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Searching for the right patio builder or cover contractor can be a daunting task. You may have come across a few ‘horror’ stories on social media and you want to do your due diligence before committing. Through your search of Perth patio builders, you have a few who claim they are the cheapest, others claiming they are the quickest.

Which way is the best way to go? Good question, aren’t we glad you asked!

At One Stop Patio Shop, we believe in asking the right questions from the get-go in order to decide who the best service provider is. As the saying goes, knowledge is power, and this is no exception.

After realising why you should get a new patio, here are the top 5 questions we recommend asking your patio construction contractor before you get your project underway.


#1 “Can you provide a written estimate?”

Be sure to ask your patio builder for a detailed proposal once they have inspected the site. Once you receive the proposal, look out for everything broken down and itemized down to the materials and installation costs. The proposal should also outline an approximate start and finish date and the payment procedures.

Take the time to read through your proposal and ask further questions to clarify what you get before you commence construction. At One Stop Patio Shop, we provide you with a detailed written estimate.


#2 “Are you fully insured and do you have worker’s comp?”

Things can happen. Every project has the possibility for potential damages. This is why it is important to ask your patio builder if they have the necessary insurances in place to complete the work. Having insurance protects the homeowner from damage that may occur or injuries to workers. Remember, because construction will be taking place at your home, there is a chance that you could end up being the person legally liable if someone gets hurt. Be sure to ask your patio builder if they are fully insured and if their workers are protected.


#3 “What does your typical completion timeline look like?”

Having a rough idea of your patio contractor’s schedule and timeframes can help you plan around the construction work that is about to take place. Ask them how long they believe your job will take. On top of that, find out if their jobs are typically completed on schedule.

Have look back at the proposal, are there contractual consequences if the contract fails to finish on time? You deserve to work with a patio builder who ideally completes your project in a timely yet reasonable manner.


#4 “Do you provide a warranty for your service?”

Once the project is complete and you bid your patio builder farewell, the last thing you need is your patio falling apart. Asking your patio builder about their warranty terms is mandatory, or else you might be stuck with more costs in the long run. Ensure the warranty information is included in the agreement upon signing.


#5 “Can I please see some of your previous patio work?”

As they say, the proof is in the pudding. Before allowing a patio builder into your home, be sure to request for their recent portfolio of work. A reputed patio builder should be able to pull out testimonials and happy client stories with ease. Have a look at some of the consistent things their clients say and have a look at the images of their completed work too. This will speak volumes if they are the right choice for you.

After asking the right questions, you can work with your Perth patio builder with the confidence that your project will be managed to the standard you deserve. At One Stop Patio Shop, we construct dream patios to suit each and every client! We believe in transparency, honesty and precision in getting the job done! Get in touch today.

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Our friendly, qualified patio expert will contact you within 48 hours to arrange an onsite consultation. We will measure the area to be covered and provide you with a formal quote on the same day.