Frequently Asked Questions

Home Renovation FAQs

  • How to finance home renovation?

    A home renovation can be an expensive investment, but is always worth it once the project is completed. There are a number of ways to finance your renovation, including long-term savings or money left over from a recent house purchase. You could also consider a home improvement loan, refinancing your mortgage, or a home equity line of credit. Government grants and local council schemes may also be available for energy-efficient upgrades.

  • How to renovate a home on a budget?

    If your home needs some renovation but you don't have the full budget required to finish the project, there are ways you can get started. At Thame Builders, we help our clients prioritise the projects that could offer the best value. We will help you find competitive prices for materials and advise on the works that definitely need to be carried out by qualified and efficient builders. 

  • How much does a full home renovation cost?

    A full home renovation in the UK can cost anywhere from £20,000 to over £100,000, depending on the size of the home and the extent of the renovations. At Thame Builders, we pride ourselves on providing cost-effective quotes that are competitive with no hidden fees. Get in touch to book a consultation with the team today. 

  • How do I plan a home renovation?

    To begin your home renovation plan, Thame Builders recommends you start by defining your goals and the budget you need to stick to. At Thame Builders, we can help you by project managing your renovation so we can take care of structural engineers and architects (if required) on your behalf. We will help you plan your project phase by phase, so you can keep on top of any unexpected costs.  

  • Where should I start with a home renovation?

    Begin with structural repairs before moving on to cosmetics. Address issues like roofing, plumbing, or electrical systems as these are critical for safety and will impact future renovations.

  • What home renovations add the most value?

    Kitchen and bathroom updates typically offer the best return on investment. Adding square footage, improving energy efficiency, and enhancing curb appeal can also significantly increase home value.

  • Where to start first on a home renovation?

    Tackle any structural, roofing, or foundation issues first. These are essential for the integrity and safety of your home. Next, move on to the internal systems like heating, ventilation, and electrical, followed by cosmetic updates.

  • Do I need to get planning permission for a home renovation?

    Planning permission is not usually required for internal renovations unless the building is listed or located in a conservation area. However, any structural changes or significant external alterations will likely require approval.

  • How to hire a contractor to renovate your home?

    Look for contractors with solid references and credentials. Check their previous work, read reviews, and ensure they are insured and licensed. Get detailed written quotes and contracts before starting work. At Thame Builders, we are proud to have extensive experience in building services, being able to offer fantastic references and a vast portfolio of our past works. We are fully insured and licensed to provide full building works. 

  • How to renovate your home yourself?

    Home renovations can be costly and dangerous if you dont have experience. At Thame Builders, we recommend bringing in our team to support you with your home renovation rather than trying to tackle it yourself!