ENGAGING THE SERVICES OF A BUILDING CONTRACTOR –A CHECKLIST FOR HOMEOWNERS
This guide is aimed at homeowners carrying out building works or renovations to their property.
Such works could include, for example, adding an extension to the property, fitting a new kitchen or bathroom, converting a garage or attic, making energy upgrades, re-wiring the house, re-slating a roof, or fitting solar panels.
Homeowners seeking to have works carried out in their home to upgrade it or alter it to accommodate their changing needs should approach the project with care and attention to avoid any issues. Homeowners should always aim to have all works carried out to a high standard, in line with regulatory requirements, so that the final result is fit for purpose and future proofed insofar as possible.
This consumer guide is intended to assist homeowners by providing an overview of some steps and considerations to bear in mind, with a helpful checklist of questions the homeowner should ask prospective building contractors.