If you are planning some large-scale home improvements, sticking to budget can be one of the top things you are worrying about. 22.4% of 1,495 Which members asked during a survey admitted to overspending on projects, with double – height extensions being the most common large-scale home improvement to break the bank. Single – height extensions, loft conversions and garage conversions were also high on the list. So if you are planning a larger scale home improvement, have a look at some helpful ways you can ensure you stick to budget and potentially save sonde money.
1. Get more than one quote more than one quote for a job from several different traders gives you a rough idea of what the job should cost and the best deal to you can get. Spending the extra time coupled end up saving you hundreds or even thousands in the long run. 2. Don’t change your mind Making design decisions early on in the renovation process and sticking to them gives you time to look for the right, and possibly cheapest products before your project starts. Changing your mind on layout, style or materials halfway through will soon add up to extra labourer bills as well as extra time. 3. Check your quote Taking some time to read over your quote allows you to check everything is included. You will also have the opportunity to shop around for potentially cheaper products before you agree to anything. 4. Be available Keeping yourself available to traders is very important to avoid time delays when a decision is needed or a problem occurs. 5. Be organised with planning permission For renovations that require planning permission, architectural drawings or involving building regulations, make sure to submit as early as possible so you are ready to start when traders are available to avoid time delays. Being 100% with plans can also save you money as each new application could cost anything from around £20. Source – which.co.uk