Guild of Master Craftsmen

Orchard Building Services are proud to have passed the stringent requirements for recognition by The Guild of Master Craftsmen and were accepted as a member for over 20 years.

We still believe in the aims and objectives of the Guild but have regretfully decided to part ways in order to give our customers better value for money in these straitened times.

Our membership of the Guild ceased on 13th December 2021 but our professional expertise and integrity are unchanged.

Builders Guarantee Scheme

This Scheme, which operates from 143 Malone Road, is registered with the Office of Fair Trading and was founded by the Federation in 1987 to provide customers in Northern Ireland and Scotland with an extensive list of Registered Builders who can offer an insurance backed guarantee on the quality and standard of the work registered by the Scheme.

The Guarantee applies to work carried out by Builders who are registered with the Scheme where an Agreement for Scheme Work has been registered and a Registration Certificate has been issued by the Scheme.

The Scheme applies to all work between £500 and £250,000 and has been extended to work supervised by Architects or Surveyors under the JCT Agreement for Minor Building Works.

The Guarantee, which covers the additional cost of completing faulty work up to £10,000 over and above the original contract price, also provides a six month defects liability period followed by a two year period of cover for major structural defects.