Whether you are a budding property developer or just wanting to give your own home a complete makeover, there are a few considerations when renovating a house in Loughborough.
The most popular strategy when it comes to renovating houses is to buy a property cheaply, renovate it and sell it for profit. However, if you are new to the game, mistakes and the wrong decisions can be very costly and massively eat into your profit.
What to Look out for When Renovating a House
The most important thing is to make sure you’re not buying a money pit, especially with an older property. You should be prepared for any and every eventually – half the wall staying on the wallpaper when stripping paper, big holes behind the panelling and rotten joists.
You should make several visits with an experienced builder in order to know what you’re letting yourself in for! This will be more beneficial than a surveyor in the initial stages.
Top Tips for a Successful Renovation Project
- Funding – set yourself a budget and build in some contingency funding – 15 per cent of the total cost is a good guideline
- Ask the Experts – those in the building trade will charge nothing or very little to engage their services for estimates – the best way to save you money in the long run.
- Judge how much work is involved – this will depend on the property but it is a good idea not to bite off more than you can chew especially if you are a novice.
- Project Management – you can take on this role yourself but if you new to renovation it is probably best to engage someone who is experienced and will manage and help guide you through the process. An experienced and reputable builder who offers project management services is a good idea.
If You Have Plans To Renovate Contact Us Today
We offer the complete solution and project management services, including liaising directly with architects, local authority, building control and planning officers. We take care of everything for you and will coordinate different tradespeople to attend at all stages of the project for different installation tasks.
It is our aim to ensure that the stress of a build project is kept to a minimum and that any disruption and inconvenience caused to your normal daily activities reduced as much as possible. We also pride ourselves on completing all work to a very high standard and are the builders in Loughborough you can trust.
So if you have a renovation project in mind, don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your options and to go through our services in more detail. Getting in touch couldn’t be easier – either call on 01509 269 407 or complete our secure online contact form.