Installing solar panels

How Long Does It Take to Install Solar Panels?

If you’re looking to install solar panels on your property, then you’re probably wondering how long it would take. Nobody enjoys the inconvenience of construction work, so it’s only natural to consider this when investing in home improvements.

Fortunately, the actual fitting time is extremely minimal, and you’ll probably be pleasantly surprised by how quickly we can install a high-quality set of solar panels.

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Approval Of Solar Panel Installation

Often the most time-consuming aspect of the whole process is the paperwork and approvals needed before installation. There are two considerations you need to investigate and get reports or approvals for before any construction can begin.

Planning Permission

Generally, solar panels and all installations involved with them tend to fall under permitted developments or ‘PD’.

This means that most solar panels can be fitted without planning permission, with exceptions usually limited to listed buildings, world heritage sites and multiple standalone panels.

If you do require planning permission, this can significantly increase the time it takes to install your solar panels.

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Structural Report

The majority of solar panels require installation on a roof. If this is the case for your property, a structural report will be required before any work can be undertaken. This is a short and simple process and is mostly health and safety based – to ensure your home can take the weight.

Simply contact a reliable and qualified structural engineer and they’ll conduct a thorough survey to guarantee there’s no danger.

Physical Installation of Solar Panels

The actual installation time of panels to your roof or property is relatively short. Once you’ve completed any necessary reports or planning permissions, you’ll be looking about 1 day from start to finish. At Carbon Saving Group, our team of competent and highly experienced tradesmen have mastered the art of a fast and efficient installation. This means inconvenience to your household will be at a minimum.

The only aspect of the installation that is time-consuming is the construction of the scaffolding. Surprisingly, the work involved in safely reaching the desired spot for your panels is longer than the actual act of fitting them.

It’s advised to allow for 3 days for the whole installation, due to logistics and scheduling of scaffolders.


Contact Carbon Saving Group for Information about Solar Panels & Their Installation

Get in touch with Carbon Saving Group if you want to discuss the installation of solar panels further. Our expert staff can help with any questions you may have and can set up all the relevant services you’ll need to get the ball rolling.

With over 40 years of experience, we’re here to provide a high-quality, efficient service.

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