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Deciding What Work To Do

Working out what to do, in what order, can have your head spinning for hours! Break things down with our guide and it will all seem more under control.

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Getting a Renovation Grant

If you are very lucky and very determined, you might well be able to get some kind of grant to help you in your renovation. Don’t count on it though!


Assessing Material Costs

Accurately assessing material costs is vital to ensuring that you don’t waste money, either having expensive tradesmen waiting around or having to throw surplus materials away.


Obtaining Planning Permission

Obtaining planning permission has a reputation for being tricky and frustrating, but if you take the time to understand the process and find out what the planners are looking for, it should be a breeze.

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Budgeting And Cost Control

Your renovation project can cost you a lot more than you think if you don’t put time into constructing an accurate budget in the first place then keep on top of as the project progresses.

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Cost Of Planning Permission

The cost of obtaining planning permission is itself not a great deal, it’s the add-on expenses and the cost of getting it wrong that can really hurt.

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Conforming To Building Regulations

Building regulations are a necessary evil, but it is up to you, as the property owner to make sure that you know what regulations should apply to your renovation.

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Kitchen Considerations When Renovating

In a modern home the kitchen is often at the heart of a multi-purpose open-plan living area where family and friends can socialise whether or not there’s any cooking being done.