What To Consider Before Starting A Renovation Project
Property renovation projects can be daunting to start with, but extremely rewarding if done correctly. As one of the most recognised and reliable construction companies in Hampshire, we make sure your renovation goes effectively and efficiently.
Being prepared before beginning a renovation is the best way to ensure success. Our expert team at NBC Construction have over 35 years of experience within property renovations, extensions and new build projects. Our in-house architect and expert builders always deliver. Don’t just take our word, take a look at some of our Reviews Here.
Getting Planning Permission
If you are in the process of getting an extensive property renovation you may need planning permission from your local council, especially if you are knocking down walls. The best way to start a renovation project is to update the council on your project, it is essential to get permission as early as possible to prevent any unwanted delays. The normal permission planning time is around 8-13 weeks for a decision to be made, if declined this also gives you time to appeal.
Commissioning A Building Survey
One of the many benefits regarding a renovation is the reward at the end, more space and an increase in property value. Extensive/large renovations however require an initial survey. This survey will locate any major problems or structural issues that are present or could occur. These surveys cost anywhere between £500-£1,000 on average.
Establishing Adequate Damp Proofing
Damp can lead to serious problems, building up in homes from excess moisture or steam from cooking or drying to name some common causes. Often visible on walls that have been affected internally or within windows that have condensation within the glass. Before starting any renovation work it is paramount to assess your home’s damp proofing. By contacting a specialist damp proofer you will be notified of any damp proofing issues and concerns.
Creating A Renovation Schedule
Having a schedule set in place for the project’s needed work will allow you to track progress and map the timeline of each stage within the renovation. Living in the home during the renovation can be highly stressful and intrusive to your personal space with builders and tools making noise all day. Having a schedule or a company that ‘keeps you in the loop’ will allow you to feel less anxious and more positive about the project’s deadlines during the build process.
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NBC Construction is one of the leading construction companies in Hampshire with a team of expert builders, holding over 35 years of experience. We are a second-generation, family-run business that was born out of one man’s love for construction back in 1982 and we haven’t looked back. If you have any questions or would like more information please don’t hesitate to get in touch by calling us on 01252 or email us at email@example.com