Tips from a renovation expert, builder and carpenter in Brisbane

If you want to avoid a DIY disaster, it’s always best to take advice from a renovation expert and if they are a builder and a carpenter in Brisbane as well, then you have hit the jackpot!

After many years of operating a building & renovation company, the team at JEB Built have put together three questions to ask yourself, before you head down the path of DIY.

1. What’s the purpose of the renovations?

If you want to renovate your own home, then you will have a different budget and different priorities compared to renovating an investment property. For your own home you will want to focus on comfort and style, for an investment property you will likely focus more on budget. Your budget and focus will help you to decide whether to contact a renovation company or attempt a DIY makeover yourself.

2. Do you have the experience?

Not everyone is a renovation expert and you don’t want to spend a lot of good money on a DIY renovation when you end up having to call in the professionals to finish the job. If you have renovated properties successfully before, then you might be able to tackle this renovation as well. However as you can imagine, you will need to set aside a considerable amount of your time to complete the renovations in a timely fashion.

3. Can you project manage the job?

With little renovation experience, you might think that you can save some money by project managing the job yourself. The problem with this approach is that you need to source all of the trades yourself, including an electrician, builder and a carpenter in Brisbane, as well as source all of the materials, organise and schedule the trades, and arrange permits etc.

Taking on all of this work and continuing with your day job, can be hard work – so how are you going to manage? You may as well save yourself the worry and engage a renovation company to do it all for you. Everyone is different and you might relish the challenge of a DIY renovation, however it makes much more sense to hire a renovation expert, especially if you are short on experience and time.

Looking for a reputable renovation company? Call JEB Built on 0431 065 019 or get a quote online today.