can sometimes be a diamond in the rough. With an older property you get old world character, charm and craftsmanship that new builds just cannot replicate. Furthermore, from a pure...

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