Employing a builder
- How to check if your builder's credentials are reputable
- Advice on how to avoid falling victim to cowboy tradespeople
- Tips for finding a good builder, electrician, plasterer, gas fitter and plumber
This article, Employing a builder, was last updated on 26 March 2010 and is now out of date and held in our online archive for reference. Explore our latest Home & garden articles.
What's in this guide
How to find a good builder by asking the right questions and negotiating the best price and terms.
We reveal the top five builder problems and expert advice on how to fix them.
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Hiring an electrician? This guide tells you how to find the best electrician and get the best deal.
Poor gas work could put you in danger - read this guide to help you find a reputable engineer.
What to look for and ask when hiring a plumber. Expert advice on choosing and using a plumber.