- Being thrifty doesn’t just mean saving money; it means spending your money wisely. That also means some things may be cheaper now but cost you more in the long run.
- Price and Quality. These are the two main factors you should consider when you’re making a buying a decision. Whether you’re shopping for a pair of jeans, or you’re landscaping a home.
- Simple little things such as deciding what to do with the side of your house.Whether it is feasible to get a rebate back for your landscaping (estate specific), or even the types of materials used. Can greatly impact price and quality.
- A must is to look at the quote closely. It sounds simple enough, but you may look over something that you didn’t expect and make sure everything that you expect to be included is.Some quotes may be more expensive as they may be using extra materials to provide a lasting job.
- Some examples; the addition of road base/aggregate before putting down pebbles.The reason we do this is because the pebbles last longer without being walked into the ground and it also gives more stabilisation when stepping on the pebbles.Making sure drainage is used in retaining walls will ensure that it will last and not cost you more in the long run.
- Itemised quotes. Compare apples with apples when you receive a quote, you should always be able to read clearly all the work to be done.Quotes that are not itemised in detail may be cutting corners therefore affecting the quality of the work.This may sometimes result in having to call the contractor back or pay someone else to fix the problem resulting in extra cost.
- Do your research. Make sure your contractor has the relevant licenses and insurances to carry out the work.Take the time and ask to view any of their previous work, portfolios and testimonials.
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