Only Use a Professional Builder To Restore Old Villas
When choosing a builder to restore your vintage home make sure that he is a professional who understands how to villa restoration rather than a good house builder. These are very different skills. You can often tell a builder by the construction equipment he uses. He should be knowledgeable about all aspects of your home including plumbing, electrical, roofing, carpentry, and foundation.
There are very few things in life as enjoyable as a renovating an older home whether it is a countryside cottage, a Victorian townhouse or an old Auckland villa. Your new older home deserves only the best materials and builders. If you are considering doing a renovation of your old house there are some important things to consider. Homeowners are extremely proud of their homes and especially if it was one that was built with character and charm at a time when builders took pride in their workmanship.
When choosing a qualified builder to help you with the restoration of a villa you should always be a part of the decision-making process. Ask the builder what materials he is planning to use. The reason why this is important is because there are so-called restoration builders out there who cut corners by using poor quality materials. This will allow you to save money but in the long term you will be paying a lot more for the inferior building materials. Plus, when you come to sell the house at a later date, if it has not been restores properly then the buyers can beat you down on the price because it has not been restored to the highest standards.
There is a small group of high quality villa restoration builders who are hoping to secure the job of your bungalow or villa renovation. They all desire to renovate your home and will provide you with various quotations. However, some of the less reputable building companies will try to tempt you with a proposal that will seem too good to be true. These types of builders will never offer you a lot of detail. They will make statements assuring you they can do anything without being able to back it up with detailed descriptions and more importantly, examples of previous similar work. Do not be fooled by their fancy talk and their empty promises of the perfect job. Choose a villa restoration builder that has the qualifications to do the job the way that it should be done.
One way of ensuring that you only hire reputable and proven house buildings companies is to look at their industry training certification and approvals. Many people have seen the Association of Master Builders but answer one which is sponsored by the NZ government to raise overall standards across the entire building industry is the Licensed Building Practitioners. A few villa restoration companies have LBP certification, Repair & Restore Ltd is one of them.
Another way that you can discover who is the best restoration builder to use is to ask for references from previous clients. When you have a number of builders come to your home to provide you with a quotation asked them for references. Whoever has the best testimonials is probably the restoration builder that you should choose. A villa restoration company like Repair and Restore Ltd is one of Auckland’s leading building companies in this field. They even have video testimonials on their website from some high profile clients. These happy customers are people who expect the best and would only give such glowing references if they were totally satisfied.