Step 4: appoint the builders

Your dream home is about to become reality – it’s crucial you find the right builder who can help make that happen. Word of mouth and recommendations are a great place to start – particularly if a builder is recommended by other trades. You could also look to The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) or The National Federation of Builders (NFB), which help you find vetted and trusted builders in your area. 

Key considerations

It's always wise to ask to see references of any builders you consider, as well view other projects they’ve completed similar in nature to yours, so you can get a feel for their talent and how they work.

Once you’ve created your shortlist of builders, it’s usually advised to get quotes from at least three builders so you have a point of comparison and can make a better-informed decision according to your budget. And of course, it goes without saying that your final checks should ensure your shortlisted builders have the correct insurance in place.

What you've already done at this stage

The door schedule will be almost finalised and given to the builders. Deuren is on hand, ready to explain any details the builders may need.

    What you still need to do at this stage

    • Deuren tickConsider door designs.
    • Deuren tickLook at door finishes.
    • Deuren tickDiscuss with Deuren for further advice and expert opinion.

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