Choosing the right building contractor... is not a tricky decision with S&D Projects!
In most cases, a property is the biggest asset of a family or business. We also want the best from our property, whether that is to utilise as much space as possible to accommodate a growing family or to make an increased profit when we sell. However, getting the right builder or contractor for the job in hand can be a nightmare – as various mainstream TV shows have shown!
Many homeowners are now cautious about taking on building contractors and so to help you choose the right building company in Glasgow for your building project, here is a quick guide to help you make a choice;
Even though we have the Internet and various social networks, it is still true that ‘word of mouth’ is still the most powerful advertising tool there is. A reliable, skilled and trustworthy building contractor will take care of their customers; hence, their customers will verbally recommend them to friends and family. Know someone who has had building work completed recently? Ask them who did it, were they reliable and did they get what they wanted?
S&D Projects are a building company in Glasgow, with a growing reputation
for top quality building work.
This may seem an odd one, but think about it. You are looking for a building contractor to add an extension and you pass a house that is having or has had one done recently. No homeowner would mind telling you which building contractor they used! Many contractors also place a board outside the property with contact details. If you like the look of the build, why not call them?
Not a good idea to base your decision solely on the reviews of other people, using the Internet will give you some more ideas. Not only can you find websites of local building contractors but there are also several feedback websites that you can read reviews of various firms; just in the same way that you would do some research on a holiday hotel and resort, use the Internet to find out more about building companies.
Being a competitive market place, S&D Project as a local Glasgow building company, believe that customer service is one important aspect in any building project.
- Associations & Memberships
If a building company is a member of various schemes and trade bodies etc., it suggests strongly that they take their responsibilities seriously – neither would they have gained this mark or membership for being a ‘shoddy outfit’.
By now you will have a list of local building companies in Glasgow, all of whom offer great building skills and services; now you need a quote for the work. Have a list of both questions and criteria that will help you make a good comparison such as;
- > Who is supplying materials? Is this part of the quote?
- > What is the proposed timescale?
- > Ask to see a portfolio of previous work and ask if you can contact some of these previous customers
- > What happens if you are not satisfied with their work?
S&D Projects are a building company proud of the fact they have many
happy, satisfied Glasgow customers.
... instinct and communication may not strike you as the most obvious factors in selecting a building contractor but if you gut-reaction is not good, then stay away. Communication is an important factor on any building project, large or small.