Builder Newmarket Suffolk (CB8): With such a diversity of building contractors and construction companies to choose from in the Newmarket area, it can be a difficult choice in picking the right one for your proposed building project. How can you determine which house builder, general builder or specialist building contractor to hire? To find the best builder for your precise needs, below are some helpful tips and advice.
It makes no difference if you're building your own home, getting an extension built, renovation a basement or any other project you're thinking about, your Newmarket building contractor must be professional, reliable and adequately qualified to carry out the work. Start off by asking for suggestions from neighbours and friends. A builder who's good "by word of mouth" testimonials is one to put on your shortlist of possible companies to get a price quote from.
If there is no-one who can provide you with a decent endoresement or recommendation then you will need to look for a reliable Newmarket construction company through industry experts. The FMB (Federation of Master Builders) has a list of signed-up members who come with a guarantee and an FMB insurance supported warranty as standard. A recommended FMB builder will give you the self-confidence in knowing that your project will be succesfully done even if things look like they are going awry, or unexpected delays in building occur.
It's advisable to have the details of your project prepared before you ask any contractor in Newmarket for a quote. An accurate quote can only be made if you lay out in detail the scope and requirements of your construction project. You could obviously use a builder to oversee the design and planning of your building works, however for more modest building tasks it is better to have your requirements ready and prepared when you first contact a building company.
Prepare a written brief of all your requirements as well as copies of architectural drawings to give to each Newmarket builder who supplies a quote. That way you're describing your exact requirements right from the outset. Any quotation you get will usually also come together with an estimated timescale for finishing the build.
If you get an estimate that's much cheaper than the others, take a moment to consider why this is and ask how they can work for that price without taking shortcuts on manpower or materials. If they can't give a suitable answer or break down the costs to explain the quotation, then it might be advisable to look at a different building company, even if they happen to be somewhat more expensive.
As soon as you've received all the estimates, you shouldn't be in a hurry to choose a building contractor in Newmarket; sleep on your decision and the following day you can double check all the price quotes once again to cover all your bases. You need to pay special attention to what ISN'T included in the final price. For example, certain builders may reduce the quote by not including waste removal from the site at the end of the work. The debris and rubble from any building work must be removed and disposed of in a safe and regulated way, in line with local legislation, and this can be an expensive extra if it isn't included in the initial quote.
Another item to look at is the style, finish and design of any fixtures and fittings that you need. Seeing that certain designs will need to be procured from different suppliers, your written brief should have as much detail as possible with regard to the accessories you have chosen, to enable the builder the information to provide you with an exact price. Should you feel at all uncertain about any element of the estimate with regard to your accessories, now is a good time to raise the questions and be certain you won't have any upsetting surprises during the build.
Once you've picked out a suitable Newmarket builder and agreed on their estimate there is one more piece of paperwork to get through. A contract should now be drawn up by the builder to lay down details of the work. This should include things like responsibilities in clearing the site before work begins and after completion, specific fittings or fixtures, the materials to be used and where to store them on site, and the doing any "snagging" during and at the end of the project. It should also discuss any warranty period and what any guarantees cover with regards to construction work and materials.
If you've agreed on a payment schedule, this will also be laid out in the contract, or your builder will indicate when and how any payments are completed. If you're asked for a deposit you must be cautious about paying out substantial sums of money to a builder before any construction work has actually commenced. If you're paying for your building project in phases, you should only be asked to pay upon each stage completion, and when you're happy with the standard of the work that has been accomplished.
A final inspection should be carried out by the client and builder and any items that need to be corrected, or items missed through the building stage needs to be noted. A snag list is a means by which a builder can fix any small problems found at the termination of the project, and should be in accordance with the signed building contract between both sides. As both parties complete a final building inspection there needs to be a mutually acceptable agreement to the contents of the snag list and explanations on how to rectify any faults discussed. The final payment for the job should be made once all of the work has been completed, any snags have been made good and site waste has been cleared (if part of the contract).
It is regrettable that some building projects go bad because of a lack of communication between client and builder. If you should identify an issue, or something you want to change throughout the project, talk to your builder immediately. The longer that you leave an issue to develop, the more difficult it is for the building company to resolve and setting up a good relationship from the start is vital.
You may be living in direct contact on a daily basis and for some time with your building team if the construction project is a large one. It's essential that you have trust and confidence in your Newmarket builders and whose knowledge of the building trade and experience in your type of project is totally reliable. An immense help in achieving this is evaluating their memberships, qualifications and accreditations of trade organisations.
Within the construction industry there are a number of professional bodies and organisations that provide training in building skills and project management for all sectors of the building workforce. Membership schemes exist through more than thirty organisations highlighting individual expertise and qualifications, or to showcase the professionalism and excellence of a building company. Trade associations that are highly regarded in the construction industry are:
The Construction Skills Certification Scheme - The CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) is a Government backed card that every member of a building company workforce, from apprentices to senior executives, must hold in order to be able to work on a building site. The CSCS card shows proficiency in the CITB Health, Safety and Environment as well as showcasing the construction and building qualifications and skills of the person.
There are a number of different coloured cards in the CSCS scheme, with each colour pinpointing a different ability or qualification level of the holder. You can find more information and facts and see the different roles and cards on the CSCS website.
The Federation of Master Builders - As stated earlier, the Federation of Master Builders is a principal trade body that sets industry-wide standards in the construction trade for personnel of all types. FMB members can provide insurance cover for any construction work they do and also offer conflict resolution to find a satisfactory outcome for both client and contractor in the event of any arguments.
The Construction Industry Council - The Construction Industry Council has approximately 500,000 individual building professionals and more than 25,000 construction consultants in its membership. The majority of those individuals with CIC membership have skilled and responsible roles in the building industry, for example technical consultants, building company executives and building site managers.
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Over the last twelve months property extensions were professionally built in the following Newmarket streets: Willow Crescent, Ashley Road, Royal Palace Close, Craven Way, Mill Hill, Bahram Close, Philipps Close, Cardigan Street, Woodditton Road, The Avenue, Charles Close, All Saints Road, Leader's Way, Elizabeth Avenue, Southfields Close, Jack Jarvis Close, Parkers Walk, Hyperion Way, Permian Close, Lisburn Road, Nimbus Way, Howard De Walden Way, Wragg Drive, The Rows, Sackville Street, Rosebery Way, Rayes Lane, Weston Way, and in these Suffolk postcodes: CB8 0SA, CB8 0EW, CB8 0JG, CB8 0QA, CB8 0BF, CB8 0RU, CB8 0QE, CB8 0WJ, CB8 0EX, CB8 0BB.
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