Starting a renovation

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Starting a renovation

  1. 1. The Process of StartingA RenovationPresented ByTony TeunisAll Canadian Renovations Ltd.
  2. 2. The Process of aRenovation
  3. 3. Pre-Construction Phase What to look for in a renovator The importance of having a plan Developing your wish listand priorities
  4. 4.  Type? Size? Cost? DIY or Pro? Contract? Insurance? Change Orders?How to Make Informed Decisions
  5. 5. Identify Your Type of Project
  6. 6.  Look For IdeasIdentify Your Type of Project
  7. 7.  Drive Around Your CommunityIdentify Your Type of Project
  8. 8.  Visit Home ShowsIdentify Your Type of Project
  9. 9.  Draw SketchesIdentify Your Type of Project
  10. 10.  Make the Tough ChoicesIdentify Your Type of Project
  11. 11.  Consider QualityIdentify Your Type of Project
  12. 12. Consider: How much can you afford? How are you paying? When will you needfunds available?Develop a Realistic Budget
  13. 13. Check with MunicipalityAsk About: Municipal Licensing Zoning restrictions Building Permits Building Codes Notification toNeighbours Noise and work timerestrictions
  14. 14. Plans and SpecificationsWhy You Need Them: Define scope of work Reference for bids Basis of Contract Building Permits Dispute resolution
  15. 15. Where to Get Them: Renovators and builders Design firm Professional architect DIYPlans and Specifications
  16. 16. CONTROL YOUR RISKS!
  17. 17. Hire the Right People
  18. 18.  How big is my project? How complex is my project?Decide What Type ofProfessional You Need
  19. 19. HandymanTradeSpecialistGeneralContractorDecide What Typeof Contractor You Need
  20. 20. Research: Friends Home Builders’ Associations Home Shows Real Estate Agents Local AdsGather Names
  21. 21. Ask the Contractor about: Workers Compensation? Liability Insurance? Business or GST/HST number? Similar Project Experience? Detailed contract?Narrow The Field
  22. 22. Ask About: Time in business? Are you a MHBARenovator Member? Staff experience/training? Who will do the work? Timelines? Workload/projectcommitment? References?Conduct Interviews
  23. 23.  Same project type? Done recently? Why them? Rate performance & quality? Met deadlines? Open communication? Site cleanliness &organization? On budget? Problem resolution? Warranty their work?Check Their References
  24. 24. Look For: Organization? Cleanliness? Safety? Morale/friendliness? Signage? Proper use and storageof tools? Homeowners viewpoint?Conduct A Site Visit
  25. 25. A. Based on Specs: Description of workB. Specify: Timelines Payment schedule Project costGet It In Writing
  26. 26. The “Cash Deal”
  27. 27. The “Cash Deal” = Risk
  28. 28. NOCONTRACTNO Legal ProtectionNO Liability InsuranceNO Worker’s Comp.NO Price and TermsNO Lien ProtectionNO Municipal InspectionThe “Cash Deal” is No Deal
  29. 29. Talk to Your OwnInsurance CompanyBEFOREYou Get StartedGet Insured
  30. 30. It’s Not OverTill It’s OverMaintain Control

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