When is the Best Time to Renovate in New Zealand?
29 May 2019
If you decide to renovate your home, one of the first questions you’ll need to ask yourself is when you’ll start. Want to pay more and have your renovations done while you’re away on summer holiday? Or maybe you’d prefer to save some money, and have your work done during the cooler winter months?
Your answer will depend on your circumstances and your priorities, as well as the type of renovations you plan to undertake.
However, knowing the advantages and disadvantages of renovating during different times of the year can help you make a more informed decision.
If you are unsure when to begin your renovation project, continue reading to learn when might be the best time for you.
Pros and cons of renovating in the summer
The biggest advantage of renovating during the summer months is that the weather will pose fewer challenges for your remodelling crew. Auckland’s driest months are between November and March. Dryer weather means fewer interruptions for your crew and, hopefully, an accelerated build time. If your renovations involve opening holes in walls or the roof of your home, renovating in the dryer summer months could be wise. The convenience of summer renovations depends on whether you are travelling for the holidays or hosting family. Nobody wants to host their Christmas dinner in a home with missing walls, torn up floors, or gutted bathrooms! If you are the type to travel during the holidays, summer renovations could be much less a hindrance on your day to day routine.
However, it’s wise to remember that tradies take holidays also. Summer renovations could take longer if your crew takes some holiday time of their own. With more construction workers on holiday and higher demand for their services, the price of summer renovations is typically higher than during the winter months.
Pros and cons of renovating in the winter
Renovating in the winter months is a great way to save money and time. Winter is widely considered a down time for home renovation Auckland wide, and lower demand drives down prices. In addition to lower prices and greater availability, builders with fewer projects lined up can devote more time and energy to your renovation, improving the overall build quality.
Auckland’s wettest months are between May and August. Most any building company Auckland wide will have the necessary equipment to keep a renovation site mostly dry. However, if your renovation project requires digging, rain could pose a significant challenge for your builders. Wet earth is not ideal for digging, and this could be a bit of a nuisance during the months when you are the least likely to travel.
The right home builders for any season
Whenever you choose to begin your home renovation, you can count on LD Construction to deliver the highest possible building quality on time and at budget. Our team of professional builders deliver great renovations in all kinds of weather, any time of year.
Don’t let uncertainty around your renovations prevent you from making the changes your home deserves. Contact LD Construction and let us help you work through your questions and concerns. You’ll be glad you did.