Category Archive: Essex Builders

  1. What do you Ask Your Builder?

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    Choosing the right contractor for you is a very important decision to make. It’s crucial to have a trusting relationship with the person(s) who ultimately, are creating a place for you to inhabit. The property needs to be safe for all residents and neighbours, needs to be completed at a time and within a time frame convenient for you and of course, it needs to have a professional and quality finish.

    • How long will the project take?

    It’s important to know how long you and your family will be living in a construction environment. If you’re paying a builder to have the job finished within a particular time, it should be completed then, unless weather or technical problems should arise. It is also a good idea to give 3-4 weeks leeway for the project to be developed, so don’t go booking any holidays if you want to keep an eye on the construction work!

    • Would you like me to be available for a reference?

    If your builder thinks you are willing to act as a reference/show your finished property to prospective clients, it can help smooth the road for your project and will give your builder more of an incentive to keep you happy.

    • How will you handle any issues that arise after the initial build?

    It’s good to know if your builder will compensate you for any work not completed/needs to be resolved after the closing. Discuss early on if the builder will do the work or compensate you for finishing it yourself or hiring someone to address the issue.

    • Do you plan to subcontract the job?

    Find out if your builder has a team on his payroll or if he will be subcontracting some of the work. If so ask if he has worked with them before/how many times.

    • How will you deal with the process of change during the project?

    Different builders will have a different process/price when dealing with changes during a project, whether it’s because you’ve changed your mind or a designer has deviated from the blueprint.

    • Have you done similar work?

    Make sure the contractor has references from different projects that have had some of the same requirements as yours.

    • How many projects are you currently working on?

    It is useful to know how many different projects your builder is working on at the same time as yours. This may explain why the project is taking longer to progress that you anticipated.

    • Finally of course, how much will the project cost?

    Once you’re happy with the details of how and when your builder works, ask him for a quote. If you think you can get a better deal elsewhere, do shop around before making that important decision. However, be aware that the cheaper the job, the more likely it is the cheaper the materials used. This could mean that the superb professional finish you were looking for is not guaranteed.

  2. Why Use Us For Your Essex Building Projects?

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    Here at Essex Property Maintenance, we have over 20 years worth of experience in building projects and property renovations. Not only can we help you with the renovation design of your property, we can also follow that property on its journey to becoming great. Our services include everything from extensions and renovation, plastering, plumbing, right through to bathroom/kitchen installation and garden maintenance. We cover a huge spectrum of property maintenance services, all at competitive prices. So really, you don’t have to look much further than this webpage to find yourself a friendly and hardworking team of tradesmen, who promise to provide excellent customer service.

    essex buldersFinding a building company that you can trust and successfully work with is crucial to determining the success of your project. Essex Property Maintenance will always offer welcomed advice and knowledge to help you create your dream finish to whatever project you have in mind, whether you own a home or commercial property. You need to be able to work with a team of people who can adjust your ideas if the need arises, and who will work efficiently to get the job done on time, at the right price. Essex Property Maintenance offer competitive prices for a professional finish 100% of the time. No job is too big or too small for us, simply because we cover jobs such as small tile repairs for example, to large property extensions and loft conversions. We even paint and decorate transforming the interior of your property just so that you don’t have to. We take pride in our projects, only using quality materials to ensure the job is done right. We are also very proud of the positive feedback we have received after every job.

    Essex Property Maintenance provides you with:

    • Highly trained and experienced professionals who make it their mission to help you achieve your goals.
    • Advise on environmentally friendly options you may want to incorporate into your project.
    • Solutions that meet your individual needs and allow your projects to run smoothly.
    • Help with the development of your project backed by a solid understanding of current best practice and regulations.
    • Work that is fully insured and guaranteed.
    • Work for private or commercial customers.
    • A very reliable service with a great reputation.

    Don’t hesitate to call our friendly team based in Westcliff for any extra details or a free quote today; the chances are, the job you need doing is nothing we haven’t done before!