When looking for a contractor to work on a renovation or home building project, some people will generally choose a practical way: ask for references from people around or search through online search sites.
In fact, there are many other factors that need to be considered before making a choice. And so as not to regret the results of the contractor work that you entrust to work on a renovation or construction project for your home, consider the following five tips.
1. Choose Contractor Has Clear Legality
Look for as much information about the contractor that you want to use his services. A quality contractor usually has a website or office that you can visit. Know the business entities they have, along with valid business licenses.
Quality contractors usually also offer consulting services and have satisfying customer service. Thus your data complaints can be responded to quickly.
2. Experienced with Quality Work Results
After knowing the legality of the company, know the projects that they have done before. Then find out the results of his work by directly visiting projects that he had done. You can see the quality of the contractor’s work from the installation of ceramic floors, wall paint applications, to the installation of doors and windows.
If you want more complete information, you can also ask the contractor’s client. The more clients who give positive recommendations, the better the quality.
3. Bid Price is Right
To find out the right price, then you need to do a market price survey in your city first. No need to choose an expensive contractor, but also avoid choosing a contractor with a very cheap price offer for fear of sacrificing quality or duration of work.
Choose a contractor with a reasonable price offer and arranged in a clear budget and cost plan (RAB). This way you can discuss with the contractor the details of the costs so you can adjust.
4. Provide a Guarantee
A good contractor must guarantee the results of his work. Ask the contractor if they agreed if there was damage to the building, such as a roof leak or a gutter.
5. Create a Work Agreement
To prevent fraud or misunderstanding, you should also make a letter of employment agreement. Explain the details of the number of hours worked and the price agreed upon by both parties in the employment agreement. This employment agreement must be made in duplicate, one for you as a client, and one for the contractor. This agreement also prevents slow processing and passes the agreed deadline.