One of the main concerns that people have when embarking on an attic conversion, it when is the best time to have it converted? The short answer to this, is whenever you like. It's your loft and your house, so you are in charge of deciding when you want the work to commence. However, as with anything in life, it's not always that simple and there are a few other things that you might want to consider.
Regardless of where in the world you live, the weather is changeable and no amount of obsessive forecast watching can change that. Severe weather warning happen and that could be a sudden down pouring of torrential rain, winds that nearly blow you away, Siberian snow showers or baking hot days. However, you can rest assure that if you don't experience one of those dreaded severe weather conditions, your builders will continue to work.
If you have booked a once in a lifetime break or have just scheduled a must need chance to escape, but your due to have your attic converted during that precious time, then inform your builder. The loft makeover should be arranged to fit with your time and those of your contractor. If you know that you are going away, then have it factored into the construction timetable. Likewise if your builder has planned holidays then you will need to be informed about this before work starts.
Do you need to have your loft conversion completed by a set date? You won't be alone in discussing this with your builder. The best way to avoid any continued building work taking place after a required date is to have the work started as soon as possible. Depending on the type of conversion that you go for, they will all take varying amounts of time to complete.
Everyone needs a plan and this is no different to having work carried out on your home. An attic conversion can cause significant upheaval in your home, so it is important to consider every eventuality. Discuss the plans with your chosen builder and make sure that your requirements and theirs don't just fit each others additional timetables, but they are realistic and achievable
There is no real right of wrong time to have an attic conversion. Although quite simply, it would be wrong to have it done if you are facing a severe weather warning, or you or the builder have a lavish 4 week break planned. Communication with your construction team and planning ahead are essential for this type of house project.