How Long Does it Take to Build a Custom Outdoor Space?

October 12, 2022 Patio Design

One of the first things most people want to know is how soon will they be lounging on their new patio. There are many factors involved from permits to availability of materials to weather that can impact timing. The guide below was created to give you a ballpark idea of when you can expect your beautiful new TCP Custom Outdoor Living space to be ready.

First, determine when you’d like to have your project completed. Then, see what month you’ll need to contact our office to get started.

Want it around this time?Call us by:
January/February for New Year’s Day, the Super Bowl, or Valentine’s DayJune or July
March/April for March Madness, Spring Break, Easter, or PassoverAugust or September
May/June for Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Graduation, Father’s Day, or summer weddingsOctober or November
July/August for Independence Day, end of summer, or back to schoolJanuary or February
September/October for Labor Day, football season, World Series, or HalloweenMarch or April
November/December for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, winter holidays, or New Year’s EveMay or June

How do we determine these timelines? Of course there’s the building phase, where we are actually working at the house, but there’s also a lot of down time to take into account for design and planning. Here’s a good idea of how long each phase of the building process takes:

  • Design – Contract: 4 Months
    • From Initial Call to Meeting: 2 weeks
    • Designing: 2 weeks 
    • Approvals: 8 weeks
    • Permits: 2 months
  • Build: 3-4 Months
  • Total: 6-8 months

When you call our office, we’ll schedule an initial consultation. After the initial visit, if it is determined we can create a project that is in your budget range, we’ll follow up with a proposal. Once you’ve selected us as your outdoor design/builder and signed a contract, we’ll begin the permitting and HOA process. This can take up to two months depending on the rules of your community. When the design has met all requirements, construction begins.

Watch this video to discover more about our process. More questions? Give one of our outdoor-living specialists a call at 281-265-1994 in Houston or 972-915-2727 in Dallas/Fort Worth.

Have a project in mind? We work throughout the Houston and Dallas - Fort Worth areas.

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We worked with Mark, who came to us with plans and fully explained the costs, materials, timeline, and talked about the construction methods. The project was well organized, with a new crew arriving once each stage of construction was completed. I kept a photo record of it, which was fun and friends are wowed by the timeline. I completely recommend Texas Custom Patios.

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