When it comes to transforming your house into the home you have imagined, it can be hard to decide whether to go with a qualified builder or to roll up your sleeves and do it all yourself. We were founded in 1976, so we know the pros and cons of both sides.

Even though we are a building and specialist service, we do understand why many people opt to go down the DIY house renovation route. Without further ado, here is our DIY House Renovations vs. Qualified Builders list!

DIY House Renovations

Maybe you have bought your first home or you have decided to revamp your current décor, whichever the case might be you might be swaying towards DIY house renovations. DIY house renovations mean that you are undertaking the building work by yourself.


The first and foremost advantage of DIY House Renovations that comes to everyone’s mind is the money-saving aspect. If you are carrying out the renovations yourself, you will not need to pay for qualified builders.

Another benefit of doing the renovations yourself is that you have the image of what you want in your head, so you can carry out the work with the end product clearly in your mind.


All that money you saved could have been in vain if you have carried out work that is ultimately wrong. You might have to put more money into repairing an issue you caused.

Lack of experience goes hand-in-hand with DIY house renovations too. If you are not a qualified builder, you may run into problems that you do not know how to handle. Plus, even if you have the end image in your head, you might not know what steps you need to take in order to get there.

Qualified Builders

On the other side of the debate is getting the renovations done by a qualified builder. We have a lot to say on this topic, but to keep it fair we are keeping it to two pros and two cons, just like the DIY house renovations.


When you hire a qualified builder you are not just hiring someone else to do it to save you time, you are hiring someone with experience in areas you might not be familiar with. For example, when renovating your kitchen or bathroom, you will have to consider the plumbing and electrical renovations. Another benefit of hiring a qualified builder is that they are aware of any legal issues that certain renovations have. There are a lot of rules and regulations that need to be followed, and qualified builders will be aware of what they need to do in order to abide by them.


One of the main cons of hiring a qualified builder is that you are placing your trust in the hands of someone else. You are relying on them to complete the vision you have in your head, and if you both do not communicate effectively, then your vision might not be reached.

Hiring a qualified professional will cost you money, which is another disadvantage of hiring one. That being said, any qualified builder will take your budget into consideration.

How will be you carrying out your renovations?