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Hampton Builders Issue Tips on Choosing a Reliable Trader for Home Building Work


 
 
An example of a kitchen designed and fitted by Aspire
An example of a kitchen designed and fitted by Aspire
PRLog - Jan. 24, 2014 - HAMPTON, U.K. -- There is an incredible amount to think about when you are planning any sort of building work at home. It is vital that you hire the right people who you can rely on, trust to go a good job and who will be only too happy to offer all the advice and guidance you need.

Well known Hampton builders Aspire Building have been working in the trade for 15 years. They are fully qualified tradespeople and are confident enough in their work to offer a 2 year labour guarantee. They have also helpfully compiled this very useful checklist that anyone looking to have building work in Hampton undertaken should read carefully before they start getting their quotes.

The first thing company owner Ben Coggins advises is to know what you want and how much you want to spend. He says, “This will help you get the right person for the job, plus an accurate quote within your budget.”

Get Three Quotes – and Check for Hidden Extras

Secondly, Ben says to get three written quotes. “This way you’ll be able to compare prices and make sure they are reasonable. Make sure your quotes are on official headed paper and show a breakdown of costs, including VAT.” Ben also says to make sure it’s a ‘quote’ not an ‘estimate’, because estimates are not fixed prices.

The next thing is to be wary of hidden extras. “Always ask for a detailed list of what’s included,” says Ben, “And ask about additional costs. Ensure the price quoted covers labour, materials. Things like tiling, plastering, plumbing and electrics should be detailed as well as the cost of the kitchen or bathroom itself and any appliances and installation.”

Always Choose Accredited Traders

Hampton builders Aspire (http://www.aspire2build.co.uk/) are accredited in all the trades. Ben says it is crucial when choosing a trader to ensure they are accredited for the work they are carrying out. “All domestic electrical work must be carried out by NICEIC Part P compliant electricians and gas installations by a Gas Safe registered engineer, otherwise your home insurance will be invalid,” he warns.

A guarantee is also something to look for according to Aspire, who specialise in all types of general building Hampton wide. Ben says any tradesperson worth their salt will offer a guarantee on their labour and will always come back quickly to rectify any issues that may arise.

“Go with recommendations,” Ben suggests. “A good tradesperson will get plenty of work through word of mouth. Ask people you know for recommendations, search online for testimonials or request references from trade associations.” Ben says to remember that the cheapest isn’t always the best and sometimes it can work in your favour to pay a little more for someone you can trust, or who has been recommended.

Get it in Writing

Finally, Ben says you should never go ahead with any building work without a written agreement. “Ask for a written list of work to be completed plus a timescale and payment schedule. Smaller jobs will usually be settled on completion. Staged payments are normal for bigger jobs. Always get a receipt for each payment.”

Aspire are trusted, recommended builders in Hampton. They specialise in all types of building work including kitchens, bathrooms, home extensions, loft conversions, all gas and heating work and outdoor landscaping. Free written estimates offered. Call 01932 781015 or visit http://www.aspire2build.co.uk/.


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