So thanks to this forums, specially Jonathan, I have got a fair idea on how to proceed with the refurbishment.
I will need tradesmen, such as joiners, plumbers, heating specialist, builders, plasterers, decorators, kitchen fitters etc
Next query, as I am new to Birmingham, where do I go about finding them? On facebook? or word of mouth?
I thought I could hire anyone (the cheapes quote) to do the stripping and ‘taking things down’ work
I guess it doesn’t require much skill, more of labour and a skip
However the reconstructive work, such as kitchen installation, electric wiring, painting etc I would prefer reliable guys, even if their quote is higher
Also, as I would be doing it piecemeal, I expect delays
My monthly mortgage is 1500£
Even a 3-4 month delay, compared to a single builder taking it all up, can be offset by quotes such as kitchen stripping of 8k!
This is my idea on going about
Please do share your experiences