Builder Billericay Essex (CM11): There are such a lot of builders and building contractors in and around Billericay that it can be tricky in picking out the best one for your requirements. Should you use a house builder, a specialist in one form of construction skills or just a general builder for your assignment, and how will you know which to choose? To help you, here are some advice and tips on finding the best Billericay builder at a decent price.
Whatever the size of your building project; a basement renovation, a property extension, a complete house build or even a garden wall, you want a reliable, qualified and professional Billericay builder to do the work. Firstly you could do is ask neighbours and friends for recommendations. A builder who has excellent word of mouth recommendations is one you should put on your list of possible companies to ask for an estimate.
If you don't know anyone who can recommend a building contractor in Billericay then ask the industry professionals. The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) holds a list of signed-up members that all come guaranteed and with an FMB insurance supported warranty as standard. When stuff goes wrong on a construction project, this insurance and peace of mind from the Federation of Master Builders can prove invaluable.
It is shrewd to prepare details about your project prior to asking for a price quote from a builder in Billericay. A definitive quotation can only be put together if you explain in detail the requirements and scope of your building project. If it's a large undertaking you could ask a building contractor to supervise every stage of the work, from planning and management to full construction, whilst smaller building tasks should enable you to have some ideas and designs prepared to show a builder so as to obtain a precise quote.
Have a written summary of your specifications as well as photocopies of architectural drawings to hand to all Billericay builders who are presenting a quotation. That way you are describing your precise needs right from the outset. When you obtain your quote you will also be handed an approximate timeframe for your building project.
Certain Billericay builders will naturally give a lower quote than others, but you must ask yourself how they can do this without scrimping or using low quality materials. As a possible client you are within your rights to ask for an acceptable explanation and see a break down of the estimated costs, and if the builder is unwilling or unable to supply this it could be better to be safe than sorry and look at another contractor for the work.
As soon as you've got all the estimates in, don't be in a rush to pick out a builder in Billericay; sleep on it and the following day go over all the quotations once again to cover all your bases. Look at what's included, and even more important, what isn't included in the cost. If there's no listing on your quote for building rubbish and rubble removal, for example, you must ask if this will be included at no extra charge. The debris and rubble from any building work should be removed and disposed of in a safe and controlled fashion, in keeping with local guidelines, and this can be an expensive extr outlay if it's not listed in the quote.
You may also need to affirm any fittings and fixtures you require for your project match up to your specifications. As particular styles will need to be procured from different retailers, your written summary should have as much detail with regard to the accessories you've chosen, to allow the builder to provide you with an exact quote. If you've made specified demands you might need to confirm these are reflected in the quotation.
Okay, you've found an estimate you're satisfied with and you are now ready to appoint your builder. To protect the interests of both parties, the building contractor should present you with a written contract to sign before any actual physical work begins. This contract should be unique to your particular job and could deal with areas like materials, removal of building rubbish and waste, specifics of fittings and fixtures, and what will happen if there any delays in or problems with the project. It should in addition give details of any warranty period and what the guarantee covers in respect of materials and construction work.
This contract should also explain how and when payments should be made for the project in question. It is entirely possible that you may be asked for a deposit, but you should never pay any significant sums of money prior to work starting. Larger building projects are usually paid for in stages, and you'll pay on completion of each stage and only when you're happy that the work has been completed correctly.
A snag list of any small faults can be compiled during the final inspection of the completed project by the builder and the client. A snagging list is a means by which a builder can fix any minor issues found at the end of the project, and should be sorted out in accordance with the the contract that was signed by both sides. Both sides need to be ready to accept the other's point of view and be prepared to offer a solution so that everyone can feel happy with the final result. The final payment for the job should be made when site waste has been removed (if included in contract), any snags have been rectified and all of the work has been completed.
If you cultivate good lines of communication between yourself and the builder, you're taking a big step towards the smooth running of your construction project. If there is something you'd like to alter, or you see a problem developing you should talk to the building contractor ASAP. It gets much more difficult to put something right the longer it's left, and you will both benefit from good communication from the outset.
For larger construction projects you must understand that you'll be in close dialogue with your builder on a regular basis. You must always have complete understanding and trust in this case with your Billericay builder and his personnel. You can accomplish this by checking out a building company's affiliations and memberships of professional trade bodies, and asking exactly what experience and qualifications their workforce has.
There are several trade bodies that offer project management training, construction and building skills and technical, hands-on building classes for all levels of personnel. An individual builder or building firm may be a member of one of the thirty or more schemes put in place by industry frontrunners to shine a light on their professionalism, skills and trustworthiness. The most common membership schemes to look for in the building industry are:
The Construction Industry Council - The Construction Industry Council has in excess of 25,000 construction consultants and approximately 500,000 individual building professionals in its membership. These represent the technical and management side of the construction industry and it is highly likely that the site manager or other executive will hold a CIC membership.
The Construction Skills Certification Scheme - To be qualified to work on any construction site or be employed by a building company, a person has to hold a card under the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS). To get a CSCS card a person firstly has to pass the CITB Health, Safety and Environment exam and give documentary evidence of their qualifications and expertise with regard to the construction and building industry.
The variously coloured CSCS cards show at a glance the level of responsibility and expertise the person has. More information can be found by heading to CSCS website.
The Federation of Master Builders - The FMB (Federation of Master Builders) is the go-to membership for many construction companies, not only in Billericay, but throughout the UK. The advantages of using an FMB affiliated building company are the guarantees and reassurances that this leading trade organisation gives to its membership and their customers.
Building work can be undertaken in Billericay and also in: Basildon, Brentwood, Ingatestone, Ramsden Bellhouse, Ramsden Heath, Ingrave, Great Burstead, Stock, Herongate, West Hanningfield, Little Burstead, Mountnessing, Crays Hill, Wickford, Hutton, as well as in these postcodes CM11 2LE, CM11 2DR, CM11 1EE, CM11 2LL, CM11 1ES, CM11 2JT, CM11 2HA, CM11 2BP, CM11 2EH, CM11 2AL. Local Billericay builders will likely have the dialling code 01277 and the postcode CM11.
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