When many people are thinking of either building a new home or renovating an existing home they often juggle with the choice of hiring an experienced builder or hiring a builder with not that much experience that will do the job for less money. The truth of the matter is that it really is best to deal with an experienced builder from the beginning, as hiring an inexperienced builder may cause you lots of problems and headaches in the long run. In fact you will probably incur much more expense fixing and repairing the shoddy work from an inexperienced builder.
Now there are many benefits of other than just the cost factor when it comes to hiring an experienced builder. For one, an experienced builder will most definitely ensure efficiency as well as high quality. By hiring an experienced builder you will also save an enormous amount of time as well as money. The reason being is that an experienced builder will already know the right way to build or make proper repairs to the home. This will save the home owner time and money as the builder will get the job done right in a very small amount of time. They will not have to experiment with what they have built, they will know the right way to proceed from the start.
Another huge reason to hire a builder with experience is because they know what it takes to easily obtain the proper town or county planning permission and building regulations that will be needed to build and renovate your home. If indeed you need local authority permission at all. An experienced builder will always be highly aware of building codes and will work closely with your architect and structural engineer to ensure that your home extension/renovation is right up to code with your local town or county regulations. The importance of knowing the correct rules and regulations is very real, because if you don’t know them a contractor will very quickly fall foul of the local building inspectors and all of the problems that can cause for the client. A building inspector can make life very difficult for a contractor who does not know or doesn’t adhere to the proper rules. This can in turn lead to additional cost for the client if work isn’t up to the correct standards. Once your home plans are approved your builder will direct and coordinate their highly experienced sub contractors to build or renovate your home with the highest quality within a very reasonable amount of time.
With their previous experience of suppliers they will also be able to easily obtain the highest quality of materials needed in order to build/renovate you a durable home that will last for many years to come. When searching for your builder it is always advisable to find out their years of experience in dealing with projects similar to your own or if they belong to any trade organisation.
Beware! not all trade organisations are what they seem. Some trade organisations say that they represent only the best building companies. I can tell you from many years of experience that some of these organisations “do not” check the qualifications of the contractor or the standard of work that they turn out. This is because they are more interested in collecting the membership subscription than checking the quality of the work. It is up to you how you choose your builder but do take my advise and go with an established contractor and get the job done right in the first place.