Hey, just putting it out there, did you know there is great way to choose a renderer, I mean a great renderer?
We’ve all had bad experiences from dodgy trades people so we’re letting you in on secrets for choosing a great renderer.
By the way, the tips below are a great guide on how to choose a renderer, we would hope that when you examine what we’re offering you will measure us against these tips!
How to choose a Renderer
Tip 1 – Get 3 quotes
So, what are you after price or quality or both? The only way you are going to get what’s best for you is to get at least 3 quotes.
Depending on how good the information is in the quote will help you determine whether you want this team to do your rendering job.
Within the quotation you should expect information that will help you determine a good quote from a great quote.
The following tips should assist you in determining this.
Tip 2 – Ask for a detailed quotation
Make sure you get information such as:
- Sizes of the job, how much rendering are they doing?
- How many people are working on the job?
- What will they be doing and what won’t they be doing?
- What products will they be putting on your home?
- What warranties and guarantees are being offered on the products?
- How much will this cost?
- Don’t be afraid to ask why? Why this product, why this timeframe, etc.
Remember, you are the customer and you want what’s best for your home.
Tip 3 – Find out whether the people doing the job are trade qualified
There are many “3 day DIY courses” that may teach you how to render the BBQ wall at the back of the house, but these only teach you the basics.
Believe it or not, there are lots of people in the market place who are NOT fully trained.
A trades person has completed an apprenticeship and has several years experience dedicated to providing the best outcome.
Skilled trades people have worked in the industry alongside other skilled artisans who have had years of experience supporting what’s been taught in the classroom with hands on experience over many years.
Tip 4 – Check out their previous work
Make sure you have the opportunity to check out any previous work done by the renderer. The renderer will have some reference sites they can give you to prove the consistency of their work.
Understand that some of their prize work may be confidential, however, they will at the least have some pictures and testimonials to share with you or even an address for a discreet walk past a house.
Tip 5 – Take the personality of the tradesman out of the equation and check out the facts
Look, some people are good talkers, we all know that, however, the proof is always in the pudding; what they have done and the quality of the job.
The bottom line is you want the rendering to last for more than a decade not 5 years with some rework along with a shabby finish. Be smart and cut through the BS.
Tip 6 – Are they reputable, financially
Do they want all the funds up front before they start, do they work on progress payments or do you pay at the end?
Make sure you are clear on the financial aspects of quote, it’s important to that both of you are in agreement about the payment structure and timing of payments.
Tip 7 – Agree for the work to proceed and honour the workmanship financially for their effort
Remember, there are at least two parties in a work agreement. A work agreement will be the acceptance of the quotation and the work to proceed, and your agreement to honour the contract financially.
Make sure that this is agreed on before commencement of any work so both parties are on the same page for making your home look great!
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