Nowadays, it is really hard to know the legit builders and designers. In Sydney, many reports were made about fake construction firms and project scams. How would you know if these companies can be trusted?
- Look for a business permit issued by the government. Many construction teams could offer a cheap labor fee because they are not registered and they do not pay taxes. Don’t take the risk, choose someone who can provide legal documents including agreements.
- Ask for their portfolio. You should see the sample designs and houses they had built. Do not engage in any project without seeing their previous works.
- Search for positive feedback and recommendations made by previous clients. Although, it is better to talk to anyone you know personally who had experienced having a renovation or any construction project. The word of mouth from past customers is a big factor.
Big construction companies are always featured in home building and design magazines. If you have enough budget for renovation, remodeling, expansion or any home services, choose the well-known teams or individuals. Home magazines will never include professionals who cannot be trusted at all. Although, these builders and designers may ask for upscale rates.
For those who doesn’t have much budget for construction, just follow the tips above. You can always search online especially on blogs. You can also go to the city government’s office to ask for a recommendation since they have a list of registered professionals.