Is your property in need of repairs? Or maybe you need to carry out a renovation or some other building work.
Finding a reputable local Builder or Roofer is essential if you want to avoid major headaches down the road. Working with the wrong people will cost you time and money and leave you with shoddy workmanship.
Here are a few steps you should take to make sure you are dealing with a legitimate tradesman.
Get Recommendations :
Asking your Family, friends and colleagues for recommendations on a local builder or roofer is always a good place to start. This can simplify your search, as you now have some assurance they can be trusted to work on your home. Alternatively you can search online and in directories to find a list of local tradesman. If you go this route, do some additional research to verify the reliability of the person or company in question.
Ask for References :
Once you have a shortlist of potential options, don’t hesitate to ask for some references. Check their websites and contact them to get some references or check their work portfolio.
Trade Association :
Checking to see if the builder is part of a trade group is another precaution you can take. Any well established trade association will have a vetting process to ensure its members have a good trading history. The Federation of Master Builders is one of leading trading associations in the building industry. They have a thorough set of checks before someone can pass their membership criteria. An approved tradesman can be trusted to complete a job to a high standard.
Customer Trust :
Any good tradesman will need to keep a good reputation for quality workmanship, if they hope to get a steady number of customers. Trust is the key to any successful building or repair job. Get a quote for the job you have in mind and just have a chat to make sure you are happy to deal with them.