A garage is a huge investment in your home, whether you’re using it to safely park your car, store equipment or even for a more creative purpose like a man cave, gym or music room. This means that you have to choose a reputable garage builder that will be able to assist you all the way from the initial design to the final construction.
To guide you towards making the best possible decision, we’ve compiled some of the characteristics that make a great car garage builder.
1.They’ve got the skills to assist from start to finish
When choosing a company to build your garage, you want them to be a one-stop shop. This simplifies the process and ensures that one company is responsible for the whole process. The company you choose should have the skills to design and construct your garage, and should not have to outsource any part of the process.
Your chosen builder should also be able to take on board any customisations you require. For example, the type of garage you require will differ depending on if you’re planning to turn it into a home gym or if you need to park your 4WD, and a good company should be able to adapt to these needs.
2.They’re licensed and insured
Construction jobs should only be completed by qualified professionals. You want to have peace of mind that your garage is structurally sound and that every builder onsite is qualified. Additionally, make sure that your chosen garage building company is insured. This means that if any accidental damage is caused to your property during construction, the company will have to cover the damage.
3.They’ve got great reviews
A truly great garage building company should not just talk the talk: they should be able to walk the walk. To work out whether this is the case, you need to look beyond the testimonials they may have on their website, and instead at reviews on third-party websites. This will give you the general consensus on the company’s quality, as well as give you examples of jobs they have completed before. If you come across a review from a satisfied customer who has had a custom garage built, for example, you can rest assured that the company will be able to meet your custom needs as well. Getting an idea of the company’s experience will help you determine whether they can meet your needs.
Additionally, talk to friends and family who have had similar projects done, or others in your industry who have industrial garages, to find out what their experiences have been like with companies in your area. If you require a garage for your business, you should definitely get in touch with your business connections and see if they know any good builders.
4.They’re Australian owned and based
Always go for a company that is owned and based in Australia, and that works with Australian materials. Not only are you supporting your local community when you make this choice, but you also have the guarantee that all materials meet Australian safety and quality standards, and that the company will be held accountable to Australian laws should anything go wrong.
5.They provide competitive quotes
A good garage building company should carefully listen to your requirements and provide an appropriate, competitive quote. Note that this does not mean you should go for whatever company provides the lowest quote. After all, you get what you pay for, and should go for an amount that feels fair yet guarantees quality. Before beginning on your project, clarify that there will be no hidden fees or extra charges.
6.They provide a construction timeline
A professional company should be able to provide a clear construction timeline. This will allow you to plan around the project, and also means the company are transparent with you and can be held accountable if things do not go according to the timeline. However, it is also the customer’s responsibility to be flexible and open-minded: construction projects can sometimes deviate from the intended schedule due to bad weather, difficulties with sourcing materials and other issues, which is acceptable as long as the company communicates this clearly with you.
If a garage building company ticks all of the above boxes, you’ll be able to rely on them for your garage building services, whether you need an industrial garage or simply a one-car garage.
Author: Amelie Lawrence