Saturday, 22 August 2009

When is it the right time to builderwall The summer season?

When is it the right time to builderwall or start a home improvement project. Is it the spring/summer season??

Some would say wait till the spring season to builderwall, the bad weather should have eased off by then. and it should be much dryer
(Much Dryer!!! When is there a right time in the UK for it to be dry???)

pretty sure everyone doesn't know the answer to that question. But you would have thought at least the late spring to summer would be dry? Er! well! it does dry up much quicker than the winter months
(When it stops raining) And we did have temperatures up into the 30's... Yes we did... For about a week, and the temperatures are then too high for some types of building works to commence. Lime or cement rendering mortars dry up before they've had chance to set high temperatures can be every bit as bad as frost attack.

There are those who do not want building work to commence in the summer season, because they just don't want the mess and the dust around, and just want to enjoy the summer sun, and wait till the end of the summer season to start there project.

So what are the advantages/disadvantages of having the builders in during the spring and summer seasons?
  • Question: It's Dryer? Less days lost due to inclement weather?
  • Answer: Well that theory has gone out the window. I've seen more dryer winters than summers. The weatherman have not been my favorite person this year (All though it's not there fault for the change in weather patterns).
  • Question: You can work longer hours?
  • Answer: I don't think so. The builder will still work the same hours though occasionally the builder may work on and he can still do this in the winter with the correct lighting (On many occasions roadworks on motorways are performed at night). Though some works can't be carried out in artificial light.
  • Question: Doesn't the frost affect the build?
  • Answer: It sure does, but when do we get many frosty winter days? How often are the temperatures below freezing? But then there are means and ways of protecting work from frost attack.
  • Question: Couldn't the builder start the external works in the Spring or Summer season and move indoors during the Autumn/Winter time
  • Answer: Yes that is one advantage, but then what if it's raining most of the summer season? And previous to that there was a long dry winter spell?

At one time I would have said wait till March/April to start a project, but nowadays apart from the difference in temperatures (and I've said many a time during a summer season "Jeep's it's cold and wet!!!.....It's more like February than July...") and the longer nights there's not much to choose from anymore.

So really No time is the best time to start a project

No season is the best season to builderwall

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