Selecting a structural repair contractor
There is a well-known phrase that says that ‘An Englishman’s home is his castle’. Whether your home is in England or elsewhere in the UK, it is likely to represent the greatest investment you will make. Choosing a contractor to repair your home is a task to be taken with meticulous diligence.
This philosophy applies whether you are a home-owner or a landlord. Are your walls cracked, sagged or bulged? If so you will need to make certain that you find a building contractor you can depend on to strengthen and repair your building properly.
When selecting a structural repair contractor, you should make sure that he has the skills and experience to match the scope of repair works required. After all you wouldn’t use a plumber to rewire your house! You are advised to check them out thoroughly before employing them. If you employ a reputable and experienced contractor the risk of something going wrong will be greatly diminished.
The structural integrity of a building is something not to be taken lightly. If the building or its foundations have moved, then works should be undertaken to strengthen and stabilise it before the problem deteriorates further. The services of a structural engineer may be needed to diagnose the precise cause of building defects and to design or approve repair specifications.
Contractor members of the structural repairs association have registered their skill sets with us. In doing so they have confirmed their understanding of all legislative, conceptual and practical issues connected with their trade and their competence in resolving the most demanding issues of restoring structural integrity. This is why we are confident that you can choose one of our members, safe in the knowledge that your home will be ‘as safe as houses’ for years to come.
As a trade association we encourage our members to offer insurance backed guarantees. Insured guarantees safeguard home-owners in the event that a contractor ceases to trade.
Understanding local building regulations and building control requirements is crucial. We regularly communicate with members, keeping them informed of any regulation updates and any changes to building control issues.
We feel confident that you will experience a courteous and professional attitude by all our members when repairing the walls or foundations of your home.
Why not use the SRA find a member service for help in selecting a registered contractor member near you?