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Finding a Contractor

It is advisable to request a detailed quote from at least two contractors, preferably three.

This will allow you to compare the quotes to ensure that you are getting the best value for money and selecting the best option for your building.

It is advisable to pay your building contractor in instalments, when agreed stages during the works have been reached. Rather than paying all up front.

When selecting contractors to request quotes from you should ensure that they are covered by a guarantee scheme and/or are members of a nationally accredited trade association.  There are a number of these, depending upon which measure you are planning to install. Below are listed some of the main schemes in Scotland.

When selecting a contractor you should ensure that they have adequate insurance coverage for the likes of public liability insurance.

The contractor will normally deal with all permission and permits that are required such as:

  • Building warrants
  • Planning permission
  • Listed building consent

However, if you have any queries on these matter then contact Aberdeen City Council Building Planning & Building Department: