Questions to ask a fencing contractor

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Have you decided to install a fence around your property? If so, it’s time to hire a reputable fencing contractor who can supply the right fencing and install it to a high standard. Before you do this, it’s a good idea to ask them several questions so that you can get an idea of what to expect from the process and their service. Read on to find out the best questions to ask a fencing contractor in Nottingham.

6 things to ask a fencing contractor 

Installing fencing around the perimeter of your residential or commercial premises is a great idea. Not only does it improve your security and privacy but it can look fantastic too, enhancing the appearance of your property’s exterior. However, since not all fencing contractors offer the same type of fencing and level of service, there are a few questions you’ll need to ask before you hire one. Keep reading to find out more about what to ask a fencing contractor.

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Perhaps the most obvious question to ask a fencing contractor is what type of fences they supply. You can usually find out this information on their website, however, calling them to ask will usually provide you with a more thorough rundown of what options they have available. Another reason to ask this question is that some fencing contractors will only provide installation, not supply. This means you would have to source the fencing yourself.

What is the expected completion time?

One of the most important questions to ask a fencing contractor is how long the installation will take to complete. Firstly, ask them when they can start the work. Then ask how long it will take them to finish. Some contractors will start jobs quickly but don’t plan on finishing them for a long time since they are working on many other contractors first. If this is the case, you need to know. Ideally, you should hire a fencing contractor that’s prepared to work on your project every day until it’s completed. If your chosen contractor is busy and can’t start right away, it’s worth waiting until they are available if you know they are reliable and will work continuously on your installation.

Do they offer warranties or guarantees?

Before hiring a fencing contractor, you need to ask if they offer warranties or guarantees. There should be a warranty on the products and materials used and they should be able to provide paperwork for this. Make sure you will have a point of contact to turn to should something go wrong. It’s usually best to hire a well-known company who have a base in your area so that you can pop in should the worst happen, such as your fencing suffering from fungal decay or collapsing in strong winds. At RTC Fencing, all our fencing installations are fully guaranteed. That means that we’re on hand to replace or repair your fencing free of charge. 

How much will the fencing cost?

Whilst this might seem like an obvious question to ask, it’s important to ensure that you know exactly how much you’ll pay for your new fencing. Don’t make the mistake of hiring a fencing contractor without agreeing on a price beforehand. You don’t want them to finish the job and then find out it will cost you an extortionate amount that you can’t afford. Get a written quote from the contractor before they start the work, making sure everything is included in a detailed breakdown of costs. This can help you to avoid any nasty surprises once the work is complete. 

What will happen with the old fence?

If you’re having an old fence replaced, you’ll need to find out if they will remove the old materials. Some contractors will simply take it down, leaving the panels lying around in your garden. However, the best firms will include the removal and recycling of the old fence as part of their service. Check if they will take away the old fence before they begin the job. This will ensure that you’re clear on what they offer before they start work.  

Wooden gates in Leicester Can they provide references?

Any honest and reputable fencing contractor will be happy to provide you with references from past clients. You’ll usually be able to find testimonials on their website along with examples of their past work. If they don’t, this should ring alarm bells and you ask yourself if you think they could be hiding something. If they are reluctant to let you see reviews from their customers, it could be that they have recently provided poor service or carried out work to a low standard. 

Find a fencing contractor in Nottingham 

Once you know the best questions to ask a fencing contractor, it’s time to find one. At RTC Fencing, we are widely regarded as the leading fencing contractor in Nottingham and the surrounding areas, supplying and installing high-quality fencing for many residential and commercial customers. Whether you require attractive yet sturdy wooden fencing to enhance the privacy and security of your home or robust palisade fencing for the exterior of your business premises, we can assist. We offer a wide range of high-quality fencing options for residential and commercial customers.

Contact us 

Now you know the top questions to ask a fencing contractor, you may be looking to hire our services. To get in touch with RTC – the leading fencing contractor in Nottingham, call us on 0800 086 2517. Our friendly and experienced team are waiting to discuss your fencing needs with you in detail. Alternatively, send us a message via our website and we will get back to you as soon as we can. 

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