Signs You’re Hiring a Great Contractor

It is important to us at DGA that we assist you in every way that we can. Your contractor is your first step in the right direction of bringing your project all the way from start to finish, which is why we have put together the following tips and tricks to tell you how you know that you are hiring a great contractor.

It is important that you get to know your potential contractor both in a professional and personal manner. In a personal manner, it is important to make sure that your contractor is fair and reasonable, as well as friendly with a personable attitude. You want to ensure that your contractor is co-operative throughout the scheme, for example calling you when they said they would.

Professionally, it is essential that you put a good amount of research into anyone you pay to do work for you, so make sure you have knowledge of their relevant experience. You could also gather references from their previous completed schemes to give you that added peace of mind. It’s also a good sign that they are happy to provide you with the details of their previous clients and have no complaints about you contacting them. It is important that they have a good credit score and a consistent yearly turnover, as well as accreditations and an established subcontractor and supply chain. You also want to make sure your contractor isn’t spreading themselves too thin with other projects.

You want to make sure that you are working with someone who is prepared for anything and has contingency plans in place if something within the project goes wrong. It’s even better if the contractor is already extremely open and honest about what the client can expect on a daily basis on-site, with full transparency on who will be there, who makes decisions, how does the communication work and more. This shows a real willingness from them to work with the you, rather than against you, and is an extremely efficient way to work on site. It also shows their ability to adapt to different environments, showing their experience first-hand.

If you need any further advice on hiring a contractor, or are after any recommendations, please contact us at 01565831999 or and we will help out the best that we can.