House Renovations in York | Newbegin Building

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Renovation

Do your research
Check how long the property has been up for sale. A property that's been on the market for more than a few months suggests there isn't a great deal of profit to be made.
What should I look out for?
Ensure you're not buying a money pit. In an older property you should be prepared for anything, right down to half the wall staying on the wallpaper when stripping or great holes behind the panelling. Don't be afraid to call us for advice, we are here to help.
Ask the experts
That’s us!
How much work is involved?
This depends on the property, but don't bite off more than you can chew. For a good first experience of renovating, try doing up a dated property rather than a wreck. A new kitchen, bathroom, central heating, carpets and re-decoration will miraculously transform something dark and decrepit into a 'des res'.
You can always leave the architects, specialists and planning department to another time when confidence and funds are more plentiful.
Funding
Be prepared. The phrase most heard when doing up a wreck is: "It cost twice as much as I thought it would." Set yourself a budget and build in some contingency funding - 15 per cent of the total cost is a good guideline.
You could start your renovation with a small cash fund, and once you've re-decorated and carpeted, the overall improvement should allow a small re-mortgage. This can be used for a new kitchen and reinstating period features such as fireplaces.
Managing the project
We will assign a Project Manager to assist you from the start and ensure work is carried out to our highest specification. We receive 90% of our work through recommendations so your thoughts are very important.

Working with Us

Decide exactly what work you want to undertake before asking. Write a clear specification; it need not be technical, but it should detail the work you want to carry out.

We supply a full detailed contract that will highlight all requirements that you specified so as to assure that all work enquired about at early stages is completed.

It confirms the precise arrangements for the work to be done: the price, the payment terms, working hours, insurance and guarantees and how to resolve disputes if they arise. It deals with how to make changes to the work to be carried out. In essence, it sets out clearly what's expected of you and us. It's a document that we will not start work without. For both our benefits.

Additionally, remember that we will more than likely be spending a lot of time in your home, so therefore you need to feel comfortable with us. Good communication and a professional relationship is very important if you want the project to run smoothly. If you would like to talk to any of our customers past and present you are more than welcome, they will set your mind at ease. You are always welcome to come and visit us on site, this will allow you to see us working, meet the team, see our work, site cleanliness and get to have a chat to our current client that we are liaising with at the present time.

We will always want to do our best work for you from the very start.

Contact us for more information

Contact

Newbegin Building & Glazing
7 Greenfields
Haxby Road
York YO31 8LA

01904 654381