Are you about to embark on new construction or renovation work? DELSOL gives you invaluable advice concerning the choice of your constructor. The objective? PROTECT YOU!
Between empty promises and sloppy work today it is not uncommon to fall ill when it comes to construction work … It is not easy to choose the contractor to whom you will entrust your goods and buildings, which ” whether residential or commercial. It is therefore essential to take note of certain points in order to serenely ensure your construction work.
Regarding the administrative procedures, the first thing to check is the RBQ license. Make sure that your contractor / builder holds the valid license from the Régie du bâtiment du Québec. This license authorizes contractors and owner-builders to exercise their function legally.
Does your builder pay provincial and federal taxes? How is it with regard to civil liability? As future customers you have all the rights to demand letters of conformity and supporting documents. Indeed, it is important to insure your rear. Once these prerequisites have been confirmed: reliability index at the highest!
TRUST must be the watchword defining the relationship between you, customers and the entrepreneur. To ensure this, you can inquire about the reputation of your builder. Have there been any complaints? If so, does the manufacturer take the time to respond? You will find all of his answers on the web and at the Office de la protection du consommateur. Check the specific warranties! On the workforce? You must be assured of the guarantee of the chosen contractor and the terms generated.
In order to avoid unpleasant surprises you can also check the address of your manufacturer, even why not go there. Check with the business register. Has it already closed? Changed name? The company’s past can be revealing!
And what about the financial side? It would be a shame to renew your excavation too often for example, so be careful: attractive and too low prices are not necessarily synonymous with quality. Also of course, contact is very important. You must be comfortable and confident with the representative of the company, if this is not the case do not agree!
To make your work go smoothly, you can ask the banks to make sure that your builder has been inspected and approved to offer financing to its customers.
Your builder is asking for a deposit of more than $ 500? Retract, this is not a good sign … Never accept a deposit as high as this sum before the work begins.
If all of these are applied, you can rest easy. So now you only have one more thing to do …