Refreshing a commercial building is a task that should never be taken lightly, so it’s crucial that you understand what makes a good commercial refurbishment service. After all, a successful refurbishment can revitalise morale, inject a new energy into your company and allow you to keep pace with contemporary trends. However, if you pick the wrong contractor for the job then the results will have a negative impact on your productivity and your commercial image.
Clearly, it’s paramount that you know what to look for in a commercial refurbishment contractor, so let’s look at this in a little more depth.
Are They the Best at What They Do?
Commercial refurbishment projects are complex and call for high levels of expertise to ensure they run smoothly with the minimum of problems. Therefore, it’s important that you investigate the reputability of your contractor by checking the following:
Are they accredited with any health and safety schemes? This is essential to ensure peace of mind that the contractor will adhere to the correct guidelines when working on your site.
Ask for references from previous clients so that you can gauge the level of quality in their work and how they conduct their professional relationships.
Word of mouth should never be underestimated, so carry out some due diligence by asking other local businesses for their opinion on who the best commercial refurbishment contractor is in your area.
What is Their Availability?
Establishing the availability of your contractor should be one of the earliest moves you make. Good contractors are, naturally, busy throughout the year and may not be available when you need your refurbishment. Therefore, you need to start planning well in advance of your proposed refurbishment date.
Allowing yourself a six month head start should provide you and your contractor with plenty of time to lock in a date that suits both of you. Otherwise, you run the risk of having to settle for a contractor who doesn’t necessarily conform to the high standards you’re looking for.
The Importance of Cost
Budgets are becoming tighter than ever as organisations look to streamline their spending in order to remain competitive, but this doesn’t mean you should scrimp on costs. Instead, you need to treat the tender process with great respect and care in order to understand what you will be receiving for your money.
Make sure that you receive multiple quotes from different contractors as this will allow you to compare the services on offer and evaluate the costs being proposed. It’s vital that you understand what the price constitutes and how this translates into the refurbishment e.g. certain services may not be necessary for your refurbishment project.
And, perhaps most important, is clarifying that the quoted price is the final price as some contractors have a habit of adding in extra costs depending on how the project unfolds.
Making Your Choice
The only person who can make the final decision on choosing a refurbishment contractor is you. And that’s why you need to be 100% certain that you’re picking the best contractor. Thankfully, by carrying out simple, yet effective evaluations in a conscientious manner, you should find that you end up working with that dream contractor who can deliver your refurbishment to a high standard.
We pride ourselves on offering reliable services at the highest quality. For more information on how MGS Construction can help with your next commercial project, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
The MGS Team