When it comes to the building and construction industry, there is a lot to understand. Residential building can be particularly hazardous as there is a great temptation to go with whoever is offering the cheapest rate. If you are hiring a builder for the first time, you may not realise how important it is to make sure your builder is licensed. Also, many people aren’t aware how quick and easy it is to check. So, let’s find out why a licensed builder is always the best choice.
Protection with a Licensed Builder
Did you know that anyone who carries out more than $5000 worth of building work (in labour and materials) without a license is breaking the law? They can be prosecuted by the authorities, but if they have performed dodgy work on your property, you have no protection. That’s why there are very important benefits of hiring a licensed builder.
- You know you are dealing with legitimate business
- Your builder will have received the right training
- You receive better consumer protection
- Licensing helps expose cowboys and dodgy tradespeople
Check Your Builder is Licensed
You can easily check a builder or tradesperson’s license online here. If you can’t find details of your builder, you can contact NSW Fair Trading to confirm whether the person holds a valid license. In NSW, all contractors must show their license on all advertising, stationery and signage. You’ll need any combination of the following details:
- Licensee name
- License Number
Looking for a Licensed Builder in Nowra?
Eurobuild Constructions have been building new homes in the Shoalhaven for over 25 years. Contact Us to find out more about our services or the areas we cover.