With the New Year well under way and the festive celebrations at a close, this is the time when many people settle back into their daily routines and begin thinking about the year to come. If you’re thinking about having construction work done in your home in 2019, then now is also the time when it is most crucial to begin taking your planning seriously. Here is why January is the best month to lay the foundations for your home project, both literally and figuratively:
Allow Time to Review Ideas
Planning an entire construction project takes time, no matter if it’s a new build, extension, conversion or renovation. It’s all very well to have a great idea in mind, but the reality of construction is that professionals will have to be consulted about every aspect of your project. Getting ahead of potential setbacks and having these discussions early on in the year is vital, especially as it allows you more freedom to change, adapt and review your ideas with the help of professional advice and planning, as well as sourcing the contractors that will give you the best value for money and timescales that are realistic with your expectations.
Avoid Summer Stress
Having your project planned, approved and the foundations laid in the early months of the year means that critical work is started well before the Summer (depending on the size and scope of your project). Not only does this mean that any potential trips you may be planning can be as stress-free as possible, but the disruption of structural work can be avoided while you or your children are at home more often over the holidays. Not to mention, in our experience working on projects in Scotland, the middle of the year can be notorious for poor weather at times. Avoiding the risk of having crucial structural work done during high winds and heavy rainfall is hugely important to the overall safety and timescale of your project.
Be Done by Christmas
In our experience, many people are inspired to have construction work done after the festive period. Having friends and family over at the house can make owners more aware of the shortcomings of their home when it comes to entertaining, accommodating guests and having space to relax and unwind. A room renovation or extension is a great way to breathe new life into a home, as well as create more space that is also built for purpose. If your motivation for having construction work done is to transform your home in time for Christmas, then getting started in January is the best way to ensure that the majority, if not all of the work is completed in time (not to mention allowing for contractors to taking breaks and avoiding disruption over the festive period).
How Copperwood Construction Can Help
At Copperwood Construction, we value detailed, accurate work as it not only gives us peace of mind about the safety of our projects, but also lets us give peace of mind to our customers that their project has been completed to an exceptional standard and will be unlikely to require repairs or continued work in the future. We make sure that our team works extra precisely and carefully on the structural work on every project, as this is the most important part to get right.