The Christmas Deadline...
This is something we hear a lot at this time of year, people's timescales no longer rely so much on the weather, or their budget, or what they want to achieve. The phrase 'as long as it's in before Christmas' is frequently heard in our showroom.
Now depending on the bifold system they are choosing, this is perfectly do-able.
But I would like to remind you (readers, customers, anyone really!) that having your doors in before Christmas may seem like the be all and end all right now, but make sure you are not compromising key elements of your project in order to make this timescale attainable.
Things to consider...
Remember that this is your home and your money and if something isn't quite how you want it to be, you will reminded of that fact every time you walk through your front door.
You need to be aware that rushing into a purchase. to ensure you have your doors by a specific date, could well result in you being unhappy down the line.
Spend time researching not only the product, but the installers you want to use. Make sure you know exactly what you want, and what your installers offer.
Visit a showroom (or five)...
Spend time with their salesman ensuring that any questions you have are answered, and you aren't left with any doubt in your mind about the service you are being provided with.
It's a nerve-wracking thing, choosing a contractor or tradesman to carry out the work on your property. You may think by having made the decision to actually carry out the work in the first place, that the tough part is over.
You've put away the money, you've prepared your neighbours and you've made appropriate living arrangements. Wrong.
Choosing someone (whom at this stage is basically a stranger) is a vital element of your project, and choosing the wrong tradesman (...installer, painter, decorator, builder, carpenter, architect) can have a drastic and often unpleasant affect on your home...and your sanity!
Home improvement isn't just for Christmas!
So it definitely isn't something that can be rushed, or not given thorough consideration.
Of course, having your home the way you want it throughout the holiday season is important, and most of the time (if you leave a sensible amount of time) this is entirely possible.
Just don't forget about the rest of the year and, to coin a phrase, a bifold door isn't just for Christmas!
October has come and gone and even Bonfire night is a few weeks behind us, there's no more denying it, we are well and truly in the run up to Christmas.
Turkeys are being stuffed, presents are being bought and final plans are being drawn up (not just Christmas dinner seating arrangements..) for building work to be done before the big day.