Top Tips for Finding the Perfect Fencing ContractorMay 22, 2017
Secure, stylish and durable: these are the key features you need to look for when looking for a new fence. But finding the right products is only half the battle because it’s just as important, if not more, to find the perfect fencing contractor to install your fence, too.
However, with so many fencing contractors out there it’s difficult to know just who you can trust to safely supply and install your fence. But by following these top tips, you’ll have your ideal fence installed in no time at all.
Does the contractor have a professional website?
Professional companies are more likely to have a professional website, so keep an eye out for the most executive-looking websites. If a website looks amateur, it’s a key indicator that a company isn’t up to scratch.
Look for accreditations
Not only should you look for a professional aesthetic on the website, you should look for evidence of their professionalism and expertise, too. Look out for a list of accreditations and details of experience the contractor has. The Association of Fencing Industries is a major accrediting body to look for, and Harrow Fencing Supplies Ltd is proud to be accredited by this body. We’re contractors as well as suppliers, so can provide the most comprehensive fencing service in London.
Look for a portfolio
An online portfolio of case studies is another key signifier of a quality fencing contractor. A proud fencing company will be eager to display their previous high quality work, whereas an amateur fencing contractor may try to keep this hidden.
A portfolio is not only great for seeing how good a contractor is, it’s also great for getting an idea of the fences available and seeing whether your unique requirements can be met by the contractor. Harrow Fencing has a range of past case studies you can view here.
Ask for testimonials
Customer reviews and testimonials are an essential part of choosing your fencing contractor. These are often clearly displayed on a website, but if you’re struggling to find them feel free to ask the contractor about their testimonials. Harrow Fencing Supplies has a number of testimonials for our clients to view.
Does the company have a live showroom?
Even better than an online portfolio is a live showroom. Here, you can see what fences look like in person – you can get a feel for them and an accurate representation of how large they’ll be on your property. The fences in a live showroom will also have been erected by the contractor, so it’ll give you a good idea of the quality of work they can deliver.
Do they offer a variety of fences?
Everyone’s needs are different. Commercial and domestic clients require different things, with the former needing security over aesthetics and the latter more aesthetics than security. Metal, wooden and concrete slab walls are all options you’ll need to consider based on your requirements, and your fencing contractor should be able to cater to all of these, just like Harrow Fencing can.
Likewise, the expertise your contractor has will ensure they’re perfectly capable of providing you with advice on the best choice as well.
Don’t choose a contractor on price alone
Once you have a handful of quotes from various contractors to work with, don’t simply opt for the cheapest and hope for the best. Think about everything else we’ve discussed here, and look for the contractor with the best balance between high quality services and competitive prices. At the end of the day, paying more now will likely save you more money down the line, so it’s best to get it right the first time around. For that, you’ll need Harrow Fencing.
Harrow Fencing offers a wide range of commercial and domestic fencing and gating supplies for clients throughout the Harrow and Hillingdon areas. We are one of London’s largest fencing stockists and our extensive range is beaten only by our friendly contractor service. For more information about our products and services, don’t hesitate to contact our team today.