How to choose the correct builder

Builders In Chislehurst

Smiley Building Services is a renowned building service based in Chislehurst, a suburban district South of London within the borough of Bromley. As local Builders in Chislehurst we specialize in all types of building projects, from small residential home renovations to large commercial construction projects. Their team of experienced builders and project managers have a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to delivering quality results.

Whether you are looking for a new home or office building, or require an extension or refurbishment of an existing property, Smiley Building Services can provide you with the highest standards of workmanship and professionalism. We offer a wide range of services including project management, architectural design, carpentry and joinery work, roofing work, painting and decorating as well as plumbing and heating services.



House extensions in Chislehurst

 

At Smiley building services we pride ourselves on the quality of customer service which includes offering advice on materials and methods that will deliver the best results for your project, from House Extensions to any project undertaken by house Builders in Chislehurst. All our builders are fully qualified with up-to-date health & safety training ensuring they will always meet the necessary regulations. We also have access to the latest machinery and tools which makes us one of the most reliable builders in Chislehurst.

For anyone considering a building project in Chislehurst, Smiley Building Services should be top of the list due to their commitment to providing exceptional quality at competitive prices. Their team has a great track record for completing projects on time with minimal disruption to surrounding areas – making them an ideal choice for both residential and commercial customers alike!



Trade Associations

Membership of a trade association is not a guarantee of finding a good builder, but what it does show is that they take their business seriously and are willing to pay a large fee for membership and are willing to comply with the association's rules and regulations. The FMB, for example, does check the references of its members to ensure there are no 'cowboys' on their list of members. Please feel free to check the references of Smiley Building services by looking on the Federation of Master Builders website, or follow this link :

https://www.fmb.org.uk/member-builders/smiley-building-services-se25-5ew/



Trustmark

TrustMark is the only Government endorsed standards scheme for trades in and around the home. Registered Firms gain accreditation following thorough vetting and on-site inspections completed by independent, qualified inspectors, visit our profile:-

https://www.trustmark.org.uk/firms/Smiley-Building-Services-909304

TrustMark is an umbrella organisation covering all the trades involved in the building and construction industry, and their relevant Association. These include, amongst others, The Federation of Master Builders (FMB), The National Federation of Roofing Contractors, (NFRC) and the NICEIC, the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting. TrustMark do carry out financial checks on its members, and offers an insurance scheme to members.



Search Online

There are two prominent websites available where you can search for a builder or tradesmen in your area and ask them to quote for your project, Mybuilder.com and RatedPeople.com. You can input the details of your project and invite members to quote for your work. You will also be able to see recent testimonials regarding their work. You will receive a range of quotes and here is another mine field to be aware of. The cheapest quote is not always the best option and what often happens is that the price could rise during the course of the project. Equally the highest price is no guarantee that you will get a high-quality job. Once again recommendation is key. Ask for references and the contact details of some of their recent clients.

Please check the reviews online for Smiley Building services:-

https://www.construction.co.uk/c/382889/smiley-building-services

https://www.bark.com/en/company/smiley-building-services/qJ7eq/

https://www.mybuilder.com/profile/view/privilege1

https://www.houzz.co.uk/pro/bazelsokkary/smiley-building-services



VAT Registered

All reputable builders will be VAT registered as once they exceed a turnover of £83,000 they are bound by law to be registered. You can imagine that it wouldn't take many building projects before they reached the allowable limit. Being VAT registered demonstrates that they are running their business correctly and accounting for all their work.



Who to choose

When you have narrowed down your search it is essential that you obtain references from the builders and details of their recent jobs. They will be more than happy to supply this and you should be able to make an appointment to visit the sites and talk to the owners. 



Rely on your instinct

Your own gut instinct could be the deciding factor in the firm you choose to undertake the work. You will be relying on this firm to undertake work on probably your most precious asset, you must feel comfortable with them and that you can trust them to follow your instructions and keep you informed throughout the process.



Conclusion

Smiley Building Services are a TrustMark registered building Company and also members of the

Federation of Master Builders.

With more than ten years' experience in the Construction industry we take great pride in all our work. Word of mouth recommendation is our main marketing tool. All our projects are displayed on our website, with details of each job. This allows you to have a look at some of our past work and view what our previous customers have commented about our work and services.

Smiley Building Services would like to invite you to view

some of our projects

similar to your project and get the chance to have a chat with our clients face to face who were one day in the same position as you...



So if you are looking for a complete professional building company why not give us a call and find out how we can help you. 020 8654 7802

TRUSTMARK

Smiley Building Services are endorsed by “Trustmark”, who are the only UK Government Endorsed Quality building Scheme for work carried out around your home.

Several motivations fuel TrustMark's mission, chiefly to assist homeowners with implementing energy-saving upgrades in their dwellings and to bolster the level of confidence they possess while engaging in such undertakings. It is imperative to possess a well-defined vision of your intended home improvements, acquaint yourself with the potential expenses and expected duration of projects. Bear in mind that proficient professionals are typically sought after, hence there could be a necessity to be patient in order to secure the services of the ideal tradesperson for your task.


FMB

Smiley Building Services are a full member of Federation of Master Builders, who vet all members as reputable, and certify them as dependable local tradesmen.

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) stands as the most prominent trade association for the UK's construction sector, dedicated to representing the interests of small to midsize construction businesses. Its mission is to serve as the definitive directory of reputable, certified, and dependable local craftspeople.

To be part of the FMB, individual contractors and construction enterprises of small to medium scale in the UK must have a business history of at least one year. The FMB isn't exclusive to SME builders alone; if your activities intersect with the SME builder industry and you uphold the FMB's commitment to excellence and industry standards, you may be eligible for FMB associateship. For further information, consider reviewing the criteria for becoming an Associate member.

The FMB separates itself from similar entities by requiring a membership that's not just handed out; it's awarded based on merit. Applicants are subject to a rigorous screening and an unbiased review of their work to ensure standards are met. This meticulous vetting is integral to providing clients with the assurance that they are engaging with a business that upholds quality and excellence in its services.