It’s always a difficult process to choose the right builder for your project. Here are a few things to remember to help you make your choice:
Make sure you can compare apples with apples. It’s important to make sure that all quotes are comparable. Ensure that each builder that will tender for your work is quoting on the same quality material, fixtures and finishes. There can be a huge difference between builders’ perception of quality so getting a good specification to tender from is imperative.
A builder and his subcontractors must be licensed for the work they carry out. Lawson & Lovell Building Services has an unrestricted licence to carry out all building and renovating works. Our licence number is: 233629C. Lawson & Lovell Building Services ensure we hold copies of current licences and policies such as Trade Licence, Public Liability, Workers Compensation and OH&S White Card from all contractors engaging in work. You can check if your builder’s licence is valid, current, unrestricted, or complaint free by going to Fair Trading Building Licence Check.
A builder must have proof of current insurances covering.
- Home Warranty Insurance (for works over $12,000)
- Public Liability Insurance
- Contract works Insurance (builders All Risk Insurance)
- Workers Compensation Insurance
Lawson & Lovell Building Services holds current policies for all of these insurances. We can produce copies of all our current policies as all builders should on request. Lawson & Lovell Building Services’ subcontractors are also covered under their own insurance policies, copies of which are obtained at the start of every project by Lawson & Lovell Building Services. For further info on insurances:
All works over $1,000 must be covered by a contract. This contract can be a ‘cost plus’ contract or a ‘fixed price’ contract. For more info on contracts go to Fair Trading Building Contract Information.
Occupational Health and Safety
Lawson & Lovell Building Services is safety conscious at all stages of a project with strict safety policies for all people on site to follow. A site induction is carried out on every job for all trades people and visitors to site to ensure everyone understands how to work and get around the site or work area safely. John and Phil discuss site safety on a daily basis. For more information regarding site safety and what to expect from your tradesmen or builder go to Work Cover.