Is Your Builder Licensed?

If you are building a new home or considering a home renovation, it goes without saying that you will need to hire a builder. There are many Shoalhaven builders to choose from, so how do you know which one will be most suited to the project? There are a number of precautionary steps you should take before hiring a builder, and we’ll be writing a series of blog posts about this topic. This blog post will cover the first and most important step you should take before engaging any builder to work on your home.

Why Licensing is Important

A licensed builder is both skilled and experienced in the building industry. When you hire a licensed builder, you will be dealing with a legitimate business with qualified staff. You can be confident that a licensed builder won’t engage in any dodgy practices or cut corners. In addition, if the unlikely event of problems, your consumer rights will be protected. In fact, anyone who completes more than $5000 worth of building work without a license is breaking the law. Therefore, licensing also helps to keep unqualified people away from unsuspecting homeowners.

Check Your Builder is Licensed

Checking a builder’s license is easy thanks to Service NSW. All you need is one or more of the following:

  • Licensee Name
  • License Number
  • Trade
  • Suburb

You will then be able to see the builder’s license number, the expiry date of the license and any special conditions attached to the license. If you have any problems, you can contact NSW Fair Trading.

Why Choose AK Buckley Building

Andrew Buckley is a local builder born and bred in the Shoalhaven with over 15 years of experience in the local building trade. He has extensive knowledge of the local area and has developed a reliable network of professional tradesman and quality suppliers. Most importantly, Andrew is a licensed Builder, so you can be confident your next building project will run smoothly. Whether you need a new residential home builder or a renovation/extension expert, Contact AK Buckley Building today.