What Is The Best Time of Year To Start Your Home Renovation?
As a construction company in Surrey, we know that our customers will have lots of curious questions about their home renovation project. One question we’re quite often asked at the start of a project tends to be along the lines of “what is the best time of year to carry out a home renovation?” Well, many people assume that it’s better to renovate as much as possible over the summer months – but is this really the case? Our team of builders in Surrey answer that exact question in this blog. Read on to find out more.
Is it better to renovate in summer or winter?
Most of the time, it will depend on your contractor. As a construction company in Surrey, we understand you may not have as much of a choice as to when your project starts. More often than not, you’ll need to work around when your contractor of choice is able to begin work.
Remodelling in summer
Given the unpredictability of the British weather, it can be difficult to visualise your building project with clear blue skies in mind. Generally, summer does tend to be the busiest time of year for contractors.
Projects such as kitchen and bathroom renovations are recommended for the summer, whereas loft conversions aren’t the best idea in the summer as it can get unbearably hot up in the attic in the summer.
Roofing projects are also carried out a lot in the summer months because some roofing materials need certain higher temperatures to seal. It’s also a given that you don’t want people up on your roof in wet or icy conditions, however, experienced they might be!
If your home renovation requires a large amount of external work, we would also recommend aiming for these to be worked on in the summer months.
Remodelling in winter
October is ideal to start outdoor work, but as the year edges to a close, homeowners traditionally want their remodelling finished. The Christmas holidays are typically a deadline for builders to get things done.
Also, winter months do tend to be less busy for builders, as most homeowners wait for the spring to start their home projects, so it might be worth enquiring at the end of summer if you want to start in the early winter months.
Despite the chilling thought of working outside during the cold start to the new year, it’s actually a brilliant time to start a new construction build! If your foundation is finished and the room addition has its frame up, you can even cover the space for the unpredictable spring weather. It’s pretty common to have a few days where the construction site has been rained off, so if your foundation is covered, you’ll have a bit of extra protection from the weather.
If your project requires a lot of groundwork, then the winter is the best time to start. Frozen ground and dry, crisp air are better for digging foundations and pouring concrete footers than muddy ground and humid air.
Summer vs winter renovation
Ultimately, the best time to start your home renovation project is when you’ve properly scoped it out with your contractor. Although some of the weather conditions in this country might affect certain aspects of your project, it’s not something you need to be overly concerned about.
Also, with British weather being so unreliable, even if you did wait until summer to start work in the warmer, drier weather, there’s no guarantee you’ll see any of that weather!
Luckily, since the British weather is typically quite mild all year round, which means there shouldn’t be too many delays to your renovation project.
If you’re looking for a complete home renovation or start a smaller project, get in touch with our expert team today. As a top construction company in Surrey, our team of builders are experienced in working in any weather conditions. Call us today on 01252338801 and let us create your dream home.