How to choose a Bathroom Renovator – We pride ourselves on our professional approach to our work and our clients.
Its only fair we help anyone who is seeking to invest in a new bathroom renovation or creation by giving them the tools to help them make an informed decision.
Let’s be up front, bathroom renovations will require a fair investment and in many cases people will borrow funds to get the work done.
So if you’re anything like us, your hard earned cash will require some homework. Here is the approach we suggest you use in checking us out as your preferred bathroom renovator.
You will find some great renovators around Canberra and be happy with their work, what you find different about us is our approach, our experience and commitment to providing you with a great bathroom renovation and providing a high-quality outcome design specifically for you and your needs.
We would hope that when you examine what we’re offering you will measure us against the criteria below.
How to choose a Great Bathroom Creator
Tip 1 – Get 3 quotes
Are you after price or quality or both? The only way you are going to get what’s best for you is to get at least 3 quotations.
Depending on how good the information is in the quotatione will help you determine whether you want this team undertaking your bathroom renovation.
Within the quotation you should expect information that will help you determine a good quote from a great quote.
The following tips should assist you in determining this.
Tip 2 – Ask for a detailed quotation
Make sure you get information such as:
- How many bathroom renovations have they done?
- How many people are working on the job?
- What will they do and what won’t they be doing?
- What products will they be using in your renovation?
- What warranties and guarantees are being offered on the services and products?
- Don’t be afraid to ask why? Why this product, why this timeframe, etc.
Remember, you are the customer and you want what’s best for you, your family and your home.
Tip 3 – Find out whether the people doing the job are qualified trades people
There are many home handyman courses out there that may teach you how to, tile, grout, plumb and paint, but seriously, these only teach you the basics.
Believe it or not, there are lots of people in the market place who are NOT fully trained or qualified trades people.
A trades person has completed an apprenticeship and has several years experience dedicated to learning and becoming the master at their craft.
Skilled trades people have worked in the industry alongside other skilled artisans. Typically, a skilled trades person has had years of experience supporting what’s been taught in the classroom with hands on experience.
Put together their experience, those who have mentored them and a variety of jobs done at a high-level of quality, then that’s the type of qualified trades people you’re looking for.
Tip 4 – Check out their previous work
Make sure you have the opportunity to go and see one of their bathroom renovation jobs, either completed or in progress. The renovator will have some reference sites they can give you to verify the quality of their previous work.
Understand that some of their prize work may be confidential, however, they will at the least have some pictures and testimonials to share with you.
Tip 5 – Take the personality of the tradesman out of the equation and check out the facts
Look, some people are good talkers, we all know that, however, the proof is always in the pudding; what they have done and the quality of the job.
The bottom line is you want the bathroom renovation to last for 20 years and not 3 years with some rework. There’s lots of BS out there, be smart and check out the facts.
Tip 6 – Are they reputable, financially
Do they want all the funds up front before they start, do they work on progress payments or do you pay at the end?
Make sure you are clear on the financial aspects of the quotation, it’s important that both of you are in agreement about the payment structure and timing of payments.
Tip 7 – Agree for the work to proceed and honour the workmanship financially for their effort
Remember, there are at least two parties in a contract. A contract will be the acceptance of the quotation and the work to proceed, and your agreement to honour the contract financially.
Ensure that this is agreed on before commencement of any work so both parties are on the same page for making your bathroom renovation a great job and experience.