Builder Aldershot Hampshire (GU11): There are such a lot of building contractors and construction companies in and near to Aldershot that it can be quite a challenge to decide on the best one for your particular needs. From general builders, house builders, to specialist building contractors; how can you possibly know which one to pick? To help you on your way, here are some guidance and tips on finding the best building company at a decent price.
Whatever the size of your building project; a complete house build, an extension to your house, a loft conversion or just a new garden wall, you want a professional, qualified and reliable Aldershot building contractor to carry out the task. The initial thing you can do is ask friends and neighbours for suggestions. A builder who's excellent word of mouth testimonials is one to put on your list of possible contractors to ask for a quotation.
If you can't find anyone who can endorse or recommend a building company in Aldershot then you can ask the professionals. The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) keeps a database of registered members who come guaranteed and with an FMB insurance supported warranty as standard. This form of reassurance can be invaluable during a stressful and nerve-racking construction project, especially when things don't go to plan.
It is wise to have the details of your project ready before you ask any contractor in Aldershot for a quote. An accurate quote can only be prepared if you explain in detail the scope and requirements of your building project. If it's a large building project you could ask your building contractor to manage every stage, from design and planning to the actual construction works, whilst modest building work should give you the scope to have your own designs and ideas to show a contractor in order to get an exact quotation.
If you have architectural drawings, you should make photocopies and give them to any Aldershot builders providing a quote, along with an in-depth written summary. This way you are both clear on the expected outcome of your project. When you receive your quotation you will usually also be given an approximated timescale for your building project.
Quotes can differ significantly, however if there are a couple that are much lower than the others you must get the builder to clarify why this is the case and to make certain that they fully understand your requirements. If they cannot break down the costs or give a credible answer to explain the quotation, then it may be wise to look at a different builder, even if they happen to be a little bit more expensive.
Do not make a hasty decision when choosing a building contractor in Aldershot, or feel pushed into going for a particular one; a good suggestion is to wait for a day or so and check over all the quotations once again. Look at what's included in the price, and more importantly what isn't included. Some building companies might not itemise rubble and building waste removal as an example. This has to be disposed of in an ethical way and if you discover that it isn't included in the quotation you should find out why.
You may also need to double check that any fixtures and fittings you need for your build are to your exact specifications. This is something that needs to be made clear on your original written brief given to the builder to enable him to source the items and make certain they are included in the quote. If you have made particular demands you might need to verify these are replicated in your quote.
So, you've made your mind up, you've got a quote you're happy with and you have gone ahead and hired your your chosen Aldershot building contractor. Before any physical work commences your builder should draft a contract that protects both of you. This contract will be unique to your particular building project and could cover things like materials, specific fittings or fixtures, clearance of the site before work begins (theirs or your responsibility), and what will occur if there any complications or delays in the work. There should also be reference to the warranty period and guarantee of the work involved.
It may also determine the method of payment for the building work. It is entirely possible that you might be asked for a deposit, however you should never pay any substantial amounts of money prior to work starting. Payments should only be made when each phase of a project is completed, and only when you are happy with the work.
A final inspection will be made between the client and builder and any items that need to be corrected, or stuff overlooked through the construction phase should be documented. The list should be tackled with a common sense approach from both sides, and should adhere to the formal contract that was signed at the start of the project. A final inspection isn't used to pick fault with the quality of the work, but is carried out to deal with any concerns about the finished building project and how to fix them in a mutually acceptable way. Only when all work is completed to your satisfaction and any snags rectified, should the final payment for the job be sent to the builder.
If you establish a good line of communication with your builder, you're establishing a good foundation in the smooth running of your building project. If there is something you wish to modify, or you see an issue developing you need to talk to the building company as soon as possible. If you've got a good level of communication with the builders you are less likely to wait around for the "right" time to speak with them, particularly as the longer an issue is left, the more difficult it is to put right.
For bigger building projects you need to understand that you will be in direct contact with your builders on a daily basis. You should always have complete trust and understanding in this case with your Aldershot builders and their workers. You can do this by investigating a building company's affiliations and memberships of trade associations, and asking what experience and qualifications their workforce has.
Within the construction industry there are many qualifications for hands-on skills, project management and other building related help from a wide range of professional associations. Membership schemes exist through more than 30 organisations to put the spotlight on individual expertise and qualifications, or to substantiate the professionalism and excellence of building companies throughout Great Britain. The most widely acknowledged of these schemes to look for in the building industry are:
The Construction Skills Certification Scheme - The bare minimum required certification for any employee on a building site is the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card. The CSCS card shows proficiency in the CITB Health, Safety and Environment in addition to highlighting the construction and building qualifications and skills of the person.
There are several different coloured cards in the CSCS scheme, with each demonstrating a different proficiency or qualification level of the holder. More information can be found at the CSCS website.
The Construction Industry Council - With in excess of 25,000 construction consultants and in excess of 500,000 building professionals amongst its membership, the CIC (Construction Industry Council) is the biggest professional organisation within the construction industry. The CIC represents highly skilled technicians and management level individuals such as technical consultants, designers and building site managers.
The Federation of Master Builders - The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) is the go-to membership for many construction companies, not simply in Aldershot, but across Great Britain. The benefits of using an FMB affiliated building company are the reassurances and guarantees that this leading trade association gives to its members and their clients.
Building work can be undertaken in Aldershot and also in nearby places like: Ash Green, Runfold, Normandy, Badshot Lea, Flexford, Tongham, Aldershot Camp, North Town, Farnborough, Ewshot, Weybourne, Church Crookham, Puttenham, Wanborough, Mytchett, Fleet, Ash Vale, Seale, together with these postcodes GU11 1NA, GU11 1DZ, GU11 1NE, GU11 1AD, GU11 1QE, GU11 1BB, GU11 1TX, GU11 1HP, GU11 1JX, GU11 1QW. Local Aldershot builders will probably have the postcode GU11 and the telephone dialling code 01252. Click on the "quote" banner to get information on building in your area.
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Builders Near Aldershot
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Building Around Aldershot
Households in Cranmore Close, Beverley Close, Station Road, Canal Cottages, Church Lane, The Sidings, Aldershot Road, Alamein Road, Cameron Road, Cargate Hill, Sydney Villas, Ash Lodge Drive, Blenheim Park, Alexandra Road, Bateman Grove, Ash Green Road, Ascot Court, Stockbridge Drive, Cargate Avenue, Ainger Close, Avondale, Sunnyview Close, Basing Drive, Beetons Avenue, Dukes Terrace, Blackwater Way, The Beeches, Cadogan Road, Devonshire Place, have needed building work just recently. Home and garage extensions were also done in the following local Aldershot postcodes: GU11 1NA, GU11 1DZ, GU11 1NE, GU11 1AD, GU11 1QE, GU11 1BB, GU11 1TX, GU11 1HP, GU11 1JX, GU11 1QW.
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