Choosing a builder or construction firm can be a headache. Here’s our top 5 tips for getting it right.
When choosing a construction company for your next project, the most valuable information comes from the people you know. Has a family member or friend just had an extension? Reach out and ask about their experiences – good and bad – and make a note of the companies they used.
Of course, not everyone knows somebody who’s recently had work done. That’s when online reviews are your friend. Make sure you read them all to get a rounded view of what the company is like. Remember that 3 and 4 star reviews are not necessarily bad – in fact it is sensible to be wary of companies with only 5 star reviews! They may not all be genuine.
Prepare A Brief
Before you contact your first company, make sure you know exactly what you want to achieve. Preparing a detailed brief will help you communicate your project and make sure everyone is on the same page.
Get Your Quotes
Once you’ve chosen a few companies, approach them and ask for a quote. The numbers are important, but remember it is equally important to choose somebody who shares your vision and that you can trust.
Make A Decision
You’ve got your quotes and met with the relevant people. Now it’s time to make the difficult choice. Weigh up all the factors – price, references and reviews, experience, personalities – and decide who can bring your vision to life!