Picking a bifold door installer who suits you can have a big impact on your project. If you put in the time and effort to find the best tradesperson for you then you’re much more likely to get good work at a reasonable price.
Selecting a pro
There are several things you can do to help you get a trusted tradesperson for your project:
Get them to come to your property to quote
If you want a quote from a tradesperson, ask them to visit your property first. If they’ve seen the work that you need doing, their quote is much more likely to be accurate than if you just speak on the phone.
Get several quotes
Don’t stop at getting one or two quotes – get quotes from several different tradespeople. The more quotes you get, the easier it’ll be for you to work out what a reasonable price is for the work you want doing. It’ll also make it easier for you to identify unreasonably high or suspiciously low quotes.
Stay away from cold callers
Avoid asking cold callers for quotes, it probably won’t be worth your while. Although they may do good work, you don’t know for sure who they are and whether they’re reputable.
Get confirmation of their company name, address and insurance
It’s a good idea to get proof of a company’s name, address and insurance before you hire them. This will confirm their identity for you and mean that you’ll be able to get in touch with them if you have any problems. It also means that they’re covered if the work they do for you goes wrong.
Look up customer reviews
It’s also very important to look up customer reviews before you go ahead and hire a professional. Looking into the work a tradesperson has does in the past will give you a better idea of the kind of work and service that they’ll provide you with. If you’ve found the pro through our service, you can find their customer reviews on their Quotatis profile page.
Picking a bifold door installer
There are a few other things that are worth doing when you’re specifically picking a bifold door installer.
Find out whether they’re registered with a Competent Person Scheme
If you want a bifold door installer who can self-certify that their work complies with building regulations, they’ll need to be registered with a Competent Person Scheme like FENSA or CERTASS. You can check whether they are or not here.
Ask about their training and qualifications
It’s also a good idea to ask bifold door installers about their training and qualifications. There aren’t any specific qualifications that you need to fit bifold doors, but a skilled professional should have a good range of training and/or qualifications. If they can’t tell you about any of these, ask to see examples of their work before you hire them.
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