Edinburgh Driveway and Paving Company

If you are considering having either a new driveway constructed, or an existing driveway or pavement rebuilt, then you need to ensure that the company you choose to carry out the work is reputable and trustworthy. If you find a contractor that can answer yes to all of the questions below, then they are definitely well worth considering.

Does the Edinburgh Driveway Solutions Have Accreditations?

Any reputable firm will have one or more professional accreditations from associated establishments. They will be able to prove that they produce work that can measure up to the accredited standards, and that their quality of work conforms with that required by the accrediting body.

Does the Edinburgh Driveway and Paving Company Have Qualified Staff?

A company is only as good as its staff. A good construction firm will employ people who have been professionally trained in the work they perform. You are always free to ask any company you are considering hiring whether they employ professionally qualified people to carry out the work.

Does the Edinburgh Driveway and Paving Company Have a Provable Reputation?

Any long-running firm will be able to prove they have a track record of carrying out work similar to that which you need to be done. They should also be able to show you examples of similar work they have carried out, either by arranging a real-world visit to a previous job or by showing you a portfolio of completed works.

Does the Edinburgh Driveway and Paving Company Have Real Testimonials?

If the firm you are looking at has a website, then if they publish customer testimonials on the website, read them and decide whether they are real, or whether they have been entirely fabricated. You are always free to ask the company to provide additional information about a particular project they have received a positive review for.

Does the Edinburgh Driveway and Paving Company Offer a Guarantee?

Any reputable company will always offer a guarantee for the work they carry out for you. Ask the company you are looking at what their guarantee covers, how long it lasts, and what the process is for claiming on the guarantee.

Does the Edinburgh Driveway and Paving Company Have a Proven Work Record?

If the company has been operating for some time, then it is likely you will know somebody who either has had direct dealings with them or has an associate who has. Feel free to leverage your social connections (and this could include social networking sites like Facebook) to ask people’s opinion about the company and the work they have carried out previously.

Does the Edinburgh Driveway and Paving Company Use High-Quality Materials?

A good, reputable firm is going to use the best materials. Most companies who use top grade materials publish this fact, detailing the manufacturers they recommend and prefer to work with. Always ask any contractor you are considering which materials they intend to use for the work you need to be carried out.

Is the Edinburgh Driveway and Paving Company Within Your Budget?

The old adage “you get what you pay for” is as true today as it ever was. If you are working within a budget, then you need to make sure that the contractor you are considering is within your price range.

Be aware that if you are looking at the cheaper end of the scale, you might need to overlook certain negative aspects such as the use of unbranded or lower quality materials.

Can the Edinburgh Driveway and Paving Company do the Work Within Your Timeframe?

Finally, you need to ensure that any company you are considering can complete the work you need to be done within the timeframe you require. Allow a little wiggle room, as construction projects can and do throw up unforeseen problems. Any contractor you are considering should be able to give you a solid indication of how long the project will take to complete before they begin work on it.

In Conclusion

In a perfect world, you would be able to find an Edinburgh driveway and paving company that can tick all of the boxes above. However, it is unlikely that you will find a firm that can answer a solid yes to all of these questions. You will need to decide which of these considerations is most important to you and set a reasonable level of expectation. For example, you can’t expect to have a cheap, good job done quickly with the best quality materials, it is simply not possible.

If you need a driveway or a pathway laid, then you have already found the best option, here at Edinburgh Driveway Solutions we believe we offer a unique combination of price, quality and service. Overall, we see ourselves as offering great value. We are happy to answer any questions you may have in order to set your mind at rest before we start a project for you.

Edinburgh Driveway Solutions is an Edinburgh paving company with a professional track record of over 20 years. We have been providing landscaping services, as well as professional high-quality paving and driveway installation and maintenance.

As a Which? Trusted trader you can depend on Edinburgh Driveway Solutions to deliver top-notch service every time. If you would like to discuss a driveway installation or landscaping project, then please contact us today.