Building Disputes

Barker Son & Isherwood - Andover, Hampshire

When you decide to enter into a building project, whether a loft conversion, an extension or a new build property it can be an exciting time. You will probably research your tradesmen, get references and obtain quotes and then keep everything crossed that all goes according to plan and on time.

However, sometimes things do go wrong and you can be left with a poorly executed or incomplete building project. Whatever the circumstances of the dispute with your builder, we can help you to bring it to a swift conclusion in a manner that is acceptable to you.

How We Can Help

There are several options open to you if you are in a dispute with your builder. The first is dispute resolution. You and your builder will be in a room with a mediator, who is trained to work with parties in dispute. The mediator will do all they can to bring the dispute to a satisfactory conclusion for both parties.

Mediation has a number of benefits – it is much quicker than taking your case to court, and it is also less costly than a court case would be. However, there are a couple of issues that may stop you from going down the mediation route. The first is that both parties have to agree to take part. If your builder decides that he doesn’t want to be involved, he doesn’t have to. This leaves you no option but to litigate.

In addition, the outcome of mediation is not legally binding and therefore, there is no requirement for you or your builder to comply with the mediator’s decision. This can leave you without a resolution.

Your final option remains to litigate. We will discuss the process and the associated costs with you in detail, so you can make an informed decision about how to proceed.

Why Choose Barker Son & Isherwood?

Our Andover law firm has helped many other people in similar disputes with their builder and we can help you bring your dispute to resolution.

You may have concerns about how much it will cost to instruct a solicitor especially considering the money you have already committed into your building project, but we can discuss all of your options with you in detail when you come in to see us.

Don’t just accept poor work from your builder, there is something you can do so contact us now to explore your options with no obligation.

Contact Us Today

To find out more about how we can help you resolve your building dispute, contact one of our experience disputes and litigation team now on 01264 353 411 and we can discuss your options with you.

Alternatively, you can get in touch online by completing our Online Enquiry Form or emailing us at and we’ll be in touch with you soon.