The main part of this process is assessing the job at hand. It’s easy to be overly optimistic about something like this, especially with so many guides out there, so it can be worth starting with the law. A lot of countries don’t allow you to perform work on electrics or plumbing, without first having a licence. For some jobs, like basic plumbing, you can do all of the work on your own, though more complex jobs will require the help of a local plumber. Next, you need to think about viability, and what this could mean for your work. Planning an extension which will take a year to build is all well and good. But, will it actually take a year? A job of this scale isn’t worth trying unless you already have experience, as it will often take far longer than you expect to get it done. Once you decide that you will be able to take on the job at hand, you can start looking for the bits you need.
Planning out your work beforehand will give you a good idea of the sort of materials that you will want to use. Finding construction materials is easy. You can either go to a local DIY store, if you have one close enough, or you can look online to find sites that supply these sorts of materials. You might need electric lighting or plumbing toilet parts, amongst loads of other little pieces. Thankfully, with the internet being so huge, this shouldn’t be too hard. Once you know what materials you need, you can also think about the tools you will have to buy. Tools can be expensive, though, and you may have to look into renting some of them to save some money.
This sort of work can save you a lot of money. But, botching a job will cost you a lot more than simply getting it done by a professional. When it comes to doing the work, make sure you have watched videos and understand the process before you try to take it on. This sort of work can be very difficult to accomplish, almost always taking longer than you would expect.
Sometimes, it’s not worth taking on that next big DIY job, especially if you don’t have much experience. Making this decision will be hard, though, and you’ll need to do plenty of research along the way.