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Renovation Essentials

Understand the scale and scope of the job you want done. When you talk to the trades person on the phone, you’ll want to brief them as clearly as possible before you expect them to turn up to quote. Details are important. You’ll want to know as much detail about what you are asking for, the materials you need and the end-result you want to have when you’re finished as you can. You should look for at least two or three quotes before you agree to go ahead with a job. Be as reliable as you expect the tradesman to be. Follow the old “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” rule. Turn up when you agree to. Pay them according to the terms and conditions agreed to before beginning the job. Some smaller trades will only take cash or check and may require payment on the same day. You should check this type of information upfront. If it is a larger job, it can require a more complex contract with payment installments. It isn’t easy to find a good tradesman. Investing time to source a good local plumber and electrician will be worth it. One

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