The need to renovate a home can be dictated by many factors. The purchase of a property that is not newly built, the urgent need to adapt the structure to the anti-seismic regulations, the need to create thermal insulation for an energy issue and, last but not least, the fact that elements such as coatings, sanitary ware and pipes are worn over time and need to be replaced with more resistant materials. The government also encourages building renovations by means of tax reliefs, adequately updated from year to year in order to catalog the types of intervention and complement the deduction percentages for each type of work performed. The cost for the renovation per square meter is logically variable according to the processing.
- incentives they serve to enhance old buildings, adapting them to the rules regarding energy saving and environmental impact.
The renovation of a house, be it an apartment or an independent structure, is an intervention that requires the help of numerous experts whose functions vary according to the work to be carried out.
First and foremost, the support of an architect will be needed to plan the renovation and learn about the municipal regulations regarding any permits issued by public administrations. A team of masons will carry out works such as the removal of tiles and flooring, the structural modification of the plan, the insulation of the walls or the strengthening of the pillars.
There will also be the plumber, whose task will consist in designing and installing the pipes with the relative drains, while the painter will take care of plastering the walls of the house by adopting solutions in line with the trends of the moment. The electrician will adapt the systems according to safety regulations using innovative materials, and the tiler will suitably cover the walls and floor of his home. In many cases the aforementioned team will be joined by a technician whose function will be to test the works or build systems that require particular specialization. An example of all could be the setting up of a heating system that uses solar panels instead of electricity or gas.
There are some types of works that are often mistaken for renovations. An example of all is the painting of the internal walls of the building or the simple change of a sink inside the bathroom. Renovation, according to the literal meaning of the term, consists of a substantial transformation that can involve the entire house or parts of it. Ordinary maintenance, on the other hand, could be a repair, refinishing a room, just replacing the shower tray instead of a bathtub. It is easy to confuse the two concepts, which have importance both on the budget and on the type of work that will be carried out. There are some interventions, called extraordinary maintenance, which require permits from the public administrations, and others that must be certified by a technician before being put into operation.
Among the common jobs the most frequent is connected to the bathroom renovation home. The replacement of the bathroom fixtures, the installation of a shower tray instead of the tub, the need to change the coatings worn out due to humidity are the basic reasons for making a substantial modification. The solutions for a functional bathroom are many: many are based on functionality as well as beauty and there is no lack of economic alternatives but of great effect.
The furnishing elements are transformed into trendy accessories, made with resistant and high quality materials. Major interventions will be related to the replacement of pipes. Elements such as iron, which is easily damaged by humidity and condensation, are replaced by PVC and multilayer plastics that are also resistant to high temperatures of hot water. A plumber will not only mount the pipes by connecting the taps and mixers, but will prepare the flooring so that some materials (positioned between the lime and the pipes) act as insulation to protect the water system.
The coating has its own importance in the bathroom renovation. The cost of the tiles is per square meter and the price varies according to the material with which the tiles are made. The design that you want to reproduce, for example, on the wall next to the bathtub, also affects the budget. A mosaic effect has a high cost compared to a simple ceramic tile, while the crystal or sequin finishes may have a different price than the one expected for the entire covering. Experts recommend exploiting the potential of paint: an inexpensive alternative to tiles. There are anti-humidity paints, specially designed for environments such as the bathroom. The effects are manifold and range from concrete to laminate, to chic stucco or rust effect, to recreate an environment of a certain style.
The bathroom renovation will also include the replacement of the bathtub with a more practical and less bulky solution, such as the shower tray. For the assembly of a multifunctional shower it will be necessary to use the help of a plumber, but also an electrician, because some functions are strictly connected to the construction of an electrical system. Options such as the hydromassage or emotional shower work through an electronic system that must be mounted in such a way as to be preserved from humidity and water. The installation and assembly of the shower tray takes time: depending on the complexity of the structure and the model, it will be possible to have showers flush with the ground or raised on one level, and both must be installed in such a way as to allow the water to drain and connect of the pipes with the drain.
The renovation does not only include interventions aimed at improving the interior of a building in order to modernize it. There are types of works carried out to redevelop a house, especially in terms of energy. In a period in which energy saving is essential not only to halve the costs of bills, but rather to reduce the environmental impact of traditional systems, some alternatives are designed to improve the thermal and acoustic conditions of the house.
These are coatings, i.e. building solutions whose purpose is to preserve the internal temperature from external changes. Many buildings are poorly constructed. The type of brick and the materials used facilitate the dispersion of heat by favoring the stagnation of humidity in some rooms. The inadequate air circulation, as well as the exposure of the property in cardinal points that do not receive direct sunlight during the day (such as the north and south) makes the rooms unsuitable for everyday life. The result will be a humid house, warm in summer and cold in winter.
The most common alternatives are the installation of air conditioners and a heating system that involves the use of gas stoves, fireplaces or boilers. Although they can be efficient (a thermo-fireplace keeps the rooms dry and offers the possibility of using hot water at any time), the maintenance cost can be high. Just think of the electricity consumption of the air conditioners or the gas bill in case of use of the radiators connected to the boiler.
These are figures that greatly affect the budget of a single-income family. For this purpose, there are solutions such as the external coating (also known as insulation) which acts as thermal insulation of the house. The cladding will be done externally with respect to the internal walls of the house using insulating materials and finishes that will camouflage the intervention leaving intact the aesthetics of the external facade. Thermal insulation can be achieved in many ways: there are types of works that allow you to create an insulating layer between the walls, specifically in the center between the internal and external walls; or covers to be mounted inside the house.
even the roof it can be insulated to prevent the infiltration of rainwater and protect the house from the heat of the summer seasons. The cladding can be made by skilled and technical workers, or by companies that offer the service of insulating their home. It is necessary to ask for information from the municipality for any authorizations, while in the case of a condominium you will need to contact your administrator.
The examples of the renovation of a property can be varied. Think about replacing a floor. The work can be performed in two ways: by laying the new tiles on the previous floor, using special glues that guarantee perfect anchoring, or by removing the old tiles. The modification of the internal plan is also included in the cases of building renovation. Obtaining two rooms from a single room, or combining two rooms in a single environment is a job that transforms the interiors, redeveloping the property.
Among the extraordinary maintenance interventions it is possible to include the safety of a building: think of the eaves of a building or the balcony of an apartment. Even the consolidation of the foundations could be a restructuring intervention aimed at preventing the collapse of the building. Finally it will be possible to opt for the adaptation of the structure to the anti-seismic standards. The cost does not exceed 300 euros per square meter, but it would save the life of an entire family.
The majority of the interventions could be carried out by a single company or by a cooperative made up of a group of people made up of technicians, workers, tilers and architects.
For example, some companies are specialized in offering a series of services without necessarily turning to more professionals. The various activities could also include those related to the demolition and disposal of raw materials, essential for eliminating building waste without causing damage to nature. Thanks to the agreements stipulated between the company and local authorities, the company will take care of differentiating waste in compliance with current regulations.
On the contrary, it is possible to resort to the help of some friends if the same has the right professionalism to intervene without causing damage. However, circumstances are not rare in which the trust placed in a person of one's acquaintance has turned out to be a fatal mistake: workers pretending to have heterogeneous skills but delivering work done poorly and at a high price. Before proceeding with the renovation of your home, it will be essential to consult several companies, evaluating the budget of each and establishing the costs per square meter to be incurred for the various types of intervention. A careful analysis of the various costs, to be calculated per square meter, will allow to fix an initial budget by determining the various interventions and the possible possibility of saving.
How much does it cost to renovate a house by the square meter? Find out the prices depending on the type of processing
To have a clear picture of the costs to be incurred during a renovation, it will be necessary to take into account the type of work, the material used, the manpower and the need to obtain particular certifications that redevelop the property. In the case of bathroom renovation, for example, the pipes whose price per square meter varies according to the type of material will have to be calculated. PVC has a negligible cost compared to copper, and the price of insulating materials such as cork or polystyrene will have to be added.
Even the flooring and coverings of the tiles have a cost per square meter. The price varies according to the type of tile desired, because a laminate or porcelain tile is different than that made of ceramic. In this case, the installation and the adhesives used for the covering will be incorporated, as well as any disassembly of the old floor. The insulation has a cost linked to the size of the walls and roof.
The coating is made using panels of a particular insulating material. Many manufacturing companies, however, sell prefabricated panels and the price is not relative to the square meter, but rather to the number of panels contained in a pack. In the case of interventions for the safety of the building, working on the foundations or adopting anti-seismic measures it is necessary to remember that, before the works, it will be necessary to consult a specialized technician to verify the type of work to be adopted.
The cost to be incurred for the disposal of construction waste, resulting from the renovation, deserves a separate discussion. The legislation in this regard distinguishes between construction waste and scraps produced by the construction site and in both cases it will be necessary to carry out a specific procedure that allows the recovery, transformation and recycling of the material. Each type will be carefully selected to separate polluting waste from reusable ones. The former will be treated in advance in order to avoid environmental contamination, the latter can be transformed into new building material. In most cases, the company carrying out the work takes care of the disposal and the cost will be included in the quote.
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