I employ an outstanding team of professionals who share a combination of good qualifications, experience and a real eye for detail resulting in an excellent end product. We all have a good professional manner and are proud to work to standards that are always looking to do things the right way.
Why Work With Kingfisher Loft Conversions?
All work has insurance-backed 3 year guarantee
Free no obligation estimates
£2,000,000 public liability insurance
When undertaking any form of structural alterations to a building, it is important to understand the measures that need to be in place to ensure that what you are altering remains structurally sound and of course safe
Goals and Principles
Excellent teamwork and innovation to achieve the best service for you the client
To deliver the best possible project on time and within budget
Focus on high quality finishes and end results to be hopefully elevated above the usual crowd
My current clients include private homeowners, landlords and estate agents. I am also contracted to the Church Diocese and undertake work for local schools and pre-schools - this type of work needs to be approved by OFSTED.
Your Project is in Safe Hands
Some handy hints and tips for finding a reliable and professional builder
"Throw out the lowest bid". This contractor is probably cutting corners or, worse, desperate for work. Beyond technical competence, comfort should play an equal or greater role in your decision. The single most important factor in choosing a contractor is how well you and he communicate.
Draw up a contract that details every step of the project: payment schedule; proof of liability insurance and worker's compensation payments; a start date and projected completion date; specific materials and products to be used. Check that your contractor is licensed and insured too!
Check if your tradesman belongs to a trade association or professional body. In many cases, these organisations will have an established complaints process in case of any problems. Contact the appropriate organisation to confirm the tradesman's membership and to ask for guidance.
"This offer expires today"
Most bids are good for 30 days so clients can mull over decisions and get loans.
"You get a rebate if we use your house as a model for our work"
A sales gimmick, this price is usually higher than the quote you'd get elsewhere.
"I'll give you a price just from looking"
Bids come in writing, and only after careful inspection. If you don't know what the bid is based on, how can you negotiate a better deal?
"I don't give out contact information for past customers"
A good contractor is happy to provide references. Just be sure to follow up and confirm that those clients are satisfied with the work.
"A simple handshake will do"
Get it in writing. A contract protects both you and your contractor should something go wrong.
"I'll cut you a deal if you pay with cash"
A contractor can reduce his rate by not reporting your payment as income and, therefore, by not paying taxes. This is fraud.
Obtain a minimum of three quotes and make sure that quotes are based on the same specification.
Try to obtain fixed quotes rather than estimates, which are a rough price that is subject to change
Insist on a revised quote for any additional work - before that work is carried out
Beware of very low quotes. Tradesmen who provide these may not understand how much work is required and could try to claw money back later
Make sure the quote clearly shows the tradesman's name, full address and landline telephone number
Ask if the work is guaranteed and if guarantees are insurance-backed in case the builder goes out of business
Agree on start/completion dates and payment arrangements before work starts.
Most importantly - check any prospective builder's feedback and references thoroughly before committing to anything!
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