To live in, we need a house and to start a business, there is a need for a building. To construct any building, a builder must be hired who may take care of all the stuff related to the construction of a house, started from the material used to the work done. For the contract to build a building, in most of the states licensed builders are preferred to hire as it is useful and beneficial for both the client and builder, as it gives the peace of mind and satisfaction to the client that he will definitely obtain the desired work and it may provide further more contracts and other benefits to the builder.
If a builder constructs a building without having builders license then he might be charged with a heavy fine as per violating rules and regulations. In different states of different countries, people are always in search of the licensed builder and refuse to do work with unlicensed builder because at that time they became risk averse so that they may save both of their money and time. Licensed builders also provide the facility of insurance. This point provides proper security to the client as they can claim against the builder in any case, as if the quality of the material used is not good for the construction if not properly done. This insurance policy also increases the customers which only licensed builders to provide. During building a house or working on a commercial project, along with labor, a plumber for fixing of pipelines, a carpenter for fixing of doors, Ironman and other professionals are required. If these all professionals have a license for their work then their need will increase.
Licensing rules and requirements vary state to state, and are basically designed to protect consumers. Another important feature or advantage of using a licensed builder is that people can be saved from the scammers. As the scammers play their scam by offering a contract to construct a building and do fraud with people and disappears by taking the whole money and material provided by the owner. Suppose you hire an unlicensed guy who has drawn a plan that how to scam. He does work in your house and then he recommends another person suppose any electrician. Apparently all look good but after some time you start facing difficulties such as in wiring and you have to call an electrician again and again and a heavy amount is drawn out of your pocket and the difficulty remains the same. So a trusted licensed builder or professional must be used.
There are different types of license. Many states provide an offer to get a builder’s license to cover specific jobs. To obtain these license a person must show competency in all those areas. A license termed as Maintenance and Alteration license is needed for those who want to be recognized in 14 different trades. These 14 trades are Basement Waterproofing, Carpentry, Concrete, Insulation work, Excavation, Masonry, Painting and decorating, Siding, Screens and storm sash, Gutters, , House wrecking, Swimming pools, Tile and marble, Roofing.