Builder Tunbridge Wells Kent (TN1): With so many builders and building contractors to choose from in the Tunbridge Wells area, it can be pretty tricky to pick the right one for your construction project. Do you need a specialist building contractor, a general builder or a house builder for your project, and how should you go about choosing? To help you out, here are some advice and tips on getting the best building company at the right price.
The building contractor you use in Tunbridge Wells should be reliable, qualified and professional irrespective of the extent of the construction project you are asking them to accomplish. Start off by asking for suggestions from family and friends. If your neighbours or friends have had construction work done and they're pleased with how the work went, then you couldn't get a better recommendation for any builder.
If you cannot find anybody who can recommend a building contractor in Tunbridge Wells then ask the professionals. You are able to locate independent builders and building contractors who are backed by guarantees and insurances on the FMB (Federation of Master Builders) list of endorsed companies. This sort of reassurance can be crucial during a nerve-racking construction project, especially when things don't go to plan.
Before asking a building company in Tunbridge Wells for a quote you'll need to have some details prepared beforehand. A definitive quotation can only be put together if you explain in detail the requirements and scope of your building project. You of course could use your builder to oversee the design and management of your project, but for more modest building tasks it is best to have your details ready when you first make contact with a building contractor.
If you've got architect's drawings, you need to make copies and give them to any Tunbridge Wells builder supplying a job quote, together with an in-depth written summary. By having these documents ready it establishes a precise plan which a professional contractor can use as a working template for the project. Together with an itemised estimate the building contractor should also be able to set out an approximate timescale for the completion of the building works.
Quotations can fluctuate considerably, however if there are one or two much lower than the rest you must get the builder to clarify why this is the case and to ensure that they fully understand your expectations. If they're unable to give an acceptable answer or a break down of the costs to explain the quotation, then it may be best to look at a different builder, even if they are somewhat more expensive.
Once you have all the estimates in, don't be in a rush to choose a builder in Tunbridge Wells; sleep on your decision and the following day go over all the quotations once more to be on the safe side. Pay particular attention to what ISN'T included in the total price given. If there is no listing on your quote for rubble and building rubbish removal, for instance, you need to ask them if this is going to be included for no additional fee. All building waste must be removed and disposed of properly and if it's not included in the initial estimate you need to ask who's liable for the site clean-up on completion.
Another item to look at is the style, finish and design of any fittings and fixtures that you might need. Seeing that particular styles will need to be procured from various suppliers, your written summary should have as much detail as possible with regard to the accessories you have chosen, to enable the builder to present you with an exact quote. If you have made specific demands you may need to confirm these are reflected in the quotation.
As soon as you've decided on a builder and approved their price quote there is one more piece of paperwork to deal with. Before the real work begins your builder should prepare a contract for the protection of both of you. This contract should be unique to your building project and could list things like the materials to be used and where to store them on site, clearance of the site before work commences (yours or their responsibility), specific fixtures or fittings, and what will occur if there any delays in or problems with the work. The contract should set out the warranty period that you get and what the guarantees by the builder cover in relation to their work or/and materials used for the project.
It might also set out the schedule of payment for the project. It is entirely possible you may be asked for a small deposit, but you should never pay any significant amounts of money prior to work starting. Bigger building projects are normally paid for in stages, and you will pay on completion of each stage and only when you're satisfied that the stage has been accomplished successfully.
A final inspection will be carried out between the builder and the client and any items that need to be corrected, or details missed through the construction stage should be written down. A snag list is a way for a builder to rectify any small problems found at the termination of the project, and should be in accordance with the signed contract between both parties. A final inspection isn't used to pick faults in the work, but is carried out to take care of any concerns over the outcome of the building project and the means by which to rectify them in a satisfactory way. When the snag list has been accomplished, all work is finished and the site has been cleared of tools and materials, the final payment can be made.
Good communication between yourself and the builder is vital to keep a construction project running smoothly. If there's something you'd like to change, or you see a problem developing you should talk to the building company ASAP. The longer that you leave something to fester, the more difficult it is for the building contractor to rectify and having a good rapport from the outset is important.
It is entirely possible that you'll be living and in close contact with your building company on a day to day basis for a period of time, on a larger construction project. You must always have complete understanding and trust in this case with your Tunbridge Wells building company and their workforce. Any accreditations, memberships and qualifications held by the building company from professional associations can help to ease your mind.
Within the building trade there are many professional bodies that supply training in project management and building skills for all levels of the building workforce. There are also more than thirty trade organisations with membership schemes highlighting the expertise and professionalism of individual builders and building companies. The most widely recognised of these schemes to look for in the construction industry are:
The Federation of Master Builders - The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) is the accepted membership for countless construction companies, not just in Tunbridge Wells, but right across the British Isles. FMB members can provide insurance for any construction work they carry out and also offer conflict resolution to reach a satisfactory outcome for both contractor and customer in the eventuality of any disagreement.
The Construction Industry Council - The CIC (Construction Industry Council) is the biggest of the building industry's trade organisations with over 25,000 construction consultants and over 500,000 building professionals amongst its members. These represent the management and technical side of the building industry and it is highly likely that the site manager or other executive will be the holder of a CIC membership.
The Construction Skills Certification Scheme - To be qualified to work on any building site or become employed by a building company, a person must hold a card under the Construction Skills Certification Scheme. The CSCS card highlights a worker's qualifications, (NVQ, Degree, Postgraduate Degree and Diploma) in the building industry as well as their certification from the CITB Health, Safety and Environment exam.
The various coloured CSCS cards show at a glance the level of responsibility and skill the individual has. More details can be found by visiting CSCS website.
Building work can be undertaken in Tunbridge Wells and also in nearby places like: Bells Yew Green, Rusthall, Speldhurst, Groombridge, Mark Cross, Southborough, Tonbridge, Ashurst, Tudeley, Matfield, Brenchley, Fordcombe, Pembury, Bidborough, Penshurst, Frant, Wadhurst, together with these postcodes TN1 1EA, TN1 1EN, TN1 1YY, TN1 1DP, TN1 1SY, TN1 2AB, TN1 1TH, TN1 1JE, TN1 1BF, TN1 1TF. Locally based Tunbridge Wells building contractors will likely have the telephone dialling code 01892 and the postcode TN1. Click the "quote" form or banner to get information on builders in your area.
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