Mt Eden Home Renovations – When To Bring In A Specialist Builder
If you are considering renovating your Mt Eden home in anyway, there are two main options; DIY or hire a specialist Mt Eden home renovation builder. Which route you take will depend on three key points:
• the size of the project
• the time you have available and
• your own DIY skills.
For simple jobs like decorating, you might want to bring out your Kiwi DNA and get out the paintbrushes yourself. One the other hand, if you want to create an open-plan area, add a house extension or upgrade your kitchen or bathroom, then you will probably want to hire a professional renovations building company in Mt Eden.
Below are some good reasons to hire a home renovations contractor.
1. Buying Good Value Materials for Home Renovations.
When it comes to renovating your home, the materials, fixtures and fittings are going to be one of the biggest expenses, especially in the Auckland area. The average home-owner might be able to find a few items on sale but it will take a lot of time to find bargain prices for all of the materials you will need for a big home renovations project.
However, an established specialist builder will be able to source the materials at a better price than the average person. The fact is, they have the economies of scale and relationships with a wide range of suppliers in different sectors that will allow them to get the materials for a much cheaper price than you would ever be able to. Thus, you will end up saving a lot of money by hiring a specialist builder. With that being said, if you are buying the materials on your own, you can end up saving some money on labour. However, the difference is generally going to make it a much better idea to simply hire an expert to handle the renovations for you due to the amount of money and time you can save by doing so.
2. Mt Eden Home Renovations – Prepare The The Right Way.
If you are planning on doing any kind of home renovations, it is really important to be sure that you are preparing everything correctly. Skipping prep work is only going to cost you in the long run. You want to take the time in order to do it the right way the first time. While it is a tedious process that no one enjoys doing, it is going to end up saving you a good amount of time and money in the long run.
But preparation is not just about the actual works. If you have a big home renovation project such as an extension, or even a larger deck, you will more than likely need Building Consent from Auckland Council. This can take months to complete so you have to prepare for this from an early stage. You will need a range of plans drawn up so you must have a designer or an architect involved. Finding an architect can be tricky but a good builder will have connections they can make for you. Together, the builder and house designer can work with you to design the renovations within your renovation budget.
The Council will need some time, often months to agree to your renovation plans so be prepared for this.
Another aspect that you need to prepare for is the weather. If your schedule is likely to start in the autumn, you can expect delays with external work due to the weather conditions at that time of year. One option to get around this, although it does add a considerable cost, is to employ plastic weather cover wrap around systems which are attached to the scaffolding.
3. Use The Right Tools.
If you are planning on doing any of the work yourself, it is important to equip yourself with the right tools and equipment. There are a lot of different problems that can result from using the wrong tool for various processes. First, you can ruin your tool if it is not up to high level work. A basic home use power tool is not likely to have sufficient power output to handle long-term heavy-duty workloads. You can easily run up significant costs in purchasing new or replacement power tools.
Second, you can actually ruin the project you are working on. An under-powered tool could easily damage expensive materials like granite or floorings.
Third. Do you have all the tools you need? A big home renovation will need more than an electric drill and circular saw. You will be surprised at the range of different power tools that will be used on the entire job renovating your home.
And lastly, you can end up getting yourself injured. If an electric saw for example is not powerful enough to cut through a hard material, it can twist and potentially cause serious injury to the user.
As you can see, there is a lot that you are going to want to consider when it comes to renovating your home. If you are planning on doing any kind of renovating project, you will want to be sure that you have everything thoroughly planned out. That will help to ensure that you are doing everything that you need to be doing in order to successfully renovate your home. Because this can be a tedious, long, and drawn out process, you are likely going to end up saving yourself a lot of time, money, and grief by hiring a professional builder to handle the job. They will have the access, experience, and connections to save you money on building materials and they will be able to complete the renovation much more efficiently and effectively than you.
Mt Eden home renovations builder
If you have or are thinking about renovating your home in the Mt Eden area, please do call on 021 285 1445 and I will be more than happy to chat to you about your ideas. I can give you a ball park idea of the cost and likely time it will take to be completed.