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Why Use Professional Building Contractors For Your Project

If you’re planning a renovations project such as an extension or a new interior for your home, then you may wish to consider hiring a professional building contractor. Home renovation jobs can be stressful and complex, where the expertise of an experienced contractor can make the process a whole lot easier. Contractors can also assist with commercial projects, helping to deliver high quality results for your business.


The alternative to hiring a contractor is to manage the project yourself. This is made easier if you have experience in handling budgets, schedules and contracts, as well as if you’re willing to carry out some of the practical building work yourself. But many people do not have the time or expertise to manage a project in this way, which is where a professional building contractor comes in handy.


Read on to find out more about how hiring a contractor is the right choice for your renovation project.


What Is A Building Contractor

A building contractor oversees and manages your entire renovation process, finding subcontractors and builders for individual jobs as well as overseeing construction from start to finish.


Their responsibilities generally include:


●    Contacting and hiring subcontractors

●    Handling paperwork and safety regulations

●    Ensuring construction meets quality standards

●    Setting out a construction budget for the whole project

●    Taking care of emergencies as they arise

●    Ordering all required materials


Benefits Of Employing A Professional Building Contractor

Employing this kind of professional for a complex or demanding renovations project will bring with it a wide array of benefits, especially for those who aren’t familiar with the construction industry.


Some of these advantages could include:


Access To High Quality Materials

A professional building contractor will have all the contacts and resources to hand to get the best materials for your project. They will know what needs to be ordered when, and how much of each material is needed.


If you are managing a project yourself, you may not have access to the same trade or industry supply chains, leaving you with less high quality materials, possibly sold at a higher price point. Hiring a professional also means you will only order the materials you really need, further cutting down on costs and reducing the waste output of your build.


Cost-Effective Project Management

A professional contractor can save you money in a variety of ways. Initially it may seem cheaper to manage the project yourself, but in the long run this can result in extra costs and challenges that will end up making the build more expensive.


In addition to providing you with the best deals on materials, contractors can also find you subcontractors for the best price, and some will supply their own tools and machinery at no extra cost. They will also begin your project by creating a detailed project plan and setting out a budget to limit surprise costs. Their risk assessment procedures can also provide an early indication of structural problems with your property, which can then be dealt with appropriately in a financially smart manner.


Reliability & Professionalism

Employing a professional building contractor ensures you have a reliable team supporting your project. Unlike various builders or tradesmen, a contractor is there just for you and your project, meaning you can always reach out to them with problems or queries. They can also provide you with a wealth of expertise that can steer your build in the right direction.


Your contractor will be able to show you a portfolio of their recent work in order to demonstrate their level of professionalism and skill. Working with an accredited contractor or one that comes recommended online or through word-of-mouth feedback can ensure a set level of reliability and quality.


Access To A Contacts Network

Professional building contractors will have a wealth of experience in delivering a range of different renovation projects, and so will know the best subcontractors and builders to contact for your job. Having these contacts means that you don’t have to deal with multiple negotiations and communication channels, as your contractor will take care of this for you.


If you are going it alone with your building project then you may not know who the best workmen and tradespeople are in your area. This can expose you to poor quality building work as well as unreliable delivery of your project, resulting in high costs overall. A building contractor will vet all subcontractors for you so you don’t have to worry about disreputable craftsmen.


Whole Project Management

A building contractor will be experienced in managing a whole renovation project from start to finish, where they will take care of every aspect on your behalf. This goes beyond merely hiring subcontractors - your contractor will make a detailed project plan, handle budgets and oversee risk assessments.


This works a lot more efficiently than if you’re trying to manage a large project yourself, where overlooking health and safety aspects or financial stresses could harm you in the long run. Project management is also a full time job, so hiring a professional to take care of this for you means you can commit yourself to your other occupations without having to stress.


Trained Professional Services

Hiring a professional building contractor means that you will have access to the best building experts in the business. Trained professionals will be able to complete a renovations project quicker and to a higher standard than you would be able to accomplish on an individual, DIY basis.


Professional builders can also recommend building and design ideas that you may not have considered, resulting in a better outcome overall. Trained builders will also have a comprehensive awareness of health and safety guidelines, ensuring that your project is low risk and completed carefully.


Supplying Peace Of Mind

Having a professional building contractor to manage your project means you can guarantee your peace of mind, knowing every aspect of the build is taken care of. Building contractors will ensure the right people are working on your renovation, as well as handling budgets, contracts and other complex paperwork.


Having an industry expert onsite means an extra pair of eyes to watch out for errors or lapses in quality. If a problem does arise, it can be dealt with in the correct way without causing you any personal stress or difficulty.


Choosing A Reputable Building Contractor

In order to ensure you have a stress-free build, it is important to choose a contractor that you can trust. This will mean that foregoing the management responsibilities of the project will not be too much of a hardship.


There are several ways you can check if your contractor is trustworthy, where you could:


Get recommendations - word-of-mouth or online reviews guarantees that your contractor is reputable

Do your research - find out what kind of contractor you need for your project, and what areas of expertise you’re looking for

Visit the premises - a reliable contractor should have a working office or site you can visit, to ensure they’re reputable

Get several quotes - don’t just go for the first contractor you find but shop around a little, and don’t assume the cheapest team is necessarily the best


Leeper & Deighton Ltd: York’s Leading Construction Company

At Leeper & Deighton, we provide professional building contracting services that deliver exceptional quality renovations at a competitive price. We have a team of reliable local builders on-hand to provide you with all kinds of building work and maintenance.


Our Services: From House Extensions To New-Build Construction

We’re ready to help and advise on a wide range of construction and maintenance projects. We can repair or update your current property, or manage a new build project. Our team can also construct patios, driveways, home office extensions, kitchens and bathrooms.


Our firm has more than forty years of experience delivering high quality building and property maintenance. We’re fully equipped to take on projects of all sizes across North Yorkshire, in both private and commercial sectors. As a family-run business, we prioritise personal customer care and total transparency from start to finish.


Contact us today for more information about what we offer, or to request an obligation-free quote. Alternatively you can review our latest work for an overview of the services we provide.

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