When you are planning building work on your home, there are many factors you must consider and lots of things to sort out. You must have plans created for the job you are doing, and if necessary, get planning permission before you can start your building project, and you must also find a reputable firm of builders. We have all heard nightmare stories about cowboy builders, so you must do your due diligence when looking at building companies to find the best one for your project. Below are some tips to help you get started and ensure the building company you choose for your project is reputable and reliable and will do a fantastic job.
Ask For Recommendations
An excellent place to start your search for Shrewsbury builders is by asking people you know if they can recommend a company that you can consider using. If they have recently had building work done, you can also inspect it to see the quality of finish the company achieved. Ask your friends or family whether they would recommend the building company they used for their project, and if so, you can add their names to a list of potential companies. You can then search for companies online and find suitable ones in the Shrewsbury area to assist you with your planned work.
Looking For Building Companies Online
Whether you receive any recommendations or not, you can also find lots of building companies serving the Shrewsbury area when you search online. You will want to look for suitable companies close to you, which can help keep down costs and ensure the job can be completed in a timely fashion. Read the websites of the companies you find and if they seem like a good fit for your project, add their names to your list before you start digging into each company and investigating their reputations.
Looking At Their Reputations
Once you have around eight companies on your list, you can start looking at their reputations and seeing which ones are best. You can use various websites to help you with this task, such as Trustpilot and Feefo.com, but you can also use social media platforms. You can look at the profiles of the companies you are investigating on platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn and look at the reviews, comments, and ratings left for them by customers. You can use the information you find to reduce the number of companies on your list to two or three and then ask each of them for a quote.
Once you have received the quotes from the remaining companies on your list, you will need to compare them and see which offers the best value for money. You can also compare the companies’ qualifications and ensure each is suitably qualified and has experience with similar projects to yours. You can then select your preferred company that is the best fit for your project, and not necessarily the cheapest, safe in the knowledge you have done your homework and chosen the best company for the job.