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Buying a House part 7/10 – Measuring/Planning

By May 19, 2017August 30th, 2019Buying a House, Buying a House, Knowledge & Tips

Once you know you are going ahead with the sale – arrange to visit the property again to measure.  It would be useful to have a professional do this for you and produce scaled drawings so you can decide on layouts, furnishings and even provisional colour schemes.  If you intend to have any built-in furniture – we recommend having the contractor go to site to assess the best way to construct and to take measurements on site (not all walls are straight which will vastly affect offsite pre-built joinery!)

If you are intending to start a big renovation as soon as possible – get measuring and planning asap though beware that any work undertaken by professionals before exchange will have to be paid for – even if the sale falls through.


For more advice on buying a house, get in touch, or read our full guide:

Finding the right property – What do you want and how to find it
Costs – Before you make an offer consider all the associated costs
Making an offer – Out tips on securing your property
Choosing a solicitor – A vital part for an efficient purchase
Building survey – Why you need one and what to do if issues are raised
Measuring – Start planning your space before you move
Arranging to have work done before you move
Moving in – Practical advice to help organise your move
Settling in – Helping you get your house exactly as you’d like it

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