There are common mistakes that people
make when choosing carpenters. Some of these mistakes can be
very costly and it might take a lifetime to undo them. This
is why you need to know these errors that those Singaporeans
before you have made, and to avoid them so that you can get
a good. Find 6 common mistakes that you need to avoid when
hiring a carpenter.
1. Cheaper is not always better
So you want a carpenter that charges cheap prices? They are
many. The problem is that they won’t necessarily guarantee
the best prices. Every good thing comes with a price to it.
So if you want to get top notch carpentry services, do not
necessarily go for the cheapest in the market. Those
companies that price their services cheaply do so for a
reason. Even if you want to save, pay attention to the kind
of services you are being offered.
Conduct your research to know what the price range is. After
that, you will be able to tell prices that are suspiciously
lower and hence avoid them.
2. Not checking their credentials
Most of the time, the people that we turn to as carpenters
are the ones we have been referred to by friends and.
Because he or she is a friend of your friend, you may tend
to give the job without conducting the due diligence. This
way, you may end up with less than desirable
To avoid this, make sure that you have checked the
credentials and qualifications of the person that you want
to hire as your carpenter. How long have they been in the
industry? Can they refer you to the people they have worked
for so that you confirm for yourself? This way, you will
know the kind of carpenters you are hiring.
3. You do not know what you want
In case you don’t know exactly what you want, chances are
that you will not like the kind of services that you will
get. Be decisive on what you want so that you do not tell
the contractor to stop the work midway. If you tell the
contractor to stop in the course of the work, contract price
is likely to change. But you can trust that it won’t be
cheaper. Plan properly and know what exactly you are calling
the carpenters for.
4. Not including dates in the contract
The contract that you sign with the carpenters should not
just be about prices. The most important thing that also
needs to be in the contract is the date when the work is due
to be completed. Failing to put the date means you have left
it to the carpenter to decide when the job is due. If that
is the case, you will not be able to hold the carpenters to
account in case they delay with completing the work.
Therefore, it is very important to ensure that a closing
date forms part of the contract.
5. Paying too much money upfront
After signing the contract, it may be reasonable to commit
some money in terms of deposits more so in a case where
materials will need to be bought before the commencement of
the work. The money you pay for ought to be set out in the
contract. You should never complete the payment prior to a
job being finished. Also, make sure that the job is done to
your satisfaction and that you are satisfied with it before
you make the final payments. By paying too much money in
advance, you will not give the contractor a reason to work
hard on your project. There will be no motivation because
the carpenters have already been paid.
6. Hiring the first carpentry services you see in an advert
This also includes hiring people that knock first on your
door and it is certainly not the best way to find a good and
reliable carpenter. Do more research by asking people around
you who have had similar projects done for them. Also, you
can ask a hardware store owner to recommend you to someone
who can deliver a good job.
In order to find the best carpenters in town, serious
research will be required. Avoid the common mistakes that
many people in Singapore commit, and there is no doubt you
will get the very best.