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Five Of The Most Essential Tools You Need For Renovation Work

  • 26 Jun 2024

Equipping yourself with the right tools can make your work significantly easier and produce better results when undertaking a renovation project. Whether you’re just starting out or want to make sure you’ve still got the best tools in your collection, take a look at the following guide we’ve put together. From power tools to building your trade contacts, this article outlines five of the most useful tools out there for getting started on your renovation project.

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Safety Equipment

When you’re carrying out renovation work, the most useful tool you can have is good health. To ensure you’re protecting your health, you need to invest in some high-quality safety equipment. The type of safety equipment you’ll need will depend on the specific type of work you’re carrying out, so be sure to do some research before starting any task to make sure you can get hold of the right safety workwear or tools. However, generally, it’s good to have some basics for carrying out a variety of building and restoration work. For example:

 – Hard hats
 – Safety goggles
 – High visibility jackets
 – Protective gloves
 – Knee pads
 – Tough, workwear trousers
 – Masks and filters

You might need additional equipment when carrying out jobs that involve electrics or plumbing, or when dealing with dangerous substances such as asbestos. These tasks, of course, should only be carried out by those qualified to do so.

Ladders and Step Ladders

When you’re working on older or larger properties, investing in some good ladders and step ladders can be a great choice and can help make it easier to carry out a better quality of work on taller walls, ceilings, or roof repairs, especially if it needs attention to detail. Opting for a better-quality product will help to make sure you’re safer whilst using them, although it’s always a good idea to make sure you’ve got someone with you when carrying out work on any type of ladder in the case of a fall.

Power Tools

If you want to make a range of different tasks on your renovation project easier, then it’s worth considering investing in some good-quality power tools. There will be specific power tools that will work best for you depending on the type of work you’re carrying out. However, some of the best basics to consider include an electric drill, circular saw, electric sander, and nail guns. Although some of these tools might seem like a big investment, they can make your project a lot easier and quicker, saving you time and money in the long run. There are a range of different brands you can choose from for power tools, so be sure to check out reviews first.

Good Quality Painting Tools

One of the most extensive jobs that will need to be carried out on any renovation project is painting. Whether you’re leaving a neutral, blank canvas for the next owners, or you’re injecting some colour to make a home more vibrant, the painting tools you use can make a big difference to the finish of the paint. Investing in some high-quality paintbrushes, rollers, and trays can all help ensure the paintwork you carry out has a better result and is also easier to apply.

When painting either with a roller or brush for long periods of time, bad-quality products can make the job more uncomfortable and mean you might have to apply more layers of paint. Look for brushes that have soft bristles that won’t fall out and affect the look of the paintwork. With rollers, look for a sturdy handle that won’t break easily and choose the type of roller material you want to use. If you have trade contacts, ask for recommendations or look at reviews online for a range of different painting tools.

The Right Contacts

When carrying out renovation work, one of the most important tools you can have at your disposal is the right contacts for those in the trade. From builders to electricians, it’s worth building a network of reliable tradespeople in your contacts to call on when you need specific tasks carried out. This means you can have work completed at a standard you know you will be happy with, by someone you’ve built a good working relationship with too.

What’s more, if you know tradespeople well and book consistent work with them, you might even be able to negotiate a discount for the work you have carried out. To find good tradespeople, ask for recommendations from friends and family who have already had work carried out or run their own renovation projects. Alternatively, look online on review sites to find trustworthy contractors for a range of different jobs. Don’t always choose the contractors with the lowest price. It’s worth paying a little extra to get a reliable and hardworking individual or team who will carry out the work to the best quality.

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