The Money Pit: Choosing the Right Contractors

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Construction Online LogoIf you’re having a new set of windows fitted or some other kind of flat glass product, then you’ll probably need to hire professionals in order to get the work done and done well. This can be a huge pain if not done right, and many people end up losing out on money due to choosing unqualified but cheaper builders. We’ve all heard about this sort of builder; they’re the kind that start the work promptly but then leave it unfinished for months, sometimes showing up to make a few changes here and there but largely remaining absent when you need them the most. In these cases, you’ll be lucky if the job is ever completed and the chances are that you’ll have to start all over again. It can be an extremely stressful process, but take it from us at Warmseal when we say that it doesn’t have to be.

Construction OnlineFor any customers that are looking for a reliable contractor in their area, we would recommend that they check out Constructiononline. Constructionline is a hub of information that also works as the UK’s largest register of local and nationally pre-qualified construction services.  It’s essentially a huge, online database for consumers and other professionals to access, providing information on qualified builders and other construction-related services in your area. Currently being used by 8000 buyers from over 2000 organisations, it’s a great site to use if you want to job done quickly and with minimum hassle but without the fear of being fleeced hanging over you throughout.

The issue of Cowboy Builders has long been a thorn in the side of the construction industry, but Constructiononline is an effective way to avoid that unfortunate trap and keep your peace of mind. The aim of the service is not just to ensure that the work is done properly, but to improve on efficiency and streamline the whole construction process and procedures for everyone thanks to a single national prequalification scheme. This scheme means that you can approach these professionals and not have to wait for them to fill out all the necessary qualification forms, saving you both an invaluable amount of time; they’ll already be qualified to government standards. So, consumers can be confident in their choices and know that they will receive the utmost professionalism from the services they acquire.

Many of our customers come to us when they’re preparing for a larger construction project, such as windows for a new conservatory or a new bedroom, and because of this we want to ensure they receive the best possible service from the professionals that they’ve hired. The issue of Cowboy Builders and other such conmen is one that concerns us too. We want to make sure that our customers get the products we have provided for them properly fitted and quickly to boot; we understand the necessity of efficient construction and hope that something like Constructiononline will serve as an incredible useful tool. After all, organisations like this are there to help you make the right decisions effectively and efficiently.

Paul Jennison

Former Managing Director at Warmseal, 2002-2015. Family man with a passion for interior design.

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