What is the best house builder's company?
Best house builders company? that i know will do a good job and is really good. do you have any opinions?
Question answered by JUAN FRAN$$$
Depends on where you live! Good place to find construction companies specializing in building houses is the yellow pages of your phone book:
Select several companies: Then contact your Better Business Bureau to see if they have any complaints against them.
Then contact your local home builders association and see if they have any complaints against them.
Then after narrowing it down contact the companies themselves. Ask them for the names of people who they have built houses for. Call those people talk to them about the contractor and find out from them how satisfied they are with the job the contractor did. Try to get names of people who have had their homes built recently and names of people who have had their homes built several years ago.
Next contact the local trades unions and see if the contactor is a union contractor. If so how prompt he or she has been in paying his or her employees.
The major advantage of a contractor being a union contractor is the quality of work. Union Electricians, Union Plumbers, Union Carpenters are going to do as a rule better quality work because they have the union standards to live up to. No to say non union Electricians, Plumbers, Carpenters aren't as qualified. Just that the contractor can't force the union Electricians, Plumbers, Carpenters to take short cuts under fear of lossing their jobs.
Once you have narrowed it down more next check and make sure the contractor is licensed and bonded in your state and city.
Now the fun starts: after you have it narrowed down to several contractors you like you start the bidding on the job part of getting your home built. (How much they are going to charge you to build the house). the key here is the cheapest is not always the best. This is where you are going to have to watch it closely.
Cheaper can mean using particale board instead of plywood!
untreated lumber instead of treated lumber
off brand fixtures of inferior quality both plumbing and electrical.
having only bare minimum code acceptance.
Insulation not as good or lower R rating.
time not specified i.e. working on your house to fill in when work is slow. i.e. moving his crews to work on your house when has nothing else for them to do.
Ok! now here is the critical factor! Once you have gotten your home builder and they are on the job site working on your home stay out of the way and let them work! Don't always be there looking over their shoulders! And remember this if you start making a bunch of changes it is going to cost you more. The more changes you make the morei it is going to cost you over the agreed on price of your home.
Oops ALMOST FORGOT A COUPLE OF CRITICAL ITEMS!
Talk to your local building inspectors about the contractor and see what they think about him and his work.
Also find out if he sub contracts out the work i.e. subcontracts out to different companies to do the work. You don't want that because of the legal problems which can arise if he doesn't pay the sub contractors. In a lot of cases you will be liable. Also in the case of someone getting hurt you could also be held liable if he is sub contracting the work out.
Can anyone suggest an individual house builder in Chennai who will do an end to end construction project?
Please note : I am not looking for apartment builders. I want individual house builders. I would like to know if the builder can do the complete management - from procurement of land to construction of house
Question answered by BS
My Name is Bandi Srinivas. THe person who is doing for me is very good. His name is Mr. Kishore. He is very honest and sincere. He put extreme efforts for quality and does not do any unwanted rotations. His number is 9841299332/044-42331832.
what funny word you call a woman house builder?
this is my sister in law who just built a house and I want to give her a fake certificate for funny women house builders and I need a category to put it under.
Question answered by boatbuilder
This one may be provocative but..."Stud Slammer"
How to hold a legal rally about a corrupt house builder in the UK?
how do organize a peacefull protest concerning a corrupt, lying and scheming housebuilder. all i want is to alert the masses that this house builder is corrupt and puts peoples lives at risk when they buy a new house from them. i have the evidence to back this up and many people who have purchased property from them will back me up. the word i use for this house builder is ruthless because that is what they have been with me and my family.
thanks for all replys
Question answered by Ellie
Can't answer your question, but have you contacted Watchdog or a 'builders from hell' type programme?
Ilive in the east bay and I'm looking for a tree house builder, any idea where I might find one who's local?
I really would like a tree house form my son 9 and daughter 7 before they get too old to enjoy one. I've been looking for a tree house builder for some time now, however, there aren't any local builders. Do you know of any?
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Question answered by REALTOR
Local in East Bay? And where's the East Bay? There's East Bay in San Francisco area and there are several places with the same name on the East Coast.
If in SF area, check this: http://www.barbarabutler.com/treehouse.php
How are chimneies (a chimney) attached to a house?
I have a brick chimney, what methods are used by house builders to attach chimneies to the main house/structure?
Do the builders first create a wooden frame for the chimney that is nailed to the house?
I am going to be digging a trench at the footing of my chimney and would like to get a better sense as to how deep I can go without undermining the chimney.
Question answered by HyperDog
As the chimney is built, the mason will periodically put in an "L" shaped bracket that is nailed to the house at one end and embedded into the mortar between the bricks at the other.
They serve to keep the chimney from falling away from the building under moderate loads from wind, and minor earthquakes. They aren't strong enough to support the vertical weight of the chimney if you dig under it to any degree, or if your trench slumps or collapses right near the footing.
As long as the soil under the chimney is packed and dry, you should be able to trench near it, but I would be very quick about it - don't leave it long enough for the sprinklers to run or for the kids to flood the trench with water - just do what you gotta do and refill and compact that trench ASAP.
My builder has put the boundry fence in the wrong place and I have built on the land. What can I do?
I have lived at my current address for 6 years. I was granted planning permission from my local planning office and house builder to build a double garage at the bottom of my garden, which is almost complete. My lawyer has contacted me and stopped the build as he has now discovered that the builder has put the boundry to my property in the wrong place and the area that I have built on is not part of my title deeds. This issue has dragged on between my lawyer and the builder for almost 2 years now and my patience is running out. Any advice on how to progress this quicker?
Question answered by zerocool
your builder is the one that is at fault and as that he should remove any build and replace it in the correct position, there's always the small claims court option i.e get someone else to do the job correctly and then recover your costs from the original builder
Is there anywhere I can find a list of small UK house-builders?
I am doing a university report and for my sample I need to target small house-builders in the UK. Is there anywhere that anyone knows of where I can find smaller companies? Cheers
Question answered by loanmasterone
Normally you would be able to google builders in the UK after which you would be able to narrow your selection down by income, the number of units they build and other criteria you might want to include in you search.
I hope this has been of some benefit to you,good luck.
Anybody ever set up a contract to sell land but you build the buyer's house?
I am asking if anybody has ever sold land but in the contract stated that the sellers are the builder's of the home. My husband is a house builder and we own some land that we want to sell, but we want to give the buyers the opportunity to decide on the house plans that they want to build. Anybody have any advice on this topic?
Question answered by angela
I would advise you to contact a real estate lawyer to make sure you write the contract so that you don't end up getting messed over in the end. You will definitely want some specifics in there so you don't get a buyer who comes along demanding top of the line items be used in the house if you can't afford that. I would think something that says you will offer the buyer choices and the buyer has to pick from what you are offering or the buyer will pay for upgrades. If you have to pay a real estate lawyer to write up the contract I think it would be money well spent.
when having a new house built is there a rough guide to how calculate the cost of the build?
ive heard that house builders can give a rough quote per sq ft .is this true and how much (pounds)
Question answered by jennifer74781
Depends on your area, cost at the time, etc.
Lay out a basic floor plan, and choose certain things you want - type of flooring, etc.
Then get several quotes from different contractors. Depending on the price of goods at the time (changes constantly!), and the area you live in - a contractor can give you an APPROXIMATE price per square foot.
The more detailed your plan, the better quote you will get.
*Don't choose someone just based on price - check references*