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Finding a Builder

There are lots of methods to find a local builder. Some methods offer consumers protection whereas other methods offer little or no protection at all.

Directories are great for finding the telephone numbers of builders, but they offer no protection at all. Anyone can be listed in the Yellow Pages as there is no vetting process. This is the same for almost all directory based services. Builders simply pay a fee to be listed. This is one of the most unsafe methods of finding a good builder.

Some of the best builders and many of our members don’t advertise at all. Good builders have often built up such a significant portfolio of happy clients that almost all new business is received from referrals. Ask you friends, neighbours and colleagues if they have used a good local builder. Remember to see a referral as just one reference. We advise you to check at least another 2 references in order to be sure the builder offers a consistent service to all of their clients.

Finding a builder through professional trade associations, such as the National Builders Association, offers consumers the highest level of protection. Members of trade associations have to meet certain criteria in order to join. Our members have all had their references checked, certificates and qualifications verified and have provided proof of up to date public liability insurance. Our feedback system ensures we continually monitor the work of our members. Our mediation service helps consumers in the unlikely event that something goes wrong.

You can find an NBA approved builder by posting a job here.

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