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How to add value to your home with basic DIY and when to call in the Professionals!

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018
Spring is the time when people tend to roll up their sleeves and embark on do-it-yourself projects.

For those who are not keen to get their hands dirty (they may not have the ability, expertise or time) hiring the right tradespeople and avoiding cowboys is crucial. Despite the rewards from tackling jobs around the home it is important to know your limits and when it is best to call in the experts. Four out of ten people admit to carrying out DIY disasters that have landed them with bills of as much as £5,000 to put right.

Trusting a professional

Personal recommendation is a great place to start when looking for a tradesperson but it is vital to follow up with references and alternative quotes.  Always remember that the cheapest quote is not necessarily the best and can end up being the most expensive if it fails to disclose extra costs – such as charging for travel, additional materials and VAT.
 

There are organisations that help homeowners find trustworthy tradespeople such as Checkatrade,  TrustA-Trader, Which? Trusted trader and Rated People.  We take our customer feedback very seriously and are proud our our constantly high reviews here.  Click here to see what our customers say about us Checkatrade

Professional certification

When choosing a builder, consider using a member of the 9,000-strong Federation of Master Builders. An Electrician should be a member of an approved trade organisation, such as the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting and the National Association of Professional Inspectors and Testers. For Gas installations find a tradesperson who has a Gas Safe register certificate.

Workers not signed up to any of these associations could invalidate home insurance if something goes wrong – such as a house fire.

Stage payments

Builders should have a written contract with you, detailing the stages of the build at which they should be paid and the amounts. Make sure that each stage has been reached before paying, and that the work has been passed, if necessary, by the building and warranty inspectors.

Federation of Master Tradesmen

The Federation of Master Tradesmen logo is recognised by consumers and home owners throughout the United Kingdom. It is respected as a sign of professionalism and a commitment to excellence in the home improvement sector. Members are set strict standards on how to conduct their business. These standards centre around fairness, transparency, honesty and quality of service.  The FOMT is the association of choice for professional tradesmen.

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Building materials – what you need and where to find it

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Which any kind of building project you will always need certain materials for the job. This could be from timber, bricks and blocks to steel lintels. No matter how big or small you will need materials to do it. This is where we would like to offer our years of work in the industry to make sure you know where to get what you want and how to get it.

Traditionally people would go to the big builders merchants who will change what they want as they know people will pay it. But now with the use of the internet customers have a much wider range of choices as well as looking online in the comfort of their own homes to find materials they need for the best prices.

It is always important to remember that you are finding the right materials for the job, as online buying can be risky if you click and buy without checking it is the correct item. For example, if you are buying timber to build a rabbit hutch in the garden then it is essential this timber is treated to help protect it again the weather. Untreated timber will rot quickly if used outside so these minor details could make a big difference to what you need it for. When using timber is it also important that you go for a thickness that meets the demands of a job. The size of timber represents the strength so 8×2 would be stronger than 4×2. A key factor when looking for any product is how much is costs and how quickly it will be delivered. Kikbuild are know for there competitive prices in supplying all sizes and lengths for any job. They also have great customer services who would be happy to guide you towards the right product you and help with any questions or queries you may have. They will do all this while also trying to get you the cheapest price possible. Click on either of the pictures below to look at the timber products they sell and receive 5% discount off list prices.

 

timber timber2

Bricks and concrete blocks can also be expensive to buy without knowing where to buy them from. This can range from many different things such as building a wall to block paving a path or driveway. What ever is it you need Kikbuild can help. They supply a wide range of bricks and blocks and can advise on which ones would be best for you. You have different strength and weight of concrete blocks depending on what you are building. It is important to know if you need dense or medium dense blocks, 3.5N or 7N and Celon or Themalite. They will be happy to answer your questions and help you find the right product. They have competitive prices to help you save with your projects, even if you are using a builder, always check how much they are charging you compared to what price you can get them yourself to make sure you are getting the best deals around. Why pay more when you don’t need to.

Block paving is a beautiful way to decorate a path or driveway. There are many different colours and styles to choose from to match the design that you need. By clicking the picture below you can see a few examples but if you don’t see what you want, please phone and someone will be able to help find you the right style and design. These bricks can be expensive if you buy from some of the high street names but Kikbuild offer the same products but at fantastic prices. You might even be surprised at how much you could save by using this recommended supplier. To get an idea of what sort of bricks and blocks you can get please click the pictures below.

block paving pewter multi concrete block block paving brindle

Whenever you are doing any major building work you will always have to look at the structure of the work been carried out and making sure there is enough support to make it last. The worst thing that could happen is you carry out a build and then it collapses causing damage and a waste in time and materials. Structural lintels can be very expensive but we are helping to drive down the prices with high quality low cost Catnic Lintels. All sizes and types are available so no matter what lintel you are after Kikbuild can supply it. These are the lowest prices you will find for Catnic lintels, if you are a builder looking to save costs of have employed a builder for structural work, check out these prices as you could make some big savings. Some lintels are up to 50% off retail prices meaning you could make serious savings.

With a great customer service team willing to help your every need you can phone then anytime to find out information such as what sort of lintel you would need for the job whether is it a cavity lintel, internal or external wall lintel, they can advise what type you would need. They could also offer advise about if you need a standard duty or an extra heavy duty lintel depending on the loads they will support although it is advised you speak with a structural engineer who can also tell you which lintel will meet the requirements of building standards and regulations. It is important to remember that lintels need to meet building regulations to make sure they are strong enough and suitable for the job they are going to be used on. By clicking on any of the pictures below you can see a few of the lintel available and also receiving a 5% discount off list prices.

 

 

catniclintel2 Catnic CCS1 catniclintel

For any building supply needs Kikbuild can help you. Contact them on 01309-691203 or email admin@kikbuild.co.uk.

Building for the customer

Friday, May 1st, 2015

At Four Corners Properties we understand the meaning of the customer is always right. Many builders build a bad reputation by only partially completing a job or even wrongly completing jobs for many reasons. Sometimes this is due to been unqualified for the job and others it is just laziness to do the job properly and taking shortcuts. One thing all our valued customers have learned from using us is we do exactly what is asked and set out before any building work commences.

We make sure our detailed plans and price estimates are all suited to the customer so you will understand where every penny of your money is being spent from building materials to labour costs. We feel it is important for all our customers to know what they are spending their hard earned money on whereas many other companies will just charge you a lump sum for a job, often without even calculating costs which results in extra costs later down the line. We know this due to cowboy builders who have set out a cost, done half a job then asked for more money and just left the customer with a mess that we have had to go in and sort. This is one thing a decent hard working company like us has a hatred for as it gives the industry a bad name.

One thing you can always guarantee with Four Corners Properties is that the job you pay for is the job you get! We pride ourselves in each aspect of the work we carry out ensuring everything is done to the highest standard. We like to work with our customers to find out exactly what sort of build they are looking for by also adding some new ideas and using our many years of experience to optimise the build. This results in an end product that is very well built but just as importantly looks as good and sometimes, even better than the customer could have ever imagined. This is proven by all the positive feedback we always receive from every job we do and which is why all our customers come back and recommend their friends and family.

Customer service is very important to us due to knowing that word of mouth is very strong. We like people to regard our company as one they can trust and rely on which is why all our customers come back. We are very proud of this and our reviews are something we pride ourselves on. This is not done just by doing a good job when it comes to the actual building, but also having a kind, friendly and polite work force. All our workers like you to be relaxed about what they are doing in your homes and also appreciate that everyone has rules that they need to abide by when working in someone’s home.  They are all happy to answers any questions you have and help in any way. This is all part of the five star service we like to offer to our customers.

This is something we feel separates us from the competition as not many companies will go out their own way to please the customer. We respect all the business we get and that is why we do it to the highest standard possible while trying to keep the price as low as we can. As a customer you deserve to be valued and we like to make you realised that you are. We are not just your average Joes, we are Four Corners Properties and we are here for you!

Please check our reviews and hear all the kind words people have to say about our company, but also look at the expert work that we have carried out and we are sure it will convince you to use our company in the future. For any quotes or advice about building work please get in touch.

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