If you have a very old home and you have decided you need to renovate it and upgrade it, you need to treat it like any other building project and start at the beginning. It is important that you choose the right people for your project because more often than not, it is the people that you choose for your building or renovation project that will define whether the project goes well or goes in to an absolute disaster. You may have heard numerous horror stories about people who have built their homes and lost all of their money and gone over budget or even been cheated by their builders. This is all down to the people that you choose for your project. You need to look for people who have been well recommended and ideally someone that is recommended by someone that you know personally so that you know you are getting a good deal.
After you have short listed a few people, you will want to speak to other people that they have worked for before and you will need to speak to a lot of them because many of these workers have one or two people that they have paid off to give extremely good reviews about them.
Starting work on your project
As you already have an existing house, you will want to be careful about not breaking your pipes and utility lines when you are digging or building because of you do, that will be a very expensive job to fix as well as it will increase the whole timeline of your project. You will need to hire utility detection services to come in and detect all of your utility lines and tell your builders which areas they need to avoid. This will save you a lot of trouble because although it will cost a little extra money to do this, the alternative is so much worse.
You will also need to hire a lot of equipment for the project and therefore, it would be a good idea to go to a building materials store and look in to the prices of vacuum excavator hire, tractor hire and so on so that you have a rough budget plan in mind. You will need to have a structural engineer come in and tell you exactly what need to be done with your home to bring it back to its original state plus what improvements can be done to the house to make it bigger and better for the future. You can view more about this process by visiting http://www.vacgroup.com.au/services/vacuum-excavation.