When buying building services, be careful whether it comes to bathroom repair, kitchen renovation or yard construction. The company you choose has in their hands perhaps your most valuable asset: your home. That’s why it’s important to find a construction company that does the job right at once within the agreed schedule and budget. With these hints, you will avoid the most common problems that home renovators encounter.
Unclear contract documents
In order to avoid possible misunderstandings and disputes, all agreed matters must be mentioned in the contract documents. The most important items include among others the budget, the payment schedule and the estimated start and completion dates of the project.
Choosing the cheapest option
Whoever of us wouldn’t want to save money, but choosing the cheapest option available may not be a good idea. Renovation is always an investment, and you definitely want the company you employ to achieve a high-quality and lasting result.
By sending requests for a quotation and seeking bids for the best price, you get a better idea of the price range of the project and what kind of value you can expect for your money.
Not checking the experience of other customers
Before signing the contract, you should always find out if the previous customers have been happy. Many companies place references on their web pages, but you are advised to dig deeper and inquire more about the experiences of the company’s customers.
Prepay the full amount in advance
Alarm clocks should ring if the building company asks for the entire renovation price to be paid in advance. In general, a certain agreed percentage will be paid before the work begins and the rest only after the completion of the project.
Cash payment without receipt
A company asking for cash payment is usually not the most reliable option. A reputable and trustworthy company also accepts other payment methods. When you pay in another way than cash, you will have proof of your payment.