I believe that I am booked up for the rest of 2017. I do about ten to twelve projects a year and I have three starting in September and two starting in December. So the next schemes will be booked into my diary for early 2018. Due to the nature of the work, I might be starting the first 2018’s in February or March. It’s a bit far to predict, but if you are looking for a summer 2018 build, I can help you.
A lot of my enquiries ask how long it will all take before we can start on site. From the initial survey you can expect about four to eight weeks for the scheme to be designed and tendered, to which we can add three or four weeks to get prices back from the builders. Then we have to wait for the client to appoint the builder and for the builder to become available – which usually takes a few weeks – or longer. With a typical small build being eight to sixteen weeks on site, you could, with a fair wind, hope for six months from inviting me round to inviting your friends round.