Cowboy Builders

Choosing a builder to construct any size of extension or to carry out building alterations can be a daunting task. Local Authorities cannot recommend builders but you can significantly reduce the possibility of becoming another victim to bad practices by following some basic rules.

For the majority of people having an extension built or a loft converted is a one off project; they are therefore unaware of the problems that they may encounter during the building process. Our documents, available from Downloads below, provide simple guidance and suggestions that may help you choose the right builder for the job and hopefully avoid employing a cowboy builder.

The information provided is not comprehensive but is based on our knowledge and professional experiences working in the building industry.

Choosing a Builder