If you are new to the building and construction trade, but need some work done on your home, then knowing what to look for in the perfect builder can be a minefield.
It’s work that can be essential, but it’s also a job that must be carried out safely and in accordance with legal requirements – which means you’ll need to know you can trust the person who’s doing it.
If you’re wondering how to choose the right builder in Loughborough, then experience and reliability are two things which should be a given. But what else should you look out for when choosing your builder?
Find the perfect builder
Do your research beforehand. Get references, find out about the qualifications and experience they have and check if they are a member of a respected trade body, such as the Federation of Master Builders. Can you see examples of the previous work they’ve done?
Get things set in stone before you start. If the project is a large one, then consider a contract which will lay out the stages the work will be done in, when you can expect to have it done and how much it will cost in detail, step by step. (This is something that you should be aware of before you start, even if you don’t have a contract.)
There from start to finish. Choose a builder who can be with you to project manage the work through every step of the process, from the initial consultation, design and planning applications, all the way through to the finishing touches at the end, such as plumbing, tiling and electrics.
Check they’re covered. It’s always a good idea to ensure they have adequate insurance on the slim chance that something might go wrong. It’s also advisable to have a council inspector make checks on the work as it goes along, to ensure it meets with the correct building regs.
Save the final payment until the end. Once you’ve agreed the stages of payment, save a final amount until the end when you’ve made sure everything has been done correctly.
Contact us to discuss your project
If you are looking for a builder in Loughborough who can offer all of the above and more, then why not contact us to discuss your project? With over 30 years in the trade and a long line of happy customers, our aim is to make the building process as simple and easy as possible.