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    Home, Kitchen & Bathroom Renovations, Wall & Ceiling Removal & Repairs

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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!

    Employing tradesmen

    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.

    Dear customer I have been working as a mechanical engineer and domestic plumber with being a gas engineer in the last 25 years I am well trained experienced all up-to-date I do respect my customers I give them good finishing excellent out come for...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Zachary was very efficient and worked with us throughout and advising where necessary. The work became complicated, but he was determined to sort everything out. He even came in extra days that he did not charge for. I would recom..."

    Plumbing Repair & Maintenance
    By Annah on 13th Jun 2021
    • Joined Sep 2016
    • Established 1995
    • Internal Renovation / Reconfiguration in Luton
    • 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

    "Excellent work at clearing the garden good job"

    Garden Clearance
    By Ian on 3rd Jun 2021
    • Joined Jan 2020
    • Established 2019
    • Internal Renovation / Reconfiguration in Manchester
    • ID checked

    Most recent homeowner review

    "satisfactory all work completed as agreed"

    External Painting - Wall
    By Peter on 6th Jun 2021
    • Joined Jul 2014
    • Established 1995
    • Internal Renovation / Reconfiguration in Woolaton
    • ID checked

    Ck plumbing and maintenance have been trading since 2016 and have many fantastic customer reviews. Based near Wakefield, providing Heating Engineering/Plumbing Services to the surrounding areas. Other trades covered: - Cellar & Basement Co...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "The work was carried out very efficiently and to a good standard. Would recommend Ck plumbing and maintenance."

    Gas Fire
    By Suzanne on 22nd May 2021
    • Joined Jan 2017
    • Established 2016
    • Internal Renovation / Reconfiguration in Wakefield
    • ID checked

    D and S BUILDERS Formed in 2008, D+S Builders has many years of experience in the building contractors trade, and provides building services to clients throughout the region. The company is based in Nanpean (St. Austell). No job too small and free e...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Great service, garden clearance job completed with speed and efficiency, would use again. Thank you."

    Garden Clearance
    By Suzy on 7th May 2021

    D and S Builders reply: Was a plessure. We are glad you are happy Many thanks

    • Joined Aug 2015
    • Established 2008
    • Internal Renovation / Reconfiguration in St. austell
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Brilliant job and excellent service nice fella too"

    Wooden Doors - Internal
    By Chris on 14th Nov 2019
    • Joined Jan 2016
    • Established 2004
    • Internal Renovation / Reconfiguration in Southport

    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

    "Darex is a polite lovely and professional guy. His work is neat and tidy. I highly recommend him."

    General Maintenance
    By Tj on 9th Apr 2021
    • Joined Jul 2018
    • Established 2006
    • Internal Renovation / Reconfiguration in Ashford
    • Public liability insurance

    We cover all carpentry work from doors to attic conversions. All our work is carried out to a high standard and our refs are on our job quote page, they speak for them selfs... i am in the construction industry for over 30 yrs and have first class tr...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "I am very satisfied with the service, and as decided my job has been done on time."

    Shelving & Hangings
    By Symplicia on 23rd Dec 2020
    • Joined Aug 2018
    • Established 2010
    • Internal Renovation / Reconfiguration in Wigan
    • 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

    "Very good came to quote and started the job whilst there. Finishing off today."

    Wooden Doors - External
    By Eunice on 24th Feb 2021
    • Joined Oct 2019
    • Established 2014
    • Internal Renovation / Reconfiguration in London
    • ID checked

    Iv been a plasterer and general builder since I was 16 and really enjoy my job, I have many returning happy customers over the years and all work is always finished to the highest standard.

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Dave was fantastic, he came on a bank holiday Friday to quote (which was very reasonable) and then came on the bank holiday (Easter) Monday to complete the work. He gave plenty of advice for how to treat the wall prior to painting..."

    Plaster Skimming
    By Marge on 22nd Apr 2021
    • Joined Aug 2018
    • Established 2015
    • Internal Renovation / Reconfiguration in Bristol
    • Public liability insurance

    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...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Installed a bath, and tiled. Pleased with the job. Reasonably priced."

    Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing
    By Robert on 23rd Aug 2020
    • Joined Dec 2015
    • Established 2005
    • Internal Renovation / Reconfiguration in Caerphilly
    • ID checked

    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...

    Most recent homeowner review

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

    Guttering and Rainwater Pipe
    By William on 10th Jun 2020
    • Joined Mar 2019
    • Established 2000
    • Internal Renovation / Reconfiguration in Wallasey
    • Public liability insurance
    Most recent homeowner review

    "The work was carried out although I suspect I was overcharged. He also promised to send me photographs of the job before and after, but they have not materialised neither has the invoice he promised."

    Roof Repair
    By Kenneth on 3rd Jun 2021

    Tailor Made Roofing & Building reply: I do apologise Kenneth, I will have these sent over as soon as I consult with the roofing contractor about job location, Kind regards Director: Stewart Hendry

    • Joined Aug 2020
    • Established 2020
    • Internal Renovation / Reconfiguration in Edinburgh
    • Public liability insurance
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Excellent job, professional friendly and punctual tradesperson"

    Fencing & Gates
    By Hector on 24th May 2021
    • Joined Feb 2020
    • Internal Renovation / Reconfiguration in Bathgate
    • ID checked

    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...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "I am very happy with GLA’s structural building work and the professional manner in which it was undertaken. When Graeme from GLA met the structural engineer he had already correctly calculated the rsj for the chimney support, th..."

    Kitchen Installation
    By Katrina on 28th Dec 2020
    • Joined Oct 2018
    • Established 2015
    • Internal Renovation / Reconfiguration in Reigate
    • Public liability insurance

    Started off with a plumbing apprenticeship when I left Left school In 1991 and then learnt how to plaster and do damp proofing. In 1995 to 2006 I worked for Leber construction And was trained in all aspects of building and construction, learning roo...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Excellent craftsmanship, fair price, would definitely use Justin again!"

    Internal Doors
    By Ashleigh on 27th Feb 2021
    • Joined Jun 2020
    • Established 1998
    • Internal Renovation / Reconfiguration in Watford
    • Public liability insurance

    Able roofing and building have over 25 years in the construction trade from small jobs to new builds extensions etc . Brickwork jobs planning work from drawings to specific needs . All roof work from 1 slate to full re roofs flat roofs all work car...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Warning – Will not honour 5 year guarantee Lance was very quick to come out first time to do the work and take payment but the roof repair has already failed after only a year I reported the fact that the roof had begun leak..."

    Flat Roof
    By Tim on 18th Feb 2021
    • Joined Sep 2018
    • Established 1998
    • Internal Renovation / Reconfiguration in Accrington
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Work was good all round. Very willing to work around you. Efficient and just gets on with the task."

    Laminate Flooring
    By James on 12th Jun 2021
    • Joined May 2020
    • Internal Renovation / Reconfiguration in London
    • ID checked

    Sevans Group Electrical Services are your local experts for all your Electrical, Heating & Plumbing requirements

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Very pleased with the job Craig did, nice lad to deal with, reasonably priced and handled the covid side safely. Recommended."

    House Rewire
    By Paul on 25th Feb 2021
    • Joined Jan 2019
    • Established 2017
    • Internal Renovation / Reconfiguration in London
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "To keep cost down I wanted to do alot of preparation work myself (remove ceilings and non supporting walls isolate electrics and move plumbing) Shaun was happy to quote for supplying steels installing them along with padstones. T..."

    Structural Steelwork
    By Andy on 15th Mar 2021
    • Joined Sep 2017
    • Internal Renovation / Reconfiguration in Newton-le-willows
    • ID checked
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