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The main reasons for these disasters are a lack of planning and poor execution

If you plan on carrying out home improvement work, for whatever purpose, it is best to call on the experts for help. We are pleased to say we have helped many Newton-Le-Willows homeowners improve their home, and then place it on the market.

Some of the most common mistakes include trying to do too much yourself, not using the right tools or materials, and not following instructions properly.

If you have skills and experience with DIY work, there is nothing wrong with carrying out this work yourself. There is a lot to be said for the satisfaction you enjoy when you complete work in this manner. However, if you aren’t great at this sort of work, you might cause more significant problems which make things even harder for yourself in the long-term.

To avoid making these mistakes, it's important to plan your project carefully, read the instructions thoroughly, and ask for help if you need it. If you would like to discuss your options, or get help in planning a property renovation before you move, we are more than happy to help.

There is help for homeowners

Lee Galley, RISA Assessor Manager, comments: “In 2022, UK homeowners are set to spend over £40 billion on home improvements which is a huge amount of money! Some home improvements are fine to try your hand at, such as giving the walls a fresh lick of paint or putting up a shelf, but when doing bigger home improvements, like tiling the bathroom or replacing a window frame, homeowners should always look to use a qualified tradesperson. This means that if anything goes wrong, they may be covered by the consumer protection law, Section 75."

Section 75 falls under the Consumer Credit Act, and this allows consumers in the UK to raise a claim on their credit card company. If a product or service which was paid on their credit card didn’t live up to expectations, it is possible to obtain a refund.

Anyone who paid for home improvement services on their credit card have a Plan B if an issue arises. Examples of this includes products that don’t work, or a repair professional being unable to conclude the job.

Also, we are on hand to talk you through the process, so if you have any questions about property improvement work, we are here to help.

Contact Fraser Reeves for all your Newton-le-Willows property needs

As local agents in Newton-le-Willows, we are keen to support vendors, buyers and landlords in the area as best we can. We offer an extensive range of services, aimed at helping you make your next move with confidence.

If you would like to arrange a property valuation, or discuss your property options, please call Fraser Reeves on 01925 222555.