By Bryan Spain
Extending your place? New kitchen or toilet? making plans to accessorize? if you are taking up a role like this you must recognize 3 issues - are you able to do it by yourself; how lengthy goes to take; and most crucial of all, how a lot is it going to cost.This e-book tells you the solutions. With simple-to-follow assistance on all of your remodeling tasks it tells you:?·the time the activity will take?·the expenses of the materials?·how tough it will be?·and what a certified goes to cost to do it for you ?·Make yes you get price for money?·Budget to your domestic improvements?·Do It your self or use a qualified - lets you come to a decision
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Fences, walls and gates You will need to apply for planning permission to erect or make alterations to a fence, wall or gate if you live in a listed building or if the height of the fence wall or gate exceeds 1 metre next to a highway used by vehicles or over 2 metres elsewhere. You do not need planning permission to plant hedges or trees in most situations but there are exceptions such as maintaining sight lines. Check with your local planning office if in doubt. If you live in a conservation area, you do not need permission to remove a fence, wall or gate.
The Table 2 is a simple bar chart incorporating a list of activities relevant to a house extension and sequences of working. Once the extension is watertight, most of these activities overlap each other so that two or three trades can be working at the same time. Closely linked to the timing of the work is the need to order the materials and arrange for its delivery at the right time. 26 TABLE 2 Activity Foundations Brickwork Roofing Carpentry 1st fix Electrics 1st fix Plumbing 1st fix Plastering Joinery 2nd fix Electrics 2nd fix Plumbing 2nd fix Decorating Week number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 27 DOING IT YOURSELF Ideally, the programme should be linked to a schedule of stage payments so that the financial management of the job can be handled efficiently.
One of the reasons why people move house is often because they need an extra bedroom. If you lived in a road where the average house price is £120 000 and you were faced with the choice of moving or building another bedroom on your house, you would face a difficult decision. Spending £20 000 on a bedroom would increase the value of your house but owning the most expensive house in the road can be a drawback when 30 HOME IMPROVEMENTS – ARE THEY WORTH IT? it comes to selling it. Prospective buyers seem to judge property values by the general tone of the area as much as the quality of any individual house.
Guide to Home Improvement Costs by Bryan Spain