Hiring the right Renovation Contractors
If you ask any homeowner who has just been through a renovation, they will tell you that it?s harder than it looks. Home renovations always look easier sketched out on an architect?s or interior designers draft, but when it come to the execution, it rarely stays on schedule with unexpected issues like shipment delays, weather and structural problems detouring the original plan and possibly sending the project over budget.
So before you get started, it is important to choose the right renovation contractor to work with, or your dream home could turn into a living nightmare.
Almost all renovation projects will be a significant investment in your home, and you definitely want to make sure it?s done right. Hiring the wrong person or the cheapest renovation contractor could cost more in the end.
How do I find Renovation Contractors?
- Online: You can find renovation contractors online through various websites such as kluje.com and you should be able to find an array of renovation contractors who specialize in any or all of your needs.
- Referrals: You can ask friends and family members for recommendations. Ask them if hey know any one that has had a renovation done recently.
- Advertising Magazines: You can go through magazine and leaflets. This is very time consuming and can become a hit and miss when it comes to the renovation contractor been reliable.
Hiring Renovation Contractors
Quotation Always compare quotes. Make sure that the specifications for the renovation given to the contractors are the same. As different materials used can result in different quotes. Never select the lowest quote. Carefully assess the quotations, look out for any hidden cost, check if all the items discussed are quoted and included.
Renovation Contract All requirements should be clearly included in the contractor. Never rely on verbal agreements. Before signing a contract take extra note on the fine prints on the agreement. Ensure that the payment and deposit structure is clear. Finally make sure that GST/VAT is included.
Renovation Permits Certain types of renovations regardless whether they are government housing or private residential property, a renovation permit will be required. So, do you research and consult your contractor. Do not commence your renovation work before obtaining the permits.