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Before hiring a construction worker in Idaho, there are some considerations to make. Here is what not to do before hiring a contractor for the job! NOT GETTING AN ALL INCLUSIVE QUOTE IN WRITING The words to watch here are all inclusive and writing. Getting an oral quote is not enough. Your prospective contractor should…
Before hiring a construction worker in Idaho, there are some considerations to make.
Here is what not to do before hiring a contractor for the job!
NOT GETTING AN ALL INCLUSIVE QUOTE IN WRITING
The words to watch here are all inclusive and writing. Getting an oral quote is not enough. Your prospective contractor should put it in writing. It should also be completely comprehensive, with everything added on. That includes charges like VAT or anything else for that matter that might be added on to it without your knowledge.
To help matters along, you really do need to ensure that you tell your builder absolutely everything that you want doing. This means having the most detailed, foolproof plans to give them. If you are vague anywhere, there is a chance that they will under quote you.
NOT HIRING AN EXPERT IN THAT FIELD
It is all very well hiring a construction worker with a ton of experience and even great feedback from other customers. But if they are not experienced in the exact thing that you are asking them to do, then it might not end that well.
For example, if you want an extension building, it is best to go to a builder who has a lot of experience in… you guessed it… extension building. Not new builds.
To the lay person it may seem that a builder who is experienced in building new homes from scratch must be able to manage an extension, but it really doesn’t work like that.
They are different jobs requiring different experience. Hire someone who has done your job before, many times, for the best results!
GOING FOR THE CHEAPEST NOT THE BEST
This is a common error and one that we can understand. Simply going for the cheapest option that you have been quoted can end in tears.
The cheapest price may not only not be the best, it may be far too low for that particular job.
The best way around this is to get a lot of quotes and see where the average lies. Picking one of the median quotes is probably going to be a better idea than the cheapest.
NOT HAVING ANY FEEDBACK
A reliable construction worker will have feedback. If you are hiring on a website, you should be able to see some.
If not, ask the person to provide details of customers who were satisfied with their work.
Be suspicious of any builder who doesn’t have any feedback.