Builder Dursley Gloucestershire (GL11): Choosing the best builder for your Dursley building project can prove to be difficult with so many to select from. Should you use a general builder, a specialist building contractor or a house builder for your project, and how will you know which to choose? To find the best builder for your particular needs, below are some useful guidance and tips.
Whatever the extent of your building assignment; a basement refurbishment, an extension to your house, a complete house build or just a new garden wall, you want a qualified, reliable and professional Dursley builder to do the job. Start by asking for recommendations from friends and neighbours. If they are pleased with a builder they've used then add them to your shortlist because you'll want to get more than one estimate for the work.
The next best way to uncover a reliable Dursley builder is to ask experts within the construction industry. The FMB (Federation of Master Builders) holds a database of members that all come guaranteed and with an FMB insurance backed warranty as standard. When stuff goes wrong on a building project, this reassurance from the Federation of Master Builders can prove to be priceless.
It is prudent to prepare the details about your project before you ask any building contractors in Dursley for an estimate. A definitive quotation can only be put together if you lay out in clear detail the scope and requirements of your building project. If it's quite a large project you could ask a building company to oversee every stage, from management and planning to the actual construction works, whilst more modest building work should give you the scope to have your own ideas and designs prepared to show a builder so as to obtain a precise estimate.
You should make photocopies of any written design specifications and architectural drawings and hand them over to any Dursley builders who you ask for a price quote. By having these documents ready it sets out a defined plan which a professional builder will be able to use as a working template for the project. When you receive your quotation you will also be handed an approximated timescale for the project.
If you receive a quote that's substantially cheaper than the others, take a moment to contemplate how this can be and ask how they would be able to work for that price without taking shortcuts on manpower or materials. As a potential client you're within your rights to ask for an acceptable explanation and receive a break down of the estimated costs, and if the builder is unwilling or unable to provide this it may be in your best interests to consider a different contractor for the task.
Before picking out which Dursley building contractor to employ have one last look over their quotes. A quotation might not exactly itemise every part of the project, but there should be a list of phases in the build process, and you're searching for things that haven't been included in the initial estimation. If there is no listing on your quote for building rubbish and rubble removal, for example, you need to ask if this will be included for no additional fee. This has to be removed and disposed of in a responsible and ethical manner and if you discover it's not part of the estimate you should ask why.
Another item to think about is the finish, style and design of any fixtures and fittings that you require. This is something that should be clarified on your written brief that is given to the builders to enable them to source these accessories and include them in their estimate. If you've made specific demands you may need to confirm these are reflected in the estimate.
So, you've made up your mind, you've got a quote you are happy with and you've hired your chosen builder. Before the real work commences the builder should draw up a contract for the protection of both of you. This will include things like responsibilities in clearing the site before work begins and on completion, specific fittings or fixtures, materials, and the doing any "snagging" during and at the conclusion of the project. It should also give details of any warranty period and what the guarantee covers with regards to building work and materials.
If you've come to an agreement on a method of payment, this should also be noted in this contract, or the building contractor will specify when and how any payments will be made. The builder might ask for a deposit, but it isn't advisable to pay significant amounts of cash in advance. If you're paying for your project in phases, you should only pay upon each stage completion, and when you are satisfied with the standard of the work that has been done.
A snag list of any faults can be done during the final inspection of the finished project by the client and builder. A snagging list is a means by which a builder can rectify any minor issues discovered at the termination of the project, and should be addressed in accordance with the the contract that was agreed by both parties. A final inspection does not have the purpose of picking fault with the quality of the work, but is done to address any concerns about the completed building project and the means by which to rectify them. When all work is completed, the site has been cleared of materials and tools and the snag list has been done, the final payment can be made.
If you cultivate good lines of communication between yourself and the builder, you're taking a big step towards the smooth and efficient running of your construction project. At all times you need to be prepared to talk over any problems or changes in your project with your builder, and you should do this the moment something crops up. The longer that you leave something to develop, the harder it is for the builder to put right and creating a good relationship from the outset is important.
You could on a day to day basis be living in close proximity with your building team for some time if the project is a substantial one. It is vital that you've got confidence and trust in your Dursley builders and whose knowledge of the building trade and familiarity with your sort of project is completely reliable. You can do this by reviewing your building company's affiliations and memberships of trade associations, and asking what experience and qualifications their workers have.
There are quite a few trade bodies and associations that provide construction and building skills, project management training and technical building classes for workers at every level. There are membership schemes offered by over thirty trade associations to highlight individual skills and qualifications, or to showcase the professionalism and excellence of building companies throughout the British Isles. The most widely acknowledged schemes to look for in the construction industry are:
The Construction Industry Council - The Construction Industry Council (CIC) has more than 500,000 individual building professionals and more than 25,000 construction consultants in its membership. The vast majority of people with CIC membership have responsible and skilled roles in the building industry, for instance building site managers, technical consultants and building company executives.
The Federation of Master Builders - As stated earlier, the FMB (Federation of Master Builders) is a principal organisation that sets industry-wide standards in the construction trade for workers of all types. Not only does the FMB provide insurance and guarantees for the work of its membership, they also supply a conflict resolution process that provides impartial assistance to both builder and customer if there should be any serious fall-outs.
The Construction Skills Certification Scheme - The CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) is a Government backed card that all members of a building company workforce, from trainees to senior executives, must hold in order to be able to work on a building site. The CSCS card gives notice of a worker's qualifications, (Degree, Postgraduate Degree, NVQ and Diploma) in the construction industry along with their certification from the CITB Health, Safety and Environment exam.
The CSCS cards have several different colours to represent the differing levels of ability and qualifications in the trade of the card holder. To find out more about the CSCS scheme and the roles and responsibilities of the variously coloured cards you can visit their website.
Building work can be done in Dursley and also in: Cam, Moorend, Newport, North Nibley, Stinchcombe, Kingswood, Wootton under Edge, Berkeley Heath, Lower Cam, Gossington, Uley, Woodfield, Draycott, Woodmancote, Bowcott, Breadstone, Slimbridge, and in these postcodes GL11 4DT, GL11 4HX, GL11 5BA, GL11 4HD, GL11 4QQ, GL11 5GA, GL11 4NE, GL11 4AR, GL11 4LG, GL11 4HH. Locally based Dursley builders will probably have the postcode GL11 and the phone code 01453. Simply click on the "quote" form or banner to get info on building in your area.
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Building Around Dursley
Building services were recently needed by householders living in Hardings Close, Henlow Drive, Forge Road, Parsonage Street, Cambridge Avenue, Kingshill Road, Uley Road, Chestal, Castle Stream Court, Birch Road, Highfields Approach, Shakespeare Road, Yellow Hundred Close, Lower Poole Close, Westfield, St George's Road, Phelps Mill Close, Third Avenue, Water Street, Townsend Close, Union Street, Five Acres, The Knapp, Vizard Close, Lower Poole Road, Beechwood Rise, Kingshill Lane and these Dursley postcodes: GL11 4DT, GL11 4HX, GL11 5BA, GL11 4HD, GL11 4QQ, GL11 5GA, GL11 4NE, GL11 4AR, GL11 4LG, GL11 4HH.
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