How to make money from defects
Do you know which defects are going to cost you a lot of money, compared to those that are easily solvable? Some defects do not look problematic but lead to bigger problems, and others do not. We will be looking at the defects that we often see in properties including roofs, chimneys, floors, insulation and condensation to name but a few, and if they should scare us away from a potential project.
Templates to help sequence your works
What came first – the chicken or the egg? Does your refurbishment sometimes leave you feeling like this? There is a sequential order how the majority of refurbishment works need to be carried out. We will talk you through the order in which each job needs to be carried out and leave you with a template to use on your refurbishments.
How to cost the works and manage your budget
You know what the end of the project needs to look like, but how much is it going to cost you? We will be looking at budget costs, including contingencies to use when carrying out your due diligence figures. This will enable you to determine if the project is right for you. We will be looking at how much you need to allocate for an ensuite, a kitchen replacement, window replacements, complete electrical rewiring, a new boiler and radiators to name just a few.
Specifications made Easy
Have you received prices and quotes from builders or tradesmen for the same works, but they have included different items and therefore you have prices that aren’t comparable? We will be looking at how you can write a basic specification, outlining how you want the work to be priced and what you want included, so that you receive quotes that you can compare with ease.
The Secret to working with Builders
Have you been to your site only to find there was no one working that day?
We will explain the mind-set behind many builders and tradesmen, how to build that rapport and relationship so that you feel like you are both working towards the same end goal, rather than a battle to get the works completed.
Top Tips to getting the most out of your property
Do you look at a floorplan wondering… “Which wall can I move?” or “Where can I place that ensuite I wish to include?”
We will be looking at how you can maximise the floorplan, whether it be a conventional refurbishment, a three bed house or even a five/six bed HMO or Multi-let. For example, which walls can be moved easily and without too much cost, and where the best position would be for an additional bathroom or ensuite, plus many more tips and ideas.