How to Build a Team for Your New Build
You can establish contact with and line up a builder, main contractor, package company and/or subcontractors during the design and planning processes, but you won’t get an accurate quote for the work until your Building Regulations drawings have been finalised.
One of the best ways to find a builder and/or subcontractors is through word of mouth — ask your designer, friends, family or neighbours who’ve undertaken projects, and anyone else you know locally who’s built their own home, for recommendations.
Much like finding a designer, choosing a builder requires plenty of research. It’s best to meet with them to discuss your project and to ask them to quote (your designer can help you to prepare tender documents). It’s also a good idea to visit a project they’ve completed and to talk to previous clients.
The best builders and subcontractors will be booked up months in advance, so it pays to start your search as early as possible.
At the beginning of the project, we always advise our clients what consents and approvals may be required. In complex cases, we recommend applying for pre-planning advice before submitting a full planning application.
If you’re interested in learning more about our Planning Permission Applications services, please visit this link Planning Permission Applications & Listed Building Consents | RBD Architecture & Interiors (rbddesign.com)
If you are looking to carry out an new build development in London or the South of England, then please get in touch with our team for further information.