The rickety state of the economy has forced the real estate developers in London to dramatically increase the prices of homes. But there is no need to worry, there is always a way out. If you cannot afford to buy a new home, simply extend and renovate you existing home. With a home extension, you will have additional and more attractive space. Unlike some other home improvement projects such as plastering of internal walls which can you simply carry out on your own, home extension is too big for DIY. You should consider hiring a home extensions London expert to do the job perfectly for you. Finding competent home extension builders in South London can be a daunting task. However, this does not mean that all building experts in London are sloppy; it means that you should select wisely if you need a good job done on your building. Below are some valuable tips to help you search for a reputable home extensions London expert.
The first thing you should ask an extension builder is their experience. How many years have they been in the business? Have they carried out projects similar to your? Essentially, you should hire an expert who has experience in projects similar in size and style to yours. If the builder only fits shops, he is possibly not ideal for your project. If you need an entertainment system installed in your new extension, you must hire a builder who is experienced in sonos London options.
Home extension work is a skilled job. A builder is required to complete training and pass all exams that relate to home extensions. Do not rely on the word of mouth; check with the Home Industry Association (HIA) if the builder is truly licensed. Do not work with an unlicensed builder; they might not provide quality work.
When it comes to construction matters, you should be in full control of the budget. Typically, most home extension professionals will give you a “ballpark” estimate. While this is a great starting point, remember that each extension project is unique and you do not want ‘surprises’ for additional costs that were not included in the initial price. Make sure you ask what the estimate includes and excludes. The best way to keep the budget in control is to obtain a fixed-price quotation. Make sure you understand all the details of the quotation. For instance, who will pay for inspection, construction certificates and internal painting?
Contract and warranty
A professional builder will provide a written contract for the project. Many people have a notion that a contract is only important in the event that something goes wrong. This is totally untrue. A contract is the official document that provides details of the project; the responsibilities of the contractor, the commencement and completion dates and other important aspects. It’s advisable to hire a home extensions London company which provides a minor defects warranty for at least one year after completion. This will give you enough time to discover problems. Ensure that you ask what the warranty covers before signing it.