Builder Littlehampton West Sussex (BN17): Choosing the right builder for your Littlehampton construction project can be hard with so many to select from. Should you use a house builder, a specialist in one form of construction skills or just a general builder for your project, and how will you know which one to choose? To help you out, here are some advice and tips on finding the best Littlehampton builder at a decent price.
Whatever the size of your building venture; a property extension, a loft conversion, a full house build or just a new garden wall, you want a qualified, professional and reliable Littlehampton building contractor to carry out the work. Start out by asking for recommendations from friends and family. A builder who's good word of mouth testimonials is one to put on your shortlist of possible contractors to ask for a price quote.
If you can't find anyone who can recommend or endorse a building company in Littlehampton then ask the industry professionals. The FMB (Federation of Master Builders) has a list of signed-up members that come with a guarantee and an FMB insurance endorsed warranty as standard. An approved FMB builder gives you the self-assurance in the knowledge that your project will be successfully completed even when things appear to be going awry, or unforeseen delays in construction occur.
It's advisable to prepare details on your building project prior to asking any contractor in Littlehampton for a quote. If the building project isn't made crystal clear, it becomes very difficult for any building company to provide you with a precise quotation. You could of course use your builder to oversee the design and planning of the project, but for smaller building jobs it is better to have your specifications prepared when you first contact a building contractor.
If you have any architectural drawings, you need to make copies and pass them to any Littlehampton builders providing an estimate, along with an in-depth written summary. By having these documents ready it sets out a precise plan which a decent contractor can use as a template for the undertaking. Any price quote you get should also come together with an estimated timescale for the completion of the build.
If you are given a quote which is significantly cheaper than the others, take some time to consider why this might be and ask how they would be able to work for that price without scrimping on labour or materials. As a potential client you're perfectly within your rights to request an acceptable explanation and receive a break down of the costs, and if the builder is unwilling or unable to supply this it could be in your best interests to look at a different contractor for the project.
Before choosing which Littlehampton building company to hire have one last look over their quotes. You need to pay particular attention to anything that's NOT included in the final price given. For example, some building companies may reduce the estimated costs by not including waste removal at the end of the project. This has to be disposed of in a controlled way and should you find it isn't included in the quotation you need to ask why.
You may also need to check that any fixtures and fittings you want for your project are up to your exact specifications. This is something that must be transparent on your original written summary that is given to the builder to allow him to procure these accessories and ensure that they're included in the estimate. If you have made particular demands you may need to confirm these are replicated in your estimate.
So, you've found a quote you're satisfied with and you're in a position to hire your builder. To safeguard the interests of both parties, the building company ought to provide you with a written contract to sign before the real work starts. This could include points such as; materials, clearance of the site before work commences, details of fittings and fixtures, and there should also be a resolution for any snags or problems. There should also be mention of the guarantee and warranty period of the work involved.
The contract should also specify how and when payments need to be made for the project in question. It is possible you may be asked for a small deposit, however you shouldn't pay out any significant sums of money prior to work starting. Installments should only be paid when each part of a project has been finished, and then only when you are satisfied with the standard of the work.
A final inspection will be made between the builder and client and any items that need to be corrected, or items overlooked through the building stage needs to be documented. A common sense approach is needed by both sides when handling this list, and it should adhere to the contract that was agreed at the beginning of the project. A final inspection is not used to pick fault with the work, but is carried out to deal with any concerns about the finished building project and how to rectify them. When the site has been cleared of materials and tools, all work is completed and the snagging list has been accomplished, the final payment can be made.
Good communication between yourself and the builder is essential to keep a building project running smoothly. If there is something you wish to alter, or you notice a problem developing you should have a word with the building company at once. The longer that you leave an issue to fester, the harder it is for the building contractor to resolve and creating a good relationship from the outset is vital.
For larger projects you must realise that you'll be in close dialogue with your builder for some time. Having confidence and trust in you Littlehampton builder's skills, experience and qualifications can mean that this extra stress is a little bit easier to deal with. You can achieve this by investigating a building company's memberships and affiliations of trade associations, and asking precisely what experience and qualifications their workforce has.
There are a number of trade bodies and organisations that provide construction and building skills, project management training and hands-on building courses for all levels of personnel. A building company or individual builder can be a member of one of the 30 schemes that have been put in place by industry frontrunners to put the spotlight on their trustworthiness, professionalism and expertise. The most common membership schemes to look for in the building industry are:
The Construction Skills Certification Scheme - The CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) is a Government backed card which every member of a building company's workforce, from senior executives down to apprentices, must hold in order to be able to work in the building industry. The CSCS card illustrates a worker's qualifications, (Diploma, Postgraduate Degree, Degree and NVQ) in the building industry as well as their certification from the CITB Health, Safety and Environment exam.
The CSCS cards have several different colours to exhibit the differing qualifications and levels of skill within the trade of the card holder. More information and facts can be found by heading to CSCS website.
The Construction Industry Council - The Construction Industry Council has approximately 25,000 construction consultants and more than 500,000 individual building professionals in its membership. These represent both the management and technical side of the construction industry and it's likely the site manager or other similar executive will be the holder of a CIC membership.
The Federation of Master Builders - Numerous building companies and individual contractors of all skill levels have an affiliation with the Federation of Master Builders, and follow their recommendations and guidelines for the building industry. Not only does the FMB provide guarantees and insurances for its members work, they also offer a conflict resolution process which provides unbiased assistance to both builder and customer if there should be any arguments.
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