5 Aug 2011
The same can probably be said about any aspect of life, but when it comes to renovating it’s important not to cut corners.
Renovating shows seem to have taken over our television sets, and while this is great because it is inspiring people to do up their homes, it’s important for everyone to make sure that they’re carrying out their renovations correctly.
There can be a lot involved in renovations and while it can seem easier or cheaper to cut corners, it can end up costing a lot more in the long run.
If for example you don’t get council approval or you carry out your own handy work without at least obtaining professional advice, then you could end up being liable for hefty costs in the future.
By carrying out illegal building work in your home there is a chance that you will have to rectify your works in the future, or if any accidents occur to tradesmen or visitors to your home because of dodgy work, you will be liable. Think about when you go to sell your home too, there’s a chance that buyers will ask for council permits and carry out building inspections before buying your home, so it’s important to make sure that everything is up to scratch.
No matter how tempting it might be to save money or time, cutting corners is definitely not worth it, as it can be dangerous and extremely costly.
If you’re thinking about renovating your home make sure that you get professional advice where it’s called for and that all works meet council regulations.
Carrying out your home improvements by the books will mean that your home will be safer and it will likely be much more valuable too.