La renovation of an apartment it is a complex building operation that allows the main components of the rooms to be renewed, both those of a purely aesthetic nature such as flooring and tiles, and functional ones such as electrical and plumbing systems. When renovating the house, various difficulties can be encountered related to the structural conditions of the house, the complexity of the materials to be applied and the techniques to be used. For this reason it is essential to rely on a serious and competent construction company, able to perform professional works with the right value for money. In this guide we will explain how to choose the construction company best for home renovation and avoid incurring inconvenient problems.
How to renovate the house: the work to be carried out
Restructuring works are building interventions aimed at transforming existing buildings through the restoration, replacement, modification or elimination of old architectural elements or through the insertion of new elements and systems. Thanks to the renovation, it is possible to improve the functionality of the home and increase its economic value in case of sale. This solution can be implemented by those who have just bought a home and want to customize it according to their needs or by those who simply want to revolutionize the appearance of their usual home. During a renovation can be carried out different jobs:
- Masonry for the modification of the internal subdivision of the environments;
- Raising or demolishing walls;
- Transformation of ancillary surfaces such as attics or basements, in habitable surfaces;
- Replacing the frames existing;
- Wall whitening;
- Replacing floors and tiles;
- Renovation of the plants electric, hydraulic and boiler and heating;
- Repair or roof renovation;
- Port replacement old and worn.
These are just some of the works that can be done during a renovation. To choose which changes to make it is advisable to contact a construction company who, through an inspection at the home, will suggest which works to perform based on the needs of the owners and the structural characteristics of the environments. Once the changes to be made have been established, a budget for restructuring including the costs necessary for the realization of the restructuring which must be approved by both parties, before its execution. The construction company also has the task of indicating to the client what the delivery time of the property that must be established based on the complexity of the work to be performed
Find out how to choose a home renovation company with some simple tips
A very important choice during a restructuring is that of the construction company to which assign the realization of the works. In Italy there are many companies that carry out renovation works on the buildings and are easily traceable via internet or local newspaper advertisements. However, not all construction companies are reliable and able to offer guarantees on the success of the work. At times non-specialized operators attract potential customers by proposing their restructuring at an excessively low cost compared to market prices, offering poor performance that over time can lead to unpleasant negative consequences for unsuspecting tenants. There are some methods to choose a companyserious and professional building outlet to whom entrust your own restructuring and not risk wasting precious time and money:
Site inspection: a reliable company always carries out a preliminary inspection in the places to be restored, before establishing the work to be done and the final price. Generally this is a visit provided free of charge, except in rare cases in which the property to be reached is particularly distant and an additional cost may be required for the transfer. The inspection serves to view the amount of work to be performed and the possible difficulties that could be encountered. It also allows the company to provide useful advice to the customer on the type of renovation works best suited to his property.
Detailed project: every self-respecting professional creates a detailed project of the works to be carried out during the renovation, planning the various aspects. This allows you to optimize the work and make it easier to perform, in the manner and on schedule. For this reason, when choosing the construction company it is important to make sure that it is able to provide the client with a detailed restructuring plan on the different phases of the work, so as not to find nasty surprises later.
Delivery time: when making contact with a construction company it is essential to establish the delivery times of the renovated property. A serious company always respects the times indicated at the time of the agreement and does not ask for extra money in the event of a possible delay, not dependent on the customer. The timing must be agreed based on the type of work to be performed. Be wary of those who propose excessively short times for the execution of complex works as they are probably interventions carried out in a superficial way by non-competent people.
Price quotation: following the inspection, the
has the task of providing a detailed estimate to the customer, so that he can freely decide to start work or to contact another company.
A good quote must include all expenses related to the
, such as: the costs of the materials to be purchased, the remuneration related to the labor, the costs of the means used for the job, the costs of disposal of the rubble and the costs inherent to each service provided. Finally, make sure that the final price includes VAT, to avoid having to pay a different amount than the one indicated on the final estimate.
Company contact person: in a specialized company the roles are well defined and each figure deals with different aspects of the job. Generally there is a company contact that the customer can rely on to discuss the different aspects of the restructuring. Furthermore, a good contact person must be easily traceable, by telephone or by appointment, and be available to clarify all the doubts of the customers in the various phases of the work.
Costs per Mq: the cost of the renovation works is established based on the number of square meters to be treated, for this reason a larger house may require a higher renovation cost than a smaller apartment. A good construction company informs the customer of the costs per square meter of its services, in order to allow him to correctly calculate the final price of the work. Furthermore, prices must always be in line with those on the market. A company that offers services at an excessively low cost probably uses poor quality materials and unskilled labor.
Specialized figures: the presence of specialized figures is essential for the success of a good renovation work. Professional construction companies have within them several workers specialized in different tasks and techniques. Furthermore, there is often an architect who can provide useful advice on the execution of structural works that involve profound changes to the property. Be wary of companies where there are only generic workers as they will hardly be able to carry out complex high quality jobs.
Historicity of the company: before entrusting a job to a company, it is necessary to check its legal and fiscal history, to avoid running into future problems. The historicity of the company can be known by consulting the business register, a public register that can be viewed by all interested citizens, where the companies legally registered with their personal data and contact details are entered. This tool provides a complete picture of the operation and reliability of the company, an element that should not be underestimated when choosing the right one to entrust with the renovation of your home.
Regularity of the DURC: One way to verify that a construction company is safe and authorized to carry out renovations is to view the DURC. This is a document that certifies the company's contribution regularity. It refers to the fulfillment of legislative and contractual obligations towards INPS, INAIL and the Cassa Edile. If the DURC is negative, the company is not authorized to carry out the work and therefore its performance is not to be considered reliable. The customer can request the DURC from the company to check its status. If the construction company is serious and reliable, it will certainly have no difficulty in providing the document.
Application of safety standards at work: the companies that invest resources to make their workers work safely are always the best and most professional. In fact, any restructuring involves risks that must be limited with the use of adequate equipment and compliance with workplace safety regulations. It is better to avoid companies that show a superficial attitude towards the dangers that can hide behind construction interventions as this denotes poor knowledge and superficiality of the work.
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