Choosing a Glass Company Sydney
If you still actually use a yellow pages to find companies instead of letting your son stand on three of them to reach the light switch and have a look under, “Glazier Sydney”, you will find hundreds of companies all competing for business. It can be difficult to make a decision based on an advert alone as the only qualification you need to place an advert is to have the cash to pay for it. So no matter if it is a full page ad doesn’t mean you are going to get a company that will provide what you need.
There are a few things that you need to check about a company before actually giving them the go ahead to do any work in your home, office, commercial of residential property. Some company representatives can be quite pushy and a lot of people feel intimidated and just give the go ahead, however due to very strict government regulations it is extremely important to ask questions. If a company doesn’t give you the answers you are looking for they are most likely hiding something. So what questions do you need to ask and what else should you know about a company?
Firstly it is always a good indication that a company is reputable if they have been in business for many years. Companies that are not properly managed, give poor service or just don’t do work up to standard never last long so find out firstly how long a company has been operating for.
Following on from the above if the company has been providing great service for many years they will have plenty of testimonials from clients that they are happy to provide you if you ask. Big companies don’t have time to waste and if a company like McDonalds takes time to give a positive testimonial about the service they received from a glazier company in Sydney that is obviously a good sign.
Never hire a contractor who isn’t insured to work on your property no matter what you are getting done and that goes for a glazier company as well. A company must be in possession of a valid Public Liability Insurance Certificate that should be produced on request. If something goes wrong during the project and they don’t have this you may have to go through the legal system and there is no guarantee that you will win if the company simply just don’t have the financial backing. Apart from the insurance side of things the glass replacement company should be a member as well as have other certificates from government bodies and other associations like:
- NSW Glass & Glazing Association - www.nswgga.org.au
- Strata Community Australia – www.stratacommunity.org.au
- Australian Building Codes Board – www.abcb.gov.au
- Community Select -www.bcssm.com.au
- STMPlus – www.stmplus.com.au
- CM3 Contractor Management Portal – www.cm3.com.au
- Ebix Australia – www.ebix.com.au
Although not a prerequisite to being a reliable company finding one that is family owned and has been around for many years is a great indicator that you will get that personal service that corporate companies tend to lack. With a decent track record behind them a family run business will ensure that they will provide a more efficient service.
Price is obviously something everyone thinks about and companies can vary greatly from one to another. Just because they are the most expensive doesn’t mean that you will get the best service, and the cheapest, well we all know what cheap gets us. In order to provide excellent, work that is up to government regulations and still be able to be around when you need them again ultimately means that you are looking for a company that is operating within the law and runs its business properly which does mean overheads, legal fees etc.
That sounds like a lot to have to ask when finding a company for your glazing needs in Sydney. Fortunately Magic glass is that type of company, from testimonials from McDonalds, over 20 years in the industry to having all the insurance, government and other certificates needed to give you exactly what you are looking for and leave you with the assurance that all work is above board and legal. No need to take those yellow pages away from your son, just give Magic glass a call, even if it is an emergency they are available 24/7