In this post we're going to be looking at hiring a fencing contractor and taking a look at what questions you should be asking.
Shop Around, Be Diligent
Firstly, don't go to the first contractor you come to. Shop around, and as with anything you're going to invest in, make sure you check their testimonials from previous clients. How good are they? Are there pictures of their fencing? Ask if you can contact some of their previous customers and ask them about what the customer service was like.
Come to think of it, once you've done all that, what exactly is a good fence? Perhaps you're not too sure what constitutes a good fence at all, and how can you buy something when you don't know what you're looking for?
What kind of fencing should you be looking for?
A good fence for garden decking should be strong, which is pretty obvious, straight, naturally, and of course, on the level. It must also be durable, because it has to endure all kinds of weather. Will your chosen fence last through the poor weather that gets thrown at it? It's important that materials of a high quality are used and that the person who creates your fencing is qualified and fully trained. Hopefully the materials used should conform to British Standards, remember to ask about this.
What kind of experience does the fencing contractor have?
Your fencing contractor seems to know what he's talking about, or at least it sounds that way, but how do you know he has the right kind of experience? Again, it's all about checking the testimonials, see if he/she has any online on his/her website and also take into consideration how long the business has been trading.
How much should you expect to pay for good quality fencing? Don't think you're saving money by going for the cheapest, because the cheapest isn't always the best. You can ask for a breakdown of the cost if you believe you're paying to much for it. What you want is value for money and keep in mind you're also paying for the materials, the contractors skills and his time.
Will there be aftercare costs for your fence? You may need to treat your fence if it's made of wood. Have they been pressure-treated, if this is the case then they won't need treating, you need to ask the fencing contractor about this so you know what you're letting yourself in for. The pickets often need care even if they've been pressure-treated. Make sure you talk to your contractor about these things, so you're clear on what needs doing.
Lothian Fencing & Decking
So are you still looking for good quality fencing and you need a good fencing contractor? Then please get in touch with Lothian Fencing & Decking. We can show you our testimonials, and all our materials are British Standard that are both durable and functional. We have many years of experience and we are all fully trained and qualified to do our jobs. This makes us the perfect fencing contractor for your needs, so get in touch.