The Renewal Schedule and Estimate will help you save time, money and hassle. If you plan the work well, you can identify financial inaccuracies or deficiencies before costs are incurred. The calendar helps you schedule appointments with contractors: schedule time for electricians, plumbers, builders, or door fitters. Find out when to order and install doors, when to replace windows, and when to paint walls and lay floors.
Eye! You don’t have to calculate all costs down to the last cent. Even if you choose to approach this task carefully, it may not be possible to produce an accurate cost estimate as prices change rapidly. However, it is worthwhile to at least roughly estimate the costs incurred in each phase and, above all, to calculate the costs « from above ».
When should we ask for a door and why should we think about it before reforming?
At the end of the renovation, interior doors were installed. Walls and floors must be finished. You can install the baseboards later, but the rest of the work needs to be done beforehand.
The situation is different with external doors, which have to be installed before the walls are finished. Because? After all, the preparation of the doorway and the installation of frames and sashes can damage the walls or floor. Replacing exterior doors is much more invasive than interior doors that are built into walls that are already finished.
When should we order the doors? External and internal doors must be ordered in good time. The minimum time to manufacture the fenders and frames and prepare the order is normally 4 weeks (although delivery time may be longer depending on material availability).
If you are not sure which door to choose and when to order, please contact us. We will advise you on the best option for your home. You can also access our PVC windows, doors and blinds configurator and request our quote.
reforms step by step
As a rule, the work is carried out in a certain order. Sure, there are times when you need to reverse the order of activities and adjust your plan immediately, but it’s a lot easier to respond to changes when you know what needs to be done and when. Learn how to plan your home renovation:
1. Eliminate What Can’t Be Repaired (And What You Don’t Want Anymore)
The first step is to remove and discard what needs to be replaced. At this stage, the old tiles are scraped off, the skirting boards are removed, the damaged floors are removed, the furniture is dismantled and the partitions are demolished (if you plan to change the layout of the floor).
2. Build new walls
When building new walls, decide whether they will be brick or cascade walls. Installation of new partitions should be done at the initial stage of reform, as soon as you remove from the floor everything you want to get rid of.
3. Run the new installations
We check electrical installations, plumbing, gas, heating. If anything needs to be changed, corrected, or modified, do so here. Installing new lights or moving outlets is an invasive process that creates a lot of work and mess. This is because walls or floors need to be forged. For many people, this step is the hardest memory of the renovation process.
4. Replacement of window frames and external doors
Replacing exterior doors and windows involves cutting out the old door frames and moldings and often fitting the openings to the new window frames. The process creates a lot of dust, so it’s best to plan the installation of new doors or windows early in the renovation.
Eye! After installing the windows, it is important to protect the windows and doors from possible damage. Cover them carefully with foil and tape, paying attention not only to the leaves or frames, but also to the fittings or handles. Dust generated during repairs can damage these mechanisms.
5. Wet work: the walls first
Wet works are those in which walls and ceilings are prepared for painting or wallpapering. Decide what you want to cover the substrate with: plaster or cement-lime plaster or maybe plasterboard or plasterboard with joint compound.
Prepare the walls for painting by covering them with a primer that reduces absorption of the substrate and improves paint adhesion.
6. Now Earth
Once the walls are prepared, it’s time to install the floors:
- pour a self-leveling screed (if the old floor is scraped or its surface is crooked),
- scrape the floor (if the floor has parquet, for example),
- lay out the tiles.
Tip: If you are installing new laminate or parquet on an unfinished floor, you can schedule this step after you have painted or masked the walls. The laying of parquet or wooden floorboards must not damage the walls.
7. Back to the walls
Once the floors are done, move on to painting or gluing the walls. It’s worth saving these jobs for last, as tiling or scraping the floor often creates a lot of dust.
important! Be sure to protect floors, windows, and doors before you begin painting.
8. Installation of interior doors
It’s time to install the interior doors. This is an important stage of reform that can radically change the appearance of the interior. Although we often look forward to this step, it pays to be patient. If you install the doors in advance, the sashes or frames may become dirty or damaged.
9. Sockets, switches, lamps and other accessories
It’s best to install outlets and light switches first, especially in areas that will be furnished. After that, all that remains is to install lighting and electrical appliances, and place furniture (usually a kitchen and bathroom). Finally, the furniture is imported and the interior is set up.
With forward planning and the right approach, a repair can be carried out without any hassles or hassles. We hope that you will soon enjoy your newly renovated home.