I moved into a 1960s town house a few years ago that needs a general overhaul which I have been putting off all this time. However it's time for the pink bathroom and grab rails to go and update the place. I don't think there's anything majorly structural to do but there are so many jobs and I'm fairly time-poor that I'm leaning towards getting a contractor in.
I've done the major stuff already - heating / electrics / roof. The stuff that is outstanding are things like: 1. New bathroom 2. New soil pipe 3. Plastering / decorating 4. Flooring stuff 5. Opening out the space under the stairs 6. Patio / bifold doors 7. Some penetrating damp around one window 8. Sorting out the weather board 9. Garden renovation
My main stumbling block is that I don't know how to communicate this to potential contractors e.g. when getting quotes. Do I need to put a spec together in writing? If so, how much detail, how do you know what to write? Do I just walk around pointing at stuff? Becasue there's nothing majorly structural I don't really need an architect.