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MamaDuckling Wed 07-Feb-18 21:33:50

Anyone else just starting with a view to being in by Christmas?!

We just got our planning permission! glitterball

4yearsnosleep Wed 07-Feb-18 22:33:53

I'm planning on being finished with our extension by Christmas. Hopefully fully furnished and decorated by then; we start the work in July

4yearsnosleep Wed 07-Feb-18 22:35:38

Ps. Congratulations on the planning permission! What's the project?

MamaDuckling Wed 07-Feb-18 22:50:19

Side return extension, middle floor, and loft! I'm hoping for Christmas but need to be realistic - haven't even lined up a builder yet, and it's in London....

You must be excited - nice to have a lovely deadline!

4yearsnosleep Wed 07-Feb-18 23:13:32

Oh wow, a big job! Good luck with the builders; definitely the hardest decision! We're finally sorted with a builder (sent out requests in November) now just waiting on him to finish his current job so that we have a definite start date.... so some point in July!

NurseryFightClub Thu 08-Feb-18 11:33:17

Good luck, we started in January and want to be in by summer, but I'm already excited by Christmas

mum2015 Thu 08-Feb-18 12:14:16

I would to join this thread. Got planning permission and currently awaiting detailed quotes from builders.hopefully starting in March/April.

MamaDuckling Thu 08-Feb-18 12:21:51

Hi to you all!

So dare I ask, what's the usual lead time for finding a builder, getting quotes, and getting started?!

mum2015 Thu 08-Feb-18 12:42:20

Dont know what is usual time, but it took couple of months for us. There was Christmas in between which also delayed it. Hopefully it won't be that long for you.

MinisWin Thu 08-Feb-18 13:22:22

Following as we (I think unrealistically) would also like to have finished our enormous project by christmas... Unfortunately we're still at the drawings stage without a sniff of planning permission! We're looking at doing a single storey side extension (but on a sloping site which is a headache), moving internal walls and bathroom on 1st floor and a loft conversion, so sounds quite similar to yours Mama. Quite why we didn't just BUY the house we're trying to create I don't know hmm

FluffyWuffy100 Thu 08-Feb-18 13:29:04

So dare I ask, what's the usual lead time for finding a builder, getting quotes, and getting started?!

Ages! Lots of decent builders will have 6+months lead time.

4yearsnosleep Thu 08-Feb-18 13:40:20

My chosen builder got the quote to me 5th Jan. He's not free to start until July. A good builder should be busy as a lot of people are having work done instead of moving.

mum2015 Thu 08-Feb-18 13:57:19

Good to know that I wasn't the only one who had been following up with architect and builders for so long now!
We are doing side and back extension of our bungalow and loft conversion/first floor extension.

mum2015 Tue 13-Feb-18 15:38:42

How is it going for you all? We made a few changes to plan and waiting for new quotes. No idea of start date!

RobbiesRuthie33 Tue 13-Feb-18 21:51:37

Hi All. Just waiting for quotes from two builders. Got our plans approved in November (garage conversion and new bedroom above it) However- we just know the neighbours are going to be as awkward as possible when we need to put scaffolding up! Sometimes wish we'd just looked for a bigger house.

Linguaphile Wed 14-Feb-18 11:57:23

If we're not in by Christmas I'll shoot myself. Supposed to be moving in by August 1st, but I doubt everything will be completely done. Christmas is my goal to have the smaller bits finished as my parents are coming to stay with us in the new house, so I want to have it looking ship shape by then!

Clayhead Wed 14-Feb-18 12:08:10

From planning permission to moving in was two years for us - most of that was lead time for the builder.

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