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Order of work for electrics, new kitchen and bathroom, carpets, replace heating system, painting and replacing doors and windows
I have identified a property and look forward to buy it. The property needs electric check, new kitchen, new bathroom, new carpets, replacing current heating system(adding new combi boiler and radiators),painting, replacing windows, doors. Also I am interested in putting downstairs cloakroom in it. I want to know the sequence of these works i.e. which one to go first and which one to follow?
Get your electrics checked first. Use the results to get quotes for the update though rewire may be quickest and easiest route depending on age condition etc.
Get plumber in to give you best boiler position, decide where you want it, discuss radiator positions. Confirm these. Get quotes to your confirmed positions.
Confirm your kitchen/bathroom layout.
Get quotes for new windows.
Get electrician to quote knowing your plumbing "areas" and kitchen/bathroom layout.
Decide on who to use.
Get all your "messy" trades in, plumbing, electrical first fix, windows and builder to do cloakroom. May need plasterer to finish.
Bring carpenters in, fit kitchen, fit bathroom, 2nd fix electrics.
Bring in painters
Bring in carpets.
You will need to project manage a number of trades making sure they all do what they need to when they need to otherwise project will fail.
Alternatively use a reputable builder to do everything, he will project manage and you only have to deal with one contact, he gets the headaches!
Hope this helps
Answered 10th Oct 2013