Need a reliable builder, what should be looking for?
We are often under the impression, people don’t know how to find reputable tradesmen or often feel they don’t know enough to make an informed decision. We are always confident in our levels of customer service and open and honest pricing work well for us and our clients. But if you are unsure of what you should be looking for when selecting a builder for your project, big, small, residential or corporate then here are some top tips!
#1 – Get recommendations from trusted sources and in the local area.
We say – We are one of the few building businesses recognised by Which Magazine - Trusted Trader and exclusive to York area on MumsTrusted (national online directory).
#2 - Check out any online reviews of the builders you have shortlisted, good and bad, to build up a picture of the services offered and their customer service standards.
We say – We have lots of testimonials on our website which we have added from our customers feedback, but we also have reviews on our Facebook page and our Which Trusted Trader page, which have been added directly from our customers, which are an honest account of the work and service we have provided. Take a look!
#3 – View their portfolio
All reputable builders will have their portfolio at the ready to show a wide variety of projects from concept to completion, ask to see them. As the world becomes more digital these can often be found on builder’s websites, social media pages etc. But nothing beats sitting with your builder and going through these to hear the passion of the projects, a sure sign of a good builder.
We say – Come and view our portfolio anytime, we have over 11 years of projects we have proudly worked on from small extensions within the home to large-scale corporate projects in many of our regional cities.
#4 – Talk to the trade
Most builders will have built up good links with their material vendors they choose to use. Have a word with your local depot and find out who they like to supply to, who is busy and if they have any specific recommendations. Good building firms will have developed strong relationships with their suppliers which has developed into a trusted partnership. A useful contact for all.
We say – We have a great network of building suppliers we work with as well as suppliers for all aspects of our work, timber suppliers, kitchen fitters, utility installers etc. We couldn’t do our job without the support and assistance of these guys and we make sure we know their high standards are a match for ours, that’s why we work so well together!
We hope you have found this blog of interest and it has given you some guidance into choosing the right building business for your project. If you want to find out more about us, please go to www.cw-properties.co.uk/ where you can find our range of services and lots of testimonials about our work. We are always happy to meet up and talk through your project with you.