Finding the Right Builder for Your Project

How do you choose a reputable building firm?

It’s a good question and an important one. If you’re considering an extension or a new house build choosing the right building firm is of paramount importance. Some people will ask friends and family for a recommendation but this will only work if those you know have recently had work carried out.

If you’re not able to get a personal recommendation, here are a few things you should look for.

  • Choose a building firm

    Choose a building firm that is a member of the Federation of Master Builders. As the FMB state, ‘Only builders and specialists who have passed our strict vetting process will be accepted in to membership.’ Accreditation by the FMB is a decent indication that you will be dealing with a competent builder.

  • Health and Safety

    Be sure to choose a firm with a comprehensive health and safety policy in place.

  • References

    Read testimonials from previous clients and seek out references, as required.

FMB Members

As you will see on some of the other pages on this site, Conroy and Son are FMB members, our health and safety policies are regularly monitored and updated to conform to current guidelines and there are also testimonials from some of our previous clients (we are, of course, more than happy to show you additional references on request).

There are disreputable building firms out there just as there are disreputable accountants and plumbers and dentists; shoddiness exists in all walks of life. Builders are perhaps unique in having a name for their less than competent practitioners. You know the term and I know the term: cowboy builders (when was the last time you heard someone moan about their cowboy dentist?).

Pride in Reputation

Cowboy builders certainly exist but that doesn’t mean you have to deal with them. Here at Conroy’s we take great pride in the good reputation we have spent the last eighteen years developing through projects across Northumberland and Durham. Our reputation is as important to us as your new home or extension is to you. We aim to continue to build our reputation and that means delivering you, our clients, with a peerless product coupled with outstanding service. If you have a potential project in mind, do give us a ring on 0800 3118 321. The call is free and we’ll be very happy to discuss your requirements with you.

Forget the cowboys – choose the Conroys.