The 4 links below go directly to the State of CT Consumer Protection Department’s website.

Got a home improvement idea?
Know this:  there are LOTS of regulations from Connecticut’s Consumer Protection Department to protect you, the homeowner.

The bottom line: ANYONE working on residential property is required to register with the CT Department of Consumer Protection.  This means remodeling contractors must have valid certificates of registration to work at your home.

BUT… the state’s website has many, many pages.
HERE’S THE TRICK:  FINDING the key pages, to learn the basics, so you can begin.

We’ve done that work for you, here at HRD, Handyworks Remodeling and Design in Wallingford!  We reviewed the state’s entire consumer protection website sections related to home improvements, so you don’t have to

The first 3 links below connect you to SHORT explanations, each one just ONE page long, perfect for printing if you wish.  

The 4th link connects you to their booklet going into a bit more detail.

Here are the basics you can’t miss:

  1.  FINDING A REMODELING CONTRACTOR: what do you look for? All on ONE page, from the state of CT: click here.
  1.  WORKING WITH YOUR REMODELING CONTRACTOR:  All on ONE page, from the State of CT: click here.
  1.  WHY IS REGISTRATION IMPORTANT?  All on ONE page, from the State of CT:  click here.
  1. LEARN EVEN MORE from their booklet called “The Connecticut Contractor for Home Improvement & New Home Construction”.  From the State of CT, 26 pages: click here.

For any home remodeling projects this year, including kitchens, bathrooms, driveways, pools, porches, garages, roofs, siding, insulation, flooring, patios, landscaping, painting, fences, doors, windows, waterproofing, radon testing & treatment, and underground heating oil tank replacement, you need to know the rules.  That’s why the above links will really help you get up to speed quickly.

Any questions?  Contact us anytime, using the link below. I’ll get right back to you.  Have a great year, from all of us at Handyworks Remodeling and Design!

— Keith

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