In 2002 whichbuilder.org/ Construction Advisory Board (CAB) was set up specifically to take an ethical, consumer orientated approach to providing homeowners and self-builders like you with professional guidance on how to find bona-fide builders and trades people who deliver to the highest standards. Since the forming of CAB we have built up a register of local companies and trades people who have been strictly vetted, they must all sign up to our code of conduct and are closely monitored by our team of experienced project managers who ensure the project not only runs smoothly but comes in on budget and on time. Despite the fact that many genuine, reputable companies do exist the building industry is rife with rogue traders and cowboy builders. We have all seen and heard shocking stories on television programmes such as “Watchdog” and “Builders From Hell” where decent, ordinary people have paid out their hard earned cash and in some cases their life savings to those who have left their homes and expectations in ruins... Ask yourself. Is it really worth the risk?
Address: Across Northern Ireland
Tel: 02895 819191 OR 07494796711
FarrimondMacManus Ltd is a company of professional archaeological, heritage and survey consultants. With over 15 years experience we offer a wide range of archaeological services, land and building survey services to Public and Private organisations and individuals with a specific specialisation in 3D Laser Scanning technology. We have the capacity to offer a unique combination of both land surveys, building surveys and archaeological consultancy designed to inform and assist the planning application process from inception to completion, either as a complete package or as stand alone elements. We employ a team of fully qualified and experienced archaeologists and surveyors backed up with the up to date planning knowledge, technology, mapping and archaeological expertise. With offices in Belfast and Derry we provide full coverage throughout Northern Ireland and Ireland, aiming to provide clients with cost effective archaeological and survey solutions in a professional and timely manner.
Address: Belfast & Derry (See Website for details)
Tel: 028 95 439190 (Belfast) 028 71 358005 (Derry)
We believe our offering combined with unrivalled levels of customer service will be of interest to those needing to demonstrate compliance with the regulations. In March 2013, atbec ltd gained UKAS Accreditation for Air Tightness Testing of both commercial and domestic buildings. In August 2013 we added Accoustic pre-completion testing to reinforce our position as one of the market leaders in providing fully accredited compliance testing in the UK and Ireland.
Address: 213 Cushendall road, Ballymena, BT43 6PP
Tel: 02825 689108
Reinco is a Renewable Energy and Insulation Consultancy Company formed in June 2007 by Eric Davidson. Here’s what Eric says about how he works: I advise people starting a self-build house on all the elements which affect the heating and running cost of the house. I am experienced in insulation systems and in the past I worked in specifying and selling the full range of renewables. I am fully independent – I do not take commission from suppliers. The client is charged a fee. When commissioned I visit the site and talk the client through their plans. This initial visit can take anything up to 3.5 hours. I then provide a report detailing the systems, specifications, budget prices, distributers and suggested installers. I provide email and phone support until the project is completed. I work throughout Ireland and I am the only person providing this unique service.
Address: 11 Westland Road, Cookstown, BT80 8BX
Lester Acoustics LLP is based in Northern Ireland and provides an acoustic, noise and vibration consultancy covering the whole of the UK and Ireland, but concentrating on the counties of Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry and Tyrone.
Address: 31 Holborn Hall, Lisburn, BT27 5AU
Tel: 02892 640116
We provide specialist property surveys for damp, decay and woodworm, such as the Common Furniture Beetle. Subsequent to an inspection, we prepare a detailed, professional report. The reports that we write are easily understood and give clear guidance. Where relevant, the reports that we produce include budget costs, drawings and treatment specifications. All of the work that we do is covered by an appropriate Professional Indemnity Insurance policy. A copy of this can be provided upon request.
Address: 273 Belfast Road, Ballynahinch, BT24 8UP
Tel: 02897 512725
Our approach has a clear objective, to produce a tailored Mechanical and Electrical solution to any project. We focus particularly on an energy efficient contemporary design which is within the specified budget and agreed Client Specification. Using the latest methods and software tools for building analysis service design we are able to produce energy efficient design which gives our Clients a personal “down to earth” service. Our experience in this field puts us in a position where we can give impartial advice and fit the systems designed to provide the best possible solution for each individual Project.We have extensive knowledge of the various renewable technologies available i.e. wind turbines, PV Cells, Solar Panels, Grey Water Recycling and Ground source heat pump technology etc.
Address: 7a Dromore Street, Banbridge, BT32 4BS
Tel: 02840 623377
JCP Consulting Ltd has been providing a range of consultancy services covering the complete property and construction life cycles and across a large number of sectors for over 40 years. Moving forward our objective is to work with our clients and their teams to add significant and specific value to the process of delivering construction projects.
Address: Lomond House, 85/87 Holywood Road, Belfast BT4 3BD
Tel: 02890 221100
Property Surveys Home Buyers Surveys – Fast turnaround for all properties of four bedrooms or less in County Down and the Greater Belfast area – report within 24 hrs of the completed survey. Tailored Reports IBASNI reports are written in plain English and tailored to suit your needs. They will tell you the condition of the building, identify and analyse any defects and include proposals for repairs. Damp Detection Damp or condensation problems in your home, we’ll tell you why. We have all the equipment, knowledge and experience to investigate your problem and find a solution. Construction Advice We can provide professional advice on all aspects of property and construction including a full building survey to ensure the property you are considering is of sound construction.
Address: The Byre, 5 Ferry Quarter View, Strangford, BT30 7GT
Tel: 02890 221100
Our commercial property consultants combine the market-making of management consultants with the accountability of professional advisors. We work with occupiers, investors and developers of office, industrial and logistic, retail and hotel property. We provide: strategic advice and execution for property investment, sales and leasing; tenant representation, corporate services; facilities, property and project management; appraisal and valuation; development services; energy and sustainability services, and research and consulting
Address: 32 - 38 Linenhall Street, Belfast, BT2 8BG
Tel: 02890 438555
As one of Northern Irelands longest established energy consultancies, EBSNI – (Environmental Building Solutions Northern Ireland), aims to assist architects, private customers and the construction industry by removing much of the uncertainty surrounding current building control requirements for both domestic and commercial buildings. With fully accredited energy assessors, EBSNI will be pleased to advise and assist on any queries that may arise. These could include a wide variety of topics from liaising with Building Control to hasten approval or a simple U value calculation. Centrally based in Ballyclare, Co Antrim and using the latest software available, we offer a flexible and convenient service engineered to provide the best and most cost effective solution available without affecting the integrity of the results.
Address: 108 Hillhead Road, Ballyclare, BT2 8BG
Tel: 02893 345600
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