The weather can’t stop you building!

Great news – You can build in all weather conditions. For those believing that home improvements in winter or even autumn is a definite no, we’re here to tell you otherwise. There is no reason why you can’t build all year round. The only difference about building and improving your home in winter is about being prepared. It’s a different level of preparedness than what is needed for building in the summer, but a great builder or contractor won’t be fazed by either the forward planning or the impending weather. For example, frozen ground can be thawed by the use of a portable heater and insulated blankets can be used to cover the tubing and soil, helping to keep the heat in the soil. This heater can also be used to help you pour concrete in cold weather.

At Renovize Homes we use modern building techniques so that the weather doesn’t stop us from constructing your new future. Whether you need a new roof, an extension or perhaps even a conservatory ready for the summer, we can do it all and in any season.

That’s because the fundamental key to building a home in bad weather is laying the foundation of the property first. By installing the foundation first, you can build the house out of the ground quickly before sleet, snow or icy rain intrudes on the project.

On the flip side, if you are trying to repair, renovate or replace your roof, the weather can be a worry.  However, there is no reason why you can’t soldier on in bad weather. Covering up the roof sheathing with tarps can protect the roof and the work being done from the elements such as snow, rain or sleet. When the weather clears again, the expert roofers can simply remove the tarps and get to work.

Another thing to note is that rainwater does not harm the wood used to build houses. The wood is treated to withstand the elements and won’t rot on contact with water.  Perhaps the main point though is to make sure you’ve hired a builder or contractor who knows what they’re doing when building in the great English outdoors. By working quickly and efficiently and working long days if necessary until the exterior of the house is built. Once the shell is up, the work can be done from the warmer conditions of indoors.