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Stages of Renovation

NSBRC | Stages of renovation

The Renovation House shows the 4 main stages you will need to follow, namely:

  • Assessment and design
  • Strip out/build down
  • Renovation first fix
  • Final finishes

Once you have completed the purchase of your renovation project, typically the stages to follow are:

  • Secure the property – if vacant you need to prevent vandalism
  • Full survey and assessment
  • Apply for planning, Building Regs and listed building consent (in some cases)
  • Prevent further deterioration – especially if water ingress has been a problem making it watertight
  • Secure and isolate the services for works to commence
  • Strip back and salvage what you are planning to re-use
  • Site organisation and set up
  • Stabilise the building if any works are needed to the foundations (underpinning or underbuilding)
  • Damp Proof Course (DPC)
  • Sub floors –damp proof membranes may need to be installed
  • Stabilising the wall structures – may involve new brick and blockwork, re-pointing and installing purlins and steel RSJs where the structure is being modified
  • Plumbing wiring and underfloor fix – in some instances where layouts change the drainage will need modification
  • Internal floors, staircases and first fix carpentry
  • Roofs – may require re-roofing, insulation, installation of solar panels and even replacing parts of the structure
  • Doors windows and openings – roof lights, doors, frames, double glazing, lintels and arch replacement in some cases
  • Services - new heating, boilers or heat pumps and lighting and security
  • Re-plastering wall finishes and ceilings
  • Floor finishes, tiling
  • Fixtures and fittings, decoration.