If you want major work done on your home, then you want to ensure you get a reliable builder like this builders Leamington Spa firm that will do a decent job for the right price.
There are two main ways to decide on a builder: 1) Research and recommendation 2) Research and a tad of intuition thrown in! Bottom line, any which way you do it if you don’t do some research, and it all goes pear shaped, you only have yourself to blame! So, to avoid living in purgatory for ever and ever, do the research!
Get a Brief Together
Before you get started with anything, get a brief together to ensure everyone is clear on what you want. Include as many details and drawings as possible. Give a copy of this to each builder you will be receiving a quote from.
1 – Research & Recommendations
Word of mouth, especially from a trusted friend or relative, is a good indicator. However, as they say one man’s meat is another man’s poison, so still do your own research. It’s not just about the finished product. Ask how the project was handled from start to finish. Were there any problems and if so how were they resolved? Did they stay on Budget? Did the neighbours complain because of the mess? Looking at the big picture, endorsements are subjective and personal. Do not just speak to one happy customer, speak to several. If the company cannot provide a few recommendations, and people you can talk too directly, you are taking a lot at face value. Most reputable builders will be more than happy to show you their work as well as talk to their customers. Make sure you have a list of questions ready when you do speak to previous clients!
2 – Research & Intuition
While you might get a great “vibe” off a builder remember, you are going to give this guy a lot of your hard-earned cash! While Joe Bloggs might have sung his praises at the “Duck & Orange” last week over a pint of cider, that’s not really a good reason to give him your savings! Do your research. What major jobs has he completed? Many problems start when variations of the original plans happen. A professional builder will ensure all the drawings and specs are correct, and then agree on price. Intuition is all very “avant-garde” but incredibly risky…
Realistically you should get three quotes in to get the best idea of what’s what and costings. The cheapest will not always be the best choice. The quotes should provide a breakdown of labour and materials. If they are substantially lower, it will pay to find out why. They could be cutting corners and/or using inferior materials. Saving a few pounds now could cost a lot more in the future. Another major question is fixtures and fittings as well as rubbish removal. You will be amazed at just how much rubbish can accumulate! How and who deals with that? Are their added costs on top of the quote for these things? Make sure everything is clear and upfront and you won’t go far wrong!2018-09-26