Home renovation projects close to Christmas are challenging. There’s the stringent deadline and the pile of other chores that needs to be accomplished before everyone gathers at home (gifts, food, decorations etc.) But it’s possible to have your plans realized with the help of the right contractor.
Trust a local contractor. Working with a local contractor means their offices and suppliers are just within the area. This shortens transportation time of tradespeople and materials. Also, if it is likely that you know some of their past clients, whom you should talk to about the quality of their work. A contractor who is familiar with the area may know some tricks that can speed up the project.
Don’t hire the first contractor you meet. We understand that you do not have much time but picking just any contractor without running a background check can be a potential costly mistake. Before signing a contract, make sure the contractor is fully-licensed, fully-insured and fully-equipped. A lack in licenses, certifications, and insurance papers is a major red flag. It means they did not gain the right training or orientation for this industry. Choose 3 reliable Melbourne contractors. Filter them by reading the reviews found online and by interviewing their previous clients.
Look for a specialised contractor. Some contractors are specialised on kitchen renovations, others with bathrooms. If possible, choose a professional renovation company Melbourne that has broad experience on the type of project that you have.
Tradesmen who’ve worked on numerous kitchen renovations over the years are already familiar processes and the materials, allowing them to finish fast. They also know the required drying times, pressure levels and the amount of adhesives to use. Many things can only be gained through experience.
Watch out for tailored schedules. Professional building contractors set a date for the project completion. Everything is deliberated before this date is given. Professionals will not compensate quality just to deliver early, because they know that this is at the expense of their clients.
If the contractor gives you a date then suddenly changes it to an earlier to “grant your wishes”, rethink about hiring them. It is likely that they are planning to take unhealthy shortcuts.