Builder South Ockendon Essex (RM15): With such a diversity of building contractors and builders to choose from in the South Ockendon area, it can be a hard choice in picking the right one for your proposed building project. Should you use a house builder, a specialist in one form of construction skills or just a general builder for your assignment, and how should you go about choosing? To find the best builder for your precise needs, below are some helpful advice and tips.
The building company you employ in South Ockendon should be reliable, professional and qualified regardless of the extent of construction project you're asking them to complete. First of all you can do is ask family and friends for suggestions. A builder who's excellent word of mouth approval is one to put on your shortlist of possible companies to ask for an estimate.
If there's no-one who can supply you with a good endorsement you'll have to look for a skilled South Ockendon building contractor via the industry experts. The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) holds a list of members that all come guaranteed and with an FMB insurance endorsed warranty as standard. An approved FMB building contractor should give you the self-confidence in the knowledge that your project will be succesfully done even when things look like they're going awry, or unanticipated delays in building are taking place.
Before asking a building contractor in South Ockendon for a quote you'll want to have a few details prepared beforehand. They will not be able to provide a definitive price if it isn't clear precisely what you want. If it's quite a large construction project you can ask a building contractor to supervise every stage of the work, from planning and management to the actual construction, while more modest building work should enable you to have some designs and ideas to show a contractor in order to receive an exact estimate.
You should make photocopies of any architect's drawings or written design requirements and pass them on to the South Ockendon builders you ask for a job quote. This way you are both clear about the expected outcome of your project. Together with an itemised estimate the building contractor will also be able to lay down an approximate timeframe to complete the work.
Quotations can fluctuate significantly, however if there is one that is much cheaper than the rest you should get the builder to explain why this is the case and to make certain that they fully understand your needs. If they're unable to give a credible answer or break down the costs to explain the quotation, then it might be better to consider a different builder, even if they are somewhat more expensive.
Don't make a rash decision when selecting builders in South Ockendon, or feel obligated into going for a particular one; a good suggestion is to hold back for a day or so and check over all of the price quotes once again. You should pay special attention to anything that's NOT included in the final price. Certain building contractors might not itemise building waste and rubble removal as an example. Any building waste has to be disposed of properly and if it's not included in the quote you need to ask who is liable for the site clearance on completion.
If you've a particular style or design you want for any fittings and fixtures for your project in South Ockendon, these should be included and itemised in the estimate. This is something that ought to be clarified on your written brief given to the builder to allow him to procure these accessories and make sure they are included in the quotation. If the price quote doesn't stipulate your accessories you may wind up with a cheaper alternative to cut costs.
As soon as you have settled on a builder and accepted their estimate there's one further piece of paperwork to get through. Before any work starts your builder should prepare a contract for the protection of you both. This contract will be unique to your particular building project and could deal with areas like details of fittings and fixtures, materials, clearing of the site before work commences (theirs or your responsibility), and what will happen if there any delays in or problems with the project. The contract should set out the warranty period that you get and what the guarantees from the builder cover in relation to their work and/or materials used for the project.
It might also establish the methods of payment for the building work. It is possible that you might be asked for a deposit, however you shouldn't pay any substantial sums of money before the work begins. If you are paying for your project in stages, you should only be asked to pay as each stage is completed, and when you're happy with the standard of the work that has been done.
At the end of any project there needs to be a final inspection of the work involving the client and the builder to ensure all work has been finished satisfactorily and a snagging list compiled, if needed. This snag list should point out any problems that need rectifying as outlined by the terms of the contract that was signed by both sides before construction work started. As both sides carry out a final inspection there must be a mutual agreement to the contents of the snagging list and explanations on how to rectify any faults discussed. The final payment should be made once site waste has been cleared (if included in contract), all work has been completed and any snags have been put right.
It is unfortunate that a lot of building projects turn sour due to poor communication between the client and builder. If you happen to find an issue, or something you wish to change during the project, speak to your builder straight away. If you've got a good line of communication with your building contractor you're less inclined to wait around for the "right" time to speak with them, particularly since the longer an issue is left, the more challenging it is to rectify.
For larger construction projects you need to realise that you'll be in close contact with your builders for some time. Having confidence and trust in you South Ockendon builder's qualifications, skills and experience can make this extra stress that little bit easier to handle. You can do this by checking out a builder's memberships and affiliations of trade organisations, and discovering just what qualifications and experience their workers have.
In the construction industry there are several professional associations that provide training in project management and building skills for all sectors of the building workforce. There are membership schemes provided by over thirty trade associations to highlight individual skills and qualifications, or to showcase the professionalism and trustworthiness of a building company. Trade organisations that are held in good regard in the building industry are:
The Construction Industry Council - The Construction Industry Council is the largest of the building industry's bodies with in excess of 500,000 building professionals and over 25,000 construction consultants listed amongst its members. The CIC represents management level individuals and highly skilled technicians such as technical consultants, designers and site agents.
The Construction Skills Certification Scheme - The minimum certification required for any employee on a building site is the CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) card. The CSCS card illustrates a worker's qualifications, (Degree, Diploma, 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 expertise and responsibility the worker has. You will be able to find more information and facts and see the various different roles and cards on the CSCS website.
The Federation of Master Builders - As mentioned previously, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) is a principal trade association that sets industry-wide standards in the building trade for workers at all levels. The benefits of hiring an FMB affiliated building company are the reassurances and guarantees that this large association offers to its members and their customers.
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