The decision to go for home improvement and renovation is often based on various factors – the need for more space to cater to increased family size, lifestyle improvements by installing the latest fittings and fixtures or simply to increase the curb value of the property. But whatever the reason might be, it’s always advisable to hire a reputed local contractor to take up the project.
There are many advantages to this. First, additions to the existing structure require permission from the local councils which can be a complex process for the homeowner. A local contractor will be aware of the rules and will help get the necessary sanctions. Further, local extension builders will know where to get the best construction materials and will have contracts to buy them at wholesale rates passing on the difference to the owner who’ll get the benefit of lower building costs. Finally, a local contractor will be able to show you similar projects undertaken in the neighbourhood so that you get a fair idea of his professional expertise.