The best place to start with any project is to outline what work needs doing. A renovation is no different. When looking at a property to renovate, you will need a clear picture of the issue that needs fixing. Coming across unexpected problems, you haven’t planned or budgeted for is one of the quickest ways to ruin any renovation project.
Before any home renovation, commission a building survey from a chartered building surveyor. This will identify the significant issues with the property. It will also offer guidance on any further surveys your property could need, such as an asbestos report. It is vital to gather all the information upfront to get a clear picture of the project. You will need this for planning the works, budgeting and pretty much every other aspect of the project.