Builder Wickford Essex (SS11): There are so many construction companies and building contractors in and around Wickford that it can be quite a challenge to decide on the right one for your particular requirements. Do you need a general builder, a house builder or a specialist building contractor for your project, and how should you go about choosing? To find the right builder for your specific needs, here are some helpful tips and guidance.
Whatever the size of your building venture; a loft conversion, a full house build, an extension to your house or even a garden wall, you want a professional, qualified and reliable Wickford building contractor to carry out the job. Family and friends are a good place to get suggestions for a decent builder. A builder who has excellent word of mouth testimonials is one you should add to your list of possible contractors to ask for a quotation.
In general, the next best way to find an experienced Wickford builder is to ask professionals within the industry. A list of reputable builders and building companies is held by the FMB (Federation of Master Builders), who endorse each registered member with guarantees and an insurance based warranty for any work they do. This kind of peace of mind can be vital during a stressful construction project, especially when problems are encountered.
You'll have to prepare a few things before asking a builder in Wickford for a price quote. If the construction project isn't made clear, it can be extremely difficult for any builder to provide an accurate quotation. You ought to be able to show some dimensions and designs of modest building works, a garden wall for instance, however if it is a much larger kind of project you can ask your builder for assistance right from the design and planning stage and all the way through project management and completion.
You should make duplicates of any written design requirements and architect's drawings and hand them over to any Wickford builders who you need to get a quote from. That way you are outlining your precise requirements right from the start. Together with an itemised estimate your building contractor will also establish an approximate timeline to complete the work.
If you are given an estimate that is a lot cheaper than the others, take some time to contemplate how this can be and ask how they would be able to do the job for that price without skimping on labour or materials. If you do not get an acceptable response then it may be best to give the work to an alternative building contractor and avoid any possible stressful situations owing to potential increasing costs as the build progresses.
Before deciding on which Wickford building company to hire have one last look over their price quotes. You need to pay special attention to anything that's NOT included in the total price. Certain builders might not itemise rubble and building waste removal for example. This has to be removed and disposed of in a responsible and ethical manner and should you find it is not included in the estimate then you need to find out why.
You might also need to confirm any fittings and fixtures you require for your project are up to your exact specifications. Stuff like this must be stated on your written summary and quoted for accordingly by the builder. If the estimate doesn't stipulate your exact fittings you could wind up with a cheaper option to reduce costs.
Once you have decided on a builder and approved their estimate there is one further bit of paperwork to deal with. Before the real work commences the builder should write up a contract for the protection of you both. This contract will be distinct to your particular project and will list areas like what materials are to be used, clearing of the site before work commences, specific fittings or fixtures, and what will happen if there any delays in or problems with the work. There should also be reference to the guarantee and warranty period of any work.
It may also establish the method of payment for the project. Your builder might want a deposit, but it isn't advisable to pay significant amounts of cash in advance. Payments should be made only when each part of a project is completed, and only when you're pleased with the standard of the work.
At the conclusion of any project there needs to be a final inspection of the work between the client and the builder to make sure all work has been finished satisfactorily and a snag list of minor errors made up, if necessary. A snag list is a way for a builder to rectify any small issues found at the end of the project, and should be addressed in accordance with the signed building contract between both sides. As both sides complete a final inspection there needs to be a mutually acceptable agreement to the contents of the snagging list and a discussion should take place as to how any faults will be remedied. When the snag list has been done, the site has been cleared of tools and materials and all work is finished, the final payment for the job can be made.
Good communication between you and the builder is crucial in order to keep a building project running smoothly. If there's something you want to alter, or you notice a problem developing you need to talk to the building company at once. It will become far more difficult to put an issue right the longer it is left, and you will both benefit from good lines of communication from the start.
For bigger projects you have to realise that you'll be in close contact with your builders on a regular basis. You should have complete trust and understanding in this case with your Wickford building company and their workforce. Any accreditations, qualifications and memberships held by your builder from industry professional organisations can help to reassure you.
Within the building industry there are plenty of qualification opportunities for project management, hands-on training and other building related topics from a range of different professional associations. An individual or building firm may be a member of one of the 30 or more schemes that have been established by industry leaders to showcase their professionalism, skills and dependability. The most widely acknowledged schemes to watch out for in the building industry are:
The Construction Industry Council - The Construction Industry Council (CIC) is the biggest of the construction industry's trade organisations with approximately 25,000 construction consultants and over 500,000 building professionals amongst its members. The CIC represents highly skilled technicians and management level individuals such as technical consultants, designers and building site managers.
The Construction Skills Certification Scheme - The bare minimum required certification for any worker on a building site is the CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) card. The CSCS card illustrates a worker's qualifications, (Diploma, Degree, Postgraduate Degree and NVQ) in the building industry in addition to their certification from the CITB Health, Safety and Environment examination.
The various coloured CSCS cards show at a glance the level of skill and responsibility that the individual has. More details can be found by heading to CSCS website.
The Federation of Master Builders - As mentioned earlier, the FMB (Federation of Master Builders) is a principal trade organisation that sets industry-wide standards in the building trade for workers at all levels. The advantages of using an FMB affiliated building contractor are the reassurances and guarantees that this principal trade body gives to its members and their customers.
Building work can be undertaken in Wickford and also in: Runwell, Langdon Hills, Downham, Laindon, Basildon, Rawreth, South Woodham Ferrers, North Benfleet, Bowers Gifford, Crays Hill, Battlesbridge, Pitsea, Little Burstead, Rayleigh, Rettendon Common, as well as in these postcodes SS11 8AY, SS11 8BZ, SS11 7DD, SS11 7LS, SS11 7LF, SS11 7DH, SS11 8BS, SS11 7NP, SS11 8AF, SS11 8AP. Locally based Wickford building contractors will probably have the postcode SS11 and the telephone code 01268.
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Also: Langdon Hills builders, Battlesbridge builders, Pitsea builders, Downham builders, Crays Hill builders, Bowers Gifford builders, Rettendon Common builders, Basildon builders, Laindon builders, Rawreth builders, Rayleigh builders, South Woodham Ferrers builders, North Benfleet builders, Runwell builders, Little Burstead and more.
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Households in Cameron Place, Davidson Gardens, Sinclair Walk, Battlesbridge Harbour, Tidworth Avenue, Bridge House Close, Spellbrook Close, Campbell Close, The Tithe, Charlotte Avenue, Sark Grove, Beazley End, Thackeray Row, Barrie Pavement, Station Avenue, Arterial Road, Taveners Green Close, Station Road, Bedloes Avenue, Clare Avenue, Spinney Close, Adam Way, Cedar Avenue, Bromfords Close, Southend Road, Caladonia Lane, Tiree Chase, South Hanningfield Way, have needed building work just recently. House extensions were also done in the following local Wickford postcodes: SS11 8AY, SS11 8BZ, SS11 7DD, SS11 7LS, SS11 7LF, SS11 7DH, SS11 8BS, SS11 7NP, SS11 8AF, SS11 8AP.
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