Building your dream home or commercial property is not easy. It would take time, money, and effort, may it be a small house or a large one, a simple retail store, or a large commercial establishment. Every client has specific requirements, from the type of construction down to the very details of both the interior and exterior design. There are various construction companies in the Philippines that are able to deliver good results; each one varies in terms of their techniques and how they respond to the details set by the client, however, it’s also noteworthy that there are some that still come up with substandard construction.
So if you’re aiming for quality construction, it’s best to go for construction companies that don’t settle for less than good quality. Not knowing what to look for in a construction company may set you up for insignificant spending, which is why you have to be practical and learn more about what you need to look for and what to avoid.
Here are some of the tips we’ve listed down to help you choose the right construction company in the Philippines:
1. Determine Your Specifics
Before diving into the planning and building process of your house or commercial space, it’s important to first determine what your specifics are; the certain requirements that you want the construction company to take note of. This is because, despite the idea that some construction companies are able to build a wide array of houses and commercial spaces, there are still some, in fact, many of them that cater to specific types of building projects, paying close attention to the design, style, and budget set by the client.
Opt for a construction company that suits your needs and is able to meet your expectations. Bear in mind as well that the type and budget set for the project influence the construction materials used, the complexity of the process, and the specialized contractors that are needed for the project.
2. Check the Completed Projects
Do your research and check the completed projects of the construction company of your choice. Each construction company differs from one another with each one of them having a different set of skills and talents, equipment, and methods in construction. This means that one may have an edge over the other and perform in a way that meets your specific needs.
You can make a list of the construction companies that you’re considering, so you can weigh your options. The completed project says something about how they commit to a project and the quality of output they are able to create. Since word of mouth is powerful, having someone experience firsthand their construction expertise will be handy because this will enable you to determine whether you will choose this certain company or not.\
Building a house or commercial establishment is no joke and is an investment that you can benefit from for a long period of time, so it’s necessary to never settle for substandard construction. Go into the details, from the type of construction materials used and the services offered to the kind of relationship the construction company is known for making with their clients.
3. Consider the Experience and Reputation of the Construction Company
Although there are many construction companies in the Philippines to choose from, you should still take into great consideration their experience. New construction companies have their own skills and techniques in building construction and may have some set of ideas to bring to the table, but if you’re working on a bigger project, it’s best to go for construction companies that have already established a significant amount of experience and reputation in the field of construction over the years. They know the best methods to apply and know their way around, so you can rest assured that your dream house or commercial establishment is being handled with care. Then again, this doesn’t discredit the efforts and team of experts in a new construction company.
4. Be Transparent: Let Them Know About Your Budget
Since you’ll be working with the construction company or the contractor at that for months, you should be able to communicate – be transparent and let them know about your budget. Talk to them about the financial aspect of the project. That’s why having at least two to three construction companies to choose from is helpful because you’ll be able to weigh your options once they submit their bids for the project.
However, keep in mind that the lowest bid doesn’t always mean that it’s the best deal out of all the bids presented to you. If it’s your first time working with a construction company and is inexperienced when it comes to bidding for the project, it’s best to be smart and never settle for seemingly “pocket-friendly” bids that won’t deliver quality results and lead you to settle for substandard construction. Along with your budget, it’s also fair to express the expectations you have with the result of the project. This will minimize any tendencies of the project to fail. In addition, a good quality construction company will not let you settle for the lowest bid and will recommend the best possible building materials, methods, and efficient contractors to build your project.
5. Check the Licensing
One of the things you should consider when choosing a construction company in the Philippines is their license. Never neglect this and make sure that you’re going to work with a licensed construction company. They should be able to present and possess licensing and registration papers that allow them to operate and conduct business in the Philippines. This is because according to R.A. 4566 as amended by P.D. No. 1746, no contractor (including sub-contractor and specialty contractor) shall engage in the business of contracting without first having secured a PCAB license to conduct business. This law was also created to ensure that only qualified and reliable contractors are allowed to take on construction in the country, taking into account the safety and welfare of the people who will engage in a construction project with any construction company.
6. Don’t Neglect the Safety and Insurance Policies
A good construction company isn’t only in it for the money and the possible clients that will come in. They value not only the quality of the project but also the safety of both their employees and clients. So don’t ever neglect the safety and insurance policies of a construction company. The safety policy should be centered around the possible approach that they are implementing in order to alleviate any damage or risks that may transpire throughout the construction process. Moreover, an insurance policy should be clearly presented in the contract, giving emphasis on how the construction company will take responsibility in the event that something happens while the construction project is underway.
7. Look Into the Client Feedback
Looking into the client feedback is one of the ways you can know more about the construction company you’ve been eyeing, especially if you’re unfamiliar with them and are a bit skeptical about their quality of work. It’s also ideal to check how many of their clients recommend the construction company and those that don’t.