Five Point Protection Plan

You spend a lot of your time in your home so it’s only natural that you would want to be comfortable and enjoy the space you’re living in. Perhaps your current home is feeling a bit tired and is much in need of rejuvenating, or maybe you have just purchased a new property and feel it needs to be done up to make it your own. If either of those sounds like you, then home improvement is what you’re looking for. Home improvement gives you the unique opportunity to tailor your home around yourself, creating functional spaces that suit your needs while having your personality shine from the walls.

Home extension projects, for example, are a popular home improvement choice among homeowners looking to increase their property’s living space. This is ideal for growing families as their once spacious home quickly becomes littered with toys, or for the work-from-home professional who is fed up of working at the kitchen table and is in much need of a home office. There are endless reasons to install a home extension as they are a superb way to create a functional space without having to pack your bags and move out.

Garden landscaping is another great example of a major home improvement project worth considering for your property. Creating your very own private paradise is sure to leave lasting impressions on any guest lucky enough to see it. Outdoor spaces are known for improving our quality of life and reducing our stress levels, so why not create a garden space you love being in and spend even more time in the great outdoors. 

Home improvement doesn’t always have to mean major bank-breaking projects. Maybe you’re looking for something on the smaller side and giving your home a fresh lick of paint is the only improvement you and your family needs to make your living space perfect. Getting the painters and decorators in is a sure way to give your property some life back and improve the aesthetic of your living space.

Not only are home improvement projects the ideal chance to tailor and modernise your living space, but they’re also a smart financial investment. Home improvement increases the value of your property, giving you the opportunity to make a profit if you ever do decide to sell. While it feels good to improve and upgrade your home, it feels even better to know that you’re making some money doing it.

While you’re probably feeling inspired and raring to get going with your home improvement project, you need to properly think things through before jumping in head first – no matter how big or small the project might be. To give your project the best chance to avoid complications, follow the Five Point Protection Plan which covers the following five crucial areas. These include educating yourself on your chosen contractor and their history, making sure everyone is correctly insured, having agreed contracts in place that you understand, agreeing detailed work schedules, and making sure that you document everything as you proceed.

  1. 1 Contractor Checks

    Once you’ve found someone to do the work there are some basic things you can check to better understand the company doing the work.

     

    Safe

    If the company you are using is a limited company then you can check their details with Companies House:

    https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/

    There is a lot of information here but some of the keys things to check are:

     

    1. How long has the company been in business?
    2. What does the company’s finances look like?
    3. Who are the directors and are you able to verify that the people that you are dealing with are legitimate?
    4. Are the Directors involved with an other companies?

    Safer

    Safest

  2. 2 Insurance

  3. 3 Contract

  4. 4 Work Schedule

  5. 5 Documentation

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