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How do I get a builder?

  • 22-05-2023 10:38pm
    Registered Users Posts: 6,714 ✭✭✭

    This will probably sound ridiculously stupid to most of you. I am looking at buying a house that needs work. I am not from the area, I don't know any builders, there are no tradesmen in my family or circle of friends.

    Like do I just Google builders and ask them to come look at the house, tell them what I want? I am completely lost with this sort of thing...


  • Registered Users Posts: 127 ✭✭FJMC

    It could be as simple as google search but perhaps a bit hit and miss.

    It may be a starting point to give you names, etc. to consider further.

    Could speak to local architect, engineer, surveyor, etc. - you might their help any way.

    Any neighbours who have had work done - might be able to recommend someone.

    Important thing is to check examples of work, speak to previous clients, etc.

    Various articles and guidance online which may be worth reading a few of.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,145 ✭✭✭herbalplants

    I can recommend builders if you are based in Dublin. Also I can recommend a builder who could do the inspection of the house when you view the house. He does this.

    Living the life

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,469 ✭✭✭Ginger83

    Be extremely careful with google reviews. I am not local to my area and fell foul of a builder. I have since met numerous people who have posted reviews of their experiences, myself included only to see the reviews removed.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,714 ✭✭✭suvigirl

    Wow, that's really helpful, thanks. The house is on view again tomorrow (I'm out of the country) so will ring estate agent Monday to see what's happening. I may as PM you yet!


  • Registered Users Posts: 110 ✭✭Scoopsire

    If you could pass along the builders details that would be appreciated.


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