Why should I use Construction Supermarket?
Our unique service maximises your chance of finding a suitable Contractor for your project. We offer up to 4 competitive quotations from verified and vetted companies backed by us, to ensure you get a realistic estimate. What’s more, we stage check your build every step of the way, control how your payments are delivered, hold the Contractor personally liable and even take out insurance on your behalf, so if an issue arises, you’re protected.
How do you safeguard my build?
We do our best to minimise the risk for both the Contractor and the Client. Each Contractor on our books must pass stringent financial and personal background checks, have verified testimonials and portfolio, validated insurances and a personal guarantee. So, if a problem occurs that they’re not willing to resolve, they’ll be held personally liable.
For Contractors, we ensure Clients’ plans are approved, with structural drawings in place and are willing to commit to start the project within 3 months of the quote request and has sufficient funds or agreed funds in place. We also hire a Approved Inspector to carry out stage checks along the way, so if there are any issues, they can be rectified straight away.
What happens if the work isn’t to industry standard?
Stage 1 will be checked by building control. If they’re not happy, they will explain why to you and the Contractor. Stage 2 and 3 are checked by a freelance Approved Inspector and if any issues are flagged they will give the Contractor the opportunity to resolve them.
If the Contractor fails to resolve any flagged issues then you will hold the right to ask the contractor to cease work. If the stages have been followed which we highly recommend then it will be easy to identify the outstanding items to be completed/rectified. If an agreement cannot be reached at this stage then you will have all the tools at your disposal to take the matter further. As a client you will have a personal guarantee signed by the directors, contractor insurance documents as well as your JCT contract. Should you choose to go down the legal route, we’ll supply you with full documentation to support your case, which includes contracts, documentation of the project