When it comes to taking on a project in your home, it can be a scary prospect for any homeowner to begin. There seems to be so much to consider when building a home or extending an existing property.


How do I find the right builder?

When it comes to taking on a project in your home, it can be a scary prospect for any homeowner to begin. There seems to be so much to consider when building a home or extending an existing property. From architect drawings to planning permission, from managing the actual project to making big decisions. It is why many people look to their builder for guidance and advice as well as them being in a position to handle all of the hard work. However, how do you find the right builder? Here are a few things to think about.

Finding a builder with the right skills and experience

One of the first things you need to think about when it comes to finding is ensuring that you find a builder with the right skills and experience for the job that you want to complete. It would be a good idea for you to look at past work and any testimonials they may have, detailing what they have done in the past. Not every build or kitchen extension is the same, so it would be ideal to find someone who has done something similar to your project in the past. If the builder can’t necessarily perform a specific task, you want to be safe in the knowledge that they have access to tradespeople and a team who can do it for you. A builder should be able to handle the whole process from start to finish.

Making sure the builder is accredited and protected 

Another thing to consider is ensuring that the builder is accredited and is protected by the relevant levels of insurance. This isn’t just for them, but also to protect you against any issues that could arise during the build process. Builders will be skilled at certain levels, so knowing what their accreditation is will help you to feel more secure in your choice.

Be able to project manage – taking the hassle away for you

Having a builder should mean that all of the hassle is taken away from you, the customer. You should be able to allow the general day to day management of the build or project to be handled by your builder. Of course, some decisions will need to be made by you, but your builder should take most of the hassle and stress away. Leaving you to look forward to the end result.

Deliver a professional service

Finally, your builder should deliver a professional service. This should be from the start where the architect drawings are being created, having an eye for creativity to design something unique for their customers. As well as 3d drawings and plans of the inside. Last of all, they need to complete all the plumbing and electrical work and be in a position to supply units for kitchens and bathrooms. A professional service is a complete service and that is when you know that you have picked the right builder for the job.

Let’s hope these tips help you to find the right builder for your house build or project. Contact us today if you’re planning a renovation in your home and need some help with building a larger extension, kitchens or bathrooms – Oaklands, your full-service Builder Leicester.