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What You Must Know Before Renovating Your Home

May 6, 2015

If you are planning any kind of home renovation in Perth, there are a lot of pitfalls that you might not know about. Here are five factors that you must take into consideration before renovating your home.

Do Your Paperwork

You must make sure that you have all of your permits and that your paperwork is filed with your council. Different councils have different rules; you must make sure that you are compliant with all regulations, local, state and national, before you start any home renovation.

Contract Licensed Builders Only

Only the owner or a licensed builder is allowed to carry out home renovations. Any builder you hire must be licensed to complete your home renovations. The builder will have a contract stating what needs to be done, when and how much it will cost you.

Are You an Owner Builder?

An owner builder is someone who is doing their own home renovations. This is usually going to involve hiring subcontractors. Reasons for going the DIY route are cutting costs, having direct control over the project and having flexibility in their completion date. Each state and many councils have their own set of rules for owner builders. Make sure that you know them and are compliant.

Staying on Budget

The most common cause of coming in over budget is underestimating the amount of time, labour and materials it is going to take to complete the job. Most people calculate what they think a home renovation is going to cost and add between five and ten percent.

Safety and Environmental Concerns

There are a lot of safety rules that come into play, especially when renovating old buildings. In any home built prior to 1990, asbestos is a huge concern. It is dangerous to you, your contractors, your subcontractors and the environment.

Call Next Level Extensions

The best answer may be to just call Next Level Extensions and let award-winning home renovation designer Max Sardi and our builders take care of everything. We do all of the worrying and you get to enjoy your home.

Call 1300 948 094 to learn more.

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