Builder Maldon Essex (CM9): Picking the right builder for your Maldon building project can be tricky with so many to select from. How is it possible to determine which house builder, specialist building contractor or general builder to employ? To help you out, below are some tips and advice on getting the best building company at a decent price.
Whatever the extent of your building project; a basement renovation, a home extension, a full house build or just a new garden wall, you want a reliable, qualified and professional Maldon builder to carry out the job. The initial thing you can do is ask friends and neighbours for recommendations. If your friends or neighbours have had construction work undertaken and they are satisfied with how the work went, then you could hardly get a better recommendation for any building contractor.
In general, the next best way to uncover a reliable Maldon building company is to ask professionals within the industry. The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) keeps a list of members who come guaranteed and with an FMB insurance endorsed warranty as standard. When things sometimes go wrong on a construction project, this peace of mind and insurance from the Federation of Master Builders can prove invaluable.
It is advisable to have details on your project prepared prior to asking any building contractors in Maldon for an estimate. If the project isn't made crystal clear, it becomes very difficult for any building company to supply you with an accurate quotation. You could obviously use a builder to oversee the management and design of the building works, however for modest building tasks it is wise to have your requirements prepared when you first get hold of a building company.
You should make photocopies of any written design specifications and architectural drawings and pass them on to the Maldon builders who you ask for a job quote. Through this process you will both be clear about the anticipated outcome of the project. When you receive your quotation you will also be given an approximate timescale for your building project.
Certain Maldon builders will naturally quote a lower price than others, however you need to ask how they're able to do this without corner-cutting or using inferior components. If you do not get a satisfactory response it may be best to move on to a different builder and dodge any possible stressful situations owing to potential increasing costs as the build proceeds.
Don't make a rash decision when choosing builders in Maldon, or feel forced into picking a particular one; a good tip is to hold back for 24 hours or so and read through all the job quotes once again. A price quote may not break down every aspect of the project, however there should be a list of phases in the construction, and you're looking for anything that was not included in the first estimate. If there is no entry on your quote for waste removal, for example, you need to ask them if this will be included in the price given. The rubble and debris from any construction work has to be disposed of in a safe and controlled way, in keeping with local guidelines, and this can be an expensive extr outlay if it is not listed in the final quote.
If you've a specific style or design you want for any fixtures and fittings for your project in Maldon, these should be included and itemised in the quote. Things like this should be stated on your original written brief and accordingly quoted for by the builder. If you feel at all unsure about any element of the estimate with regard to your accessories, now is a good time to raise questions and be sure you will not get any upsetting surprises during the project.
So, you have found a quote that you're happy with and you're ready to appoint your builder. Before any actual physical work begins the builder should write up a contract for the protection of you both. This will very likely include items such as; the materials to be used and where to store them on site, clearing of the site before work starts, specific fittings or fixtures, and a resolution for any snags or issues. The contract should state the warranty period that you get and precisely what the guarantees by the builder cover with regards to their work and/or materials that are used in the project.
It might also determine the schedule of payment for the work. It's possible you may be asked for a modest deposit, but you shouldn't pay any significant amounts of money before work commences. Larger building projects are generally paid for in phases, and you will only pay on the completion of each stage when you're happy that the stage has been accomplished correctly.
A final inspection should be made by the builder and the client and any items that need to be corrected, or stuff missed during the building phase should be noted. A snag list is a way for a builder to fix any small issues found at the termination of the project, and should be sorted out in keeping with the signed building contract between both parties. A final inspection isn't used to pick faults in the work, but is carried out to address any concerns about the final stage of the building project and how to fix them. The final payment can be made when any snags have been put right, site waste has been cleared (if part of the contract) and all of the work has been completed.
If you cultivate good lines of communication between yourself and the builder, you're putting down a good foundation in the smooth running of your building project. If there's something you'd like to change, or you see a problem coming to light you need to talk to the building contractor as soon as possible. The longer you leave something to fester, the more difficult it is for the builder to put right and having a good relationship from the start is essential.
You could on a daily basis be living in close proximity with your building team for some time if the project is a substantial one. Having trust and confidence in you Maldon builder's qualifications, experience and skills can mean that this extra stress is a little bit easier to deal with. Any memberships, accreditations and qualifications held by the building company from trade organisations can help to give you reassurance.
Within the construction industry there are many qualification opportunities for project management, hands-on skills and other construction related help from a wide range of professional bodies and associations. There are membership schemes available from more than 30 associations highlighting individual expertise and qualifications, or to showcase the trustworthiness and professionalism of building companies throughout the British Isles. Trade associations that are held in high regard in the construction industry are:
The Federation of Master Builders - As mentioned earlier, the Federation of Master Builders is a leading association that sets industry standards in the construction trade for workers of all types. FMB members are able to provide insurance for any construction work they undertake and also offer conflict resolution to reach an acceptable outcome for both contractor and customer in the event of any arguments.
The Construction Skills Certification Scheme - To be qualified to work on any building site or be employed by a building company, an individual must hold a card from the CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme). The CSCS card highlights a worker's qualifications, (Postgraduate Degree, Diploma, Degree and NVQ) in the building industry together with their certification from the CITB Health, Safety and Environment test.
The CSCS cards have various colours to exhibit the different levels of ability and qualifications within the building trade of the card holder. To find out more about the CSCS scheme and the roles and responsibilities of the various coloured cards you could pop along to their website.
The Construction Industry Council - The Construction Industry Council (CIC) is the biggest of the construction industry's trade associations with more than 25,000 construction consultants and over 500,000 building professionals amongst its members. These represent both the management and technical side of the construction industry and it is likely that a site manager or other similar executive will be the holder of a CIC membership.
Building work can be done in Maldon and also nearby in: Woodham Mortimer, Hatfield Peverel, Great Totham, Great Baddow, Ulting, Little Baddow, Goldhanger, Beeleigh, Langford, Heybridge, Latchingdon, Maylandsea, Chelmsford, Danbury, Woodham Walter, Mundon, and in these postcodes CM9 4PY, CM9 5JS, CM9 6AP, CM9 5DQ, CM9 5DN, CM9 6AS, CM9 5NB, CM9 5DY, CM9 6AU, CM9 5JX. Locally based Maldon building contractors will probably have the phone code 01621 and the postcode CM9. Click the "quote" banner to get info on builders in your location.
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Building services have recently been required in the following Maldon areas and streets - Beckingham Road, Steeple Close, Southend Road, Cromwell Hill, Crayford Close, Dunlin Close, Brick House Road, Cumberland Avenue, Chandlers Quay, Salters Meadow, Spring Lane, Chelmsford Road, Belvedere Place, Staplers Close, St Peters Avenue, Ash Grove, Bridge Terrace, Ten Acre Approach, Back Road, Coopers Avenue, Beaumont Way, Tom Tit Lane, Churchacre, Darnet Road, Dyers Road, St Giles Close, as well as these Maldon area postcodes: CM9 4PY, CM9 5JS, CM9 6AP, CM9 5DQ, CM9 5DN, CM9 6AS, CM9 5NB, CM9 5DY, CM9 6AU, CM9 5JX.
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