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Building, Refurbishment and DIY

If you are completing a new project and have looked into costs you will have seen how employing the different trades required to complete the work can dramatically increase the outlay for your renovation, extension or new build. However, it may be worth considering gaining the knowledge in some areas yourself which could provide you with a valuable skill for life and reduce your overall outlay.

If you are looking for general knowledge to be able to accomplish minor alterations and tasks a DIY or handyman course may assist you in this. You will be given the skills to deal with common improvement and repair alterations and this type of course is often inexpensive and is usually run over a few days so requires minimal commitment.

Tiling is often a skill many would like to learn. Many renovation projects include a kitchen or bathroom that will require tiling, not to mention the popularity of tiled floors for a number of rooms in many homes nowadays. Whenever you want to update one of these areas changing the tiles can give a dramatic impact. There are tiling master classes run specifically at weekends and will give you all the knowledge you need from picking the appropriate tile to fitting and laying it.

Companies such as B&Q run basic tool handling courses. These give you the abilities to complete jobs such as changing door furniture but also the understanding of the appropriate tool to choose in order to fulfil each job. The major bonus with these sessions are that they are provided free of charge.

Gaining the skills to decorate a room leaving it with an expert finish is a must. Mistakes at this stage are often very noticeable and can devalue your property. Being able to prepare a surface for decoration then completing the finish with paint or wallpaper is a task you will come across time and time again.

Take advice from your architect or architectural designer as they have a wealth of knowledge on all things building related.

You will gain much satisfaction in the knowledge that you had a hands on approach to your renovation, extension or new build. If you are considering any form of re-modelling or building please contact Dylan Morton Design and Architecture for expert knowledge and advice in Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.

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