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How to choose a trustworthy builder or tradesman - Questions & Apps

Our Affleck tradesmen are often called on to repair or take over poorly finished or unsafe work untaken by inexperienced ‘cowboys’.  Often the client has opted for the cheapest option and left themselves exposed risk and financial loss. You can avoid their mistakes.

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Trustmark - Local, trustworthy & reliable tradesmen, operating to Government endorsed standards

The TrustMark organisation has recently developed an excellent app which prompts you with questions to ask builders/tradesmen and records the important information.

As a reputable local London building services company we welcome this tool. Many of the questions you should ask are seemly straightforward, but you’d be surprised by how many people do not know what to expect from a builder or what to ask.

Having a clear set of terms from a company is invaluable. Both the consumer and trades-person will have protection and peace of mind that each party will undertake their part of the contract.

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Questions to ask your builder or tradesman

  • Does the company hold insurance?
  • What are the payment terms?
  • Does the work come with a warranty?
  • What availability does the company have to undertake the works?
  • Does the company follow the latest health and safety guidelines?
  • Does the company charge VAT?

These questions will help you form an opinion on the builder outside of the personal and first impression you receive. In addition always ask for relevant references and visits to completed projects. Some builders will show you a work in progress, which can really help you see how the company works

When you find the right builder you will return to them for years to come and recommend them to family, friends and colleagues.

Affleck’s London Builders 100% record

Affleck are very proud to say that once again we have received glowing feedback from our annual customer service survey:  100% of customers surveyed would use Affleck again and would refer us to a friend/family member.

Affleck Property Services has a clear cut policy for projects and maintenance laid out in our terms and conditions, found on our website, in addition to the reverse of all maintenance invoices, appointment confirmation emails and written estimates for larger works.

If you are looking for experienced London Builders for your loft extension, kitchen or bathroom project, call us on Freephone 0800 316 9595 and we can organise to visit you & offer a free quotation.