Builder Potters Bar Hertfordshire (EN6): There are such a lot of builders and building contractors in and around Potters Bar that it can be quite a challenge to choose the best one for your particular needs. From general builders, house builders, to specialist building contractors; how can you possibly know which to use? To help you on your way, below are some tips and advice on getting the best building company at the best price.
Whatever the size of your building assignment; a loft conversion, a full house build, an extension to your house or just a new garden wall, you want a professional, qualified and reliable Potters Bar building contractor to do the work. Start out by asking for suggestions from neighbours and friends. If they are pleased with a builder then add them to your shortlist since you will need to get more than one price quote for the task.
If you don't know anybody who can recommend a building company in Potters Bar then you could ask the industry professionals. You are able to find builders and building companies who are covered by guarantees and insurances on the FMB (Federation of Master Builders) list of approved companies. This form of peace of mind can be crucial during a nerve-racking building project, especially when problems are encountered.
It is shrewd to prepare details on your building project before you ask any building contractors in Potters Bar for a job quote. A precise quote can only be put together if you lay out in detail the requirements and scope of your construction project. You could of course use a builder to oversee the management and planning of your project, however for modest building jobs it is better to have your details ready when you first make contact with a building company.
If you have architectural drawings, you need to make copies and pass them to any Potters Bar builders supplying a quotation, in addition to a detailed written summary of the work. By having this paperwork ready it establishes a precise plan which a decent builder can use as a working template for the job. Together with a detailed quotation your builder will also be able to specify an approximate timescale for the completion of the work.
Quotes can fluctuate considerably, however if there are a couple that are much lower than the rest you should get the builder to explain why this is the case and to ensure that they have fully understood your expectations. If you don't get an acceptable response then it may be safer to give the work to another builder and dodge potential issues and stress due to possible increases in costs as the work progresses.
Don't make any rash decisions in choosing a builder in Potters Bar, or feel forced into picking a particular one; an excellent suggestion is to wait for 24 hours or so and read through all the quotations once again. A price quote may not itemise every part of the build, but there ought to be a checklist of stages in the construction process, and you're trying to identify stuff that hasn't been included in the first estimate. Certain building companies may not itemise building waste and rubble removal for example. Any building waste has to be disposed of properly and if it isn't included in the quote you have to ask who's responsible for the clearance of the site on completion.
You might also need to double check that any fixtures and fittings you want for your build meet up with your exact specifications. Given that specific fixtures will need to be procured from various suppliers, your written summary should have as much detail with regard to the accessories you have chosen, to enable the builder the information to present you with an accurate quote. Should you feel uncertain about any part of the quote with regard to your fixtures and fittings, now is a good time to raise questions and make sure you will not get any unwanted surprises during the project.
So, you've made up your mind, you've got a job quote you're satisfied with and you have appointed your chosen builder. Before the real work begins the builder should prepare a contract that safeguards you both. This could include items such as; responsibilities in clearing the site before work begins and on completion, what materials are to be used, specific fittings or fixtures, and a resolution for any issues or snags. It should also detail any agreed warranty period and what the guarantee covers in respect of materials and construction work.
It could also set out the schedule of payment for the work. Your builder may ask for a deposit, although it is not advisable to pay large cash payments up front. If you are paying for your building project in phases, you should only be asked to pay as each phase is finished, and when you're satisfied with the standard of the work that has been done.
A snagging list of any minor faults can be compiled during a final inspection of the finished project by the builder and the client. A common sense approach is necessary by both sides when managing this list, and it should observe the formal contract that was agreed at the start of the project. A final inspection isn't used to pick fault with the standard of the work, but is undertaken to deal with any concerns about the completed building project and how to correct them in a mutually acceptable way. The final payment for the job should be made when all of the work has been finished, site waste has been cleared (if part of the contract) and any snags have been put right.
It is unfortunate that some building projects go bad owing to lack of communication between customer and builder. At all times you need to be in a position to discuss any changes in or problems with your project with the builder, and you should do so the minute something occurs. It will become far more difficult to get right the longer it's left to fester, and you will both benefit from good lines of communication from the start.
You could on a day to day basis be living in close proximity and for some time with your building team if the project is a large one. You should have complete understanding and trust in this case with your Potters Bar builder and his personnel. Any memberships, qualifications and accreditations held by the builder from trade organisations can help to give you peace of mind.
Within the construction industry there are many qualification opportunities for hands-on skills, project management and other building related assistance from a wide range of professional trade bodies. Membership schemes are available through more than 30 organisations to put the spotlight on qualifications and individual skills, or to accentuate the professionalism and reliability of building companies throughout the UK. The most common schemes to look for in the building industry are:
The Construction Industry Council - The Construction Industry Council (CIC) is the biggest of the construction industry's bodies with over 500,000 building professionals and more than 25,000 construction consultants listed amongst its members. The CIC acts as a representative of highly skilled technicians and management level individuals such as technical consultants, site agents and designers.
The Construction Skills Certification Scheme - To be able to work on any construction site or become employed by a building company, a person has to hold a card from the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS). The CSCS card highlights a worker's qualifications, (Diploma, Degree, Postgraduate Degree and NVQ) in the construction industry along with their accreditation from the CITB Health, Safety and Environment test.
The CSCS cards have several different colours to denote the different levels of ability and qualifications within the building trade of the card holder. You can locate more information and facts and see the various different cards and roles on the CSCS website.
The Federation of Master Builders - The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) is the accepted membership for countless construction companies, not merely in Potters Bar, but up and down the UK. Not only does the FMB provide insurance and guarantees for the work of its membership, they also supply a conflict resolution service that provides unbiased assistance to both parties in case there are any serious fall-outs.
Building work can be done in Potters Bar and also nearby in: Cuffley, Brookmans Park, Bentley Heath, New Barnet, Monken Hadley, Hadley Wood, High Barnet, South Mimms, Ganwick Corner, Cockfosters, Water End, Northaw, Gordon Hill, Kitts End, and in these postcodes EN5 4AA, EN6 1QR, EN6 1BT, EN6 1LJ, EN6 1HY, EN6 1QJ, EN5 4RN, EN6 1SF, EN6 1RL, EN6 1LX. Locally based Potters Bar building contractors will most likely have the phone code 01707 and the postcode EN6. Click on the "quote" banner to get information on building services in your location.
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