How to Choose a Builder
It is important to perform full due diligence when choosing a builder. After all, you are potentially inviting them into your family home and putting your project in their hands. Here is our list of top questions you should ask a potential builder along with our responses.
No. This is an entirely personal decision and Durrant Construction will provide you with the information required to make the right decision for you. In the past, we have set up temporary kitchens and bathrooms when required and will always go the extra mile to ensure minimal impact on our client’s day to day lives.
Yes, broken down quotations are provided and are fixed based on the scope of works specified within the quotation. It should be noted that scope may be estimated in some cases information is not available upfront. This will be detailed in your quotation.
Absolutely not. Durrant Construction is upfront and honest with our pricing. In addition to our fully itemised quotation, details of possible unforeseen costs are provided, along with estimated costs for works that Durrant Construction has not been instructed to complete in order to assist with our client’s overall budgeting.
Durrant Construction works with an independent broker to offer our clients full insurance backed guarantees tailored to their project and requirements.
Durrant Construction has been trading as a sole trader business since 2000 and decided to become a limited company in 2018. Each member of our team brings with them significate years of previous experience.
Yes of course. Following quotation, Durrant Construction will provide references for you to contact directly and invite you to view similar projects we have completed. You will also be invited to a current project site to meet the team and get a feel for how we work.
Yes, Durrant Construction is VAT registered. We would strongly advise against using non VAT registered company regardless of the size of your project.
Yes, we have full public liability insurance and employer’s insurance and all additional insurances covering stock, equipment, injury and legal expenses. We are insured up to £10,000,000 and certificates will be provided upon request
In general, no. We do not take a deposit as we believe in putting our money where our mouth is in order to establish trusting relationship upfront. There are occasions when a deposit will be required and these will be discussed with our client on a case by case basis.
In general, payment amounts are calculated on a pre-agreed periodic basis, based on works already competed and materials purchased. An example of this payment schedule along with estimated instalments and dates will be provided upfront along with quotation. Alternative payment methods and terms may be discussed and agreed upfront based on alternative client requirements.
Yes. We know the most cost effective and highest quality materials to use and have negotiated discounts with our regular suppliers. Builders should always supply their own materials in order for these to be covered under works guarantees.
Yes. When selecting a builder you should confirm upfront that all labour and materials costs are paid directly to the contractor. If not, this could indicate underhand dealings.
Yes. An example contract agreement will be provided with your initial quotation for review and can be amended based on client specific requirements ahead of signature.