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Hiring a tradesman for wine cellar design or construction
If you want a wine cellar designed or built in your property, it’s a safe bet that you want the job done perfectly. Plentific can help you find the best tradesman for your job. The Plentific website offers a service that can generate a bespoke list of the best tradesmen in your local area with the skills and experience you require. To help compare your options you will be given quick access to customer reviews and ratings for each of these tradesmen.
What do you need to know about wine cellar design or construction?
Designing a wine cellar takes a lot of pre-planning. You will first need to make sure your current cellar will make a suitable location. This will mainly depend on heat and humidity - if you need to fully renovate your cellar then this will add thousands to your costs. You will also need to obtain the proper planning permission for any significant renovation work.
If you find you want to go ahead, the first thing to do is have a firm budget in place. Many companies specialise in the construction of wine cellars and will have different options and appliances for you to browse. You should also be able to discuss your options with a tradesman directly. Consider what you want in terms of aesthetics and storage space, and if the cellar will require any additional features such as heating controls or anti-vibration systems to protect wine bottles.
The process of designing and constructing a wine cellar is an expensive one. For a basement that needs little to no renovation work done, you may end up paying around £19,999 to make it a wine cellar. A top of the line cellar with specialist appliances and controls can cost as much as £50,000.
Given the size of the necessary investment for a wine cellar it is crucial that you have confidence in your hire. Before making your final decision, check the qualifications and backgrounds of each of your options. They should be able to provide evidence of any similar projects they have worked on in the past, including customer reviews. It is a good sign if they are part of a national tradesmans’ association, as such groups usually enforce high standards and codes of conduct for their members. Make sure they are covered against accidental damage and liabilities. If they advise significant renovation work requiring architectural planning they should also have public liability cover.