Why you can trust Unique Build

We proudly hold some of the most prestigious accreditations in the building industry. These include a Which? Trusted Trader accreditation, and membership to the Federation of Master Builders.
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Which? Trusted Traders

Approval from the UK’s most trusted consumer review and testing organisation. Which? have been operating for over 6 decades, and have tested and provided consumer recommendations for anything from cars to microwaves to bank accounts. Which? endorsement is handed out sparingly, and only to the best companies in any respective industry.

In recent years, Which? have turned their attention to the trades industries, assessing and recommending a select few companies operating in different areas of the country. Their selections are based on reviews from real customers.

We’re delighted to have been endorsed by Which? for loft conversions in the Brighton, Hove, and Sussex areas. We’re one of only 3 companies in Brighton to hold Which? Trusted Trader accreditation for loft conversions, and the only one specialising exclusively in loft conversions. We’ve held our endorsement since June 2014.

Assessment to become a Which? Trusted Trader

We believe that an accreditation is only as strong as the process it takes to gain it. Which? undergo some rigorous assessment processes to ensure you’re eligible for the Trusted Trader scheme. Which? looked at all aspects of our business. They…

Performed credit checks / Checked our financial health / Looked customer references / Visited with a Which? trading standards professional assessor / Analysed administrative processes / Ran through our documentation / Looked at our complaints procedure / Ensuring we had all the relevant training and qualifications …and more.

We continue to be reassessed on a regular basis as part of our commitment to maintaining standards that are approved by Which? In short, holding Which? Trusted Trader status means you can be guaranteed of great quality service, as well everything running smoothly behind the scenes too.

Federation of Master Builders

We hold membership with the Federation of Master Builders. The Federation of Master Builders has been operating since 1941, with a goal of continuous improvement in the construction industry for both the companies operating within it and the customers at the other end of things. As a lobbying group and membership organisation, the FMB seeks to improve standards for everyone.

The FMB has a strict set of criteria for any members seeking to join the organisation, meaning you can be assured of high quality service, safety, and trust when you hire us. FMB vets its applicants independent, and also holds inspections and random site visits to assess the quality of work performed by the companies within its membership. In order to be approved for membership, here are just a few of the criteria we need to fulfil…

  • Hold employer and public liability insurance
  • Verify that we have a financially healthy business with positive credit checks
  • Checks on directors
  • Inspection of building works
  • Provided full company information with trading address and a number of years in business

In addition, Federation of Master Builders members sign a code of conduct to ensure they will operate according to certain values and criteria going forward.

You can see the full criteria on their website

See below a few key points:

Our workforce must be competent and and able to complete the work we promise to do.

Work must be completed in a timely manner.

A full quote with description of the work and costings must be supplied to you, along with compliance with the Consumer Rights Act 2015 and the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013.

  • A contract will be provided that protects you.
  • Providing ongoing information and updates about the work being done.
  • Notification of relevant authorities along the way.
  • Ensure quality supervision of employees onsite.
  • Minimise disruption to all, including neighbours.
  • Leave our sites tidy and clean.
  • Impart all the information about maintenance that may be needed to you.
  • Provide certificates, warranty and guarantee information.
  • Book in post-completion visits if deemed necessary.
  • Provide a contact for you on and ongoing basis in case anything does go wrong post-completion.

Membership with the Federation of Master Builders ensures you will be receiving a high quality, trustworthy, and safe experience with us, both onsite and in terms of our financial health as a company. It also shows that we are committed to ongoing improvements and better standards within the industry on and ongoing basis, which ultimately reflects on a better experience for our customers. We are committed to support the mission of the FMB, and this will be reflected in the work we undertake for you.

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We're VELUX Certified Installers

Not all VELUX installations are alike. To help you find someone trusted and credible to install your VELUX windows, VELUX have set up their own certification scheme. We are the only VELUX Certified Installer in Brighton & Hove, and we’re the only one offering full loft conversions in the whole of Sussex.

Becoming a VELUX Certified Installer requires strict adherence to quality, excellent service, and full guarantees and insurances for if things ever go wrong.

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