Builder Walton-on-Thames Surrey (KT12): With so many builders and contractors to choose from in the Walton-on-Thames area, it can be quite difficult to pick the best one for your proposed building project. From specialist building contractors, house builders, to general builders; how do you know which to choose? To assist you in finding a building contractor for your task here are some helpful advice and tips to set you on the right path.
Whatever the size of your building challenge; a basement refurbishment, a complete house build, a home extension or even a garden wall, you want a reliable, professional and qualified Walton-on-Thames builder to carry out the job. The initial thing you can do is ask family and friends for suggestions. A builder who's excellent "by word of mouth" testimonials is one you should put on your shortlist of possible companies to get an estimate from.
If there's nobody who can offer you a decent recommendation or endorsement then you'll have to search for a skilled Walton-on-Thames building company by asking industry experts. You can identify independent builders and building companies who are covered by insurances and guarantees on the Federation of Master Builders list of endorsed builders. When things sometimes go wrong on a building project, this peace of mind and insurance from the FMB can prove to be crucial.
Before asking a building contractor in Walton-on-Thames for a job quote you will need to have a few details ready in advance. An accurate quote can only be made if you set out in clear detail the requirements and scope of your construction project. You should be able to show some plans and designs for modest construction tasks, a garden wall for example, but if it is a much larger project you can ask your builder for assistance right from the planning and design stage and all the way through the management of the build to completion.
You need to make copies of any written design specifications and architectural drawings and give them to any Walton-on-Thames builders who you need to get a quotation from. By following this process you'll both be clear about the envisioned outcome of your project. When you get your estimate you should also be given an approximate timescale for your building project.
If you get a price quote that's significantly cheaper than the others, take some time to consider how this can be and ask how they can do the job for that price level without cutting corners on materials or labour. If you do not get an acceptable response it might be better to move on to a different building contractor and avoid potential problems and stress due to possible increases in costs as the work progresses.
Before deciding upon which Walton-on-Thames building contractor to use have a final look over their quotations. Consider what's included, and more to the point, what isn't included in the price. For instance, certain builders might cut costs by not itemising waste removal when the job is completed. This has to be removed and disposed of in a responsible fashion and if you discover that it's not included in the quotation then you should ask why.
Another aspect to think about is the design, style and finish of any fixtures and fittings that you might need. Stuff like this should be specified on your original written brief and accordingly quoted for by the builder. If you have made particular demands you may need to confirm these are reflected in the quotation.
As soon as you have decided on a suitable Walton-on-Thames builder and accepted their quote there is one more bit of paperwork to get through. A contract should be presented to you by the building firm to lay down the specifics of the work. This will include such things as clearing of the site before work commences (yours or their responsibility), the materials to be used and where to store them on site, specific fittings or fixtures, and the making good of any snags during and at the conclusion of the project. There should also be reference to the guarantee and warranty period of any work.
If you have agreed upon a payment schedule, this should also be included in the contract, or the builder will specify when and how any payments are completed. It's possible that you might be asked for a small deposit, but you should never pay any substantial sums of money prior to work starting. If you're paying for your project in phases, you should only pay as each phase is completed, and when you're happy with the standard of the work that has been done.
A snagging list of any small faults can be compiled during a final inspection of the finished project by the client and builder. The list should be addressed with a common sense approach from both sides, and should adhere to the formal contract that was agreed and signed at the start of the project. As both parties complete a final inspection there needs to be a mutual agreement to any snagging list and explanations on how to fix any faults raised. Only when any snags have been rectified and all work is completed to your satisfaction, should the final payment for the job be given to the builder.
A good level of communication between you and the builder is vital if you are to keep a building project running nicely. You always need to be prepared to talk over any changes in or problems with your project with the building contractor, and you must do this the minute something crops up. If you have a good line of communication with your builders you're less inclined to wait for the "right" time to speak to them, especially since the longer a problem is left, the more difficult it is to put right.
It is quite possible that you'll be living and in close contact with your builders for a period of time and on a day-to-day basis, on a larger project. You should have complete trust and understanding in this situation with your Walton-on-Thames building contractors and their personnel. A great help in accomplishing this is by evaluating their memberships, accreditations and qualifications of trade associations.
In the building trade there are several professional bodies and organisations that provide training in project management and building skills for all sectors of the building personnel. There are also over thirty trade organisations offering membership schemes highlighting the professionalism and skills of individuals and building companies. Organisations that are held in high regard in the construction industry are:
The Construction Industry Council - The CIC (Construction Industry Council) is the biggest of the construction industry's organisations with over 500,000 building professionals and over 25,000 construction consultants amongst its members. These represent the technical and management side of the construction industry and it's likely a site manager or other similar executive will hold a CIC membership.
The Construction Skills Certification Scheme - The Construction Skills Certification Scheme is a Government backed card which every member of a building company's workforce, from apprentices to senior executives, has to hold in order to work in the building industry. The CSCS card shows a worker's qualifications, (Degree, NVQ, Diploma and Postgraduate Degree) in the building industry in addition to their accreditation from the CITB Health, Safety and Environment test.
There are many variously coloured cards included in the CSCS scheme, with each colour demonstrating a different skill or qualification level of the holder. To get more information about the CSCS scheme and the responsibilities and roles of the variously coloured cards you can always visit their website.
The Federation of Master Builders - The Federation of Master Builders is the de-facto membership for many building contractors, not simply in Walton-on-Thames, but all over Great Britain. The FMB doesn't just provide insurance and guarantees for its members work, they also offer a conflict resolution process that provides unbiased assistance to both customer and builder if there should be any unresolved arguments.
Building work can be done in Walton-on-Thames and also in: Rydens, Molesey, Hersham, Kempton Park, Shepperton, Ashley Park, Hampton, Brooklands, Addlestone, Sunbury-on-Thames, Hurst Park, Laleham, Weybridge, Esher, Lower Halliford, West Molesey, and in these postcodes KT12 1RF, KT12 1AJ, KT12 1AG, KT12 1EQ, KT12 1DZ, KT12 1NJ, KT12 1QZ, KT12 1RN, KT12 1NG, KT12 1AN. Locally based Walton-on-Thames building contractors will likely have the postcode KT12 and the telephone code 01932. Simply click the "quote" banner or form to get information on building in your location.
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Walton-on-Thames Building Tasks
There are a number of different tasks that can be accomplished by local Walton-on-Thames builders including cheap construction services in Walton-on-Thames, log cabins, industrial construction, construction services in Walton-on-Thames, footings in Walton-on-Thames, underpinning, kitchen installations, metal staircases, garage building, eco-building in Walton-on-Thames, basement & cellar conversion, damp control Walton-on-Thames, landlord building services, house extension in Walton-on-Thames, underfloor insulation, mould control, groundwork, wood staircases, chimney building in Walton-on-Thames, loft conversions, garden studio/office construction, shop fitting in Walton-on-Thames, pub/bar fitting, chimney repair in Walton-on-Thames, home improvements Walton-on-Thames, pizza oven construction, and more.
In Surrey you can likewise get: Alfold building companies, Shalford building firms, Dorking building contractors, Horne building firms, Lower Kingswood building firms, Churt builders, Effingham building companies, Compton building contractors, Horsell building companies, Capel building firms, Mytchett building companies, Englefield Green building contractors, Chertsey building firms, Shepperton building firms, Deepcut building contractors, Salfords building companies, West Clandon building companies, The Sands building firms, Deepcut building firms, Caterham building companies, West End builders, Lyne building contractors, Dormansland builders, Cranleigh building firms, Flexford building companies, Reigate building firms, Elstead building firms, Westcott building firms, Dunsfold building companies.
Builders Near Walton-on-Thames
Also: Addlestone builders, West Molesey builders, Laleham builders, Hersham builders, Sunbury-on-Thames builders, Lower Halliford builders, Hampton builders, Brooklands builders, Esher builders, Shepperton builders, Weybridge builders, Ashley Park builders, Molesey builders, Rydens builders, Hurst Park builders, Kempton Park and more.
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Building Around Walton-on-Thames
Some Walton-on-Thames roads where building work has recently been undertaken - The Halliards, Bridge Close, Broadwater Road South, The Links, The Quillot, Brampton Gardens, Silverdale Avenue, Crossway, Tanners Close, Crofton Avenue, Beech Close, Conyers Close, Southdown Road, Burwood Park Road, Claremont Close, Ashley Park Crescent, Assher Road, Sidney Road, Stanley Gardens, Sunbury Lane, Colne Drive, Celandine Road, Ashley Close, Stonebanks, Back Green, St Vincent Road, Alexandra Close, as well as the following local Walton-on-Thames postcodes: KT12 1RF, KT12 1AJ, KT12 1AG, KT12 1EQ, KT12 1DZ, KT12 1NJ, KT12 1QZ, KT12 1RN, KT12 1NG, KT12 1AN.
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