The summer season is still with us, but restaurants are already advertising Christmas bookings, and before you know it department stores will have isles dedicated to different coloured tinsel!

8Back in April this year we wrote a blog article advising that if you wanted your Side Return Extension completed before Christmas- from design through to build – then it would be necessary to begin the process early in the year, due to the timescales between designing your scheme and actual construction.

Several clients contacted us having read the blog article to express their interest in commencing with the Design Phase to ensure their kitchen extensions were completed in time for the festive season.

Melgund_Road_10_edited-900x600Experience tells us that following the Design Phase several clients prefer to take a break in the process before beginning the construction part of the project. This can be for a number of reasons; with the main one being that homeowners tend to prefer to take the time to consider their options when it comes to deciding on which contractor to use. This is an important consideration and we understand the need to spend time on this vetting process before proceeding with the build, as having construction work done on your home is notoriously stressful and spending a bit more time choosing the right builder can save you hassle during the work.

We realise the importance of choosing the right contractor, and taking time to do so. However, we also have a lot of experience and knowledge when it comes to the timescales involved in the construction process of a side return extension. So if you are hoping for your project to be completed in time for this Christmas then it is essential that you look to appoint a contractor you are happy with pretty swiftly!

1On average, a typical Side Return Extension takes 12 weeks to build, though this can vary depending on the size and complexity of the project. So, for those of you who have already gained planning consent, or are planning to build under Permitted Development, and would like to have your extension completed by Christmas, then Build Team is encouraging you to connect with us to make a start sooner rather than later to ensure your home is ready in time for the Christmas festivities!