For any builder the question of whether or not to join a building trade association is an important one. Building trade associations have a high media profile and given the number of horror stories involving cowboy builders it is true that membership of a trade association may provide a sense of security to potential customers.
Building Regulations exist to ensure that certain standards of Health and Safety are adhered to with regards to people in and around buildings. But it must be remembered that they do not get involved in quality of workmanship, your local building control officer will only inspect certain stages of a build to ensure it is ... Read More
Sunrooms are becoming ever more popular, as they are a stunning way of enhancing your home and increasing your living space while creating a feeling of luxury that a conservatory could only ever dream of! The visual effect of a sunroom with its typical vaulted ceilings with their Velux roof windows, and sliding bi-folding doors ... Read More
Other than buying your home or a new car, building work can be one of the most expensive things you will ever purchase and you may be paying for it for many years to come. So if you're considering hiring a builder to carry out building work in your home or business then it pays to take a little time to do your research beforehand to ensure that you not only get the best possible service and value for your money, but also get the best out of your relationship with your builder.
10 simple questions you may want to drop into the conversation to help you get some background knowledge of your builder before they begin to work on your home or business. Hopefully the answers you receive will help you weed out the good from the bad.