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21st April 2017
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Property maintenance chief urges us to plan ahead for non-emergency refurbishments
While tracking the number of shopping days until Christmas, people also should track the number of remodelling days until the relatives arrive, says the managing director of one of the UK's largest property management firms.
"We will fit more bathrooms and paint and decorate more spare rooms between now and Christmas than any other time in the year, with more than 100 people working day and night to meet the deadline," reveals Will Davies, MD of London-based aspect.co.uk.
Will says these refurbishments appear to be in preparation for extended family and other holiday guests, which is why people should plan further ahead.
"Householders know family and other guests are coming for Christmas. So why not get those refurbishments and additions done during the Spring or Summer? We can schedule refurbishments more readily during those slower months.
"Remember we aren't just doing bathrooms and spare rooms this time of year. We're also fixing storm damage and I don't have to tell you what this Winter has been like for everyone."
Will understands that Christmas often is the last thing on people's minds during the Spring and Summer but that's exactly why people should schedule those holiday preparations at that time - it's the off season.
"We can handle any problem you have but we can handle it better if it's not an emergency."
Will says that as a goodwill gesture at Christmas time, the company picks one customer at random and does that work for free.
www.aspect.co.uk is a London property maintenance company that provides plumbers, drainage specialists, electricians, gas and central heating engineers, air conditioning specialists, roofers and handymen plus refurbishment and waste clearance to both domestic and commercial accounts, 24 hours a day.
14th December 2012