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20 February 2024
What to consider when planning a basement conversion
Are you looking to expand your living space and add value to your home? If so, then perhaps you are considering converting your basement into a habitable room. Transforming a basement can offer additional space for living, working, or entertaining....
14 February 2024
How to reply to sole traders' quotes for home renovations: start right with ALEC
As homeowners or renovators, receiving a quote from a sole trader is an important step in the renovation process. It's a moment that can set the tone for the entire project. A clear and considerate reply sets the scene for smooth communication and...
28 January 2024
Dealing with contractor no-shows: legal and practical advice for homeowners
Many homeowners face the frustrating challenge of contractor no-shows or project delays. These issues can lead to significant inconvenience and financial strain. However, there are effective strategies to manage these situations and prevent them from...
26 November 2023
Prevent and solve legal disputes in the context of home renovations
Those in the know will tell you that home renovations frequently give rise to disputes and conflicts between homeowners and building professionals. The very personal, intricate and complex nature of renovation projects provides MANY opportunities for...
23 September 2023
Thirty reasons why you should make a home renovation contract
A home renovation contract is more than just a piece of paper; it is a mutual agreement that ensures accountability and protects the interests of both parties involved. It outlines expectations, defines roles, and establishes the terms and conditions...
17 September 2023
Hiring a Heating Engineer for Gas Boiler Replacement: Tips and Considerations
When it comes to replacing your gas boiler, it's important to entrust the job to a professional heating engineer. Not only does this ensure safety and compliance with regulations, but it also guarantees quality workmanship.
15 June 2023
Quote from building contractor too high? Three power moves you can make to cut costs
It is not only about budget, it is also about mindset ... When the building contractor's quote for your home improvement project has come in higher than you expected, it may feel like a let down. However, there are steps you can take to ensure that...
12 June 2023
Navigating design changes during renovations: the impact on scope, timeline and budget
If you're a homeowner starting a renovation project, there are a few things you should be prepared for. One of the most common challenges in renovating your home is managing changes that come up throughout the process. These changes can be triggered...
27 May 2023
Budget and eco-friendly way to improve your home : move furniture around
A simple solution for sprucing up your home : move furniture around You have grand design home renovations dreams but can't yet afford? Why not live in the here and now and start improving your home today. There is so much instant home enjoyment you...
17 March 2023
10 questions to ask when hiring a renovations consultant
We have all heard nightmare stories about home renovations. The main and most serious problems that occur relate to challenging life disruptions, hidden structural issues, and dispute with building contractors over scope, timings and budget. A...
3 March 2023
Renovations to avoid: Considerations that go beyond the financial
Many of us dream of transforming our homes, but it's important to consider more than just the financial implications when embarking on a renovation. Before you start ripping up carpets or tearing apart walls, take a step back and think about how your...