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    Renovation blunders

    Published on 30 January 2019, Wednesday, 5:52 AM

    Whether you are embarking on a bathroom DIY job or a spot of garden landscaping, a renovation project around the home can be both rewarding and fun.

    But without adequate planning and organisation, sometimes your DIY project can turn into a disaster despite your best intentions.

    To keep on track with your renovation task, keep these considerations in mind.

    Planning perfection

    Regardless of the size of your project, it is essential to plan your project and think it out thoroughly. This includes each step of work in detail, materials, tools, prices, time and expertise. Always factor in what jobs you can do yourself and what you will need a professional for - including these costs into your budget.

    Council regulations

    Before embarking on any project, it is a good idea to consult the local council about your renovations to ensure you don't run into problems later. It is also worthwhile to communicate with your neighbours if the work is likely to affect them. For example, if you are constructing a new fence, you will need to let your neighbour know if it divides the two boundaries.

    Shoddy workmanship

    Despite your best efforts, some things are best left to the professionals. If you have any plumbing or electricity work that needs to be done, you will need the services of a professional. Any major building should also be left up to the experts - potentially saving you thousands in repairing inferior work.

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    Nathan Mills
    Nathan is a seasoned Kennards Hire team member passionate about empowering DIYers in their projects. He loves everything DIY and brings together years of equipment and project experience to help customers get the right tools for their next job.