What Makes a Good Builder?
When you hire someone to work on your home, you want to feel you have made the right choice. That isn’t always easy because most builders know their stuff and can tick the boxes you have on your wish list. So take it one step further – what makes a good builder?
Personality may not seem an important thing to consider when choosing a builder, but it is surprising the part it plays. You want someone you are confident in, that you feel comfortable talking to and that you like. Sure, this isn’t more important than skills and experience but if you have lots of people with similar skills and experience, this can help you pick one.
Showing flexibility and a ‘can do’ attitude is also a good sign. Even small projects can experience problems, unexpected hitches and issues – the key is how the builder handles these. That flexible attitude and a sense of nothing being too difficult is a good sign they will manage problems fluently.
Taking ownership and pride in their work is also important. When researching builders, if there are comments about the follow-up work they did (or didn’t do) then this is worth checking. Because you want someone who has pride in what they do, want the job to be as near perfect as possible and corrects any mistakes with little prompting.