3 Tips for Getting Your Home Extension Right the First Time

Many people love the challenge of a fixer-upper, but when you’re planning a home extension or renovation, it’s important that you do your research. Costs can quickly mount up, and there are plenty of things you probably never thought of that will come up during the process. Here at Harbourfront Plumbing and Gas, we specialise in new builds and renovations, so we’re perfectly placed to give you some advice if you’re considering a new project. Here are a few of the most important tips for getting your home extension right the first time.

Say No to DIY!

You might be thinking about the cost of all the work that needs to be done, and DIY starts to seem tempting. After all, you’ve seen all the gear you need down at the hardware store, and how hard could it be? Well, there’s a reason you usually get professional plumbers in to do these things. Especially when it comes to waterproofing, or installing an appliance. The money you think you’re saving will just be spent later (and then some!) when you discover a leak or void your home insurance. Don’t take the risk and cut costs – your dream home deserves superior plumbing work to match.

Buy Quality Products (Or Find Someone Who Can Get Them for You!)

As the saying goes, you get what you pay for. Using substandard fixtures and appliances is going to backfire down the line, when your cheap shower head starts malfunctioning or your toilet floods the bathroom. At Harbourfront Plumbing, we’ll make sure everything’s connected properly, but it’s going to be better for everyone involved if you start with quality products that won’t let you down. If you’re looking for a plumber to help, we can give you expert advice, guidance, and even provide some products that comply with Australian standards, if you don’t already have them.

Choose a Tradesman Who Can Do It All

It’s tricky enough finding a good plumber, let alone the various other tradesmen who will be needed throughout the extension process. From the tiling to the electric work, there are going to be jobs that you (and even we) can’t do. Luckily, our contacts allow us to bring in other professionals who will be able to put the finishing touches on the job after we’ve perfected the plumbing. When you choose Harbourfront Plumbing, we help streamline the process, and save you time and energy contacting numerous different tradesmen.

Get Started!

Now you know what (and what not) to do for the perfect home extension, it’s time to get started. The only thing now is to make sure you choose a plumbing company who can help you achieve your vision! If you’d like a bit of extra information and guidance then why not get in touch with Harbourfront Plumbing and Gas? We’ve helped numerous clients with new builds and renovations, and we’ll help make that dream home a reality.