How long does an extension take?
We estimate on average most builders will take between 10 and 12 weeks to build a home extension, although depending on the size and specification of the project these timings can sometimes take slightly longer.
Depending on the size and complexity of your project, the length of time can vary considerably. A small extension may take only 3 months, a larger extension maybe 6 months. A full new build large house on a complex site could easily take 12-18 months.
Two of biggest things that can regularly add time onto the length of construction are; bad weather and changes to the design. The weather is a difficult one to predict, as building in the UK you can have lots of rain any time of year! It is advisable to avoid starting a build during the winter as cold frosty conditions are not good for building in.
Many clients make changes to the design once the construction has started. This is fine but you must be prepared for additional costs and a delayed completion if work has to be redone.
Another common delay is not having an architectural designer because this can lead to simple errors that result in delays further down the road.
We hope this has answered many of your initial questions and queries that you will experience when considering your proposed project.
“Had Paul design our extension, the builders were really impressed with the attention to detail and the design practicality. The extension is now complete and has vastly improved our home. Thanks, Paul, really good job! I would definitely recommend.”
16th December 2017
If you would like to discuss your potential project in more detail please contact us at Lyson Architecture on 02476 629192 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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