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Hiring a builder checklist & audit: Want to avoid cowboy builders?

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Find out if you’re asking the right questions before hiring a builder

Choosing your builder is crucial to any construction project. There is a whole genre of TV programmes about what happens when you get that choice wrong. That’s why we have used our many years of experience to put together this list of questions you need to work through before choosing a builder

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In just a few minutes you’ll know whether or not you are at risk of hiring a cowboy builder.

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Learn the tests for identifying a reputable construction firm.

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Get advice on how you can make sure you make the right decisions all the way through a construction project.

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Lisa D. — Kent

“ Always willing to go the extra mile to ensure the project's success... They built a level of trust where we feel like we are delivering the project as partners. ”

Sandra N. — London

“ A friend of mine raved about this company a lot so we decided to use their architectural expertise for our renovation and extension project. They not only obtained planning but also turned our ideas into a beautiful design that exceeded our expectations. We now enjoy living in our new architect designed house in which every detail is right, every design is faultless and we no longer complain about the size of our house. Highly recommended. ”

M. Mosley — West Sussex
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We know how completely stressful picking a builder can be - this quiz can't magic all that away, but it can help you make sure you know what you are doing.
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Managing Director
Ufuk Bahar

BA(Hons) MA
Managing Director

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Managing Director

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