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    Looking for a house renovator in your area? With MyJobQuote you can compare renovation quotes quickly and easily from up to 3 local companies. If you're a budding developer, the most common strategy is to buy cheap, renovate and sell it for profit. But renovation and internal reconfiguration is not just for property developers, many home owners today are deciding to renovate their property rather than moving. For those looking to renovate for profit, there are a number of key points to consider if you wish to avoid buying a money pit and running out of money! First of all check how long the property has been up for sale, properties that have been languishing on the estate agents lists for more than a few months suggest there may not be a great deal of profit to be made.

    If considering many jobs will not become apparent until renovation begins so be prepared, a common phrase herd from many who have renovated old buildings is that "It cost over twice as much as I thought it would!" Remember that it costs very little to engage the services of a roofer, timber and damp specialist or electricians for advice and estimates. The amount of work involved obviously depends on the property, but don't bite off more than you can chew, particularly if this is your first project.

    Using the services of a project manager to liaise with the builder and ensure work is carried out on time can often be money well spent. Whether you are doing some of the work yourself, managing the project yourself, or leaving everything to the experts, always ensure you get all the quotes well in advance and never expect the work to be finished to the scheduled time scales. Always seek as much professional advice as possible and be prepared to live in a building site for some time!

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    Decide exactly what work needs done before asking for any quotations. When collecting quotes write a clear specification that confirms the precise arrangements for the work to be done which includes the price, payment terms, time-scales, insurance and guarantees. Remember that your builder will be spending a lot of time in your home and in your company, so ensure you hire someone that you feel comfortable with, rather than just choosing the cheapest quote. Good communication and a professional relationship is very important for renovation projects to run smoothly.

    Reputable builders will always supply references and will be happy for you to speak to previous customers and check out examples of their work. Never pay for projects up front, though scheduled payments in stages are perfectly reasonable. In addition beware of builders who require cash only payments and who do not provide their full address and contact details - if you pay a builder in cash and only have a mobile number, it is hard to pursue them when things go wrong!

    House Renovation Cost

    If you plan to make any structural changes such as making an en suite or knocking down any walls, you will need permission from Building Control though in most cases planning permission is not needed from the council for the majority of internal alterations. In any case, check how easy it will be to get permissions or approval for any alterations before you do anything else! Get a surveyor in to check the structure of the house and find out exactly what work is required, especially if you need to replace any walls or parts of the roof as this is going to cost a lot of time and money. The surveyor should be able to provide a ballpark figure in terms of cost and you can then use the MyJobQuote free service to gather quotes and prices from local builders near you.

    Simply enter brief details about your renovation project along with your contact information, then sit back and let recommended and reliable tradesman and building contractors get in touch with you! Typical renovation jobs and costs include rewiring (from £2,500-£3,000 and takes a pair of electricians five to seven days), installing central heating (£2,500-£5,000 and takes a plumber eight to ten days), adding an upstairs bathroom (cost around £800-£1,000 for labour plus around £350 for a basic white bathroom set), getting rid of dry rot will cost around £1,000, brand new kitchen supplied and installed from £3,500, replacing or re-fixing a few roof tiles will cost from £100 to £200, replacing a collapsed ceiling £400-£500 per room, woodworm pesticide treatment will cost from £600-£1,000 and replacing PVCu double glazed windows will cost around £350 per window including fitting.

    Common Mistakes and Problems with Renovation & Reconfiguration Projects

    No matter how organised or experienced you are, renovating is a time consuming and often stressful process, you need to carefully assess the property's potential and have a clear idea of your goals. Unless you plan to live in the property for the foreseeable future, you should ensure that you will be able to resell it and at least recover the renovation costs. Never buy without a survey, otherwise you may find yourself discovering unexpected damp, rot, subsidence and other major structural defects. A Chartered Building Surveyor can provide information on the type of construction and materials used, as well as details of any defects, including an indication of the likely cost to repair.

    Avoid hiring cowboy builders by making sure that your builder is confident of undertaking the required work and has undertaken similar work before and can provide details of previous clients in your area. Underestimating costs is one of the most common mistakes when taking on a renovation project, renovation work always costs more than you expect as some problems are not revealed until you start work, but mostly it's because items are simply forgotten from the budget.

    Professional renovators and developers always leave a contingency of at least 10 to 20% to cover unexpected costs - if you are not experienced plan on a contingency budget at least double this! Finally, do not undertake any work without first checking if you need planning permission and/or Building Regulations approval, always check with the local authority beforehand.

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    Z&H Plumbing Heating services. reply: Thank you you're very welcome. Zachary.

    • Joined Sep 2016
    • Established 1995
    • Internal Renovation / Reconfiguration in Luton
    • Public liability insurance
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    • Joined Jan 2016
    • Established 2004
    • Internal Renovation / Reconfiguration in Southport

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    "Despite problems with access (not of their making) I am delighted with the standard of work carried out, albeit in very wet conditions. I will certainly use them again."

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    By Jan on 19th Jun 2020

    D and S Builders reply: Was a plessure to do your work Your neighbors however made life difficult to gain back entrance but we managed anyway

    • Joined Aug 2015
    • Established 2008
    • Internal Renovation / Reconfiguration in St. austell
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    "He did a very good job took a little longer only because during lockdown it was hard for him to get the materials"

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    By Emily on 1st Jul 2020
    • Joined Jul 2014
    • Established 1995
    • Internal Renovation / Reconfiguration in Woolaton
    • ID checked

    We cover all carpentry work from doors to attic conversions. All our work is carried out to a high standard and our gets are on our job quote page. We are in the construction industry for over 30 yrs and have first class trades men on our books to do...

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    "Excellent work efficient and very helpful in explaining what needed doing"

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    By Eileen on 4th Feb 2020
    • Joined Aug 2018
    • Established 2010
    • Internal Renovation / Reconfiguration in Wigan
    • Public liability insurance

    Marl Bridge Services are based in Wallasey and cover the surrounding areas. Trading since 2000 and backed with a long list of great reviews. Some of the Trades covered: - Cellar & Basement Conversion - Chimney Building / Repair - Concrete Base...

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    "Great communication could not make it on Day arranged, called me promptly to rearrange for next day . Job completed with no issues satisfied customer"

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    By William on 10th Jun 2020
    • Joined Mar 2019
    • Established 2000
    • Internal Renovation / Reconfiguration in Wallasey
    • Public liability insurance

    We are a building business covering a variety of trades including general maintenance, roofing and ground work. We have a great work ethic and will try our best to accommodate your needs.

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Sorted out the gutter, water drained away."

    General Maintenance
    By Keith on 6th Jul 2020
    • Joined Jan 2020
    • Established 2019
    • Internal Renovation / Reconfiguration in Manchester
    • ID checked

    Total Heating Solutions can design and install all your heating needs from Under-floor Heating to a full central heating system with a new boiler or a new Fireplace with Wood Burner. We provide free quotations and advice in the comfort of your own ho...

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    "Prompt, completed job in a timely fashion to the quote. Good standard of work and good advice. Very pleased and would recommend"

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    By David on 12th Dec 2019
    • Joined Dec 2015
    • Established 2005
    • Internal Renovation / Reconfiguration in Caerphilly
    • ID checked

    We provide extremely high quality and cost-effective repairs, including maintenance and planned Improvements We carry out a full range of planned improvement works with the emphasis on multi-skilled work at various domestic properties within the Ash...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Great job thanks!"

    Concrete Base
    By Toby on 10th Apr 2020
    • Joined Jul 2018
    • Established 2006
    • Internal Renovation / Reconfiguration in Ashford
    • Public liability insurance

    Handyman working on private properties like homes, condos and other rental units or even with companies. My responsibility may encompass some plumbing, electrical, carpentry, security, gardening or hauling. My duties include: Changing light bulb...

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    "Ion was awesome. Got the job done quickly and with ease. Would not hesitate to recommend or use again for similar jobs."

    Flat Pack Furniture Assembly
    By Mark on 21st Feb 2020

    Construction international ltd reply: Mark is very friendly! Thanks for your time

    • Joined Jul 2018
    • Established 2016
    • Internal Renovation / Reconfiguration in Surbiton
    • Public liability insurance

    Welcome to our page - GLA BUILDING we are a professional and reliable company who works to very high standards, these standards have helped us to build up an excellent reputation with regards to all work. We specialize in interior and exterior re...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Really impressed with Graeme from initial contact through to the job completion. He was able to understand exactly what I wanted, then provided a professional quotation including the scope of work and schedule. The work started on..."

    Internal Walls
    By Richard on 26th Jun 2020
    • Joined Oct 2018
    • Established 2015
    • Internal Renovation / Reconfiguration in Reigate
    • ID checked

    A local trader with fantastic reviews. Covering Bournemouth and the surrounding areas to help you with jobs in the following trades: - Painting and Decorating - Plumbing - Building work - Handyman work

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Work carried out to an excellent standard, plus a fair price."

    External Painting - Wall
    By Robin on 19th Jun 2020

    Adams Maintenance reply: Thank you for the lovely review it was are pleasure to carry out the work on your property many thanks Wayne Adams

    • Joined Jan 2016
    • Established 2015
    • Internal Renovation / Reconfiguration in Bournemouth
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "On time, on budget, clean job - and friendly folks. This wasnt a big one, but well executed. Thumbs up!"

    Bathroom Repair
    By Nicolas on 4th Mar 2020

    Mick's tidy up ltd reply: Thanks Nico. Keep in touch Mick

    • Joined Apr 2017
    • Established 2015
    • Internal Renovation / Reconfiguration in London
    • ID checked

    WE’ PROVIDE A COMPREHENSIVE PROFESSIONAL SERVICE FOR RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL CLIENTS , SO WHETHER YOU REQUIRED A NEW KITCHEN , BATHROOM OR TOTAL REFURBISHMENT , THE WORKS WILL BE CARRIED OUT FROM START TO FINISH WITHOUT YOU HAVING TO WORRY A...

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    "I have paid for job which was not completed. They said they will come next day, no one showed up. After a day he sent a message that he was busy and arranged another day to come, again no one showed up. That is unacceptable. I can..."

    Flat Pack Furniture Assembly
    By Nataliya on 29th Sep 2019
    • Joined Oct 2015
    • Established 2007
    • Internal Renovation / Reconfiguration in London
    • ID checked

    Hello my name is Radek. I have 12 years experience as a HandyMan. Any problem let me know ANY TIME 24 / 7 . All the best for everyone;)

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Arrived as agreed / purchased and brought materials / explained repair/ good service"

    Garden Shed
    By James on 16th May 2020
    • Joined Oct 2019
    • Established 2014
    • Internal Renovation / Reconfiguration in London
    • Public liability insurance
    Most recent homeowner review

    "I had the same as omar. Paid a deposit. Daniel kept saying he was waiting for items to be dispatched time and time again. Loads of excuses why he never turned up. Never answered the phone and when I phoned the so called the main o..."

    Wooden Doors - Internal
    By Mick on 21st Mar 2019
    • Joined Jan 2017
    • Established 2016
    • Internal Renovation / Reconfiguration in Redditch
    • ID checked

    We are a family run business since 2005, Kevin and Matthew [ father and son ] out on the road and Julie [ mum ] in the office. We cover all types of building work, extensions, fencing, decking and driveways, but we do like to specialise in kitchen a...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Arrived promptly and were extremely hard-working. Completed the job to our satisfaction. There was a delay in the arrival of their materials but they stayed on until the job was satisfactorily completed."

    Concrete Base
    By Colin on 11th Jun 2020
    • Joined Jan 2018
    • Established 2005
    • Internal Renovation / Reconfiguration in Dartford
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Shaun and his team provided a service to remove an internal wall with some wiring, plastering and plumbing work to make the area good. We experienced a few issue along the way and the quote did increase along with a number of a..."

    Internal Walls
    By Stephen on 16th May 2020
    • Joined Sep 2017
    • Internal Renovation / Reconfiguration in Newton-le-willows
    • ID checked

    Hi, been doing this for a long time now, I have substantial experience in all building work and joinery finishing work, will offer advice and vision to achieve the job you want and expect, regards, phil grant. Cscs gold card holder.

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    "excellent service and great price, knowledgeable and trustworthy. Polite and friendly, would highly recommend"

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    • Joined Jun 2019
    • Established 1981
    • Internal Renovation / Reconfiguration in Newcastle upon tyne
    • Public liability insurance

    At BPM Property Maintenance we pride ourselves on giving customers great value for money and excellent customer service. We turn up on time, we are friendly, reliable and we are here to help you with all your property maintenance needs, we specialise...

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    "Very polite and professional. Clean and tidy. Excellent job. Will definitely use Ben in the future."

    Curtains & Rails
    By Patricia on 6th Mar 2018
    • Joined Nov 2017
    • Internal Renovation / Reconfiguration in Halesowen
    • ID checked
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