House renovations tend to be stressful so why not make it easier for yourself and find experienced contractors!
Where and how should I look for the right house renovation contractors?
It seems to be very hard to find a renovation contractor that will be experienced, offer a reasonable price providing good quality and for it to be someone you can trust with your home.
Here are six steps that will help you choose:
- First, you must set a plan
In order to find the best contractor in your area like London, you have to have a plan. Start with writing down what you want to have done during your renovation so that contractors can let you know if they provide that service. Also, it`s good to mention all your terms with payments at the very beginning to avoid misunderstandings later.
The contractors that don`t provide the service you need can be crossed out of your list. This way you will minimize the number of contractors that you are interested in and you will see which ones are worth your attention.
Once you set up a list of contractors you may want to do some research about the company. On the contractor`s website, you should have information on how long they have been on the market and what they have to offer. With this information, you can tell if they are experienced or not.
Another crucial suggestion is to look at the companies reviews. If they have reviews on their website that’s great, however, also search through the internet. Sometimes you can find websites dedicated especially for reviews and opinions, and it`s good to know what other people have to say.
- Interview companies
If so far you have been doing everything step by step, you probably don`t have a lot of contractors anymore on your list, but you’re still looking for that ideal one. How about preparing an interview with the candidates? You would be able to ask them face-to-face what they would do in different situations and how they see their job working for you. Prepare questions that you may want to find out about like insurance, licensing, membership in professional/industry organizations, certificates, qualifications, contracts and more. Be sure that you don’t just take the companies word for it because if they fail, someone will have to do their work for them. Ask for proof of documents, and take the terms and conditions of service in writing to be safe in case there will be any accidents.
Don`t be afraid to ask for references from the companies. Besides asking about technical and delivery questions, be sure to also ask about the quality of the service. You don`t want to be spending a fortune for something that isn`t even worth a dime.
By the time you finish all these steps, you should have the right renovation contractor on your porch waiting to start the job.
House renovations in London as in different big cities are always wanted, so think fast and have fun renovating!