Frequently Asked Questions from Redbridge Builders
What types of projects do you undertake?
Can you come to give us a free quote?
Absolutely! Call us to book an appointment to come and visit your property and talk about your project.
Can you project manage our build?
Yes. We prefer it that way too, as it makes it easier to schedule in the works and the subcontractors needed at each stage of the project. When customers try to save money by doing this, delays often occur, which in itself can cause the costs to increase. You will have a much better experience letting us to complete your project from start to finish.
Can you show us previous work that you have completed?
No problem! When we know what project you are undertaking, we can show you examples of works that we have completed.
Do you provide references?
Yes, again, let us know what your project is, and we can put you in touch with our satisfied customers.
How long will we have to wait before you can start our project?
This depends on your requirements. It is best to contact us for an accurate answer.
How do you structure payment instalments?
We never ask for full payment upfront. When we provide you with a contract, we will set milestones for the project and when interim payments will be due. The final payment will be required only once all works are completed. On bigger projects there are normally 3 - 4 instalments.
What sort of information do I need to provide for my project?
Any information that involves a breakdown of the work involved, such as working drawings, a schedule of works and any contract particulars you may have. All of these items can aid us in supplying you with an accurate formal quotation.
I have architect drawings, what do I do now?
You can email us your architectural drawings and structural engineering calculations. We can then carry out a site visit to meet you and run through the works. We like to keep communication open as much as possible, and our aim is to deliver exactly what you require.
What is the difference between an architect and a structural engineer?
An architect will design your building project, giving you plans of the final look, internally and externally, whereas a structural engineer will make sure that your building is constructed in a structurally sound way, providing the calculations and specifications for the builders.
Do I need planning permission?
We always advise that you check with your local council before starting any building work. You will need likely need planning permission for extensions, loft conversions, garages and new builds. The whole process usually takes 2 - 3 months from design to approval.
What is permitted development?
Certain types of building works can be carried out without applying for planning permission. We advise that you submit drawings to the Local Planning Authority for written confirmation of your rights and in most cases a Building Regulations application will also be required.
Are Building Regulations different to Planning Permission?
Yes. Planning permission, is permission for the build to go ahead. Building Regulations set the standard for the design, construction and health and safety aspects for a building project.
Our builders and carpenters look forward to working on your projects.
Areas we cover:
If your building project is based in one of these Redbridge locations, give us a call:
Aldborough Hatch, Aldersbrook, Barking, Barkingside, Chadwell Heath, Fairlop, Gants ill, Goodmayes, Hainault, Ilford,
Newbury Park, Redbridge, Seven Kings, Snaresbrook, South Woodford, Wanstead, Woodford
We will work across East London and Essex