Are you involved in a large-scale commercial project? Do you want a main contractor who’ll oversee the entire project? Would you like to ensure that the project runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible? Do you want a comprehensive service from initial planning, through installation, to project completion? If so, it’s important to do some research before employing a main contractor. Here are 15 questions to ask before hiring a main contractor.
1. How long have you been working in the industry?
Industry experience is important for any main contractor. At JPF Systems, we have over 20 years industry experience, putting us in a strong position to successfully manage your project.
2. What accreditations do you have?
Accreditations help to uphold a company’s reputation and give customers peace of mind that they are working with a professional organisation. JPF Systems are accredited by a range of respected third-party industry bodies and all our installers are CSCS accredited.
3. What Health and Safety procedures do you follow?
JPF Systems are members of CHAS (Contractors Health and Safety). All our employees undergo regular health and safety training, both factory based and on-site. Our installation teams will also adopt any site-specific health and safety regulations and are conversant with rules surrounding Personal Protection Equipment.
4. Do you provide insurance?
All our installers, surveyors, and project managers are fully insured to work on-site.
5. Are you members of any industry organisations?
JPF systems are members of ADSA (Automatic Door Suppliers Association), Safe Contractor, Constructionline, and DHF (Door and Hardware Federation).
6. Do you have any customer testimonials?
Positive customer reviews are a great way to endorse a business. Read some of our glowing testimonials from Wirral Borough Council.
7. What is the timescale for the project?
This is an important consideration for any large project. When a business needs to be up and running on time, keeping on schedule is imperative. At JPF Systems, we provide a detailed schedule for all projects and strive to meet all deadlines.
8. What materials do you specialise in?
JPF Systems specialise in the fabrication and installation of aluminium fenestration products.
9. What sort of lead times do you offer?
As mentioned in question 7, time scales are extremely important. At JPF Systems, we offer short lead times on product manufacture, delivery, and installation, which will be detailed in the initial estimate.
10. Will you oversee all on-site work?
JPF Systems can act as main contractor and oversee the entire project. There will always be a senior member on-site to ensure professionalism at all times.
11. Will you provide detailed estimations before the project?
JPF Systems provide a comprehensive estimating and design service for all commercial projects.
12. Which products do you manufacture yourselves?
When a company manufacture their own products, they take responsibility for quality, precision, and efficiency. At JPF Systems, we manufacture aluminium windows, doors, shopfronts, and curtain walling to meet your exact specifications.
13. Do you offer a work guarantee?
Guarantees give customers peace of mind that their investment is protected. At JPF Systems, we provide warranties on all our products.
14. Who are your previous clients?
We have worked with several local councils, education bodies, and commercial enterprises. Have a look at some of our commercial projects.
15. What sector do you specialise in?
At JPF Systems, we will undertake installations in any sector. We do however, have extensive experience in working with local authorities, and schools and colleges.
When you want a main contractor for your project, JPF Systems are an excellent choice. For more information on our range of products and services call +44(0)800 111 6015 or contact us online.