When it comes to renovating your home, you want a project that is done right and have an overall great experience.  A lot of this outcome rest on choosing the right contractor, that is why it is so important to choose a reputable contractor to do your home renovation.  Our team at Coleridge Construction want you to have a great experience with renovating, no mater who you choose to work with, so we have put together a list of things to look for in when choosing your home renovator for your next home renovation project.

Insured and licensed: Unfortunately, anyone can legally renovate and call themselves a possessional renovator in B.C.  All they need is a city business license and they are legally allowed to start swinging a hammer in your home.  Therefor when hiring a contractor, it is helpful to find one who is not only insured for the work they do, but also haves the education and licence to do the construction work.  Look for someone who has their Red Seal Certification in construction, or their Home Builders Licence.

Pro- Permits:  If a contractor is telling you not to do permits, take this as a huge red flag.  Any reputable contractor will recommend that your project goes through your city permit process.  Yes, this process takes a little time and planning, but in the end, you will have a project that is regulated by your city building code, and is most importantly is legal. 

A detailed contract: A contract with your renovation contractor covers all areas of a renovation project, such as scope of work, timeline, budget, material usage, payments, etc.  Having a detailed contract helps you avoid future surprises further down the road during a project.  

Experience: Take a moment and check out their online portfolio, look at their style, project size and overall presence, a quick look online can tell you a lot about a contractor and their company.

Trustworthy: In the end all good renovation projects come down to a foundation of trust.  Making sure you feel comfortable around your contractor is the most important.  If you see any red flags in their character, it is best to walk away and find someone else to do your project.

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