Things to consider when choosing a custom metal fabrication company
There are a lot of things to consider when it comes to choosing a custom metal fabrication company for your specific needs. For example, iIf you’re after complex jobs or highly finicky details, it’s likely you’ll need a specialist to fulfill these aspects.
Things such as “what level of experience does this company have?” right through to “will they have the appropriate resources available?” are questions you’ll need to ask yourself. So, what should you consider when choosing a provider? Take a look below to find out.
Level of experience and expertise
When looking at the amount of experience that your potential provider has, time in the industry and time operational aren’t the only aspects to consider.
You should also find out if the company has also worked on similar projects to yours, whether they have specialities and if they’ve got any good reviews on hand. If you find a company that has not worked on a similar project to your task, you’re less likely to know if they’re up for the job.
Sometimes it pays to ask all the right questions and understand if particular business’s have niches. These focus areas give you insights into the complexity of their portfolio and previous work.
Standards and quality
No matter the size of your project, the results should always meet your expectations (if not exceed them).
Not only will your project need to pass regulation and quality assurance, it will also need to pass your own in-house testing. With this in mind, it is important to make sure you find a company that knows how to create results that comply with these strict regulations. All work also needs to adhere to qualifications and certifications for your specific council/industry.
Note: You may also want to find out what testing procedures they use to assess work before you progress any further.
What is their stance on customer service?
If you are creating a tailored project, it’s essential the company has an in-depth understanding of client support. Perhaps you are looking at collaborating on more projects in the future, meaning you want to find a metal fabrication company that is reliable across the board.
Try talking to existing and previous customers and also take a look at the company’s reviews online. This may give you a better understanding of what their take is on providing customer service, including where they excel and where they may be able to improve.
Is their pricing fair?
Sometimes it’s worth getting quotes from different businesses left, right and centre. This lets you make sure the pricing is fair and competitive with other quotes, while also reflecting the quality and skills they will bring to the project.
If you’re not sure where to get started, or would like to get a quote, we recommend getting in touch with KNS now.