One of the most common questions we're asked, yet the most difficult to answer is: how long with a project take?
The reason this question is so difficult to answer is because there are 101 different moving pieces that go into renovating or building a home. Some of these factors depend on your contractor, while others are external to yourself and your construction partner. To shed light on the topic, we're going to elaborate on some of those below.
Permits are granted by commercial and residential building authorities in the home's physical jurisdiction. Some permits are simple to obtain and require nothing more than submitting + paying online. Others require manual review by the governing body responsible for granting the permit. This can take a great deal of time, and was only amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic. During the best of times, this can be a trying process. This is why it's important to begin planning for permits as early in the renovation/building process as possible.
The burden of many businesses is weather. For a great deal of projects, the weather can impede the best intentions of homeowners and builders. Weather doesn't only impact exterior projects like fences and windows, but can impact projects like additions, garages, basements, and other projects where important materials must travel through the elements. Nothing is like a great Southern Ontario two-week-rain, right?
Products & Materials
From custom windows with the correct sizing and glass dimensions to lumber and doors, wait times can vary. The more standard, or typical, a product is, the easier it is to source for a renovation or construction project. The more unique a part of your project is, it's likely that it will take longer to custom order or source from a building supply store. Depending on the unique needs of your project, vendors of these products have varied wait times. As with permits, it's important to begin ordering supplies for projects as early as possible to ensure timely execution of your project.
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