House Renovations Stevenage & Surrounding Areas

Renovating an old property can be an exciting and rewarding project, both financially and personally, but knowing how to do it can be a challenge. We have put together a guide below to help you through the whole process:

Finding a project

If you haven’t yet found a project to work on make sure you look into the property carefully. Sometimes renovating a property can be very costly and be full of hidden surprises. Make sure you get a professional to evaluate the situation carefully before you decide how much you are prepared to pay.

The Design Process

Once you have found a property to renovate make sure you put plenty of thought into the design. It can be costly to change the layout or features halfway through a project if you change your mind. Make sure you consult a design professional like an architect before you spend any serious money. An architect can often add huge amount of value as they might be able to see potential design ideas that wouldn’t even cross your mind, and also will know if planning permission is required.

Repairing and Restoring Existing Features

Existing features can be tempting to restore, but can also be very expensive. Make sure to check whether you’re in a conservation area or not and then you can choose whether or not to keep and restore existing features, or rip everything out and start again from new.

Structural Changes

Structural changes should not be taken lightly and require a skilled builder and often building control to sign off. We often take on structural changes to properties bot domestic and commercial and have many years experience in this field.

External Changes

Your local planning authority will tell you what you can do to your home and if you live in a conservation area. Your house may be affected by special controls which restrict work you can normally do without planning permission such as replacing a door or window or altering gutters and downpipes.

Extending

House extensions are a great way of adding space and extra value to your property, and in many cases no longer need planning permission. Make sure that the extension is designed by a professional, we can help with this if you like.

Updating Heating and Electrics

When carrying out a renovation project it is a good idea to update the plumbing and electrics if required. This can be much more messy and costly if you decide to do it at a later date. We can take all of this in hand for you and have skilled tradesmen in every field that are reliable and fully qualified.

Make sure you use a professional builder in Stevenage!

Get in touch with us today if you have found this house renovation article interesting and we’ll be happy to talk through any  house renovation or general building enquiries you may have.

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