Transform Your Grey Lynn Villa Renovations – A Builder Has Some Tips
Purchasing a new piece of real estate can be a nerve-wracking process at the best of times. But if you have chosen to get an older home, there is often a lot of work to renovate the property and bring it up to modern standards. As a result, it is usually necessary to bring in a specialist renovation company to help you get the property back in shape. So if you need a Grey Lynn villa renovations builder, this article can help.
Some sound reasons that you need to get a specialist villa renovations builder
Good old Kiwi DIY skills
There can be a temptation to follow the Kiwi DIY route. As the ad says, “It’s in our DNA.” As the other ad says, “Yeah, right.” DIY on a full house or villa renovation is a huge job and for many circumstances, the do-it-yourself approach can even make the situation worse.
Some people think they can get the work done on their own or with their friends and family. That may be true, but it often takes a very long time to get all the projects completed. Some are started and then never get finished because the job simply becomes too overwhelming. Even if you have people helping you that have done renovation work before, the job will still be quite large.
If you do the work yourself, you will probably need to learn new tasks as you go along. This is particularly true if you have no real experience in renovating homes. The tasks that you will have on your plate are complex. They can cost a lot of money and take a long time to finish. As a result, you are likely to grow weary of the process over time, which means that your work can suffer. In addition, the value of your home could go down as a result of the lack of progress on the property.
The last thing you want to do is to try and undertake a project on your own, only to waste time and money and have nothing to show for your efforts.
Problems hiring a cheap handyman for villa renovations
Almost as bad as the DIY option is to hire the cheapest handyman you can find. Fixing a fence, or mending doors is one thing. Replacing old foundations, ceilings, and changing the internal layout while retaining the look and feel of the old villa is an entirely different issue. A top-class villa renovation demands a much higher skill level than making a few repairs.
Specialist Grey Lynn villa renovations builders
A specialist villa renovation builder is essential to have on your team because they have trained, skilled labour and other industry connections. They know who to work with to get everything done on your property in a timely manner. Your villa may need a substantial amount of work. You may not realise, at the time of purchase, exactly what needs to be done to get your property liveable again.
When you hire a professional villa renovation builder, you can expect that the work on your property will be done in a professional manner. They will give you a quote for the time and you have a reasonable expectation that they will stick to it.
Another reason working with a builder is a good idea is because they have insurance. Therefore, if anything happens to your home during the renovation process, you do not need to stress unnecessarily about the situation. If you try and do the tasks yourself, you likely will not have this type of coverage. For example, if you break a window while you are working, you will have to pay for the replacement with your own money. Incidences like that can really have an effect on your overall budget. If the renovation project damages the neighbours, you will be liable for that. And we know that the construction industry has one of the highest injury records in NZ. Under the new H&S rules, you are liable for any injury unless the service provider has their own cover. A good builder will have their own insurance, which will take care of anything that happens to your property and the workers while they are working on it.
The unique look and feel of a top-notch villa renovations
It is important to remember that old villas have a certain charm about them. The renovation process must be carried out carefully, so that the style and elegance of the property remains even after the changes have been completed. If you try and do the work on your own, you may not understand how to go about this.
Finally, think about working with a builder because of their level of expertise. They can walk through your property and help you determine which projects need to be attended to. When you know what needs to be prioritised at your property, you can take care of the most important jobs in a timely manner. As a result, you don’t have to struggle through the renovation process and constantly second guess yourself on the work that you are doing. You also understand what you can expect to get out of the process.
A specialist Grey Lynn villa renovations builder is the way for a successful project
Purchasing an older Grey Lynn villa is the right choice for many people. However, it is important to be aware that some renovation works will be necessary and it is not always a good idea to try and undertake these tasks yourself. This is particularly true if you do not have a background in construction, because you do not want to make a mistake that compromises your new home. If you decide to work with a builder, you will be amazed at how quickly and professionally the work gets done on your property.
Call me on 021 285 1445 and I’ll be happy to give you an estimate for renovating your villa.