It’s worth investing plenty of time and effort when you’re picking a builder. A skilled and reliable builder can lead to a highly successful project, but a poor professional is more likely to waste your time and money.
We’ve come up with a few tips to help you find a reliable builder for your project.
Picking a builder
There are lots of things you can do to help you when you’re picking a builder.
Avoid cold callers
Avoid hiring builders who turn up at your door without an appointment. You can’t be sure that they are who they say they are or whether they work to a high standard. Instead, ask your friends or relatives for recommendations or use our service to get in touch with local builders.
Get lots of quotes
It’s best to get quotes from multiple builders if you can. This way you’ll be able to compare them and work out what a reasonable price is. You’ll also be able to identify and avoid any oddly low or high quotes.
Ask builders to come to your property to quote
When you’re requesting quotes, ask the builders you find to visit your property before they give you a quote. That way, their quote is more likely to be accurate than if they give it to over the phone.
Get proof of their company name, address and insurance
It’s also important to check that the builders you talk to have insurance and to get details of their company name and address. This will help you confirm that they are legitimate.
Check up on their past work
Once you’ve got a few builders that you’re considering hiring, check to see if they have any online ratings or reviews. If you’ve found them through our service, you can find these on their Quotatis profile page. If you can’t find any online reviews, ask them for references and photos of their previous work. This will help you get an idea of the standard of their work.
If you’re finding picking a builder difficult, we can help. Complete our online form and we’ll connect you with up to 4 local builders.