Chequers Construction
Chequers Construction

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We understand our customers will have many questions to ask us before using our services, hopefully the information on this page will help answer any questions you have. If you still have questions or would like more information, then please feel free to contact us and we'll happily help with any information you require. 

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Are you a limited company?

Yes, we are registered in England and Wales with Companies House under registration number 14414787.

Are you VAT registered?

No, we are currently not VAT registered, therefore all our quotes/invoices are VAT free.

Are you fully insured?

Yes, we currently hold public liability insurance at £10,000,000, Employers liability at £10,000,000 and contract works at £100,000. All can be increased if/when required.

Do you provide a quote or estimate?

Both!

With smaller projects we will provide a quote straight away.

With larger projects we will provide an estimate that is accurate to +/- 20%. Once you have drawings, planning permission, structural calculations and you are ready to proceed, we can provide an accurate quote in writing. If you already have everything in place and your ready to proceed on initial contact with us, then we can skip the estimate and provide a quote straight away.
What are the payment terms?

Invoices must be paid within 15 days from the invoice date.

We always ask for a deposit, this is usually a percentage between 5% - 30% of the quote. The higher the quote the lower the percentage, for example a £1,000 project we would ask for 30% which would be £300. With a £150,000 project we would ask for 5% which would be £7,500.


On small projects, usually under £10,000 we take a deposit of up to 30%, followed by 3 to 5 part payments leaving 5% - 10% until final completion.

On larger projects, usually above £10,000 we will provide a payment schedule that is agreed and signed before work starts. This could be either "milestone/phase" or "interim" payments.

Is there a deposit?

We always ask for a deposit, this is usually a percentage between 5% - 30% of the quote. The higher the quote the lower the percentage, for example a £1,000 project we would ask for 30% which would be £300. With a £150,000 project we would ask for 5% which would be £7,500.


We may also ask for suppliers frees up front for bespoke items that need to be ordered and manufactured in advice.

Are there any hidden costs?

No, all our prices are clear and transparent. If your worried something is not included, get in contact and we'll happily answer any questions.

Do you include skip hire or rubbish removal?

Yes, all our quotes include Skip hire and/or rubbish removal and is listed separately. Some customers request us to leave the waste for them to deal with which we are happy to do, Just let us know and well exclude waste removal from our quote.

Will i receive a full quote in writing?

Yes, we provide a full quote by email that can be viewed online and downloaded as a PDF file. If you prefer, we can post a printed copy.

Is there a contract?

Yes, we will provide a contract via email with a PDF copy that can be downloaded. This can be digitally signed, but if you prefer we can provide a printed copy to be hand signed.

Some customers insist on a JCT Home Owner/Occupier contract which we are happy to provide for £35 +VAT.
Can you help with an architect?

Yes, we can provide a full design and build service. We also have architects we work with that we can recommend.

Can you help with a structural engineer?

Yes, we have a structural engineer we work with that we can recommend.

Can you deal with planning permition?

Yes, we are more than happy to deal with the application process.

Do you include a building control?

Yes, we always include building control where required in our quotes. If you would prefer to deal with building control yourself then let us know and we'll remove it from our quote.

Do you hold any of my data?

There are 4 types of data we would hold with your information

  • Emails/Call Logs
All emails and call logs are deleted after 6 months of no longer being required.
  • Personal Information
If we didn't carryout any work for you then your information will be deleted after 12 months from the expiry date of quote/estimate we provided. If we didn't provide a quote/estimate then this would be 12 months from the date we last communicated with you. If we did provide a service for you then we would keep your information for 6 years from the end of the financial year the last invoice relates to (this would be the following April from the invoice date)
  • Quotes/Estimates
Expired quotes/estimates are deleted 12 months from the expiry date.
Accepted quotes/estimates are deleted 6 years from the last invoice date.
  • Invoices
All invoices are kept for 6 years from the end of the financial year they relate to (this would be the following April from the invoice date). So if we invoiced you in July 2023, we would keep the invoice for 6 years from April 2024, This means we would delete it in April 2030. This is a legal requirement from HMRC.
My project is permited development, do i still need building control?

Yes, You still need to meet Building Regulations even if you don't need planning permission.

Do you have a Waste Carrier Licence?

Yes, we are registered as a "Carrier, Broker, Dealer - Upper Tier" with the Environment Agency, Our registration number is CBDU510290.

Do you inclued a site toilet?

On larger projects we always include a site toilet for all site workers and visitors. This will be made clear on our quote. If you would like to remove or add a site toilet to the quote then let us know.

How do i pay you?

Most of our customers prefer to pay by bank transfer, this is usually the most convenient and safest way to pay. You can also pay online or in person using a debit or credit card. We also accept cash or cheque.

Will i get an invoice?

Yes, We always issue an invoice when asking for payment.

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