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Sourcing a Reliable, Efficient & Trustworthy Builder

High Quality Building Contractors in Essex, offering New Builds, Renovations, Refurbishments, Extensions, Conversions & all Building Work

projectFor most people their home is the biggest financial investment they will ever make, and with house prices in the UK averaging at roughly £150,000, it is crucial when requiring building work to choose a builder carefully. After all why would you put your most valuable asset in the hands of somebody you know nothing about? Most people agree that one of the best ways to source a builder or any tradesman is by ‘word of mouth’. Asking as many people as you know about builders they have used and what their experience was with quality of work, timekeeping, guarantees etc. This does not of course ensure that your encounter with the recommended building company will be the same, but its a good indicator of their company practices as a whole.

There are some basic rules of thumb to keep in mind when considering any building contractor, such as:-

  • Are the contact details of the builder easy to access? You need to know the address and a landline, usually viewable on their website if they have one. Be very wary of companies which only have a mobile number as these are not traceable.
  • Builders who knock on your door offering work as they have left over materials from another job in the area, should be avoided.
  • It is not usually a good sign if builders are available to start your work the next day, as a good builder is normally a busy builder.
  • It is not a good idea to pay upfront, as you may be left out of pocket if the work is substandard, and make sure that you receive a written receipt on their company headed paper.

Our web promotion partners Multi Building Services Ltd, are expert building contractors with over 30 years of providing quality new builds, renovations, refurbishing, self builds, extensions, conversions and kitchen and bathroom installation in Chelmsford and South Essex. They offer everything under one roof with a full wrap around service including planning, designing and project management, they will even liaise with local councils regarding planning permission etc. MBS use only Gas Safe and NICEIC approved engineers, and can give expert advice about energy efficient air source heat pumps and other money saving technologies. Their work carries a no quibble guarantee, and they are members of the Federation of Master Builders and mybuilder.com. You can also find some extremely impressive testimonials and information about completed projects on their website.

Call Multi Building Services Ltd on 01245 861 351

Planning, Designing & Project Management, NICEIC Approved & Gas Safe Registered Engineers, Chelmsford, Essex