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How to choose the right commercial construction companies in Brisbane

Finding the right commercial construction companies in Brisbane for your project is the first step to a successful completion, so it pays to take your time and do it right. Obviously, your budget and time frame will be a big part of your decision making process, but there are other factors to consider when choosing commercial construction companies. Let’s take a look at some of the questions you need to ask before making your final decision.

Do they have the right experience for the job?

You not only want to investigate commercial construction companies in Brisbane, but you want to identify the companies with the right type of experience. For example, if you are building a 25 story office block, you don’t want someone who has never built anything over three stories, because they won’t have the right type of experience. When problems occur (they always do!), contractors without prior knowledge and experience may have no idea how to pull everything together and keep the build moving forward. 

Can you work with these contractors?

Personalities clash and sometimes you just can’t work with a particular company or a specific project manager. To circumvent this problem you need to meet face-to-face with the project manager who will manage your construction project and who should be the person you will deal with on a day-to-day basis. Communication is vital in commercial construction, so it pays to spend the time and interview a few commercial construction companies in Brisbane, to make sure that you select the one with the best communication skills.

Are they an established company?

For a commercial project, you want a company that has a brick and mortar address and a good reputation within the building community – you don’t want any problems with building warranties and follow-up work after your project is completed. An established company with a good reputation has a lot to lose if anything goes wrong, so they will go out of their way to ensure that your project is completed on time, on budget and with a quality finish.

Do they have good references?

When investigating commercial construction companies in Brisbane, never take someone’s word for their reputation. Always ask for and check their references – speak to the people involved and ask about their experience with the contractors. Forewarned is forearmed, and if previous clients had any problems with the contractor, they are unlikely to hold back and pretend everything was fine during construction. Even if they had a great experience, it can still give you an idea of what to expect as your project moves forward.

How does their quote compare with other commercial construction companies in Brisbane?

Whilst cost is an important factor in your decision, it’s isn’t the only factor that you will consider, because you want an established construction company that has a good reputation and good communication skills. Their quotes however, should be compared, but sometimes it’s better to pay a little extra for quality work and additional services, as the right contractor can make the difference between a successful and an unsuccessful project. 

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