There are many directories on the internet. Specific to the UK a number of directory types have sprung up over recent years including Checkatrade, Rated People, TrustaTrader and MyBuilder etc etc.
They all operate under the same model and rely on review based systems. Unfortunately, it’s very easy to pay a fee to these people, lay a bunch of jobs, and if reviews are bad…simply fold up and pay another fee as another firm.
And so on, and so on.
From feedback from our visitors it’s apparent that whilst there are many promises, these promises too often fail to meet expectations.
That’s why we’ve decided to launch a directory that doesn’t charge extortionate fees or provide nowhere journeys to nowhere leads.
Our directory is just for driveways.
We cannot review all driveway contractors and installers and ‘nit pick’ through their work. To pretend that we can would be misleading and plain daft.
Homeowners want and need trustworthy, honest and professional driveway companies and installers.
So what can a potential customer do?
Drivewaywise Directory – Homeowners
Our message to potential customers is to ‘do your homework‘. We’ve emphasised this in a number of posts regarding choosing an appropriate company or installer to carry out any work at your home.
Your driveway is the first impression of your home and it really matters. Using a skilled and professional driveway company/installer is how you will get a driveway you truly deserve.
- That means viewing previous work which spans a number of years….not just some recent installations.
- That means agreeing a ‘scope of works’ and agreeing to these in writing.
- Than means feeling comfortable with whoever you’re discussing your requirements with.
- That means agreeing costs up front and agreeing (up front) what may impact the price once work begins.
- That means if insurance or company details are available that you check these credentials.
- If there’s a guarantee, what is it for, specifically?
We’re supportive of those that work in the driveway industry. That’s because vast majority of companies/installers do a great job.
Yes, there are unscrupulous individuals out there. But there are unscrupulous individuals everywhere, in every business. Therefore, as a potential customer it’s important to always be ‘mindful’ of your own self interests.
Before we accept listings on our directory we require confirmation to adhere to our code of conduct.
If you’re a driveway company get in touch!
WARNING: For the cowboys and rouges….your time is limited.
We live in a day and age where the consumer is definitely ‘KING.’ You may get away with a couple of shady jobs but with smartphones and cameras it’s simply foolish to think you will make any money. People are just to ‘wise’ to shoddy workmanship and pressurising sales techniques. These ways of behaviour are so yesteryear.
The DrivewayWise directory is specifically for driveway companies/installers and specifically for consumers and their driveway, patio and pathway paving areas. It’s really that simple.
If you’re a professional and care about your work, join our directory.
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