The promise of better weather
Starting a project in Winter isn’t ideal due to the cold, wet, and sometimes harsh weather conditions that are unfortunately all too prevalent in the UK. These conditions make it difficult for your builders, who have to work in the wet and cold. But, it’s also not ideal for you as the homeowner, especially if your construction project leaves parts of your home open to the elements with just a tarpaulin or similar to shield you from the elements! Nothing is worse than having to endure a freezing winter in a house that’s not fully closed in and insulated. If you don’t want to do this, you then face the prospect of having to temporarily move house, which is an expense that many families try to avoid if possible. Conversely, if you start building in the Spring, the weather is getting warmer and fairer, and definitely presents less of an issue when it comes to the practicality and logistics of your construction projects.
The days are getting longer
Another unfortunate feature of Winter in the UK is that the days are undeniably short. Often, the sun doesn’t rise until past 8am, and sometimes gets dark before 4pm. This leaves quite a short window of time for your construction projects to take place during the day’s natural light. However, in Spring, the sunlight hours stretch out, so the sun isn’t setting until past 7pm, even as we progress through March! So, you have a lot more available hours in the day to get things done. For example, if you’re running behind schedule, it’s easier for your builders to work later in order to get things back on track. And, you don’t need to worry about it going dark early and general progress on your project being slow.
Give yourself plenty of time to get things completed.
Now, you may be thinking that Summer would actually be the peak time to start your construction projects, as the weather is even warmer and the days are longer than in Spring. However, we wouldn’t recommend doing this if you can avoid it, unless your project is very small. This is because many construction projects take weeks or even months to complete, and you also need to account for them running over schedule too. So, in order to get them done before the cold and dark of Winter sets in again, it’s a good idea to start as soon as possible once the weather allows. So, by starting in Spring instead of Summer, you’re giving yourself lots of time to get your construction done before the seasons change.