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Do It Yourself Or Hire A Builder – Know When A Builder Is The Only Option

07 September 2017

People fall roughly into two categories, those who like to get involved and try to do things themselves, and those who prefer to start by hiring an expert. There is nothing wrong with either approach in principle. But, it is important to know when doing it yourself isn’t a viable option. So, what are the signs that a project needs builders Guildford wide, rather than the DIY approach?

There are four key things to consider when deciding whether a job can be achieved successfully by you, or whether it needs professional builders Surrey based, these are: safety, skills, time and money. Safety should always be your priority, regardless of the size and complexity of the job, and it is not just about your safety while completing the project. You need to consider whether you undertaking the job puts others at risk. Could your work result in an accident? Will the processes be safe for those working on the project, and those around the area of the project? If you are unsure of any of these aspects then builders in Surrey should be called to undertake the job. The skills needed for the job are closely linked to safety. If you don’t have the skills to complete the tasks required, then the result could be unsafe. Also, particularly when it comes to using tool and heavy equipment, you could find that you are putting yourself and others at risk by completing the job yourself. Hiring builders Guildford wide is the best option because they have the skills required, and if a specialist is required for any aspect of the job, they have the necessary contacts to ensure it is completed competently.

One of the main reasons people choose to take on building projects themselves, rather than hiring a builder in Surrey, is that they believe it saves time. After all, you can work at your own pace and at any time, within reason, that is convenient for you. However true this may be, it doesn’t account for all the other things that take up your time such as work and family. Neither does it account for the additional time a task might take you as you learn how to complete it properly, or put right earlier mistakes. In a worse case scenario, trying to save time by doing the building project yourself may result in the whole project needing to be redone. While you may need to wait for a short period before local and professional builders in Guildford can fit in your job, they will save you time in the long run. The same is true when it comes to the cost of the build. It may seem on the surface that undertaking a building project yourself is cheaper, but there are numerous hidden costs that you need to consider, these include materials, hiring equipment, the costs associated with planning permissions, surveys etc, your time, and the additional time and money needed to cover accidents, injuries or mistakes that need to be rectified.

The only way to save time and money, and to ensure that you have a high-quality build is to hire professional builders Guildford based. Not only does this ensure the quality of the finished build, but also the safety of the site during the build, and that all the necessary permissions, surveys and checks have been completed. After all, the last thing you want is to complete a project only to be told that the whole thing needs to be removed.