The selection of a professional contracting company is the most crucial factor affecting what possible shape your house takes. In past few years, there's been an emergence of new contractors in the very attractive real estate market, hereby making it easy to search a better option for dependable contractor for your house. Here's a keynote of top things to remember while selecting a building contractor in Dubai:
1. Previous works: One of the most important things to check is the works record of your shortlisted candidates. This will provide you a better idea about the experience of your selected contractor. You must have a look at the past projects to know more about the quality of work and delivery time. But if the contractor is new, must have a look for other important factors to know about his efficiency.
2. Check the background: Another important factor to check out is the contractor’s background. Have talks with his previous clients and take a review. You can contact the local authorities to find about any previous complaints against the contractor or persisting legal issues. This would be fruitful as bad credit would mean delays in construction.
3. Check certifications: Don't forget to check all the certifications and licenses of your selected contractor. Those having memberships of reputed contracting associations or ISO certification are expected to have better working quality than others.
4. Quality of materials: Have a good observation of the quality of materials used in construction and the workmanship. Use of poor quality materials in construction can result in hazardous outcomes. Previously worked clients would be able to disclose if any issues they had with the construction materials and quality.
5. Management skills: It’s evident that most efficient officials sometime face obstacles and issues. However the tactics of handling unforeseen glitches will define the efficiency & quality of your contractors. Having glitches with labor and authorities is possible or sudden requirement of alteration or changes happens sometimes. Any skilled contractor would be able to handle all these.
6. Self inputs: A contractor having ideas and suggestions for the betterment is a great asset for anyone. Experienced contractors always have valuable ideas gained from previous accomplished works which can be extremely beneficial to your house.
7. Team player: Efficient contractors not only cooperate with clients but also be very attentive about his team performance. Timely completion of any project is dependent on the completion of associated jobs on time. Select a contractor having dependable contacts and good working mechanism.
8. Insurance: One of the most important criteria to check while selecting a contractor is insurance coverage. Make sure that your contractor works damage control and liability against any unforeseen events or site accidents.
9. Pay out policy: Have a clear discussion about the terms of payment with the selected contractors. Normally contractors demand for 25-50% advance of the total payment as initial deposit while rest is to be paid after work accomplishment. But if your contractor asks for something drastically different, it’s a matter of concern.
10. Contract: After the selection process is over, get a contract made. Its required to have a well drafted contract to safeguard the interests of both the parties. Always remember to have a through reading of the contract before signing. You can also have some legal assistance for clauses to be added, coz once the contract gets signed, you will be legally bound by it.
I am Tamer who is associated with "AVEA Contracting LLC". AVEA Contracting LLC is a leading contracting company based in Dubai specialized in providing planning, designing, consulting, and construction services for any type of project. AVEA has rapidly grown into a trusted contractor in the emirates offering services in villas, building, fit-out-design, warehouses, steel works & other construction fields.
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