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Checklist When Comparing Quotes

Bombarded by quotes from different businesses for essentially the same job? How do you know who to go with? Price alone? Consider these points when comparing quotes from businesses. Remember you are trusting them with your home and trusting them with your dream.

Checklist when comparing quotes:

◊ Are they licenced for every trade they deliver?

Some tradies like to save costs by trying to do everything themselves whether qualified to do so or not. 2go2guys only use qualified tradespeople when we do your renovation. You can be assured that any electrician/tiler/plumber/stonemason we use has already been checked and screened by us and has proven the quality of their work. We put our reputation on the line with them.

◊ Are they members of professional trade organisations?

Like Master Plumbers Association NSW or their local business chamber? 2go2guys is a member of Master Plumbers Association NSW, the Canada Bay Business Chamber and registered with NSW Department of Fair Trading.

◊ Do they have Public Liability Insurance and Workers Compensation?

This is a big expense but can protect both client and all involved in project. 2go2guys has both and is always found on our website and given to clients before embarking on work.

◊ Are they professional – return calls, arrive on time, appear interested?

Use your own judgement on this.

◊ Do they use premium products? Watermark approved plumbing fittings and Australian Standards approved materials?

This is a big area where tradespeople cut costs and use cheaper items on market. They usually don’t last and if they fail, it may not just be the part that you will need to replace. They could also make your home or business insurance null and void if used and fail. We would not take this risk for ourselves or our clients. Watermark approved products come with a guarantee.

◊ Do they offer a guarantee on their work?

2go2guys stand by their work and give a guarantee on all work completed.

◊ Can they supply references?

Past jobs with photos are a great assurance. We provide this to potential clients and openly post them on our web site and our facebook page.

◊ Do they keep a clean work area on a daily basis and clean up on completion?

This is important whether they are working on an empty home or while you are still in it. It is also a reflection on the pride they take in their work.

◊ Is the business well established?

◊ Do they have more than 30 years’ experience?

Our Qualified Supervisor (and licenced plumber) has over 30 years experience in plumbing and the construction industry. As do some of our trusted tradies also.

◊ Are they Cm3 accredited?

This shows they take workplace safety and OHS seriously. 2go2guys have been qualified with Cm3 for 3 years now. This allows us to work for Catholic Schools within the Sydney Diocese and Parramatta Diocese and is also a good grounding for good OHS practices.

 

 

 

 

 

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