If you would only do a search on Google for Wirral Builder Services, you will easily see that there are actually many builders out there that you can choose from. The only question is, how do you know which one to hire? Well, we have a few criteria we would like to share with you. Read below to know what they are.
We really think that a builder is only as good as last work as well as the number of happy customers he has. That said, as you go about looking for a builder, take the names and contact numbers of at least three. Ask them for pictures of their previous work. If you like their work, do NOT hire them immediately. Do further research by asking for references or the names and contact numbers of previous clients. Call those people and ask them about their experience with the builder, whether it was good, bad or so-so.
Once you find a builder that you like and you think you can work with, make sure to write a service agreement that you both sign. What is the content of this document? It contains the details of the work that needs to be done, and the amount of money that is going to be paid once the job is completed. Too many people out there like to hire local businesses based on gentlemen’s agreements, only to be surprised at their bill. Don’t be one of these people. Make sure to put everything in writing because it is your best defense against a scam.
If you take a look at the search results on Google, you will see right below the search bar a locator map, and further beneath it, a directory type of listing. You will notice that some names have star ratings below them. You can get more details on these ratings and customer rating by clicking on the name of the builder. You can use the reviews and customer comments as part of your vetting process. But, as we said earlier, when you are ready to hire, you should put everything in writing.
If you want to play it safe in the vetting process, you can go to websites that do the vetting. The website of the master builders association in the United Kingdom has a searchable list of its members. Membership to the association is based on qualifications and experience. You can be sure that whoever you hire from the group is going to do a good job. But again, and we can’t emphasize this enough, put everything into writing if you are ready to hire.
You might think that builders are only out there to build concrete structures from the ground up. However, the truth is that a great majority of them do relatively minor work like repairs, renovations, and maintenance. Some of them even specialize only in certain jobs. You might want to hire a specialist instead of a general contractor.