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How to renovate checklist


How to renovate checklist

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Make a list of all the changes that you want to make to your home, now and in the future.
Understand different types of property.
How long will you need to research the project details and create a plan?
  How far ahead do you need to book tradespeople?
  How long will the project itself take?
  Work out what type of finish you want - budget, standard or premium?
  Create a budget for your renovation project.
Organise finance for your renovation project.
What renovation works can you do yourself?
What works do you legally require others to do, eg electrics, gas, glazing?
Work out what works require planning or building regulations.
Brief contractors and compare fees.
Decide whether to manage the project yourself or employ someone else to do this for you.
Create, understand and sign contracts.
File copies of all your paperwork.
Check your budget versus actual spend, ensuring you still have enough finance.
Undertake a final project review.
Finalise all the paperwork.
Check if you need to change or update your contents and buildings insurance.
Make sure you check all the work after a few months and pay the final bill.


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