‘Tis the season… to plan your next project


Whether you’re planning to build a brand-new home from scratch, considering a substantial extension or looking to complete an extensive renovation, timing is key when it comes to getting started.

Laurence Holder, Head of Octagon Bespoke, explains; “Often, clients tell us they’d like to wait until spring to begin their Bespoke project, as they think that’s the best time to start the building works because of better weather conditions. While that’s absolutely true, there are lots of elements that need completing before any works on site can begin – in addition to the actual design, there’s also planning applications to submit, party wall agreements to get approved, ecology restrictions to consider and build applications to begin.”

“We’d always suggest ‘starting’ as early as possible, and winter is a great time to get these elements sorted and under your belt. That way, all going well, you can start the actual build as soon as the weather picks up.”

But weather doesn’t affect all projects – restorations and renovations can be undertaken at any time of the year. Octagon Bespoke have a dedicated team who specialise in such works, with a number of high profile, award winning schemes in their portfolio.

Laurence continues; “My advice would always be, whatever your project, it’s best to start sooner rather than later. Our team are not just experts in design and build, but also project management – we know what needs doing and when, and how long different parts of the process can take.”

“We’re always available to offer advice and talk through the different options.”

For more information, call Octagon on 020 8481 7500 or visit www.octagonbespoke.co.uk

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