How to Choose the Right Fencing Company
When choosing a fencing company for your commercial project, it’s important that you’re hiring a firm who can deliver exceptional results and unrivalled service for a reasonable price. In this article, we’ll be telling you how to choose the right fencing company for you, whether you’re looking for sports ground fencing, school fencing, or even farm fencing, you’ll be able to find a legitimate contractor who can help.
Conduct your own research
When choosing a fencing company to carry out your commercial project, it’s important to conduct extensive research so as to avoid rogue contractors. It’s a common misconception that only domestic clients fall victim to cowboy traders, however, the reality is that anyone is susceptible to clever tactics and unrealistic price estimations. Therefore, it’s paramount that you understand more about the industry and the contractor you’ll potentially hire.
Factors to consider when conducting your research include:
- Visit several websites and spend time navigating your way around them
- Do they have any case studies on their site?
- Take a drive to their premises if possible – this helps to determine their legitimacy
- Read online reviews
Once you’ve shortlisted a few, then you can carry out more extensive checks.
Consider the fencing company’s experience within the industry
Their website will hold all the information you need to learn about the company as a whole. From the number of people they have in their team to the areas they operate throughout, this knowledge will help you to choose the right fencing contractor for your requirements.
Often, their website will state how many years of experience they have working in the fencing industry. Go for a contractor who has spent the most amount of years constructing high-quality commercial fencing – they will be experts.
Read some reviews online
This should be done when you first conduct research into various companies, as it’s a very important part of the process. Reviews can tell you all there is to know about a company and their quality of workmanship and customer service, regardless of whether you’re looking for domestic or commercial work. Always go for a fencing contractor with 4 or 5 star reviews and check whether the company themselves have responded to any poor ones – the way in which they deal with these reviews can also speak volumes.
Get multiple quotes and ask about timelines
It’s important to always ask several companies for quotes. For example, if you ask five different contractors for a quote, and they all come back with, roughly, the same amount, then you know they’re legitimate businesses. It also gives you a ballpark in which to budget and manage your funds.
However, if one company comes back with a considerably low price, three come back with roughly the same price and the other gives you an extortionate price, then it would be best not to go with the first or last company. Prices which are too low or too high often ring alarm bells, and so shouldn’t be entertained as an option.
Here at RTC Fencing, we offer free quotations for those looking to have a commercial fence installed on their premises.
As well as getting quotes, you should also get a rough idea of how long it will take for your fence to be installed. This is something the contractor can help you with when provided with the relevant information.
You should consider:
- How much fencing you need
- What it’s being used for
- The materials used to construct it
- The time it takes for your chosen fencing to be installed
Many fencing contractors, such as RTC Fencing, may offer free site visits and surveys, so you won’t have to worry about getting any measurements. We can also advise you on which type of fence you may need, as well as the materials used to construct it.
You should then ask:
- When can the work begin?
- How long will it take you to complete?
- If a fencing contractor comes back with an unrealistically fast turnaround time, it’s likely that they aren’t operating legitimately, and so they should be avoided. The longer a fence takes to be constructed and installed, the better.
It’s likely that your fence will be constructed from high-quality materials and installed with expert skill and precision, and an adequate amount of time is needed to ensure this. If a contractor has a waiting list, then this is a good sign, and it’s highly likely that it will be worth the wait.
If you’re on the lookout for high-quality commercial fencing, including security fencing, wooden fencing, rural fencing, sports ground fencing, gates, railings and more, then look no further than RTC Fencing. We have a team of highly-skilled specialists behind our operations, so you’re guaranteed exceptional results every single time. For more information, get in touch with us today – we operate throughout Birmingham, Derby, Loughborough, Melton Mowbray, Northampton, Peterborough and the surrounding areas.