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Adaptations - any Builders to recommend?

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Suse_Crosby
Suse_Crosby Community member Posts: 7 Listener
Hi, just wondering if anyone has any good experiences of builders to undertake major adaptations to our house? Anyone in the Brighton area please? Plus - anyone you definitely wouldn't recommend? We've been through a complete disaster a few years ago and so now are being cautious... thank you everyone in advance! 

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  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community member Posts: 7,935 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @Suse_Crosby welcome to the community! Sorry to hear that you previously had  a bad experience! Have you enquired via Checkatrade at all?
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  • Suse_Crosby
    Suse_Crosby Community member Posts: 7 Listener
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    Thanks, I will use them if I have to but the Council are fussy and usually only want builders who’ve done adaptations before - which is why I thought I’d ask here! 
  • atlas46
    atlas46 Community member Posts: 826 Pioneering
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    Hi @Suse_Crosby

    A warm welcome.

    You should speak to your local building control officers and ask for their recommendations for a builder.

    These people are the ones who carry out site visit to inspect the work being done on your property.

    That is what we did and got a good builder, who did a brilliant job.
  • Suse_Crosby
    Suse_Crosby Community member Posts: 7 Listener
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    great advice, thank you! 
  • April2018mom
    April2018mom Posts: 2,882 Disability Gamechanger
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    Speak to your local council. Ask about recommendations for a builder. 
  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,636 Scope online community team
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    Hi @Suse_Crosby

    I have found some information from Brighton and Hove Council. Housing Adaptions

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  • Suse_Crosby
    Suse_Crosby Community member Posts: 7 Listener
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    Hi Richard, thank you yes I have that already. We're in the system and that's why we're at the seeking quotes for the work stage. I was just keen to hear if anyone had any recommendations or indeed builders to avoid!  
  • Suse_Crosby
    Suse_Crosby Community member Posts: 7 Listener
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    Hi April, thanks - have done that, they have suggested a couple but one was the company who almost destroyed our house before. They obviously have a short memory! 
  • April2018mom
    April2018mom Posts: 2,882 Disability Gamechanger
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    How is it going?
  • Suse_Crosby
    Suse_Crosby Community member Posts: 7 Listener
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    It’s a long old process! Really appreciate everyone’s suggestions
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