Builder Bridgwater Somerset (TA5): There are such a lot of building contractors and builders in and around Bridgwater that it can be tricky in picking out the best one for your particular requirements. From general builders, house builders, to specialist building contractors; how do you know which to pick? To help you on your way, here are some tips and guidance on finding the best building company at a decent price.
It doesn't matter if you are building your own house, redesigning a basement, getting an extension built or any other project, your Bridgwater builders must be professional, reliable and properly qualified to complete the task. First of all you can do is ask neighbours and friends for recommendations. A builder who's excellent "by word of mouth" testimonials is one you should put on your shortlist of possible contractors to get a price quote from.
If there's no-one that can give you a decent endorsement you will need to search for a skilled Bridgwater building contractor by asking experts in the industry. You can find independent builders and building companies who are supported by guarantees and insurances on the FMB (Federation of Master Builders) list of endorsed contractors. A recommended FMB building contractor should give you the confidence in knowing that your project will be successfully completed even when problems occur, or unanticipated delays in building are taking place.
It is wise to prepare details about your project before you ask any building contractors in Bridgwater for a job quote. If the project is not made clear, it becomes very difficult for any building company to provide you with a precise quote. You ought to be able to show some dimensions and designs of smaller building works, a garden wall for example, but if it's a more substantial type of project you can ask the builder for assistance right from the design and planning stage right through to the management of the build to completion.
You should have a written summary of all your requirements as well as copies of architectural drawings to hand over to every Bridgwater builder who provides a quote. This way you are both clear about the anticipated result of your project. When you obtain your quote you will usually also be given a rough timeframe for your project.
Price quotes can fluctuate significantly, but if there are a couple that are much lower than the others you must ask the builder to clarify why this is the case and to check that they fully understand your requirements. If you do not receive an acceptable response it may be best to give the work to an alternative building contractor and avoid potential issues and stress resulting from possible increases in costs as the work proceeds.
Before picking out which Bridgwater building contractor to employ have a final read through of their quotations. Consider what's included, and more to the point, what isn't included in the price. Some building companies might not itemise building waste and rubble removal as an example. This must be disposed of in a responsible fashion and if you discover that it's not part of the estimate you should find out why.
You might also need to check that any fittings and fixtures you need for your build meet up with your specifications. As certain designs will need to be sourced from different retailers, your written summary should have as much detail regarding the fittings you've chosen, to enable the builder to provide you with a totally accurate price. If you have made specific demands you may need to confirm these are replicated in the estimate.
So, you've made up your mind, you've got a quotation that you're satisfied with and you have gone ahead and appointed your chosen builder. Before any physical work begins your builder should draw up a contract for the protection of both of you. This contract will be distinct to your particular building project and will deal with things like clearing of the site before work begins (yours or their responsibility), what materials are to be used, details of fixtures and fittings, and what to do if there any delays in or issues with the project. It should additionally explain any warranty period and what the guarantee covers with regards to building work and materials.
If you have agreed upon a method of payment, this will also be mentioned in the contract, or the builder will discuss how and when any payments are completed. It is possible that you could be asked for a small deposit, however you shouldn't pay any substantial sums of money prior to work starting. Installments should only be paid when each stage of a building project has been finished, and then only when you're happy with the work.
A final inspection will be carried out by the client and builder and any work that needs to be put right, or small details overlooked during the construction phase needs to be written down. This list should be addressed with a common sense approach from both sides, and should conform to the formal contract that was signed at the start of the project. Each side needs to be ready to accept the other's viewpoint and be willing to put forward a solution so that everyone can feel satisfied with the final outcome. The final payment for the job should be made once any snags have been put right, site waste has been removed (if included in contract) and all the work has been completed.
It is regrettable that many building projects turn sour because of poor communication between builder and client. If there's something you wish to alter, or you see a problem developing you need to have a word with the building contractor ASAP. If you have a good line of communication with your building company you're less likely to wait for the "right" time to talk to them, especially as the longer an issue is left unresolved, the harder it is to correct.
For larger projects you must realise that you will be working closely with your builder for some time. You must always have complete trust and understanding in this case with your Bridgwater builders and their personnel. You can achieve this by taking a look at a builder's memberships and affiliations of trade associations, and discovering precisely what experience and qualifications their workers have.
There are a lot of professional organisations that offer project management training, construction and building skills and practical building courses for all levels of the workforce. Membership schemes are available through more than 30 associations to highlight qualifications and individual expertise, or to accentuate the trustworthiness and professionalism of building companies throughout the UK. Some of the biggest building industry schemes to watch out for are:
The Construction Industry Council - With more than 500,000 building professionals and over 25,000 construction consultants among its membership, the Construction Industry Council (CIC) is the biggest professional organisation within the building industry. The CIC acts as a representative of management level individuals and highly skilled technicians such as building site managers, designers and technical consultants.
The Federation of Master Builders - The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) is the standard membership for many construction companies, not simply in Bridgwater, but across the UK. Not only does the FMB provide insurance and guarantees for its members work, they also supply a useful conflict resolution process that provides impartial assistance to both customer and builder when there are any arguments.
The Construction Skills Certification Scheme - To be able to work on any building site or be employed by a building company, an individual must hold a card under the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS). To hold a CSCS card a construction worker firstly has to pass the CITB Health, Safety and Environment examination and give documentary evidence of their qualifications and expertise in relation to the building and construction industry.
There are many variously coloured cards in the CSCS scheme, with each colour identifying a different qualification or ability level of the holder. You will be able to find more information and see the various different roles and cards on the CSCS website.
Building work can be carried out in Bridgwater and also in nearby places like: Pawlett, Huntworth, Haygrove, West Huntspill, Puriton, Sydenham, Wembton, Riverside, Newtown, North Petherton, Cossington, Bawdrip, Hamp, Stawell, Chilton Trinity, Dunball, East Bower, together with these postcodes TA6 3AR, TA6 3EG, TA6 3LQ, TA6 3AJ, TA6 3JB, TA6 3AU, TA6 3ER, TA6 3HB, TA6 3JY, TA6 3AX. Locally based Bridgwater building contractors will probably have the postcode TA5 and the dialling code 01278. Simply click on the "quote" form or banner to get info on builders in your location.
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Building Around Bridgwater
Over the past year house extensions were built in these Bridgwater streets: Clark Close, Courtway Avenue, Southbrook, Tapmoor, Carlton Drive, Crossfield Close, Bowerings Road, Shearston, Downhall Drive, Court Street, Barclay Street, Coxhill, Dorset Road, Cornborough Place, St Marks Court, Station Road, Shovel Road, Cossington Lane, Stolford, Danesboro Road, Skimmerton Lane, St Saviours Avenue, Sully Close, St John Street, Downend Crescent, Townsend, St Marys Crescent, Burgage Road, Ashman Way, and in these Somerset postcodes: TA6 3AR, TA6 3EG, TA6 3LQ, TA6 3AJ, TA6 3JB, TA6 3AU, TA6 3ER, TA6 3HB, TA6 3JY, TA6 3AX.
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