Construction Companies That You Should Not Deal Withby Wave Construction Construction
The construction industry in the Philippines is predicted to grow rapidly from 2017 to 2021 as government’s plan to make the Philippines an upper middle-income country by 2022. Contractors, suppliers, and companies who provide professional services are stepping up their game because competition is tight in the construction industry.
We are becoming open-minded with better materials and technology. For example, AAC block suppliers in the Philippines are prospering as many Filipinos are learning the benefits of AAC blocks over traditional hollow blocks.
On the other hand, fraudulent companies are also taking this as an opportunity to swindle homeowners and customers by providing substandard or overpriced materials.
Truth be told, Filipinos are already too familiar with crooked construction firms because of the rampant corruption in the country.
Want to work with honest people? Here are the five characteristics of a construction company that you should not deal with.
Often times than not, we Filipinos tend to trust easily. We think it is rude to ask someone for proof that they are trustworthy. References in their portfolio are very important so that you can assess their capacity.
A reliable construction company will gladly talk about their previous projects and customers. But a suspicious one will give plenty of reasons why they can’t provide you a list of references.
Unreasonable Upfront Fees
Contractors will always require a down payment before commencing projects. These are usually between 10%-15% of the whole project.If they are asking for an unusually large amount for something that is yet to be done or for materials that are yet to arrive, then you should beware.
Manipulating the Orders
Changing the orders can be easily done if not closely monitored. This usually happens if you are not familiar with the materials to be used. Understandably, most contractors have their own set of suppliers but this doesn’t mean that those are all reliable. They might supply you with substandard products even though you are paying the same amount.
Suspicious Basement-Bargain Price
There’s an old saying that goes, “you get what you pay for.”
And this is often true here in the Philippines. We love discounts and affordable services. But that won’t guarantee that your projects will be a success.
For example, installing ACP has a lot of benefits if installed properly. But if not, problems will rise sooner or later and whether you like it or not, you have to spend more money for repairs. Looking for an ACP installation service in the Philippines is easy, but finding a company who is reliable and proven to be experts is a needle in a haystack.
But with these tips above, searching for the right service provider can be much easier now.
Created on Aug 13th 2018 00:14. Viewed 409 times.