The core qualities of a high-end residential building contractor

What core qualities should a high-end residential building contractor bring to your home?

There’s a lot more to a great building contractor than professionalism, project management and trade experience. Whilst these hard skills are certainly important, there’s an entire set of soft skills that are needed in order to exceed expectations, both with the finished work and throughout the building process.

Here are the five core qualities that we bring to every residential construction project that we work on.

1. Respect

On many of our high-end residential projects the scale of the work required is such that the owners and their family are not at home.

This doesn’t alter the respectful way in which we conduct ourselves. Working considerately is the foundation on which our success is built – and it extends beyond the physical presence of the owner.

We never forget that there are neighbours to be considered, nor that we are working on someone’s home and not on an anonymous building site.

Most of all, we understand that true respect starts with communication. It involves not just how we address you when we speak but also how we work with you. Our crucial courtesies include always keeping you fully informed of progress and allowing you as much time as possible for making those all-important decisions throughout the project.

2. Reputation

When investing a lot of money to turn your home into a dream property, you need a building contractor that you know will perform.

You need to be certain that they will complete on time and within budget – and maintain a strong relationship, built on trust, with you throughout the project.

There’s only one way to find out whether you’re speaking to a builder who will take away the stress and make the process as exciting and enjoyable as the end result – that’s to see what previous clients say about them.

We’ve been fortunate to work with some wonderful clients and you’ll find testimonials from them scattered throughout our website.

We build on our reputation with every project we complete.

3. Workmanship

Whilst communication and project management are important, skills, knowledge and commitment to the highest levels of workmanship must also figure prominently in the qualities you look for in a contractor.

Your home extension, refurbishment or new-build development must be completed to an impeccable standard. This is why we only ever provide top-quality workmanship from experienced craftsmen and will always advise you to choose materials and finishes that will stand the test of time.

We take great pride in our work, take quality control very seriously and always try our hardest to ensure that projects are handed over to you on time and with as few snags as possible.

4. Passion

You also need a builder who cares as deeply about your vision for your home as you do – someone who shares your passion, understands your vision and will work with you to make it happen.

There’s nothing greater for us than the sense of satisfaction and achievement that we get as we hand over a completed project to a happy client. They’re thrilled with the investment they’ve made and we’ve both enjoyed the journey together to achieve their dream.

5. Reliability

An important part of finding someone who will share your passion is to work with a building contractor who can not only deliver but also takes personal interest in your project.

Cortec offer you a close-knit, proactive and friendly team that is based around a core family unit boasting over 25 years of high-spec building work and financial stability.

You can trust us to see your project through from start to finish, blending consistent performance and attention to detail with plenty of respect, passion and quality workmanship.

Looking for a high-end building contractor?

Put in a call on 01483 756575 to find out how we can help transform your home.