Tarmac driveway with block edging in Olton, Solihull

How to choose a driveway company


Are you considering a new driveway? Don’t roll the dice when picking a contractor – we have put together this article to help you on how to choose a driveway company – the right one for your project.

When choosing a driveway company in the West Midlands, there are a few key factors to consider to ensure you get the best service and quality for your money.

First, research different companies in your area and check their online reviews. This will give you an idea of their reputation and past customer satisfaction. Here at Ideal Buildings and Landscapes we have many happy reviews across various platforms such as Which? NoRogueTradersHere, google and in depth customer testimonials along with before and after photographs right here in our latest news section.

How to choose a driveway company

Next, ask for a quote and compare prices between different companies. However, don’t just base your decision on price alone. A lower quote may mean lower quality materials or workmanship.

It’s also important to check the company’s credentials, such as whether they are registered with trade associations or have any certifications. A reputable company will have no issue providing this information.

Ideal Building and Landscapes are proud to be a Which? Trusted Trader.

What is a Which? Trusted Trader?

Which? Trusted Trader is a scheme run by the consumer organization Which?, which helps consumers find reputable and trustworthy tradespeople, such as driveway companies, in their local area. The scheme is designed to help consumers find reputable companies that have been vetted and approved by Which? Trusted Traders.

To become a Which? Trusted Trader, a company must go through a rigorous assessment process that includes a credit check, customer references and an on-site visit. The company must also agree to abide by a code of conduct and to resolve any disputes through the scheme’s alternative dispute resolution service.

Companies that pass the assessment process are then granted the status of a Which? Trusted Trader, which allows them to use the Which? Trusted Trader logo and to be listed on the Which? Trusted Trader website. Consumers can then search for and find approved companies in their local area, giving them added peace of mind when choosing a tradesperson.

Here at Ideal Building and Landscapes we are also members of the No Rogue Trader Scheme and we are Tobermore Approved Contractors

What is the No Rogue Trader scheme?

The No Rogue Trader Scheme is a program run by local authorities and trading standards in the UK, to help protect consumers from rogue traders and cowboy builders. The goal of the scheme is to provide consumers with a list of reputable and trustworthy traders in their area, and to raise awareness of the risks and dangers of rogue traders.

The No Rogue Trader Scheme is a free service that allows consumers to check the credentials of local tradespeople and businesses, including driveway companies. The scheme includes a register of approved traders who have been vetted and found to meet certain standards of professionalism, reliability, and quality of work.

To become a part of the No Rogue Trader Scheme, a trader must go through a thorough vetting process, which includes a check of their qualifications, insurance, and any relevant trade association membership. They must also agree to abide by a code of conduct and to resolve any disputes through the scheme’s alternative dispute resolution service.

By choosing a trader that is part of the No Rogue Trader Scheme, consumers can have peace of mind knowing that they are dealing with a reputable and trustworthy tradesperson who has been vetted and approved by their local authority.

What is a Tobermore Approved Contractor?

Tobermore is a company that manufactures and supplies a wide range of hard landscaping products, such as paving, block paving, and walling. They offer a Approved Installer program, to ensure that their customers receive a high-quality installation service and that their products are installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines.

To become a Tobermore Approved Installer, a company must demonstrate a high level of skill and experience in the installation of Tobermore products, and must also agree to abide by Tobermore’s installation guidelines and code of conduct.

Tobermore Approved Installers are trained and certified by the company to install its products, they are also required to keep their knowledge and skills updated by attending regular training sessions.

By choosing a Tobermore Approved Installer, customers can be confident that their installation will be carried out to a high standard, and that the products will be installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines, which will help to ensure the longevity and durability of the installation.

Ask to see examples of their previous work and check if they have a portfolio of their completed projects, this will give you an idea of their experience and the type of work they are capable of completing.

Finally, make sure the company is fully insured and ask to see their insurance certificate. This will protect you in case of any accidents or damage during the installation process.

By following these steps, you can ensure that you choose a driveway company that is reputable, experienced and capable of providing high-quality work at a fair price.

For a free quotation and design visit please get in touch with us here or call us on 01564 490121. All of our work is insured and fully guaranteed. You can read many happy reviews here in our latest news section

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