The Ultimate Guide to House Renovation

The Ultimate Guide to House Renovation

A Step-by-Step Journey with Dependon Group


Embarking on a house renovation can be a daunting experience, particularly for those new to the process. With countless factors to weigh up and decisions to make, we at Dependon Group have compiled a comprehensive guide that delves into the critical steps involved in renovating a house. Following this step-by-step guide will set you on the path to transforming your living space into the beautiful and functional environment you've always dreamt of.

  1. Location, Location, Location: Tailoring Your Renovation to the Area

The location of your property plays a crucial role in determining the renovation approach you should take. Local building regulations, weather conditions, and the overall architectural style of your neighbourhood should all be taken into account. At Dependon Group, we have vast experience working in diverse locations and can offer expert advice on tailoring your renovation to suit your specific area.

  1. A Seamless Blend: Marrying the Old with the New

When renovating an older property, it's essential to strike a balance between preserving its historical charm and incorporating modern functionality. We specialise in seamlessly blending old and new elements, paying homage to your home's original character while catering to your contemporary requirements.

  1. Crafting Your Vision and Setting a Budget

At Dependon Group, we collaborate closely with you to develop a clear vision of your desired outcome. We'll take the time to understand your goals, preferences, and needs to create a bespoke renovation plan for you and your family. Additionally, we'll help you establish a realistic budget that takes into account labour, materials, and permits, while also allowing for contingencies.

  1. Assembling Your Dream Team

Our dedicated team comprises experienced architects, designers, general contractors, and specialised tradespeople. We pride ourselves on our ability to work together effectively, ensuring a smooth renovation process from start to finish.

  1. Navigating Permits and Approvals

We'll handle the permit and approval process on your behalf, liaising with local authorities to ensure compliance with all regulations. This includes obtaining building, electrical, plumbing, and zoning permits, as well as securing any necessary approvals from homeowners' associations or historical preservation boards.

  1. Developing a Comprehensive Timeline

Once our team is in place, we'll collaborate with you to create a detailed project timeline. By establishing a clear schedule, we can monitor progress, manage expectations, and keep all team members on the same page.

  1. Site Preparation: Ready, Set, Renovate!

Our team will prepare the site for construction, clearing debris and protecting your belongings from dust and damage. If you're living in the property during the renovation, we'll help you create a temporary living space that's separate from the construction zone.

  1. Demolition and Structural Changes: Out with the Old

We'll conduct demolition with care, ensuring the safety and structural integrity of your home. Our expertise allows us to make informed decisions about load-bearing walls, plumbing, and electrical systems.

Following demolition, we'll make structural changes according to your renovation plan. Our architects and contractors will work closely together to ensure these changes align with your vision and meet building regulations.

  1. Plumbing and Electrical Work: Modernising Your Home's Systems

Our licensed professionals will update your plumbing and electrical systems, replacing dated pipes and wiring as needed. We'll ensure all work is done correctly and in accordance with local regulations.

  1. Insulation and Plasterboard Installation: Laying the Foundations for Comfort

We'll install insulation and plasterboard to create a comfortable and energy-efficient living space. Our team uses high-quality materials and expert techniques to ensure a flawless finish.

  1. Flooring Installation: Walking on Sunshine

We'll help you choose the perfect flooring for your home, taking into account factors such as durability, maintenance, and aesthetics. Our team will ensure proper installation and alignment with your project timeline.

  1. Painting and Wallpaper: Adding Colour and Character

Our skilled painters and decorators will apply paint or wallpaper to complement your overall design vision. We use high-quality products and proper techniques to ensure a long-lasting, beautiful finish.

  1. Interior Doors and Trim: Crafting the Details

We'll install interior doors and trim that align with your design preferences and budget. Our team will ensure the materials and styles chosen for skirting boards, cornices, and window casings contribute to the overall aesthetic of your renovated space.

  1. Cabinetry and Worktops: Form Meets Function

Our experts will help you select cabinetry and worktops for your kitchen, bathrooms, and other storage areas. We'll consider functionality, aesthetics, and durability when making recommendations. Our team will also ensure proper installation and alignment with your project timeline.

  1. Appliances and Fixtures: Fusing Style and Practicality

We'll assist you in choosing appliances and fixtures that meet your needs and style preferences. We prioritise energy efficiency, functionality, and design when selecting items such as fridges, ovens, dishwashers, taps, and lighting fixtures. Our team will coordinate with you to ensure proper installation.

  1. Landscaping and Exterior Improvements: Boosting Curb Appeal

We recognise the importance of your home's exterior appearance. We'll work with you to evaluate and make necessary improvements, such as repainting, repairing cladding, or updating landscaping. We can also collaborate with landscape designers or architects to create a beautiful and functional outdoor space.

  1. Final Inspection and Finishing Touches: The Home Stretch

Before concluding the renovation, we'll conduct a thorough final inspection with you. Our team will address any outstanding issues or concerns to ensure your satisfaction. Once everything is in order, we'll add finishing touches, such as window treatments, artwork, and furniture, to complete your vision.

  1. Celebrate Your Renovated Home: A Toast to Your New Space

Upon completion, take a moment to celebrate your newly renovated home with the Dependon Group team. Enjoy your beautifully transformed space and appreciate the hard work and dedication that went into making your vision a reality.


Renovating a house can be an exciting and rewarding endeavour, but it requires careful planning, organisation, and execution. At Dependon Group, we're committed to guiding you through every step of the process, ensuring a seamless and stress-free experience. By following this step-by-step guide and working closely with our team of professionals, you can successfully renovate your home and create a space that's truly your own. So, let's raise a glass to your new-look home and start making memories! Cheers!