Home improvements are not something you have done on a regular basis, therefore, understandably, it can be difficult to estimate what a job will cost. It is always a good idea to get more than one quote, but of course price isn’t everything, your home is precious and you want to know that it’s in good hands, particularly if you are having work done when you can’t be in, or on a rental property.
Word of mouth is always an excellent way of finding an honest and reliable trader, but failing that, reading testimonials from satisfied customers can help to quell any concerns. Bridgnorth Home Improvements have testimonials from customers on our Testimonial page. Upon request, contact details can be given for customers who are willing to talk to you about their experience of the work they have had done.
Once you have found a tradesman who you are happy will do a good job, then you need to know that the price is right. Beware the very cheap quote, good tradesmen don’t cut corners. But how do you know what is reasonable ?
There are many overheads for a tradesman, insurances, taxes, vehicle costs, tools and equipment, bank charges, accountancy fees, waste disposal……..they all have to be factored into the quote. The cost of a job can change considerably dependent on any number of things. In order to assist you as much as possible, below are links to articles from Which Local, based on surveys of reputable tradespeople and their charges. The articles also have some very useful hints on how you can reduce the price quoted. It is strongly recommended that you view any relevant article, so you can have an idea of what to expect. If a quote is widely out, you can enquire why.
Bridgnorth Home Improvements have a policy of not giving ‘on the doorstep’ quotes for anything other than very minor or emergency jobs. A quote will be sent to you detailing the work required and the costs. Neither will you be ‘chased’ once the quote has been sent. You are free to consider it, compare it with alternatives, and come to a decision with no pressure. From start to finish, we want your experience to be a pleasant one.