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Our ethos
Art and culture are one of the most participative, dynamic and social forms of human behaviour.
With their capacity to trigger reflection, generate empathy, create dialogue and foster new understanding they can offer a powerful and democratic way of expressing, sharing and shaping values. By helping to create an environment, and state of mind, directly conducive to the creation and development of new ideas, they challenge the status quo and provide spaces where anything is possible. They can help us build new capabilities and understand how to imagine a different way of being. They can enable us to design useful and meaningful things and are increasingly the basis of livelihoods and enterprises that are motivated by much more than profit.

MMM’s belief was that harnessing arts and culture’s expressive energy and growing the cultural and creative vitality of our communities were key to addressing the big, serious and growing problems of unsustainable economic growth, resource scarcity and climate change. Their community of practice shared a passion for realising art and culture’s role in helping to find new economic and social paradigms that recognise the limits of our finite planet and enable all life to flourish. Building the resilience of creative practitioners and arts and cultural organisations was, in their view, essential in achieveing that goal and it lay at the heart of MMM’s work.

Highly collaborative and open in our approach they believed that peer to peer support and mutual problem solving is key to addressing common challenges and building resilience.

Independent and sector led, MMM was a creative adhocracy. This means that we thrive by being fluid, flexible and adaptive.

Legally constituted as a company limited by guarantee without share capital, their organising systems were designed to be dynamic and organic in order to maintain maximum creativity and inventiveness.

They worked in cycles, drawing together people, ideas and money from a wide network of sources.

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Re.think

re.think was a global network designed to activate and support everyone working with art and culture to make the world more liveable

Themes
To make the leap to a liveable world, we need to find ways of activating and strengthening the kinds of values that will help us create more sustainable ways of living. The re.think programme and the resources on this website have been designed to show how engaging with art and culture can help us do this.

You can find examples of what people are already doing in the seed bank, relevant research and ideas in the policy pool, projects and people you can collaborate with in our Community of Practice and provocations and insights in our blog.

re.think’s vision is for a more liveable world.
Our mission is to host a global platform designed to activate and support everyone working with arts and culture to make the world more liveable.

This work has already been supported by the British Council, Council of Europe, Creative Scotland and the Cultural Leadership Programme

re.think is a global platform designed to activate and support everyone working with art and culture to make the world more liveable.
More and more people are coming to the realisation that there is something very wrong. We are coming up against the limits of our planet’s capacity to support us and are living beyond our means.

Yet, despite growing awareness that our planet has finely balanced and interdependent ecosystems and limited natural resources, we continue to selfishly squander them. As a result, key assets that we depend on are getting scarcer and our climate is changing. Our current model of economic growth, which has encouraged our over consumption is broken. Our wellbeing is declining and inequality is rising, fuelling conflict, mass migration, poverty and many other social problems.

Things have to change and we need to act fast if we are to find new economic and social paradigms that recognise the limits of our finite planet and enable all life to flourish. We need to begin by transforming the values of our society and economy within a generation. We need to find more ways to understand each other, disrupt vested interests and imagine and create more sustainable ways of living.

Mission Models Money’s belief is that art and culture are integral to this process of evolutionary change.

Art and culture are one of the most participative, dynamic and social forms of human behaviour. Their capacity to trigger reflection, generate empathy, create dialogue and foster new understanding means that they can offer a powerful and democratic way of expressing, sharing and shaping values. By helping to create an environment, and state of mind, directly conducive to the creation and development of new ideas, they challenge the status quo and provide spaces where anything is possible. They can help us build new capabilities and understand how to imagine a different way of being. They can enable us to design useful and meaningful things and are increasingly the basis of livelihoods and enterprises that are motivated by much more than profit.

re.think aims to show how art and culture’s expressive energy can be harnessed to help us make the leap to a livable world and offers a global platform for everyone who shares this goal. re.think will encourage recognition of arts and culture as an abundant resource with a vital role in helping us address the global challenges we face, able to galvanise action and effective change in values, mindsets and policies .

In order to achieve this we will bring together artists, designers, producers, curators, entrepreneurs, economists, academics, environmentalists, psychologists, scientists, technologists, activists, community organizers and campaigners to share practice, exchange ideas and start new projects together

Together we will explore, connect, disrupt and invent. We will find out what it is about the particularity of arts and culture that can help us rethink our future, discovering what works and why. We will help the people who still make the big decisions to make better decisions by understanding the integral and interconnecting role of art and culture in the great transition that lies ahead. We will mobilize our collective learning throughout our community of practice in order to stimulate the systemic change we need. We will join up our hope and optimism to that of others in the effort to push humanity on to its next stage of development so that we can make the leap to a livable world.

Bibliography

WWF (2008) ‘Living Planet Report’
Rees M. 2003 ‘Our Final Century’
Lovelock J. 2009 ‘The Vanishing Face of Gaia’
Gilding P. 2011 ‘The Great Disruption’
MEA 2005
IPCC 2007
Stiglitz J. 2009 ‘Freefall’
http://www.neweconomics.org/programmes/well-being
Wilkinson R. and Pickett K. 2009, ‘The Spirit Level’
http://assets.wwf.org.uk/downloads/common_cause_report.pdf
for more of an explanation of the importance of values in responding to the challenges we face
http://www.wwf.org.uk/wwf_articles.cfm?unewsid=4224
Rifkin J. 2009, ‘The Empathetic Civilisation’
http://www.sustainableability.com

To make the leap to a liveable world, we need to find means of activating and strengthening values that will help speed up the systemic innovation we need.  The important values to prioritise are intrinsic or self-transcending – values that are associated with concern for bigger-than-self problems and with the behaviours needed to help address these problems. They include:

  • empathy towards those who are facing the effects of humanitarian and environmental crises,
  • concern for future generations and
  • recognition that human prosperity resides in relationships – both with one another and with the natural world.

re.think’s view is that these values and behaviours can be best nurtured through three concepts – ways of thinking which we believe will be core to our success in creating a liveable world:

  • Wellbeing: a fulfilling and happy life for individuals and communities
  • Democracy: capacity of groups of people to take shared decisions about their future – at work, at home and in other places of everyday life.
  • Sustainable Livelihoods: a means of living where the capabilities, assets (including both material and social resources) and activities required are sustainable

The re.think programme is organised around these three themes.

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Mission Models Money (MMM) was an initiative that ran from 2004 until 2014. A network of thinkers and doers from the UK and elsewhere, its goal was to transform the way people working with arts and culture used their resources to create great experiences which had deep public value.

Publications, blogs and videos generated over the 10 years it operated are available through this portal.

re.think formed part of MMM’s last programme cycle. A global platform designed to activate and support all those working with art and culture to make the world more liveable, it ran from 2011 – 2014

re.source holds the complete MMM archive together with a range of tools and approaches curated especially for re.volution and materials created for re.think

re.volution formed part of MMM’s last programme cycle. A peer learning network designed to help renew mission, reconfigure business model and revise approach to money, it ran from 2011 – 2014.

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4 Things to Look For When Hiring Cheap Furniture Movers

 

Are you looking for some affordable furniture movers Auckland? If you are, this article will give you some good information about the different types of movers that can make your life easier. Read on to learn more about what you should expect from a company that you hire.

When it comes to moving, people tend to move with different things in mind. Some are looking for the best prices, while others want to save space. There are other considerations, as well, and it’s important to think carefully about how you will move your items. In order to make the whole process as smooth as possible, you need to find the right movers Auckland that can meet all your needs.

First and foremost, make sure that the company you’re hiring is certified by the NZIF (NZ Moving Accreditation Foundation). This means that they have passed the highest standards for moving services and have been verified by their board of directors.

Check the company out thoroughly. You may want to do a background check on the company to see if there are any complaints. Look for references from former or current customers who had good experiences with the company. Look at the company website and see if they have all the necessary information about their moving services. Don’t forget to look online, too, because there are many good moving companies that give free quotes and other services on their websites.

Now that you have found the best company, it’s time to talk about what to expect when you use them for your moving and cheap furniture. Here are some things you should look for in your new company:

Experienced – If you are going to be using them for moving and cheap furniture, you need to be assured that you are in good hands. If you know any company that has used a certain service before, you can ask them to show you their work. You can also check the credentials of the company through NZIF. You may be surprised at what you find out.

Dependable – A good moving company will know how to move your items in a safe manner, so that your expensive and fragile items do not get damaged. You will also need to check that the company uses a moving truck that will not cause damage to the environment if they’re transporting a lot of furniture. to an unfamiliar area. The company should also have a good reputation, so you can count on them to deliver what you have in a timely and professional way. Be wary of anyone who seems less than trustworthy.

Easy to do business with – If you have a lot of stuff, it might take a while to pack and load it into a truck for a moving. It’s important that you find a company that can get the job done quickly and easily. A company that handles this type of job will also be able to tell you what type of equipment they need to help get your furniture into the truck. Also, if you want to find someone who is willing to move your entire lot at once, you may want to check out their movers Auckland history to see if they are certified and licensed to handle this type of job.

High level of customer service – The company should be able to answer all of your questions, and be available if you need them. They should also be friendly and should always be willing to explain things to you in a clear and simple manner. The company should never hesitate to let you know if something is wrong, even if it seems unnecessary.

Will help you when you need it – One way to check to make sure that a company is reliable and can really handle your moving needs is to ask them if they have been in business for quite some time. You can also check the Better Business Bureau or NZIF for any complaints against the company you are considering using.

Good service – If you are working with a good moving company, you won’t have to worry about them taking too long to get your items to their destination, or having to call them for help whenever you need them. If they’re not experienced enough to move your items, you may have to spend a lot of time in the moving truck, which could potentially be very dangerous for you. If your moving company has only a few years of experience, it is more likely they won’t be able to move your heavy furniture, and that you’ll have to pay more for their services.

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How Many Men Love Sex Toys?

 

Without a doubt, most of them are designed to be sadistic sexual substitutes for sadistic and violent men. These portrayals are often part of an emerging dim view of this historically limited arena of male sex products.

The sadomasochistic or S&M-inspired sex toys have been used for thousands of years in China, India, Africa, and in the Middle East. The “toy” was not always used as a source of erotic pleasure. They were also used as a method of discipline and punishment.

Today’s male sex toys are not intended to make a man sexually aroused but rather to stimulate his senses and bring about a heightened state of sexual sensation. Many people are unaware that the use of sex toys is not a uniquely American phenomenon. While the history of the American toy industry is as intertwined with S&M as it is with any other popular pastime, there is no denying that the “toy” has become increasingly common as time has passed. It seems as though the more “adult” the consumer is, the more likely they are to prefer a product that stimulates their bodies instead of making them orgasm.

If you think that sex toys are just for men looking to please their partners, then you are not entirely wrong. However, there are numerous women and men who prefer the “girly” variety, and even some children who like the “pink” version.

Men and women enjoy sex toys just as much, but there are differences between the two genders. For one thing, men have a natural tendency towards arousal and release. Women on the other hand can get very turned on at the drop of a hat if presented with a good reason. So the answer is, sex toys are for men and women who are turned on by reasons other than physical pleasure.

Sexual pleasure is not the only reason why people choose male sex toys over female ones. For some, a more intense sexual experience is more pleasurable and exciting. Some would say that they are able to reach a more pleasurable climax if they are given multiple stimulation options. A male version may give the same level of pleasure that a woman might have during intercourse but is much more intense due to the size and variety of the objects being used.

Male sex toys can also give a man a sense of independence and control over his sexual experience and help him avoid embarrassment while he is having sex. There is nothing better than having an uninhibited, and self-reliant sex life.

In addition, unlike the traditional toys that are made for men, some of these devices can be worn for extended periods. These days, some can be worn while watching television or listening to music, so that the wearer can keep the activity going. In this way, the man will be able to keep his mind occupied and not be disturbed by what is going on around him while he is having sex. Of course, all sex toys come with the risk of getting damaged or even breaking, so be sure to use caution when using them.

There are a number of companies that produce and sell good male sex toys for men, but make sure that you take a look at the quality of the product first before you buy one. You should also do your research on how well it works. Be sure that the product offers something that your partner will both be satisfied with. And lastly, don’t forget to check whether you can afford to buy a product online, as this will save you time and money in shipping costs.

With all this said, you will probably be more than ready to find the right male sex toys for you and your partner. In fact, you may find that you end up with two or more! to please yourself!

Although most men’s toys are made with a larger than average penis, most products are suitable for both men and women. These include the penis extenders, which are designed to stretch the penis longer, or give the wearer the appearance of a larger penis. Or you could opt for penis implants, which are designed to make a penis appear larger and give the wearer more erection power, and the ability to last longer in bed.

There are also some penis enlargement patches available, and these are often made for men and women who would like to increase their size and girth as well. It’s important to keep in mind that the size of the penis is not the only factor that determines how long you can have sex. You also need to consider the length and girth of your partner, as well as the other factors such as her size and skill levels when it comes to oral sex, so you can both have a pleasurable and satisfying experience. There are plenty of different male sex toys to choose from, and it’s definitely worth a try!

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Why You Should Hire a Professional to Do Your Roofing Auckland

 

Roof cleaning Auckland is one of the jobs that can be done by contractors, and they can do it for a reasonable price. They may ask you to pay more, but it’s worth it when the work is done right.

Before you start your roof cleaning Auckland, it is important to check the roof of your home carefully. If there are cracks or any damage, it is not a good idea to clean the roof of your house.

The first thing you should do is to remove all of the roof tiles from the roof. Check the roof also for any missing shingles, nails, or any other signs that your roof has been damaged in the past. If you find any signs of damage, it would be best to repair it as soon as possible. However, you can still keep the roof clean and protect it from future damage.

After the roof is cleaned, it is time to check it for any leaks. It would be a good idea to have someone who is certified in this area look at your roof regularly so he or she will know what type of leaks exist. You could also hire a plumber to come out and do an inspection.

After the roof is done, it is time to inspect the windows and doors of your home carefully. Make sure all of the seals around the doors and windows are intact. This will ensure that the weather won’t get inside your home. You may even need to replace some of the windows and doors on your house.

When the roof is done, you may decide to clean up the ground around your home too. It would be a good idea to take the soil samples with you when you are doing your roof cleaning Auckland. This will allow you to know where all the soil needs to go.

Clean up the grass around your home after you’ve done all of your jobs on your roof. You could hire someone to come out and mow your lawns or make some compost to help keep your lawn green again.

Once your roof is done, it is time to put everything back together. If you want to keep the roof for your house, you could get some metal shingles installed to add extra protection to your roof from the weather.

Once you’ve completed your roofing Auckland work, the next step you’ll have to do is to make sure you fix any cracks in the roof or in the flooring that may have developed from the weather. Any cracks or holes that have developed will need to be fixed up before you can put your roof back on.

If you want to add some more protection to your roof, you may need to have the boards or tile repaired. in order to stop rain or snow from penetrating your roof. Some materials that can be used for this include asphalt, cement, slate, and rubber.

When the time comes to re-coat your roof, it would be a good idea to hire a professional for this job. They will be able to re-coat your roof in order to make it water resistant and to keep your home safe from any rain, hail, snow, wind, or sunlight.

A great way to keep your roof from mold and mildew is to use a sealing membrane that is placed over your roof after the roofing Auckland is done. This is a method that is easy to install and one that can be done by yourself.

Asking a roofing company to do your roof cleaning Auckland work for you can be a very affordable option and they can be very effective. They will be able to give you a quote in writing and will be able to give you a more detailed estimate for the work that is necessary.

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Auckland Carpet Cleaning Services

Auckland carpet cleaning services are on the up and they are not going anywhere anytime soon. This is a city of some beauty, and a place that has been called ‘The Biggest Little City in the World’. It is full of surprises for tourists who visit, as well as an opportunity for the locals, many of whom are retirees. The city is also well known for its beautiful natural beauty and the beautiful views of the water.

There are many reasons why people would want to take advantage of Auckland carpet cleaning services. Many people like to clean their carpets because they enjoy spending time outdoors in the open air. It is a great way to enjoy the weather and the outdoors at the same time. It also offers a great way to enjoy the sights and sounds of the great outdoors and the city life.

A lot of people want to get their carpets cleaned, not just because they enjoy spending time outdoors, but also because of the upkeep that is required. Carpets can take a lot of wear and tear over the years. Rain, snow, and sleet can leave their marks on the carpet and over time these marks will fade into the fabric of the carpet. This can be a real problem for those who like to take their carpets out for a walk around their garden. It is not a great way to enjoy the outdoors, or to enjoy the sights and sounds of the city.

It can also be very time consuming to find the best Auckland carpet cleaning service. You have to do a lot of research and compare different companies before you make your final choice. You need to make sure that the company is reputable and that they offer the type of service that you need. You will also want to make sure that you get a good price for the service that you need.

There are many different types of carpet cleaning services in Auckland. If you are looking for carpet cleaning services that are specific to your needs and that are done by a professional, you can go to the carpet cleaning company that you prefer. You can also search online and see what options you have. You may be able to find companies that offer a more comprehensive service that offers a variety of carpet cleaning services.

If you are looking for Auckland carpet cleaning services that are more general in nature, you can look into cleaning companies that do both residential and commercial carpet cleaning. There are companies that are licensed, as well as non-licensed, and some of the companies are also only licensed. They will have the tools, the materials, and the equipment to get the job done professionally. If you need to clean your carpets for a residential home or commercial use, you will want to make sure that you get the best of what you pay for and you will want the best service you can.

When you are looking to get services, you should always get references from past customers of the company. It can be a great way to find out which company is the best for you. It can also give you a sense of what the company offers and what is best for you.

A professional company will be able to help you with everything from making sure that your carpet is cleaned to cleaning it and taking it back to you. If you want to find Auckland carpet cleaning services, you should do the research and find the company that you are most comfortable with and you feel most comfortable doing business with.

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The Benefits of Using an Electronic Cigarette

 

It’s not an overstatement to say that e-cigarette has become one of the leading causes of the tobacco epidemic. This is not to say that people don’t use their regular cigarettes, but they are switching over to an alternative, more natural and effective way of smoking.

Smoking is extremely unhealthy, both physically and mentally. But what many people fail to realise is that nicotine is much worse than that, it can cause serious health problems, and even death.

The other side of the argument is that people don’t necessarily want to quit smoking. It can still be very difficult to quit, and there are so many psychological and physical reasons why you can’t give up.

But there is something that you can do to help reduce the number of health issues that you have from smoking. This is by using an alternative method of smoking, such as an electronic cigarette.

There is no doubt that smoking is bad for you, and in the long run you are likely to have more health issues from smoking than you could ever imagine. But by trying to quit smoking through the use of an alternative method you are actually doing yourself a favour.

An alternative is by using an electronic cigarette, which does not contain any tobacco at all. What they do is simulate the taste and feel of a regular cigarette, but instead of the smoke coming from your lungs, it goes from your mouth. This means that you are not inhaling any of the harmful chemicals that are contained in tobacco.

This is very important, because many studies have been conducted on the effects of smoking on the lungs, and the effects of using electronic cigarettes on the lungs. What these studies have found is that they have a lower risk of damaging the lungs, because the chemicals contained in tobacco cannot be absorbed by the skin.

But the best thing about these electronic cigarettes is that they are very cheap. You can easily buy a pack of them for about $20. This means that you can save quite a bit of money on your health and financial costs by using them.

The most obvious benefit of using an e cigarette is the fact that it can help you quit smoking. But there are many other reasons why you should consider trying it.

One reason is because it is very good for your health. When you use an electronic cigarette you are not inhaling any of the harmful chemicals that are contained in tobacco. So you are not inhaling any of the toxins that are contained in your lungs when you smoke.

Another main reason is that it is really cheap to buy. A pack of cigarettes can easily cost you about $20, and you can easily buy a pack of electronic cigarettes for about the same amount.

The thing that you should remember is that it is not just cheap, it is also good. it does not take up too much space. An electronic cigarette will not take up too much space, so you can easily take it anywhere you go, and there is no need to buy tobacco in order to light it up.

There are many people who have tried using the electronic cigarette and managed to stop smoking because it was so effective at helping to help them stop smoking, and without too much effort. These people say that they have never smoked for as long as they have.

Many people also claim that they feel much better after using electronic cigarettes. They are said to give them that “craving for a cigarette” feeling, and are able to get through their day much more efficiently.

As you can see, there are many benefits that can be enjoyed by using electronic cigarettes. They are extremely cheap, they are very good at helping to help you quit smoking, and they are also good for you.

So, if you are interested in giving electronic cigarettes a try, and help to stop smoking then you should really check out what they can do for you. You will be very surprised.

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Art and Crafts With a Fabulous Cheap Price

 

Armchairs are one of the most basic pieces of furniture, but they can be really eye-catching if they are made with good craftsmanship. You can select them according to your decorating preference and the style of your home. You can add extra elegance to the interior of your house with these items. To show your creativity, you can make them with your own unique designs.

The first thing that you need to consider while buying these products is how much you can afford to spend on these crafts. You should not go for cheap ones. Do not be lured by the prices as it might end up making you regret your decision. You should carefully select the craft materials. Avoid those that are made from cheap materials and those that do not suit your needs.

Select the right measurements to use when making these crafts. You should ensure that they are fit for your needs. This will avoid you from purchasing a chair that is too big or too small for your requirements.

Choose the designs that will be useful for you. If you have a small space for your armchairs, then you can purchase them from departmental stores, or else if you are comfortable with other furniture designs, then go for the ones that can be used anywhere. Most designers are more concerned about their designs, and so they do not care much about the quality of the product. Hence, they are going to charge you more than what is reasonable.

Before making your choice, it is advisable to ask advice from friends or relatives, as they can give you their experience and suggestions about the ones that you should choose. Some shops offer discounts on handcrafted furniture. It is recommended that you buy it when there is any sale being offered by them.

Make sure that you choose one that has plenty of space. It should be big enough to allow you to sit comfortably. Moreover, it should also allow you to stretch your legs. The length should be suitable as well.

If you have young children at home, then they will often get into the habit of rolling down the armchairs. Thus, ensure that you have a cushioned seat that can withstand pressure. However, do not spend more on cushioning than on the material and design of the chair.

When buying these crafts, you can buy them from wholesale shops, or else you can try making them yourself. Make sure that you do not cut corners, and that you get the quality that you want. You can do this by checking the quality of the craft work.

Always opt for a reputable shop when you are buying this item. If you are not careful, you might end up buying cheap stuff that may not suit your needs. The Internet is a good source of finding these kinds of items. However, be careful to ensure that you are not getting a substandard quality.

Ensure that you know your own personal preferences when selecting these kinds of items. There are various designs available in the market. You can choose the one that best suits your personality. In fact, it is possible to find some replica designs in the market, so that you can use them for a fraction of the cost.

To make these crafts, you can use plywood and other building materials that are available in your local hardware store. However, you should first check the quality of the product before actually making them. It is advisable to buy the products from a reputed shop. However, if you have the skills to make them, then you can go ahead and make them.

You can find these crafts at a very affordable price if you are patient and do your research. Look for stores that offer these products in bulk, and which do not require a huge investment. Look for manufacturers that are offering bargain deals.

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How to Find a Property Renovation Company in Auckland

 

If you are considering renovating your house, you may have wondered how to find a professional property renovation company in Auckland. We have done our research and come up with some useful tips to help you find the right company.

First of all, you need to be sure that your property has some problems that need fixing; some of these problems may be beyond your budget or time. A good business will make sure to identify these problems, identify the parts of your house which require immediate attention and fix them.

Ask for quotes. There are companies that will give you free quotes when you sign up. Make sure you check their credentials and don’t hesitate to contact their previous clients.

Ask for referrals. Always ask for referrals to see if the company actually performs the work it claims. If they don’t ask for referrals, you should be suspicious.

Check references. One of the most important steps when choosing a company is checking if they have references. You can visit the New Zealand Red Tape Association to check the legal status of the company. You can also check out whether they have been investigated by the Work Safety Commission.

Inspecting the premises and independent inspectors. You can also check whether the company has had any problems with the general cleanliness of the building and whether the work is inspected on a regular basis.

Ask for the company’s phone number. Many companies will provide this to their customers, but be sure to find out what the current list of services is before hiring them. This way, you will have a chance to cancel your work if you don’t feel comfortable with the company.

Read the inspection history. Make sure the company knows the needs of your house; always request a list of the requirements for the project. Ask the company to confirm that the work will be carried out to specifications.

Estimate the cost. It is important to get an estimate of the actual cost of the project from the company before signing anything. This will help you negotiate with the company and will allow you to say that you were fairly compensated for the project.

Negotiate with the company. If you still do not feel comfortable with the price, ask for a final price to be set in writing; this will help you stay within your budget.

Ask for cancellation. If you are unsatisfied with the cost, it is good to discuss this with the company; they should allow you to cancel the work if you want to.

Ask about the guarantee. Do you want any sort of guarantee against the results of the work? If not, ask if there is a working payment plan.