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A building contractor is someone who you employ to build the house for you. This route is probably the easiest route to take for your project as it would be their responsibility to find the sub contractors, arrange the materials, make sure the work is done on time and keep to the required standard and Building Regulations.


Under the Building Control Act of 2007, construction contractors are required to be registered and in order to be included on the register the professionals concerned have to demonstrate that they meet the required standard through an independent assessment process.


If you have a good building contractor, they will give you an agreed time for the project to finish and they usually keep to that time frame.


This route is also called a turn key which means that they complete the job and hand over the key to you to move in.


So what are the disadvantages of having a building contractor?


The main one would be the cost. You must understand that the building contractor spends a lot of time project managing your build as well as being involved in the construction of the house themselves and someone has to pay for this and that is you the home owner. They also have to pay for extra insurance cover’s that are needed during the process of constructing your home and on top of it all make a profit.


What points are needed to be considered if you are choosing the building contractor route?


Please Note: The videos above are just to give you some ideas and all the contents included may not relate to your individual project.

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