From the moment you decide you’re going to start from scratch and construct the perfect home for you and your family in Banbury or the surrounding areas, there’s a lot to consider. It’s essential to make a list and check it more than twice to ensure you’ve considered all options and haven’t omitted anything. Then there’s planning permission – have you outlined everything clearly? Do you need to return to the drawing board and re-adjust some of the original plans? If so, go back to the list and read through it again. You’ll be amazed at how many times it will be edited before construction even begins.
We’re S Peet Groundworks Ltd, specialists in demolition and bulk excavation. We also provide plant hire and grab hire services from our yard at Chipping Norton. As groundworks contractors, we’re on site first, clearing away the rubble and excess materials to ensure the foundations of your new property in Banbury or the surrounding Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire areas are set, and the essential systems are in place.
When receiving quotations for the various works to be carried out in order to construct your new build, ask the potential contractors for completion dates. Then add a few months to that date, particularly if building commences close to the winter. Weather plays a major part in delaying our groundworks contractors, bulk excavation operators and demolition experts. Our plant hire and grab hire machinery can work in many bad conditions but even we’ll call a halt at some stage. A delay in the delivery of essential materials can also cause an issue so S Peet Groundworks advise you to consider the final completion date as an estimate.
Following on from the above point - if delays are inevitable, don’t panic. It happens. Also, don’t alter your plans just to make the job finish quicker. All you’ll end up with is a new build that’s not what you originally envisaged. You may have to amend plans due to building regulations but if the home of your dreams has to be delayed for a few months due to circumstances beyond your control - and you can afford to do so - hold on.
Also, make sure you’ve considered the future when designing your new build. The excitement now may lead to you forgetting some serious considerations, like a future family. Are you including enough bedrooms in the property? Will the kitchen you’re purchasing now be fashionable in five years? Should you go with a standard heating system or think ahead and change to an eco-friendly option? Slowing down now will certainly reap future benefits.
Established in 2010, S Peet Groundworks has become a leading name in plant hire and grab hire throughout Banbury and the surrounding Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire areas. Our groundworks contractors are highly regarded in the trade and our demolition and bulk excavation facilities are frequently sought after. For further information about our services, please check out the relevant pages or contact us.