Are you planning to start a home improvement business? If so, read on, as you’ll learn things to do (and not to do) when working on a project.
As we know it, a home improvement project can be a considerable undertaking and having the wrong equipment can be very costly. The equipment you choose can determine success or failure, especially in large scale projects such as a bathroom or kitchen overhaul, or even an addition to the existing structure.
Knowing what equipment you will need is the first step toward a successful project. Knowing how to source your equipment is your next step, but in this article, we’ll focus on project planning, not financing. So, without further delay, let’s get down to it.
If you are planning to take on a large scale home improvement project then use this guide to make sure you get the right equipment.
Need to move some dirt
Most large scale home improvement projects, like the addition of a pool, will require a significant amount of earth to be moved. In this case, it’s a great idea to check what excavators are for sale near you. An excavator is an essential piece of equipment to move earth effectively and efficiently. Trying to shift that much dirt and rock by hand will take your project from one month to 12 months very quickly.
Check your requirements and purchase the right excavator for your project. Take into account size, fuel requirements and licenses necessary to operate. With all of those things sorted, the only thing left to do is get started on that earth moving.
Pouring the slab
If you are building an addition to your home or creating a new outdoor area, then it is likely concreting will form part of the work plan. If so, then finding the right concrete mixer and pourer will be crucial to the project.
Mixing concrete by hand with a shovel and wheelbarrow is possible, but when you are done you’ll have a strong set of arms and a lot less time to enjoy the new build than you thought. Don’t waste unnecessary time and effort in mixing by hand, instead purchase or hire a concrete mixer to do the hard yards for you.
In addition, a mixer will help create a smoother, more visually attractive concrete than concrete mixed by hand and shovel.
Leave the hammer in the shed
There are fewer things more satisfying on a large scale home improvement project than hitting the nail on the head. But that happens about once every 25 strikes, and takes a lot longer than you can afford. Instead of blundering your way through the hammering process, save your thumbs and other appendages by getting a nail gun.
A nail gun is an essential piece of equipment if your project requires a large amount of nails or reinforcement. Nail guns provide a quick and effective way to finish an otherwise time consuming task.
Watch how much quicker your tasks go with the assistance of an air propelled nail gun.
Roll or spray away
One of the first projects that comes to mind when looking at your home improvement is probably painting. Painting in theory is an easy project, but in reality it is an incredibly time consuming and sometimes infuriating project.
If you are taking on painting your home, whether it is inside or out, consider taking the more efficient option and purchasing paint rollers or even a spray gun. Covering about two to three times the area of an individual brush, a roller is very important if you wish to get the job done quickly. Alternatively if you are painting the exterior of your home, look at purchasing a paint gun. A paint gun will make light work of any home and help you reap the benefits of your project a lot faster.
A home improvement project is a great way to add value and get that sense of accomplishment – especially when it’s the first every project of your new business. If your project is a large scale one, then making sure you have the right equipment is crucial to success.
Use this detailed guide to help make sure you consider the right equipment for your job.