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Resi knowledge doesn't stop at design! Here you'll find everything you need to know to make sure you're hiring the right professionals, meeting your deadlines, and creating a project that will stand the test of time. Getting good advice on the construction process is crucial for how your overall project will pan out, so check out this section as it could mean the difference between a success and a flop. Perhaps the most important decision made in the construction process is the very first one you'll make - choosing a contractor. Here, we can't stress enough how important it is to research each building company to protect yourself against cowboy builders and construction faux pas. Hiring a project manager for your extension can expend a large chunk of your construction budget, so we're here to help you decide whether you have what it takes to undergo this task yourself, or if this in fact will cost you in the long run. There are many influential factors during the construction process that can put those extending and renovating at risk, but armed with Resi advice homeowners will be able to avoid any possible issues that may arise.
What is tendering? Everything you need to know.
Putting your project out for tender is when a homeowner looks to secure the services of a contractor. It’s an important part of any project, wheth...Read More
A guide to groundworks, foundations, and your extension
With all your permissions in place, and your professionals hired, it’s time to dive into construction, right? Well, almost. Before any tangible bu...Read More
Do you stay or rent when you renovate with children?
It’s no surprise that one of the most common reasons homeowners extend is to accommodate a growing family. But what happens to your family when you...Read More
What is a project manager and do you need one?
When it comes to getting the best possible result from construction, having a project manager on board can be just the ticket. Not only can they h...Read More
How many quotes should you get for construction?
Home design? Sorted. Planning permission? Nailed it. Building regulations? Don’t even worry about it. It looks like you’re all ready to go into c...Read More
The ultimate guide to getting ready for construction
Let’s face it, when it comes to construction, the industry can feel a little like the wild west. Even though this stage of a project commands the ...Read More
What is a scope of works and how can it help me budget?
Pretty much every homeowner, when they’re extending or renovating their property, wants to make sure they’re getting the most out of their budget. ...Read More
How long does it take to find a builder?
After securing planning permission and (hopefully) putting together a comprehensive building regulations package, no doubt you’ll be raring to go o...Read More
How we pick our Connect professionals
It’s no secret, to unlock the most potential in your home, you need the best professionals by your side. Whether you’re renovating, converting, or...Read More
Dangers of a cheap contractor quote
While finding the best man for the job should be your number one priority, it’s only natural that price is going to play a big factor in who you pi...Read More
Can you start construction during a lockdown?
You’ve worked with an architect, secured planning permission, and even ironed out those building regulation details. Then, just as you’re looking t...Read More
What is ICF (Insulated Concrete Formwork) construction?
Though it’s been around since the 1970s, only now is ‘Insulated Concrete Framework’ building starting to gain some mainstream appeal - and it’s not...Read More
How to insulate your new garage conversion
Thinking about extending your garage? If you have, you may have thought about decor, what kind of room you’ll create, maybe even how you’ll remove ...Read More
What Resi's new TrustMark partnership means for our customers
This week we’re very excited to announce our official partnership with [TrustMark!](https://www.trustmark.org.uk/) [TrustMark is the Government E...Read More
10 mistakes too many people make during construction
If you’ve made it through the trials of planning and building regulations unscathed, it means you’re ready for the most hazardous leg of your journ...Read More
A guide to roofs: costs, maintenance, and specialists
Having a roof overhead symbolises two cherished aspects of any home: safety and comfort. Our [Happy Homes Survey](https://resi.co.uk/happy_homes "R...Read More
A guide to types of contractors and builders
Contractors come in all shapes and sizes, each with its own positives and negatives. Choosing the right one for your project will ensure you not on...Read More
Construction timelines for converting or extending your home
You’ve got creative in design, been given the thumbs up in planning, found the perfect contractor and even got approval from building control. All ...Read More
A guide to insurance, construction, and protecting your home
After planning and building regulations, we can understand why a lot of homeowners feel overwhelmed with the admin, perhaps a little less than enth...Read More
Material and labour shortages push up the cost of construction
Having been confined to our homes for the better part of a year, it’s understandable why many of us are now keen to make the most of our spaces. Fr...Read More
Do you need an asbestos survey?
Asbestos might feel like a thing of the past, but for homeowners of properties built before 2000, it can still rear its ugly head. That’s because a...Read More
5 common construction contract mistakes
It’s not something most homeowners think about when they decide on [an extension](https://resi.co.uk/advice/cost-and-planning/how-much-does-it-cost...Read More
How to avoid cowboy builders and construction disaster
The UK has long been plagued by cowboy builders, why? Because anyone who wants to be a builder, can be. No qualifications. No licensing. If you cal...Read More
A guide to choosing a good builder for your home
If you’re worried about your home becoming a cowboy horror story, or struggling to make sense of the options near you, listen to the expert advice ...Read More
Could you project manage your own home extension?
## What do project managers do? A project manager is there to organise the creation of your build, making sure your project is completed on time, ...Read More
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