Nine ways to stop your renovation costs going through the roof

Beware the ‘low ball quote’ and pick your tiles early – here’s how to get the work done

The costs of renovating or extending a home have risen sharply in recent years. Photograph: Getty

The costs of renovating or extending a home have risen sharply in recent years. Photograph: Getty

It’s the perennial challenge – that even the Government has struggled with in its plans for the national children’s hospital – how do you bring a building project in on time, and on budget?

While ultimately the success of the project might come down to those who you employ to carry it out, what you can and should take control of is your own involvement in the project. So here are nine pointers to help you on your way.

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