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How To Choose A Builder

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Unsure how to choose a builder for your next home project?

Whether you’re in the market for a new home, looking to renovate, make alterations or add an extension to an existing property, finding a good reliable builder takes careful research and planning. At Cobbydale Construction Ltd, we understand it’s no simple task choosing a builder, particularly when you want a job carried out well. Here are some handy tips to help you choose a builder.


Make a list of potential builders

Lists: whether love them or hate them, they are a great way of writing down all the potential builders in the area who carry out the task you want to do. Also, you can take ‘list-making’ one step further and create a ‘pros and cons’ list based on your original builder list – some may think this is a step too far, but it’s a constructive way to determine which builder is an ideal fit for you and your home project.

To begin constructing your ‘potential builder’ list you can look in your local newspaper and browse the ads and articles relating to home improvement or real estate. It is a great way to see what is out there in your local area. Also, you can speak to and ask friends and relatives for any recommendations, as they may have recently had a great experience with a builder. Or, you can look online and search for local builders in your area.


Do some research

When you have your list of potential builders, you can then begin asking lots of questions and find out more about their services. Research can include looking online at their customer testimonials and reviews, browsing their website and looking at images of past projects they’ve worked on. It can also include talking to friends or family that have had previous experience. 

You can also contact the builders directly and ask prospective questions to gather a better understanding of their company and the services they offer. One tip when speaking to potential builders is making sure you note down any useful information and personal impressions – you can use this later when you are making comparisons between them.


Ask questions

Before you decide on a builder, it is important to ask lots of questions. You may be wondering what to ask, don’t worry we’ve got you covered. Here are some questions you could ask:

  • – How many years have you been in the business?
  • – How many houses have you built?
  • – Are you licensed (where required) and insured?
  • – Can you give me any references from previous customers of yours?
  • – How and when can I make changes or upgrades before and during construction?
  • – Who should I contact with any questions I have?
  • – How long will it take to carry out the work?


Contact Us

Live in Ilkley, Keighley, Baildon, Bingley or Skipton and looking for a trusted building company? Then look no further than Cobbydale Construction Ltd; you can contact our expert and friendly team today by calling 01535 653 530 (Keighley area), 01943 630 038 (Ilkley area), or through filling out our online contact form.