Tips to hiring builders in London

Building a home is one of the most expensive investment you will make in your lifetime. Therefore, it is important to hire builders in London who have good conduct and reputation of providing standard work. Below are few steps on how to find the right contractor for your building project. 

Engage in research before hiring a builder for any home project. Start your search by asking family members and friends to recommend a builder they have worked with before. The contractor in question must have experience in the construction work you want done. It is always advisable to choose contractors with many years of experience in building. 

The construction industry is filled with many service providers who claim to be members of trade associations. Do not get into the trap of hiring a fraudster because he holds a badge linked with trade associations. Call the trade association they claim to have connections with to ensure they are registered members. 

The next step is to get quotations from different builders in London. Quotations must include material supplies, site maintenance and clearance. The quotation should be written and state clearly what the builder provides and what he does not. Inquire if planning and building regulation approval permits are required before hiring a builder. 

Make sure you have a written contract stating the terms of payment. The contract should also state completion dates, security, cost of materials and safety. Hours of work, cleaning and waste disposal should be clearly stated in the contract. Ask for guarantees, especially on large scale construction jobs. 

The builder you intend to hire must have insurance coverage. Insured builders in London protect themselves against physical and property damage in the event of an accident. They will also cover you and the general public in case of an accident or injury during construction.