Refurbishments – tips for hiring a trade professional

refurbishments - tips for hiring a trade professional

If you are gearing up for refurbishments, renovations or repairs to your home and your business, you might be getting a little nervous about the process. You may have the end vision in your mind, and you want to ensure that the results end up exactly as you want them to.

Hiring a trade professional, or a team of trade professionals, is important for all building changes and upgrades. You will need to have confidence that they are treating your building as though it is their very own, that they are passionate and skilled in their work, and that they can keep the project on budget.

Jim's Building Maintenance can assist you with all of your refurbishments, no matter how big or small the project is. We can help with retail and commercial refurbishments, and we can also help you upgrade your home, including bathrooms.

When you seek professionals to assist with your refurbishments, you will need to ask them lots of questions, and consider the following:

Communication is key

You will require great communication skills from your team of tradesmen. Large projects can involve many different people, including electricians, plumbers, carpenters, cabinet makers and handymen. Clear and concise communication is key to ensuring your job is carried out and completed with minimal fuss and stress. Everyone needs to know what is happening, what their own job is, and how the end project should turn out. Never underestimate the power of great communication as an essential feature of a great tradesperson.

Define the cost

Different tradesmen charge different rates, so it is important to ask how much your refurbishments will cost. Remember though, that the cheapest is not always the best. Find out what is included in the rates that they are charging, and remember that poor workmanship or customer service will cost you more money in the end.

Ask about the timeframe

All tradespeople need to work on a schedule to get a job done. You will need to ask when your job can be started and how long it will take to complete. While sometimes delays will occur, great quality tradespeople will be able to complete refurbishments on time and on budget. They should stick to the timeframe that they originally confirm at the start of the refurbishments project.

Find out their reputation

If you are planning refurbishments, hire a team that has a great reputation and that has proof of quality workmanship. They should be able to provide you with details of previous projects that they have completed for satisfied clients. Their reputation should be excellent, so that you have peace of mind you are hiring the best for your refurbishments projects.

Consider reliability

You will soon learn if someone is reliable. Do they answer your calls? Are they professional with their response to your enquiries? Do they turn up when they say they will. When you partner with a team for your refurbishments you want to rely on them to be where you need them, when you need them. A professional and reliable team will save you time and money, and ensure that your job is completed to the highest level of quality.

Working with pride

Refurbishments need to look great, and mistakes will be obvious. Poor workmanship will only leave you disappointed, so hire trade professionals who treat your building with respect, and who take great pride in the work they do. They should be educated and skilled in their trade, and treat your job as though it was their own. Tradesmen who work with pride, will ensure that your refurbishments look and function at a superior level.

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