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Building Or Renovating? A Few Things You Should Know

Building Or Renovating? A Few Things You Should Know

Building or renovating can be a really nerve wracking process, especially if you haven’t done it before. The best advice I can give, after having done both several times, and of course being in the industry, is to get educated. With that in mind, here are my 5 most important posts for you to read before you begin building or renovating.

Building Or Renovating – 5 Post To Help You Through The Process

How Much Will It Cost To Renovate Or Extend My Home?

This is a common question that we are asked at least weekly. It is impossible to give an accurate costing without site visits, plans, engineering, but you can find a handy guide to give you an approximate in this post.

How Do You Find A Builder?

Finding a builder can be really challenging, however following the tips in this post, will help the process along. Please never stop looking after speaking with only one builder, take your time and find a few before making a firm decision. Building or renovating is a process based on trust and communication, finding a builder is the most important decision you will make.

Meeting With Your Builder – What To Expect

Not all builders are created equal, this handy guide will talk you through what to expect the first time you meet with your builder. Not all of these points will be important to you, but many will and are easy to look out for.

I’ve Got My Builders Quote, Now What

Once you have chosen your builder and accepted the quote, what happens next? This post will guide you through the process and again while all builders are different,  you should expect it to follow a very similar pattern.

Signing A Building Contract What You Need To Know

Signing a building contract is a big deal, it is important that you educate yourself on what to expect prior to doing so. This post has all the information you will need to get you up to speed on what to look for.

These five posts will go a long way to getting you prepared for the building process to begin. It doesn’t need to be quite so scary when you have got a good handle on what to expect.

Are you considering building or renovating your home? Have you any advice to share?

Nicole xxx



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  1. I’m so pleased you posted this wrap up because each of these posts is going to come in very handy now that we have decided that we are going to turn our kitchen reno dream into a reality!

    1. I’m so excited for you Sammie! Cant wait to watch the process.

  2. Good advice and very good read, we have bookmarked this for future reference. Some very useful information on building contracts which as you know are not easy!

    1. I’m pleased you found it helpful David 🙂

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