Unless you have a reasonable working knowledge of building construction it is advisable, before any work begins, to obtain professional advice from one or more of the following:
It is also recommended that you choose a registered builder or a registered installer to carry out any work.
Simple checks you should consider before choosing a builder include:
Choosing tradespeople from a directory such as Checkatrade will help you avoid rogue traders. Checkatrade is a directory of local tradespeople who have been checked by Suffolk County Council Trading Standards and made a commitment to treat their customers fairly.
If a dispute arises concerning your building work, we suggest you contact Suffolk County Council's Trading Standards.
They can advise you if you are unhappy about:
The Citizens Advice consumer service can offer further help and advice.