EX­PERT TIPS

TIM WAL­TERS, REN­O­VA­TION DE­SIGN AND BUILD CON­SUL­TANT

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> Get a de­sign spe­cific to your re­quire­ments. I spend a lot of time with clients who are un­der­tak­ing ren­o­va­tions be­cause the orig­i­nal house was generic and not spe­cific to fu­ture needs. Have a clear idea of what you want and stick to the theme.

This will make it eas­ier to cre­ate a co­he­sive feel through­out the whole house.

Get a fixed-price build but have a con­tin­gency. There are al­ways un­fore­seen costs and price cost sums (costs that are not fixed) such as ex­ca­va­tion.

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