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Choosing the right tradespeople for renovations

You’ve decided you want to renovate, now for the tough decision – choosing the right tradespeople for renovations.

Renovations can be stressful and the main thing you want to avoid is the tradespeople you choose to trust with your renovation adding to that stress by way of poor communication, inflated quotes and everything in-between.

The problems don’t stop there! Poor workmanship or jobs that blow out on timelines can significantly impact your budget.

Here are our top tips on choosing the right tradespeople renovations.

Reviews and recommendations

By far one of the best ways to choose tradespeople to engage with is to listen to the experiences of friend and family who have used tradespeople for their renovations. Next step, check their online reviews. Google doesn’t lie! Although a small amount of negative feedback is to be expected, the good should far outweigh the bad.

If they’ve had bad experiences or have less than favourable things to say, they can go on your do not contact list. If you end up with a list of various tradespeople to choose from, read on to find out how you can continue the process of elimination to find the right crew for you.

Get multiple quotes

Ensure you get more than one quote for each job, especially if you are completely in the dark as to how much your renovations should cost. Compare quotes including what is involved, materials used, timelines, warranties and aftercare. Ensure you schedule your tradies for different days and times to avoid any awkward run ins on the driveway!

Ask as many questions as you want and for examples of their previous work

Good communication is imperative to a successful renovation; if you can’t communicate well or in a timely manner before it’s even began, alarm bells should be ringing! Tradespeople should be happy to answer any and all questions you may have and show you examples of previous renovations they have completed to put your mind at ease. If they’re not happy to answer your questions and you can’t see examples of previous work, consider exploring more options.

Choose a professional renovation company, such as AMS Property Renovations, who can manage the project from beginning to end so you don’t have to liaise with multiple tradespeople and risk messages being lost in translation.