Do you have an immovable hard and fast deadline for handover?
Do you need to have your major renovation completely finished by Christmas or before a new family member arrives?
If you have a fixed deadline then it’s a good idea to share this with your builder before you start the design process.
The entire design process can take between 3-12 months to complete depending on the complexities of the design and the approvals required.
A professional builder will be able to provide a scheduled timeline once the initial design has been completed. This will enable you to visualize how long all the different processes such as construction drawings, engineering and quoting take.
You’ll also see the impact they will have on the start date and ultimately the completion date of your renovation.
Another important thing to keep in mind is how complex a major renovation actually is. Builders that specialize in renovations only take on a limited number of projects a year due to the high level of supervision required.
This results in limited start dates becoming available for your renovation.
Delaying the decisions that a builder needs in order to finalize a contract proposal could result in you missing the next available construction slot, which could lead to a 3-month delay to your project starting.
Communicate with your builder regularly to check on the upcoming available start times.