We are The Edinburgh Driveway Company, Please try not to confuse us with newly similar named companies.
Non registered companies who are uninsured give you the customer no protection at all and often leave a mess requiring a full re-fit, There are several good reputable companies in Edinburgh, Lothians and Fife, it is therefore imperative that you choose the correct one, please do your homework and avoid the cowboys, as a company we see and hear horror stories on a daily basis of disasters and customers essentially being sold up the river, every driveway looks great when its first down, its usually 6-12 months after where things begin to go wrong and it gradually gets worse and worse usually after the winter months each year, here are a few helpful tips to choosing a REPUTABLE COMPANY***
CHECK THEM OUT, ARE THEY EVEN A REGISTERED COMPANY? CHECK COMPANIES HOUSE HERE
COMPANIES PAY SEARCH ENGINES TO BE TOP POSITION (AD or USUALLY SHADED IN YELLOW) THIS CAN MAKE THEM APPEAR REPUTABLE, ANYONE CAN DO THIS WITH ONE PHONE CALL UNFORTUNATLEY, GOOD COMPANIES ARE NEAR TOP ORGANICALLY.
IS THERE GUARANTEE INSURANCE BACKED
DO THEY HAVE PUBLIC LIABILTY INSURANCE? ASK THEM FOR A COPY.
ARE THEY VAT REGISTERED? CHECK WEBSITE AND EMAILS FOR REGISTERED NUMBERS, ANY COMPANY DOING GOOD QUALITY WORK WOULD HAVE TO BE.
DO THEIR PICTURES LOOK REAL (OR CATALOGUE PICTURES) WITH MODELS WITHIN, THESE ARE USUALLY TAKEN FROM BROCHURES OF MARSHALLS OR TOBERMORE.
IS THEIR FULL BUSINESS ADDRESS READILY AVAILABLE ONLINE, GOOGLE THE ADDRESS, IS THIS A VIRTUAL OFFICE?
ARE THEY A REGISTERED APPROVED CONTRACTOR? THIS IS NOT ALWAYS AN INDICATION OF QUALITY AS CERTAIN BODIES REQUIRE VERY LITTLE QUALIFICATION AND SOME DEMAND PAYMENT TO BE ON THE REGISTER BUT IT WOULD SUGGEST THEY’RE NOT FLY BY NIGHTS. GENERALLY MARSHALLS REGISTER IS THE MOST REPUTABLE, ASK TO SEE EVIDENCE.
DID THE APPOINTMENT/SURVEY FEEL RIGHT? WERE THEY PUSHY?
DOES IT SEEM TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE.
CAN THEY START NEXT WEEK??? ANY REPUTABLE COMPANY WILL BE 4-6 WEEKS BOOKED UP EVEN IN WINTER, 6-8 WEEKS IN SUMMER.
CAN THEY PROVIDE YOU WITH AT LEAST 3 INSTALLATIONS WITHIN A FEW MILES, PREFERABLY ONE THATS BEEN DOWN FOR A FEW YEARS.
I hope the above questions can help you choose the contractor that is right for you, whether or not that company is Our Company really is a choice for you, all we ask is you choose carefully. we take absolutely no satisfaction from going to a survey to find the driveway or landscaping has only been down a few months or even a few years and is in need of serious repair, sometimes costing more than the original job which effectively costs the client double!
Quality is a pride of workmanship!