This article will give you some handy hints and tips on how to find a great builder in the Exeter area. Hiring a builder can be a stressful time especially if the job you require is a complex one. Usually the larger and more complex the job the more money you will be required to hand over. This article will give you some handy hints and tips on how to get the best from your builder and help make sure that it all goes as smoothly as possible. There are a number of questions you can ask a prospective builder. One of the best is to ask if you can contact a list of people they have done work for in the past. This will allow you to see the quality of the workmanship and to discuss how the builder is. If you only ask one question make sure it is this one, however be a bit wary if he only gives you one person to contact. You may also ask for trade references, this will give you an indication of the builders financial security, along these lines check that he is VAT registered as this shows he has a turnover of over 60,000. Also obtain more than one quote, you shouldn’t always go with the cheapest as there are more considerations than price alone. The cheapest quote may hit you with additional charges at a later date with excuses like “you didn’t specify x or y and it was more expensive”. Before you hire a builder discuss making staged payments and retain approximately 10% at the end until all the little finishing touches are done and niggles sorted out. On no account pay for a job up front! The only exception to this is if you are specifying a one off item or a very expensive item that can only be used on your job, the builder would be well within his rights to ask you to pay for it. More tips can be found at http://www.bestexeterbuilder.com where a free e-book can be downloaded.
I want to help as many people find a great builder in the Exeter area. I have created a downloadable e-book full of hints and tips on finding your perfect builder.