If you’ve ever tried to find a good builder or contractor at short notice, you’re probably aware that they can be hard to find! The fact is that the best builders and contractors are usually booked several months in advance.
This isn’t a ‘scarcity’ ploy. We’re not an online retailer, trying to convince you that 78 people are looking at the last remaining item in stock!
Rather, we’re hoping to help our readers by letting them know that you can avoid disappointment by planning in advance. Getting a shortlist together and making a decision now will save you time, money and potentially, a great deal of stress later!
Many hands on deck
It’s worth remembering that many home improvements or property renovation projects involve numerous trades and suppliers.
For example, if you’re considering a house extension or loft conversion, they’re projects that require builders, carpenters, electricians, plumbers and plasterers. That’s before you get into the planning requirements or the finishing touches.
To get your project started and finished on time and on budget requires detailed planning. We want to ensure that each trade comes in at the right time, with no dead time while we wait for a contractor to become available. Believe us when we say this is as frustrating for us as it is for you as it impacts our entire calendar.
Book now for external works
Another area worthy of consideration at this time of year is external works such as rendering or exterior decoration. These are typically best booked for the summer and as we’ve said above, the best trades people will be booked up well in advance.
When we say best we mean those that are typically busy all year round because they have a reputation for quality craftsmanship, attention to detail and great communication. These are usually the traits that result in word of mouth referrals.
Of course, there’s nothing to stop you selecting a supplier through one of the many websites available. In our experience, that isn’t where you’re going to find the established, tried and tested trades people and contractors.
And with that in mind, why entrust what for most of us is our most valuable physical asset – our home – to anything other than a recommended professional with years of experience in your region?
For more information or to book your slot, contact Debbie Lamond on 01284 386899 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can get in touch via our contact page.