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Bank holiday DIY

🐣☀️☀️It looks as though it’s going to be a lovely Bank Holiday ☀️☀️ 🐣

For many homeowners that means digging out the tools 🔨🔧and getting down to a spot of DIY.

Whilst home improvements can add value 💵 create more space and make a home an even nicer place, there are numerous benefits to putting down the tools employing a professional 👷🏼‍♂️👷🏻‍♀️ thus preventing a DIY disaster 😱😱😱

Taking on a DIY project this weekend can be a great way to save money, but if you can’t do it properly and efficiently it could cost you a lot more in the long run. Know your limits and know when to call in the professionals.

Before deciding whether to hire professional or take on a project yourself there are a few things to assess: ability, cost, and time.

Ability – Be honest with yourself about what you can handle and don’t be overconfident. Just because there’s a YouTube video showing you how to do something, it doesn’t mean you have the skill required to complete the task safely and efficiently.

Cost – When taking on a DIY project you’ll find the cost is usually less because you’re eliminating the labour costs. However, keep in mind that contractors often purchase materials at lower costs than individual homeowners, and if you make any mistakes you’ll have to pay to fix them. When doing the maths consider these factors and always add a contingency.

Time – There are two things to think about when it comes to time. What is your time worth, and how quickly do you want this project done? Doing a project yourself will likely take some time and take you away from other things you’d rather be doing. Hiring a professional will likely cost you more but it will also probably get your project completed much faster.

🐣 Happy Easter Bank holiday everyone 🐣

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I cannot rate Burton's Property Services highly enough. Lisa and James are a delight to deal with - friendly, efficient and professional. Work was executed to a very high standard ahead of expected completion date. Additional tasks were accommodated without fuss or excessive extra cost. One very minor issue was resolved extremely quickly and efficiently. I would not hesitate to recommend Burton's to anyone undertaking building/decorating work and have already had the pleasure of doing so. Top notch!

 - Todd, ME12

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