The responsibilities of a builder differ from a construction job to another, being very clearly stated in the agreement signed by the builder with the person who hires him. Some builders who are contracted to erect a new house may also be requested to cover the roof with specific tiles or install the doors in the house, while others may be asked only to undertake the building job and nothing more.
However, builders understand that their responsibilities are not limited by what is written in a contract, and sometimes they deliver services that are not even mentioned there. For example, builders have a deep understanding of all the jobs that need to be undertaken to erect a new building or repair an existing one, from installing the electrical system to wall mounting a sink.
Let us take builders Isle of Skye; they may be contracted only for constructing a new house, but they will also provide its future owner with accurate price calculations for each room and advice on what type of building material is the most sturdy for the structure the owner wants to erect, they will communicate with architects, electricians and plumbers to make sure the overall result is a good one, and they will guarantee safety and security for all those involved in the construction work.
In addition to the regular tasks that builders Isle of Skye need to undertake, their job description also involves reading blueprints, buying building materials, or at least recommending the owner a certain store where he could buy the materials from, coordinating different stages of the construction work to avoid supplementary expenses, negotiating costs and making sure their work is always profitable.
Hazards are involved when constructing or repairing a structure, at any stage of the building process, even when it comes to joinery Isle of Skye or to installing windows or doors, therefore, builders also carry the responsibility of protecting themselves and their colleagues. In many cases, builders work at heights and they need to install a scaffold or, at least, use a ladder to reach an upper floor. So they have to wear the right equipment, to avoid injuries and falls.
Although not quite the responsibility of a builder, recommending future building owners other professionals that would undertake tasks like installing the electrical, heating, or ventilation system is something that occurs very often. Builders are not required to recommend professionals like electricians, plumbers, garden designers, or craftsmen who can deliver joinery Isle of Skye services, but they do have the responsibility to recommend only licensed specialists.
Not only is this legal and moral, but this would help future building owners avoid potential problems that could appear in the future. If the specialist recommended by builders are not licensed or insured, any flaw that might occur in the future and that has been caused by them would then be the sole responsibility of the building owner. To avoid such problems, construction work beneficiaries need to always check if their contractors have liability insurance, and if they are licensed and authorised to perform the services they claim they can perform.Resource box: Looking to build your house? Contact our team of professional builders Isle of Skye that can provide you with more than just building work, but also with services like joinery Isle of Skye, painting, or tiling. Leave the building task to us, while you focus on your family and career.