What Can You Expect from a Good Framing Contractor?

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The frame of a building is crucial for creating a safe, stable, and easy-to-maintain structure.  Therefore, it is important to choose a good contractor that will do an excellent job during the setup.

But with so many options out there, it can be a bit difficult to make an informed decision. When doing research, keep in mind the following qualities to ensure your project is completed with as little stress as possible.

Qualified and Experienced

A good framing contractor will always abide by the quality and safety qualifications of the industry. In British Columbia for example, framing contractors need to meet strict requirements set out by the House Licensing and Consumer Services board before working. This typically involves training at a vocational school and passing a series of written exams.

Along with providing their qualifications, good framing contractors typically have years of experience under their belt. Good framing relies on understanding all aspects of construction, from roofing to materials. As a result, it is vital to choose a licensed contractor that is experienced in your field of need.

Communicative and Clear

The groundwork for even a small renovation can be deceptively challenging. Between managing budgets, collecting materials, and acquiring permits, a lot is going on. It is important that clients remember this is a tricky, and often lengthy, process. However, it should be done in such a way that your needs are met, questions are answered, and current information is shared.

A good contractor will always be clear and direct about the project, whether that comes to discussing the scope, setting rates, or updating timeframes. The last thing you want is a contractor who is uncommunicative.

Reliable and Trustworthy

When you are undergoing a renovation or new construction project, the reality is that you are going to be away from the site for long hours each day. You may even be absent. Therefore, trust and reliability are crucial traits of a good framing contractor.

Focus on contractors who are well-reviewed in your area. A good framing contractor will always understand that their client is relying on them to build their home and also respect it.

At Turner Brothers, we know framing can be a complicated business at the best of times. But this does not mean that the process should scare you. With a little help from a good contractor, framing will be the least of your worries.

Turner Bros Contractors Ltd. has been providing steel-stud framing, drywall, and acoustic ceiling services for residential and commercial applications in the Vancouver area since 1932. The company is family-run with four generations of the family represented in the business.

If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about your residential or commercial project, please call us at (604) 532-1991 or email us at info@turnerbros.ca.


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