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What To Look For In A Reliable Building Contractor

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Finding a reliable building contractor can feel like an impossible task. A project should be taken seriously, with your time and budget always in mind. But, how can you know who to trust with your project?

We’re here to help with a list of questions you need to ask when deciding who to trust with your property.

Is Your Building Contractor Experienced?

Always make sure that the contractors working for you are experienced. Everyone has to begin somewhere, but ‘somewhere’ shouldn’t be your home. When checking out a prospective builder, ask how long they’ve been in business. You deserve a builder that knows what they’re doing and has the experience to prove it.

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Are They Insured?

Whether you are renovating or embarking on a new build it is vital that the work you commission is fully insured. If your contractor is not willing to guarantee the work materials they use, then why should you have any confidence in them?

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Is Your Building Contractor Local?

It’s one thing to have found a contractor, but you should also make sure that they are close enough for that to matter. When you are looking into a building contractor for the first time, make sure that they’re not too far away. A local builder makes all work more convenient and less expensive to fulfil, both for them and for you.

You can find out whether a contractor is actually local to your area in one of a few ways. The simplest is to just ask them. Builders will be more than happy to tell you where they are and what areas they cover. Another way is to check their website for contact information and listed branches.

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How Do They Review?

Find out what your prospective building contractor’s previous customers have to say about them. A long history of happy customers is a sure sign of a reliable builder. But, where should you look for those reviews?

Where To Find Reviews

  • Their website – most companies host testimonials from their previous customers.
  • Google Business Profile – Not only are these reviews verified, but they cannot be removed by the business owner, providing you with a complete and unabridged history of their feedback.
  • Review Sites – Sites such as Yell and Which? Trusted Traders host reviews for companies for the benefit of prospective customers.
  • References – The good old-fashioned way. Any builder worth your time and money will be willing to list previous clients who are willing to provide them with a reference. Ask them and check for yourself.

Is Your Building Contractor Open To Answering Questions?

Choose a building contractor that is easy to communicate with. A team of professionals that are happy to talk you through your project are a team that: one, knows what they’re doing and, two, aren’t trying to overcharge you with jargon-heavy double-speak.  

Make sure your building contractor is open and willing to answer questions.

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