If you are planning a major home improvement this coming summer, there is a lot to consider; whether you are going down the DIY road or are hiring a contractor, the key to a successful project lies with the planning.
Here is a checklist to ensure that nothing is overlooked.
- Materials – Of course, you need everything to be onsite (or ordered to be delivered) and when ordering building materials, the best deals are from the online supplier. With a detailed list of materials, appliances and tools you need, there will be no nasty surprises and the project will be completed on time.
- Tools & Equipment – If you are going to be working above ground, make sure you have ladders or a pair of stepladders, all power and hand tools (hire what you don’t have), plus anything else that you might need.
- Waste Removal – Of course, the project will generate waste and hiring a suitable size skip is a must. Always keep the site clear of waste, disposing of it in the skip as soon as it is generated and the skip hire firm would recycle a large portion of the waste.
- The Risk of Exposure to Asbestos – If your home was constructed pre 1970s, there is a good chance that asbestos is present and you should check out the asbestos removal prices in Perth from an approved contractor who can test for the presence of asbestos and safely remove it, which allows you to carry on with your renovations. If asbestos is not present, you have the green light to go ahead with the project.
- YouTube Support – If you are still learning as a DIY enthusiast, there are thousands of ‘how to’ videos hosted by YouTube; indeed, people have built amazing houses from start to finish, with no previous experience, only following the video.
- Protecting the Home – Of course, you need some old bedsheets and blankets to protect the interior, removing furniture when required. Make sure that you have all the cleaning implements to clean up when the work is done.
- Safety – Working at home does carry an element of risk and you should do what you can to create a safe working environment. Wearing the right clothing and eye protection will minimise the risk of an accident and avoid using electrical power tools when it rains.
Once you have planned and costed the project, you can search online and order everything you need and hopefully, nothing will be overlooked.