Tips & Advice

We are happy to offer our professional advice any time free of charge just call or email our office.

  • 1. Check a builder is in a trade body - the Federation of Master Builders, the Guild of Builders and Contractors, or the National Federation of Builders
  • Ask for references and check them out
  • Ask about a builder’s experience and qualifications
  • Check whether the builder uses sub-contractors
  • Does the builder have insurance if something goes badly wrong?
  • Always ask for a detailed quote, checking how long the price is guaranteed for
  • Draw up a contract if the work you require is substantial
  • Agree phases of work and stage-payments
  • Ask a council inspector to check the work meets building regulations
  • Keep a final payment until the work is complete and snags rectified

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