Do you have concerns about hiring a tradesman?

Hiring a tradesman can be stressful, and around 40% of people state that they feel nervous when they first hire one. Their worries typically include issues such as concerns over prices, reliability and quality of workmanship.

The easiest way to ease your nerves is to get quotes from different companies. This gives you a chance to spot potentially low quality providers. Those charging either remarkably low or very high amounts should set alarm bells ringing. When a price seems too good to be true, it's likely that the provider is unskilled. Better quality materials and workmanship are worth a little extra investment, but some unscrupulous providers may try to make more money by overcharging.

When you ask for quotes, you should be absolutely clear on what you want and how you will be charged. Make sure each quote has a breakdown of costs, including labour charges, materials and tax. Once you narrow down the potential providers by price you can look at their reputation and examples of their work. This is essential because it will give you a better impression of what they can do.

If you need a range of services, you can save time and money by choosing a company that offers a range of tradesman services rather than focusing on specific ones. This will also help to reduce the risk of encountering a disreputable company. Additionally it should make it easier to organise the work and ensure the project progresses smoothly.

At Johnston Property Maintenance we can provide a full range of services including joinery, tiling and even re-upholstering furnishings. Our tradesmen and builders in Stirling have a wealth of experience in every single trade we cover, and we cover the entire surrounding region. When you decide to work us you can expect the highest standards of service at all times, whether it is a basic service or a large project. We will never charge you over the odds or surprise you with hidden costs as we are committed to providing transparency in everything we do. We are the one stop solution for any work you may require, so please get in touch to find out more about what we can do for you.