“Rogue builders” although in the minority decidedly give the construction manufacture a bad name and scarcely a week goes by without there being even another TV program about the so called “Builders from Hell”. With the assist of hidden cameras these “Rogue Builders” are uncovered in front of millions of watchers when they blatantly try to cheat clients out of their hard earned hard currency.
So how can you protect yourself from these unsavory characters who unscrupulously split off trustful fellow members of the public? The following are some assistive suggestions to look at before leasing a builder.
1. Forever ask for reference points and details of last jobs. Go to see these lines of work wherever possible. A good builder will be only too delighted to show you evidence of his expertness.
2. Be wary if they offering ‘cheap deals’ for “cash-in hand” jobs or propose you can avoid paying VAT for cash.
3. If they do not wish to commit themselves to a written contract they should be avoided like the plague.
4. If they say they can take up at once be wary, as a good builder is commonly busy.
5. If they make you a amazingly small quote you should handle this with suspicion.
6. If they seem reluctant to appear at projects or to talk about the details this should also settled off alarm bells.
7. If they can only be reached by mobile phone and are reluctant to divulge where they live then this should be seen as a red flag.
8. If they try to puzzle you with complex explanations when asked apparently easy queries they may be graduates of the “If you can’t convince em jumble em” school of constructors and you know that it may not be in your best concerns to employ them.
9. If they say they are a member of a deal association, make sure to check it out as anybody can say they are a member when in fact they are not.
10. Get at to the lowest degree three written quotes from various builders and be very proper about what you want done.Leave very little room for misunderstanding and this will pay dividends further down the line.
11. Now is the time to clarify everything and make sure that no gray areas exist specially considering payments and when they should be made.
12. If any problems rise up during the building up work sort it out with your constructor exact away and make sure he fully understands your instructions.
Author: Ada DenisThis author has published 101 articles so far.