You want to build but how do you find the right builder for your project? Whether it be a small extension or a full new house?
Decide if you are willing and capable of being a project manager and employing many different trades as required at each stage of the build or do you want to employ one 'builder' who will have their own labour or sub contractors to get the build finished.
Which ever route you decide there are some similarities in how you will choose:
- You need to get references and if possible, even better, go and see examples of work and talk to the owner of the project.
- Ask questions to your builders, do they give you confidence in their ability, can they answer your questions?
- Do you know anyone who can personally recommend a builder?
- Research the company, do they have a website, any social presences, do they look professional and look able to offer all the services you require.
These are just a few simple suggestions and your gut instinct will also play a role in your decision. If you have any doubt and can not remove it from your mind then move onto the next and keep searching until you are happy.
The right builder is a big decision that should not be made lightly.
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