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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 engineers in the last 25 years I am well trained experienced hole up-to-date I do respect my customers I give him good finishing and time of project and...

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    "Zach was amazing and came and solved the problem quickly and efficiently and did the job so neatly. Really impressed and will definitely call him again"

    Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing
    By Sara on 9th Nov 2020
    • 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

    "over all job weldone"

    Roof Repair
    By Parvez on 23rd Nov 2020
    • Joined Jan 2020
    • Established 2019
    • Internal Renovation / Reconfiguration in Manchester
    • ID checked

    Most recent homeowner review

    "At first david was great.but he never finished the decking and he was paid for it.than he came back and took stuff away.without my permission.never finished my patio.very disappointed. Tried ringing and emailing never got nothing..."

    Wooden Decking
    By Julie on 19th Nov 2020

    Shire Builders reply: Thank you for your review, my solicitors will ne in touch for court action shortly,

    • Joined Jul 2014
    • Established 1995
    • Internal Renovation / Reconfiguration in Woolaton
    • 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

    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

    "exelent trade people,got on with job,and did extra work highly recomended the best"

    Roof Repair
    By Keith on 30th Jul 2020

    D and S Builders reply: Many thanks Was a plessure

    • Joined Aug 2015
    • Established 2008
    • Internal Renovation / Reconfiguration in St. austell
    • 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...

    Most recent homeowner review

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

    Wooden Doors - Internal
    By Eileen on 4th Feb 2020
    • Joined Aug 2018
    • Established 2010
    • Internal Renovation / Reconfiguration in Wigan
    • 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

    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

    "Tenants left my new house after 5 years in a terrible condition, specially kitchen and bathroom. I tried to fix all mess myself but it was impossible due to my personal commitment so I decided to find a good DIY service via Myjobq..."

    Wall Tiling
    By Dharma on 11th Oct 2020
    • Joined Jul 2018
    • Established 2006
    • Internal Renovation / Reconfiguration in Ashford
    • 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...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Graeme and his team completed a full refurbishment of our flat so that we could rent it to tenants immediately. The standard of his work is excellent and he takes great pride in his work. The transformation of the flat is incredi..."

    Internal Walls
    By Sam on 16th Aug 2020
    • Joined Oct 2018
    • Established 2015
    • Internal Renovation / Reconfiguration in Reigate
    • Public liability insurance

    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 polite young man did an excellent job. Also has completed a further job which makes me a very happy customer, would recommend"

    Flat Pack Furniture Assembly
    By Maureen on 24th Nov 2020
    • Joined Oct 2019
    • Established 2014
    • Internal Renovation / Reconfiguration in London
    • Public liability insurance

    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

    "Wayne arrived on time to look at the job went through what needed doing have me a price I thought was reasonable date for work was agreed today wayne has completed the job very professional polite I am a very very happy custome..."

    Fencing & Gates
    By Hazel on 2nd Sep 2020

    Adams Maintenance reply: Hi thank you for the lovely review looking forward to hearing from you in the future many thanks

    • Joined Jan 2016
    • Established 2015
    • Internal Renovation / Reconfiguration in Bournemouth
    • ID checked

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

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Craig and Danny (I hope I spelled it right) came over and did an amazing job working all day until late. They answered all our questions (and I had loads of silly questions and kept of popping around asking questions) and were ver..."

    House Rewire
    By Francesca on 27th Jun 2020
    • Joined Jan 2019
    • Established 2017
    • Internal Renovation / Reconfiguration in London
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Tim and his team did an amazing job plastering my room. I couldn’t have asked for a better service!"

    Plaster Skimming
    By Jennifer on 21st Oct 2020
    • Joined Oct 2017
    • Established 2011
    • Internal Renovation / Reconfiguration in London
    • ID checked

    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...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "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
    • ID checked

    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

    "Lance was great, he reaceplaced our leaking roof in one day and did a great job at a good price. We are very pleased with the quality of his work and would highly recommend him."

    Roof Repair
    By Stephen on 5th Nov 2020
    • Joined Sep 2018
    • Established 1998
    • Internal Renovation / Reconfiguration in Accrington
    • ID checked

    SKYLINE BUILDING AND ROOFING SERVICES have been active since 1978, with over 40 years experience behind them. Based in Formby and operating around the local area, they can help you with your Building and Roofing jobs.

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Excellent service quickly diagnosed and fixed the issue. Top pair of guys highly recommended"

    Guttering and Rainwater Pipe
    By Mike on 23rd Nov 2020
    • Joined Feb 2018
    • Established 1978
    • Internal Renovation / Reconfiguration in Liverpool
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Very satisfied with the quality of craftsmanship"

    Garden Wall
    By Chris on 10th Aug 2020

    Mick's tidy up ltd reply: Many thanks Chris. Pleasure working for you on your property.

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

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Reliable and efficient"

    Wooden Doors - External
    By David on 17th Nov 2020

    Grant joinery/building ltd reply: Thanks Dave,where have you been

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

    "Shaun and his team did the job in an efficient amount of time and the quality of their work was excellent. As new homeowners its difficult to know which tradesman to choose but I can reccomend them."

    Internal Walls
    By Shaktee on 18th Sep 2020
    • Joined Sep 2017
    • Internal Renovation / Reconfiguration in Newton-le-willows
    • ID checked
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