Have All the Answers
Informing those who live around you of your plans will open various lines of communication. Some will be concerned, others intrigued. Make sure you have details to hand which will leave them all assured that the construction works won’t have too much of an impact on their daily lives. This is important for a wide range of projects, from house renovations and house extensions and garage conversions. For example:
When will the construction start and how long should it last for?
How many builders and contractors will be on site, and who are they?
Will there be plant machinery?
What about skips, trucks and vans?
If the works don’t fall under permitted development, have you applied for, and received, the appropriate planning permission?
Will the construction work be in keeping with the overall character of the area and the surrounding properties in Kirkby-in-Ashfield?
It would help to have a copy of your plans with you so your neighbours can see exactly what you’re having done. Answer their questions and, if you’re unsure about anything, clarify with your construction team.
Make an Effort
Keep everyone updated and offer to let them see how things are progressing. It may be essential for building contractors to close off an access road if cranes are required. This will definitely happen where large steel beam installations are part of house extensions, house renovations or garage conversions. Give your Kirkby-in-Ashfield neighbours as much notice as you can about this so they can make alternative arrangements re access, parking etc. Be considerate of those who work from home as well; constant noise can be very frustrating.
Show your appreciation. Even if you’ve been inconvenienced by living on site during the construction works, you can be assured your neighbours have too.
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