Unfortunately, a minority of so-called builders in Chelmsford have made homeowners increasingly more cautious about who they hire to do building work. However, we’re not all bad. With that in mind, here are 7 mistakes to avoid when choosing your builder for your home renovation project.
1. Hiring the ‘correct type’ of builder
Now, we know what you’re thinking, a builder’s a builder, right? Wrong… Builders with an all-round skillset are a rarity. Typically, builders will have a particular specialism and a number of secondary skills.
With that in mind, if you’re planning a loft extension for your Chelmsford home, you should be talking to builders in Chelmsford with experience of completing loft conversion projects. Equally, if it’s a new build home, you should be contacting a Chelmsford contractor with a proven portfolio of work.
Hiring the best new home builder in Chelmsford could turn out to be a catastrophe for your loft extension, for instance. Plenty of TV shows demonstrating bodged building work are often the result of a builder who took on more than he bargained for.
At Grant Builders, we employ 5 full time members of staff as well as using regular specialist sub-contractors so you can be assured that you are getting the right person to complete each element of the build.
While a new home builder might offer you a competitive quote for your loft extension, don’t be swayed. Exercise caution because chances are, the quote is competitive because they don’t have the experience of preparing quotes that sufficiently cover the complexities of a loft conversion.