The meaning of renovation work includes design and engineering work and quantity surveying work in respect of all contracts entered into.
Often the exact type of material or type, extent and quality of finish is not specified in a contract such as cupboards must have post form tops or marble tops. Plumbing equipment and light fittings or electrical power points often escalate costs because of a lack of specifics in a contract.
The importance of a building agreement (even for minor renovation works) cannot be emphasized enough. Common pitfalls of a typical renovation includes the amount (if any) could be retained by the owner and only paid out upon satisfactory completion of the snag list, what should happen to material and equipment no longer require, rubble removal and garden rehabilitation. A simple renovation project can therefore quickly lead to disputes and frustrations.