Builders in Sidcup, Lewisham and the Surrounding Areas | 3 Questions to Ask a Prospective Contractor

Are you looking into options for kitchen renovations, loft conversions or property extensions for a major home revamp? Projects of this nature represent significant investments that forever change the way you see and use your house. When delivered by skilled builders – or kitchen and bathroom fitters, where applicable – the results can also improve your quality of life and increase your home’s resale value. For these reasons and more, you must have the utmost confidence in your choice of building company.

Choosing the right builders doesn’t only increase the chances of impeccable workmanship. It also means your entire project in Lewisham, Sidcup, Kent or the neighbouring London areas is more likely to reach completion on time and within budget.

As a time-served, reputable company ourselves, we encourage anyone looking to transform their home to talk with multiple companies before making their choice. In this blog, we provide 3 important questions you should ask any contractor interested in your project.

What to Ask Your Would-Be Builders

Have you completed a job like mine before?

Naturally, you want to leave your life- and property-changing project in a safe pair of hands. In short, this ticks every box and gives you complete peace of mind for the duration. While industry experience is impressive in its own right, you should also look for builders who have completed similar projects to yours multiple times.

If you choose a contractor without this experience, they essentially learn how to do it at your expense. In such cases, you open the door to delays and mistakes.

At L Vella & Sons, we have a proven track record stretching back to our establishment in 1981. Our builders excel at all types of property extensions and loft conversions. Likewise, we have completed kitchen renovations of every type, size and complexity, and we have much the same experience as bathroom fitters too.

Do you hold the relevant insurance policies?

Be they in Lewisham, Sidcup or any other location, builders have a legal obligation to perform their services with the added protection of employer’s and public liability insurance. All reputable professionals will happily show their certification in this respect. If a contractor gives a vague answer, or outright admits to not having insurance, steer clear of them.

As you would expect from kitchen and bathroom fitters, and all-round building specialists, L Vella & Sons holds the insurance policies mentioned above for the appropriate value.

How long do you think my project will take to complete?

Kitchen renovations, loft conversions and property extensions involve a considerable amount of building work. Naturally, this takes place at your family home, and at your expense, so it’s important for you to know the start and finish date. What’s more, you should ask prospective builders if they are aware of any factors that could affect the proposed schedule.

Additional questions in this regard include:

Call 01322 920 936 or 07961 959 297 to speak with one of our builders about your upcoming project in Lewisham, Sidcup or the surrounding areas.


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