Only use regis­tered builders for the best pos­si­ble re­sults

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THIS week I at­tended an ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee meet­ing of the Mas­ter Builders As­so­ci­a­tion Western Cape, some­thing I am en­ti­tled to do as a past pres­i­dent, but I sel­dom do, as I be­lieve or­gan­i­sa­tions are best served by young blood, not dod­dery former pres­i­dents past their prime.

This time, how­ever, I thought it would be good to catch up, see what is hap­pen­ing in the in­dus­try and en­sure I am up to date with cur­rent trends.

It was en­cour­ag­ing to see the com­mit­tee is fully in­clu­sive across race, creed and gen­der lines, and that ev­ery­one plays a full part – even a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of a smaller trade, let’s say paint­ing, has the same sta­tus and vot­ing rights as a ma­jor con­trac­tor.

I am glad to re­port the for­mal in­dus­try re­mains in good hands, and that not only does the in­dus­try try to en­sure a level play­ing field, mem­bers are also acutely aware of the need to en­sure clients and po­ten­tial clients are re­ceiv­ing the best pos­si­ble ser­vice across the board.

I can­not cover the en­tire range of their op­er­a­tions, but they are push­ing hard on train­ing, en­sur­ing health and safety stan­dards are main­tained, con­tin­u­ally re­view­ing con­tract doc­u­men­ta­tion to en­sure con­tracts are fair to all par­ties, and hav­ing a team avail­able to re­spond to com­plaints about any mem­bers.

If you are hav­ing build­ing work un­der­taken, you should con­sider only mem­bers of the as­so­ci­a­tion as you can be as­sured of good ser­vice

En­sure your builder is regis­tered with the in­dus­try as­so­ci­a­tion.

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