Redeveloping your home requires careful consideration. There are many factors you will need to take into consideration, such as design suitability, cost and budget, and of course your design and construction team. Before embarking on any major redevelopment, take time to work out the practicalities of such a big undertaking and whether or not it is feasible. Below is a helpful guide, to help you work out the most important factors to consider when redeveloping your home.
Contact your local authority
Before undertaking any kind of redevelopment work, you should check with your local authority if you will require planning permission or not. All building work and alterations must be carried out within your local authorities planning guidelines. You will likely not need permission for simple conversions as long as they meet the conversion criteria, but it is important to check first. If you do not, you may discover that your redeveloped property is in breach of the local authority’s rules, which can result in a large fine. You will also be responsible for having more worked carried out in order to have your property meet with the local authorities stipulations.
Choose a design team
Once you have a good idea of what kind of redevelopment you would like carried out in your home, it’s time to find a design team to help you draw up a plan. A design team will not only be able to help draw up a readable design, they should also be able to work within your allocated budget. They should also be able to let you know any possible problems that may lie in your redesign idea, and offer alternative solutions.An excellent design team can also render out your design in 3d, as well as 2d, helping you to visualize better the finished design layout. Make sure that you research well for the best design team possible, reading all reviews and customer feedback comments.
Choose a construction team
Once you have your design drawn up, it’s time to find builders or a construction team to carry out the work. Some design agencies already have established contacts with commercial & residential builders and construction companies, so make sure to ask their advice. Once you have a list of companies to choose from, check up on any customer reviews they may have, and ask the companies for a quotation (both on price and time). Never be tempted to hire a construction team based on the cheapest quotation. Cheap quotations can mean hidden charges or shoddy workmanship. Ask for the home construction & building consultancy to check over your design and offer the best quote. Once you have the construction team organized, all you have to do is sort out where you are going to live during the reconstruction period and for how long. Make sure you have everything you need set up to make the transition easier. If you are having large areas of your home redeveloped, consider packing up most of your things away until after the construction work is completed. That way your personal items will remain in good condition until after the construction is fully completed.