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Hiring a ‘Good’ Builder

When you make the decision to become a property investor and build a property portfolio one of the hardest elements is to find a reliable builder you can build a trusting relationship with.

Many consider doing the refurbishment work themselves, as the saving in costs is very tempting. However as far as housing is concerned, you really don’t want to find yourself in the position of having to give up your time, it will probably take you three times as long as a builder to get an unprofessional result. In addition is your building regulations knowledge current?

Have you considered all the many health and safety implications? What would you do if in error you make a mistake, it might end up costing you more money and trouble than it would have had if you had hired a skilled builder.

Therefore taking all of these considerations you have decided to allow a builder to undertake the refurbishment of your property investment.

However, your work as not completely finished, finding the right builder with experience in the work you require, at a competitive rate, is no mean task.
How can you find the best builder for your property?

Often overlooked confirm if the builder in a trade body – the Federation of Master Builders, the Guild of Builders and Contractors, or the National Federation of Builders?

Previous work, your builder should be able to provide references?