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Di Vapor Autumn Sale 2015

The Di Vapor Autumn Sale 2015 is now in full swing with huge discounts across the entire range. Stock is limited so be sure to take full advantage of our booking system to secure the model you need.

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If you’re not quite ready to take delivery straight away but still don’t want to miss out on our limited Autumn Sale pricing, it’s possible to book now and have delivery later. Di Vapor will hold onto any goods that you book at our warehouse for up to 8 weeks, free of charge.

If you have any questions regarding any models, please call us on 08454 650 800 – We’d be happy to help with any questions you may have.

What are you waiting for? See the full sale here: www.divapor.com

 

Support us on Facebook!

Di Vapor has become part of the ever-present social circle known as Facebook, creating a seamless platform to connect with our customers. We will be using our official Facebook page to display the latest offers & product releases, as well stock updates and what we’re up to as a company.

If you’d like to show us your support, simply head over to our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/divaporuk

10 Renovation Tips you need to know

If you’re planning to renovate your home on a grand scale, it’s not uncommon to feel intimidated about the attention required to ensure a successful project finishes as you wanted it.

It may not be a problem for those of us who are moving at a manageable pace, completing room by room, but for those of tackling the entire establishment, sticking to schedule is key.

Top 10 home renovating tips

Here are 10 top tips you need to consider for your renovation:

  1. Try not to go on holiday leaving builders or workers on site to handle your project. If you managing the project yourself, you need to demonstrate your presence to ensure that build pace and concentration does not drop. Mistakes cost money to correct.
  2. Don’t compromise – If this renovation is for your own home, you need to remember that you will be living in it after completion, not the builders. This applies to both materials and build methods.
  3. If you’ve never managed a project with a scale such as this, try to get someone involved alongside you who has. Project management is a full time job and you can’t afford to lose your way.
  4. Watch your bank balance and keep track of all building costs weekly. When an invoice pops up make sure you pay it as soon as possible and file away the receipt safely. Utilise spreadsheets so you can keep an eye on the running costs throughout the project.
  5. Schedule the entire project and make sure your workers are keeping on track, meeting deadlines or preceding them if at all possible. This way your project moves efficiently whilst everyone knows what they are doing and when.
  6. Keep in constant contact with your foreman ensuring they have everything they need on site, when they need it. There’s no need for “We didn’t finish this because we didn’t have this.”

    Planning is key!

    Planning is key!

  7. Double check the specification of all products, appliances and materials before work begins on the site. Ensure everything is ordered and delivered to site on time – You simply won’t have time to be waiting around for a particular part to arrive due to delays etc.
  8. Trade discount can be your best friend when used properly – Pressure your suppliers to give you the best possible prices, ensuring that you visit multiple merchants comparing the best deals.
  9. Set up a trading account with the building merchant that you decide to use. Organising one at the beginning of your project means that you’ll qualify for trade discounts whilst making it easier for your site foreman to order extra materials should he need them.
  10. Get involved – This is your project at the end of the day. You can save money doing parts of the project that you feel comfortable completing, such as painting, digging or even sanding!

For more innovative ideas and expert advice, why not grab a copy of George Clarke’s latest book “The Home Bible” – An endless resource of information you should really know before starting any project. Click below for more information: