Q: How long will the project take?
A: We will always try to give you a rough idea of the duration of the work we will undertake for you on your project when we visit the property and assess the scale of the work. We will then only be able to give an accurate duration once we have analysed the details and given a quote prior to the booking.
Q: How much will it cost?
A: How long is a piece of string? Before you measure it – the real answer is that we can only give an accurate figure once we have analysed the work and provided you with a quote. Prior to this, it’s guess work and completely irrelevant to us or to you. We always aim to give competitive prices however we will not sacrifice the quality of our work to reduce the price.
Q: Is it possible to do this?
A: We always say, anything is possible. Because we are passionate about what we do we will always go that extra mile to achieve the end result that you crave and we can because we have qualified builders, electricians and plumbers in Teammax Ltd who can reconfigure any setup and give you what you need. The only thing we can’t do is turn an ant’s hill into a molehill.
Unless you have planning permission… then it’s game on!
Q: How do we take payment?
A: Once we have agreed a price of the work and set a date for the project to begin, we will require a down payment of 20 – 50% of the quoted price. The remainder of the cost will be paid in instalments over the duration of the project, culminating in the final instalment coinciding with the final day of the project.
Q: When can we start?
A: Good builders are always busy! We have had situations where big projects have had to wait 12 months for our work to begin.
Most renovation and refurbishment jobs will be able to start within 6 – 8 weeks. But remember there are many factors that come into the equation – not least, the time it will take for the delivery of your goods is usually a few weeks, longer if it is custom made or coming from overseas.
Maintenance work, due to the nature of the work, we carry out ASAP.
Q: Do I need planning permission?
A: This is a variable dependent on location. Local councils have differing opinions and so the answer is usually, check with your local planning department.
For most work, it is covered under permitted development – bigger projects such as very large extensions or new buildings require planning permission.
Q: Do I need a skip?
A: Yes, but the size varies on scale of the job. This is something we can organise for you.