How Long Do Renovations Take and Why?
Niagara offers a perfect balance of family-friendly neighbourhoods and buzzing nightlife. With new Canadians joining the region every day, it’s important to know who to contact for renovations and what to expect from your general contractor.
As a leading construction company in Niagara, J&S Construction works with clients across the region to bring home design dreams to life. One of the questions we receive often as a Niagara-on-the-Lake contractor service is, “How long will my renovations take and why?”
Here, we’ll shed some light on this question, and offer a better understanding of the renovation timeline.
Permits and Project Size To plan a renovation project deadline, you need to know the size of the project. Large projects take longer, but they may also take longer for not-so-obvious reasons, such as building permits and legalities.
In Ontario, any project including a new building over 10-feet requires a permit. Building permits are also necessary for internal renovations, such as:
These applications can be processed in as few as 10-days but, could take quite a bit longer depending on the size of the project.
Sourcing materials for your renovation is an exciting part of the process because these are the things that will add character to your home. When you renovate a home, you have the freedom to choose paint, flooring, countertops, windows and more. When you select unique, hard-to-source items, it may take longer for your contractor to gather necessary materials.
You can avoid long wait times by partnering with your contractor to determine which materials are easier sourced. J&S Construction is fortunate to be well connected in the construction industry. Working with our partners we can often source design and construction materials quickly and affordably.
Pauses and RoadblocksOccasionally, unforeseen circumstances beyond anyone’s control will delay the renovation process. This may include things like family emergencies or having issues with financing. Inclement weather also has the potential to slow things down, but we are usually able to overcome these obstacles by keeping lines of communication open and working quickly to make up for lost time.
The final estimate on time will include all the factors above. Renovations on a small home can be as quick as 7 to 10 months, while a large home renovation may go up to 15 months or longer. These timeframes are only accurate if all zoning and permits are in place before construction commences, and there are no unforeseen circumstances halting your build.
Working with your Niagara-on-the-lake contractor, you can create a schedule that is both efficient and realistic for you and your construction team.
Contact J&S Construction for Renovations Today
Interested in learning more about J&S Construction and our experienced Contracting company? We invite you to book with J&S today. Call 289-697-5757 or use our online contact form to get in touch.
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