Looking for an Apartment for Sale North Wales? Choose a Reputable Developer
Choosing the right apartment for sale in North Wales is a complex task. There is no immediate right or wrong answer as each contractor will have their own specialisation and skilled portfolio. However, there are number of steps you can take to understand which might be the right one for you depending on your needs.
Reputable company checks
It’s the most basic of all checks. A good online presence is usually a good indicator of how reputable the company is. You should be able to contact though a landline number and e-mail. It’s important to check they registered to or accredited by official organisations/authorities. Some of these include:
- LABC: Building Control | Local Authority Building Control
- British Safety Council
- Construction Line
- CHAS –The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Centre
Estimates & bids
Knowing if the company can cater for your budget will be a key player in your decision making process. Of course, before we start checking our references we need to make sure we can financially justify the services your firm provides. A good question to ask is ‘what is the average square-foot cost for this type of job?’
It is important to bear in mind that some contractors will provide additional, more comprehensive services. Some contractors for example, provide groundwork; engineering and the build work itself. Companies that provide more than one service solution can (but not always) offer a much more streamlined and cost effective service.
Word of mouth creates massive impact within the construction industry in North Wales and beyond. Often, finding who the contractor has worked with in the past isn’t a difficult process and they are usually happy to share this information with you. Finding references that have had similar work to what you’re looking for would be most valuable to you. You should check if the company adhered to their agreement (time scales etc.) and if they were happy with the work that took place.
Meet in person and agree a contract
You may find that companies would offer to meet at the quote (or ‘bid’) stage to get to know your requirements a bit more. This will give you an opportunity to find out more about their services, time scales, and to discuss any queries you might have. By now you should be confident you have selected the right building contractor for your project and you’ll need to agree a contract. Just be sure to check that the company has both public and employer’s liability insurance in place before proceeding.
Your contract should include:
- A suitable payment plan (Never pay in full before the work takes place)
- Start and finish dates
- Payment of additional materials including skips etc
- Waste removal
Take the contractor’s full contact details so that in the event that you’re not happy with the work you can agree a way to put it right.