the guild of builders and contractors 


Professional Status 
Members are instantly recognised as reliable, experienced, knowledgeable professionals who conduct their business with integrity. 
Members' Logo 
All Members may use the appropriate Members' Logo on their stationery, sign boards, vehicles and other advertising materials. 
Certificate of Membership 
All Members are provided with an individually prepared signed and sealed Certificate of Membership 
Promotion Material 
An initial supply of promotional material is supplied without charge 
Legal Advice 
Experienced staff give advice on a wide range of subjects associated with the building industry and commerce in general. 
Information Bulletins 
The Guild of Builders and Contractors regularly updates the website with Information Bulletins on a wide range of subjects. 
Employment Advice 
Advice is available on all aspects of employment law and regulations. 
Preferential Insurance 
The Guild's retained Insurance Brokers will provide Members with discounts and an interest free instalment scheme for premiums together with free independent advice and no obligation quotations. 
Business Referrals 
Corporate Members details are available on the website. It is regularly used by potential clients who are looking for builders, contractors, construction consultants, designers, surveyors, specialist contractors, builders merchants and building component suppliers. 
Health and Safety Advice 
Advice is available on all aspects of health and safety law and regulations, including the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations. 
Insurance Review 
The Guild's retained Insurance Brokers will carry out a complete review of Members' existing insurance arrangements and prepare a report without charge. 
The Guild of Builders and Contractors seeks the views of Members on various subjects and represents those collective views to the press and other interested and influential bodies or individuals. 
The Guild of Builders and Contractors website includes relevant news information and articles. 
Members' Advice Service 
Experienced staff are available to provide advice on: 
Building Contract Law 
Terms of Trading 
Health & Safety 
CDM Regulations 
Recruitment Employment & Dismissal Legislation 
Personal and Corporate Taxation 
Debt Recovery 
Insurance Cover Requirements 
Insurance Claims 
County Court & High Court Procedures 
Arbitrations and Disputes 
Waste Transportation License Regulations 
Town & Country Planning 
Planning Appeals 
INSURANCE corporate and personal members 
Crest Insurance Consultants Ltd is the insurance broker appointed by the Guild of Builders. They have considerable experience of the construction industry and are able to place risks, regardless of size, across a broad range of facilities with various insurers including access to Lloyds and the London markets. 
We are pleased to offer a 24/365 quote and buy service for straight forward requirements where the number of employees (both direct and labour only sub-contractors) does not exceed 10. Please click on the button below if you wish to proceed with this option. This will take you to a new web site, not controlled by Crest, but if you have any questions or problems please contact Derek Hall or Jim Robinson, whose details are shown below. 
For all other quotations or assistance if you have any questions, again call, or contact, Derek or Jim. 
Crest Insurance Consultants Ltd, Chilterns House, Eaton Place, 64 High Street, Burnham, Buckinghamshire, SL1 7JT 
Tel: 01895 435710 / E mail: [email protected] / Web site: 
Professional Opinion & Expert Witness Service 
The Guild of Builders and Contractors has arranged a professional opinion and expert witness service for its Corporate and Personal Members in conjunction with a panel of Chartered Surveyors and Structural Engineers. 
Members wishing to use the service complete a Registration Form and provide copies of correspondence relevant to the dispute including any contracts or drawings. The Chartered Surveyor or Structural Engineer will review the material and meet the Member. At the meeting he will discuss the matter with the Member and indicate the possible courses of action and advise on future costs. 
The cost of the initial consultation is £120.00 including VAT. 
The Professional Opinion and Expert Witness Service have been arranged for Members of The Guild of Builders and Contractors as a benefit for them but The Guild of Builders and Contractors act only as an intermediary and accepts no responsibility for either information given by the Member or advice given by the solicitor or other persons 
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