Why Busy Conservatory Builders Need An Army Of Good Contractors On Their Side
These days it seems we’re all quite busy, but a lot of the jobs we’re getting called out to seem to be more complex. It may be all the ecosystems that our customers are buying, or it may be all that upcycling they seem determined to do.
There are plenty of jobs out there, but they all seem to be demanding more and more ingenuity on our part to see them through. And with the explosion of home improvement blogs and websites out there, customers have more and more complex ideas about what they want and what they think it will take to get it.
As a small independent conservatory builder, it can be difficult to say no to a job, but coming up with ways to get some of the more unusual jobs done can be even more challenging.
Lots of customers are buying supply only conservatories. Unfortunately, they then find out they can’t do the work themsleves, or there are parts missing to make them efficient and safe. Being complex, the parts are hard to come by, and we end up have to find someone to manufacture something quite bespoke for us.
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Other common problems that arise include damage to properties from some of the more extreme weather we have been having. Problem concrete that needs replacing, and water damage to walls needing replastering seem to come up more and more. The trouble is, you feel like you need to take on more and more skills of other trades just to get through a working day quickly.
Then the manufacturers bring out new products to make our lives easier, but it turns out we need training in how to use them!
As a builder, you are in constant demand. Whether it is a fallen down fence panel or an entire extension needs building, we need to get our heads around a vast number of problems with every single job. If we do the job well, we’ll be called in again and again for various jobs.
Declining a job can be hard to do, but sometimes we are just too busy. And it seems every customer wants everything done instantly before you can even get out to quote!
You may find you need to take on a partner or an apprentice of sorts if work keeps piling up. There are websites you can use to pick and choose local jobs that customers post. This way, you can think about costing and timing before you ever need to speak directly to the customer.
This saves you time, and allows you to approach the quote at a pace that suits you. If you can keep a customer happy enough to have them come back again and again, you could be in a good position to decline other jobs you can’t manage.o