What to look for when Choosing a Builder
Over the years, builders have had something of a bad name due to a tiny minority of rogue traders. This means people are often a little nervous about hiring a builder to do work such as adding an extension to their home. Here are some tips to help you get the right company for your job.
Recommendations are still important and if someone you know can tell you about a company, it might be worth checking them out – or avoiding them if they had a bad experience! Customer testimonials on a company’s website are another form of recommendation and these social proof can help you get a feel for the kind of work the company has done.
There’s no harm in asking for references or checking out memberships of professional bodies. There are a few around and all have their own websites telling you about the standards expected from their membership.
When getting prices, ask for a quote in writing and have the most details possible. This protects both parties as it details what has been agreed for what price. Also, lay out payment terms before committing to anything. Avoid paying upfront or a cash deposit unless there are specific materials needed before they can start, or the job is a long-term one.
Finally, make sure there are guarantees for the work they do and that they have the right insurance in place. This should protect you, your property and any public damage or accidents.
Contact Decal Scotland Ltd to discuss your requirements.