Before we answer the question in the title, let us first talk first about Wirral builders in general. Wirral is a place in the United Kingdom that is basically beyond anyone’s map except for the people living in it. If you live in Wirral and you have a house there, you would know that there are many builders that you can call on to do repairs, maintenance work, renovations, not just building your property from the ground up.
But if you do not know of any specific names, just know that you can alway use the Internet to make your life easier. Just go to Google and type in the words “builders in Wirral”. There you will see links to different websites that are not necessarily the official websites of these builders. Some are modified comparison websites where you post a job for free and the builders will send you a quote. It is up to you to do more research on each builder who sends you a quote.
Often, with comparison websites, you only rely on the word of strangers to know if this building company is good or not. The website administrators themselves do not vet the builders. They only take action if there are enough number of complaints against a business.
Still, there are websites like the Federation of Master Builders or FMB. The FMB vets its members based on their experience on the job as well as their qualifications. If you want to play it safe, you should search for a building on the FMB website. But please take note, all of the good builders are members of this organization as membership is voluntary. Also, even if you do hire one of the members there, there is no guarantee that you will not run into problems as the work is being done.
What you want to do is to make the vetting process only the initial process. Once you have narrowed down the list, ask what the builder has to offer in terms of the following: work satisfaction guarantee, after-service correction, and liability insurance.
The first two items covers any mistakes that the builder might make while doing work – it ensures that the job will be corrected at no extra cost to you. Even better, it also ensures that the person you hire does a good job the first time around. As for liability insurance, make sure that the builder has it. Things can and do happen, and a part of your property may be damaged because of the work being done on the room. Again, the cost is not something that you will want to pay from out of your own pocket.
If you have found someone that offers service guarantees as well as liability insurance, ask for both of you to sign a service agreement. A service contract outlines in detail all the work that will be done and at what cost.