Hints & Tips
The best referral a client or tradesman can receive is by word of mouth.
At Copperwood Construction Services we love to help, so we have some points you should consider when choosing a company or a tradesman to do work for you, especially if it’s a large project.
> Research – Does your company or tradesman have a Website, Facebook or other social media, or do they advertise in papers or with yell and are they established.
> Engage – Your first contact should be a positive one. Have a brief chat outlining your project. Confirm if they can do the work in the timescale you require?
> Meet – Arrange a site visit to meet in person. This allows them to see what you are looking for and you to feel comfortable dealing with them.
> Appearance – Are they presentable, if they take pride in their appearance, then they will take pride in the appearance of their work.
> Affiliation – To name a few – Gas Safe, Federation of Master Builders, Trust Mark? To be affiliated with any of these, a company or a tradesman as well as their work, will be carefully vetted and inspected.
> Insurances – In today’s day and age insurance is a mine field, do they have all the relevant covers required to complete your project and give you peace of mind.
> Warranties and Guarantees – Be sure to get this in writing somewhere and know exactly what is covered.
> References – Read testimonials or see pictures of previous works, tie them together, ask to chat or even visit the job.
> Contact & Punctuality – Are they easy to reach, do they get back to you when they say they will, do they keep you up to date or are you chasing them.
> Get 3 Quotes – We recommend getting three quotes this is more than ample to allow you to judge pricing, anymore will confuse things.
We would recommend you consider the best deal, which might not be the cheapest quote, putting everything into perspective what works best for you?
From the concept to completion, your house is your home, you have to live in it. So make sure you are going to be happy with the outcome, and feel comfortable with your chosen company or tradesman.