Builders near Chesterfield

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How do you know if the builder you are about to contract is a good quality and hardworking craftsman? Or are they going to cause you to star on the next instalment of “Cowboy builders”.

Once you’ve discovered a good tradesman or women you hang onto them and hopefully build a long term friendship. You’ll also recommend them to friends and family, which is how most tradesmen and women get their work – personal recommendations.

However if you contract a poor tradesman or woman it can be a living hell.

So do your research. We advertise builders near chesterfield here at near-chesterfield-derbyshire.com. You need to contact 3 or 4 builders/building firms and tell them exactly what it is that you need doing before you invite them to make a quote or visit you, this way you are in control and don’t have to deal with a pushy sales pitch. Then ask them if they have completed similar work in your area. Once you find out where it is go and have a look and possibly talk to the people who have had the work done. Obviously you’re asking them about the service they received and the professionalism of the job.

To help people in the chesterfield and Derbyshire area the local council introduced the Trusted Trader. This scheme is run by the Derbyshire trading standards in partnership with other council departments such as adult social services and community safety. This is an excellent standard but bear in mind that the trusted trader (like us) doesn’t guarantee the work by anyone displaying the sign.

Once you’re happy and have short listed your list of possible builders to 3 or 4 ask them for a written quote. Make sure you give the builder as much information about what it is that you want done so you receive an accurate quote. If you keep changing your mind the builder will change their quote, and quite rightly so.

A builder’s quote will be a lot more accurate if you already have architects plans or drawings you have already submitted to gain planning permission.

Ask the builder to include in the quote, so you have it in writing, how they expect to be paid. Some builders may ask for a deposit up front to pay for initial materials, which is normal. Only pay what you are comfortable paying.

Ensure each builder you ask a quote from has the appropriate liability insurance - ask to see the certificate and for a copy of the certificate if you contract them to complete the work. Keep this copy on file.

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