North London, as well as the rest of it is constantly busy. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week there is always something happening, and if you go down there within normal working hours you will notice a vast array of building works going on at any one time. If you are based in North London and need some help on how to hire a builder from your local area, please read on….
The first step for anybody hiring a builder is to know what you want. The project you wish to have undertaken depends on the person you are looking for – you don’t want a plasterer turning up to build a brick wall for you do you?! Know what you need and make sure anybody you find online or contact can do exactly what you want to a good standard.
Next step after you’ve found a list of people you may wish to consider for your building works is to contact them. Builders love to talk and there is no better way than picking up the phone to speak to them. By speaking to these people, you start to get a feel for them and you can ask them any questions you like to establish whether they might be the right person/people for you. You may even arrange for them to come to the site to meet face to face and give them a better feel for what needs doing.
After this, you will need to obtain a quote. Make sure that any quotes you obtain are strictly no-obligation, meaning you aren’t tying yourself into something without fully understanding. Obtaining quotes will give you a good idea of the price ranges that you are looking to have to work within as some will charge more than others.
Once you have your quotes, research the builders further. Look online for reviews to see what other people think of them and their workmanship and also take a look at their websites, if they have them, to see what affiliations, qualifications and testimonials they have as these can all help to shape your decision as to whether they may be someone you want to work with moving forward.
Once you have a list, you can then look to shorten it down using any criteria you see fit. After all, you will know better than anyone else what you need.
Hopefully our little guide above has given you a bit of additional help when it comes to selected a North London builder as there are so many out there than it can sometimes be tough to know what to do and when.
Research is key. We hope you make a good choice and your building work is completely to your satisfaction.