Our next door neighbours are having an extension built. It is nothing complex, yet we are two years into the project! This is because, in an attempt to save money, we guess, they have contractors working on an hourly basis - so there is no incentive to get on and get the job done, and our neighbours have no idea how much their build will cost, we know this because we asked!
The different trades are coming in, in drips and drabs, they pop off for a few days (or weeks) here and there, to work on another job. There are then several days and often weeks between one trade finishing and the next one starting. At this rate, they are going to be lucky to be weathertight before Christmas!
It is painful to witness.
Garden room installations take a different approach
Luckily, garden room installations are handled in a much more efficient manner. They are project managed builds. You will be given a date for the installation team to start on site. The materials for your building and the workforce to assemble it, will arrive on-site on this date.
While there are a few companies who build the timber framework from scratch on-site, the vast majority of companies manufacture the components off-site for quick on-site assembly.
This off-site work means that small garden room installations can be completed in as little as a day, while larger and more complex buildings are typically completed in 7 to 10 days.
When a plumber and electrician are needed on-site, the project manager will arrange for them to arrive when they are needed, avoiding delays in the build.
On-site until the garden room is completed
Unlike our neighbour's builders who are clearly popping off to work on other jobs, garden room companies book out an installation team to work on a build until it is finished.
With builds taking place throughout the country, companies are often putting up their installers in a hotel, so they want to get the build finished as quickly as possible, and move onto the next project.
The price you are quoted includes installation
Unlike our neighbour, who has no clear idea what his final bill will be. When you sign the contract for your garden room project, you will know the price you are agreeing to pay. This offers a lot of peace of mind.