Prepare the Site
With the property secure, insurance in place and plans applied for, it is time to commence works.
1 You will need to identify what you can and cannot do and what you want and do not want to do. If you need tradesmen to do aspects of your project you will need to schedule them into your project schedule of works.
2 You will need to ensure there is running water and electricity. An electrician will put a temporary board in, if required, for power tools, and more importantly, a kettle.
3 Now is the time to clear the site. Stripping walls of woodchip wallpaper may not be much fun, but smashing off a few tiles and hauling junk into skips can leave you with early reasons for encouragement as a blank canvas emerges from the mess. Doing some of the more unskilled labour intensive work can also save significant funds.
4 Anything salvageable or reusable will need to be stored securely and out of the way.
5 Check drains and service connections. Inspection chambers and manholes should be inspected to make sure collapse or damage won’t create problems moving forward.
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