Need help looking for Nottingham Builders to help with your next project?

When it comes to home repairs or improvements, many people find themselves at a loss because they are either unable to complete the needed repairs or they simply do not have the time. In either situation, the best thing to do is to hire a professional builder. But, what qualities should one look for in a contractor and how can you be sure that he/she will be the best person for the job? These are common questions and should be answered prior to choosing which of the Nottingham builders to hire.

Below are 9 tips that will help guide you through the process of selecting the best man, or woman, for the job.

1) Before hiring a builder, find out how long they have been in business. It’s best to look for an established company and make sure to check out their reputation with the local Better Business Bureau for any outstanding or unresolved complaints.

2) Always make sure that a builder is licensed to work in Nottinghamshire and that they are a Trusted Trader. Check out the Trusted Trader website Nottinghamshire Builders page here.

3) When considering potential builders, ask for a list of recently completed projects that are similar to the one you are in need of help with. Hiring a builder that is experienced in projects similar to yours will help to ensure that all goes smoothly and that the job will be done correctly.

4) Be sure to ask your contractor, prior to the commencement of work, whether or not the job will require any type of permit. All permits must be obtained before the actual work begins, when required, or the homeowner may face a fine. It is best to discuss who will be responsible for obtaining permits, either you or the contractor, in the beginning.

5) Always ask for the name of the individual who will be in charge of the project, often called a foreman, and the names of those who will be working on the construction crew.

6) Once you are familiar with the site foreman, ask him/her about their crew. You will need to know whether or not they are trustworthy and make the decision as to whether you want them working on/in your home. Will they need keys? If so, you need to know that they are honest and can be trusted near your family and/or children.

7) Every professional builder should carry a certain amount of insurance coverage, including personal liability, property damage and worker’s compensation. You will need to request copies of all insurance certificates and confirm that they are current before work begins. Do not do business with a contractor who cannot provide this documentation as this may result in your being held liable for any injuries and/or damages that occur during the project.

8) Always check with the builder’s references before deciding to hire him/her for your project. This is important for all of the obvious reasons and will give you an idea as to their work ethics and end results.

9) When you and your builder come to an agreement on payment terms, get everything in writing and have the agreement signed and notarised. All parties involved should have a copy of the agreement for future reference.

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What our customers say about us...

Dave did an absolutely brilliant job, he took on quite a few extra bits as the project progressed and was superb throughout. Always on time, polite and ensured each night he left everything neat and tidy (which impressed the missus lol) and a genuinely nice bloke, he was a pleasure to have around throughout the whole process. His pricing was more than fair and overall he was excellent value I would recommend him to anyone. Good tradesman are not always easy to find but there is one here for sure!!

James Ferguson

The Nottinghamshire Building Company
5
2017-04-06T12:20:12+01:00

James Ferguson

Dave did an absolutely brilliant job, he took on quite a few extra bits as the project progressed and was superb throughout. Always on time, polite and ensured each night he left everything neat and tidy (which impressed the missus lol) and a genuinely nice bloke, he was a pleasure to have around throughout the whole process. His pricing was more than fair and overall he was excellent value I would recommend him to anyone. Good tradesman are not always easy to find but there is one here for sure!!
Absolutely brilliant job. His attention to detail was excellent and he took his time to make sure the work was done to perfection. Very helpful with other issues with the house and has saved me money. Very genuine and helpful will definitely use this company again.

Gary Henzell

The Nottinghamshire Building Company
5
2017-04-06T12:28:20+01:00

Gary Henzell

Absolutely brilliant job. His attention to detail was excellent and he took his time to make sure the work was done to perfection. Very helpful with other issues with the house and has saved me money. Very genuine and helpful will definitely use this company again.
Very last minute job before Christmas. The job was well done and to the agreed budget. Courteous and helpful, the job was completed to a tight deadline.

Chris Bailey

The Nottinghamshire Building Company
5
2017-04-05T17:50:11+01:00

Chris Bailey

Very last minute job before Christmas. The job was well done and to the agreed budget. Courteous and helpful, the job was completed to a tight deadline.
Followed our instructions, solved the problem without fuss and were reliable. In their work they were professional and pleasant to have around. Would recommend them to anyone wanting a good job doing well.

Anthony Lyons

The Nottinghamshire Building Company
5
2017-04-05T17:46:10+01:00

Anthony Lyons

Followed our instructions, solved the problem without fuss and were reliable. In their work they were professional and pleasant to have around. Would recommend them to anyone wanting a good job doing well.
Competitive price quoted. Work commenced within forecast time. Neat brickwork and the wall was completed to specification. Site was tidied up each evening. Polite and friendly builder and mate.

Keith Newman

The Nottinghamshire Building Company
4
2017-04-06T12:25:35+01:00

Keith Newman

Competitive price quoted. Work commenced within forecast time. Neat brickwork and the wall was completed to specification. Site was tidied up each evening. Polite and friendly builder and mate.
Reliable and hard working.

Antony Turner

The Nottinghamshire Building Company
4
2017-04-06T12:26:14+01:00

Antony Turner

Reliable and hard working.
Reliable, punctual and professional! We're very pleased with our garden wall. Looks better than imagined. We highly recommend this company to others.

Gary Matthews

The Nottinghamshire Building Company
5
2017-04-06T12:23:38+01:00

Gary Matthews

Reliable, punctual and professional! We're very pleased with our garden wall. Looks better than imagined. We highly recommend this company to others.
Great company to deal with, competitive pricing and a pleasure to work with. Will certainly be using them again and would recommend them to anyone.

Amy Parry

The Nottinghamshire Building Company
5
2017-04-06T12:22:11+01:00

Amy Parry

Great company to deal with, competitive pricing and a pleasure to work with. Will certainly be using them again and would recommend them to anyone.
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