Not all construction companies are created equally. Unfortunately, there are many companies out there who give false promises and complete work which is not up to standard. Whether it’s due to a lack of equipment, employees or cheap materials, the client is left with a poor-quality result. This means that the time and money spent on the project has gone to waste. Prevent this from happening by following our tips to help you choose the right construction company.
Look for industry experts
Construction is a broad term and the different types can vary hugely. That’s why it’s essential to choose a company who have experience in completing similar projects to yours. A company who mostly build hospitals may not be the ideal choice to build your extension, and vice versa. Looking for experience ensures that the company has the right skills needed to complete your project.
Speak to Other Customers
Customers often leave reviews of a company on their website. Reach out to previous customers to discuss how they found working with the company. This can give you a real insight into how the company actually performs. If this isn’t possible, ask family and friends if they have used a great construction company who they would recommend. A good review from someone close to your will provide you with peace of mind when choosing a company.
Don’t Ignore Warning Signs
Follow your gut instinct when it comes to choosing a construction company. If the prices are unusually low, or they have no testimonials available, something may not be right. Most companies want to present themselves well when speaking to clients. Therefore, a company ignoring your calls or making paperwork mistakes is a big warning sign. If problems are arising before the work has even started, ask yourself if this is the kind of company you want to work with.
A good construction company will give you a realistic timeline for your project. They should break this down into key milestones so that you know what to expect. If a company states that a project will be finished in a miraculously short amount of time and offers no other details, they may be untrustworthy. A company should communicate with you constantly to update you on progress. If they are unable to do this at the start, then it is unlikely that they will keep you updated throughout.
Lydon Contracting are a construction company you can trust. With years of experience behind us, we can provide you with a bespoke package for all general construction including extensions, refurbishments and new homes. For more information, contact us today.