Finding Your Next Concrete Supplier
Whether it’s your first time ordering concrete from a supplier, you’ve decided to switch supplier or you’re in a new area and want to find the right concrete supplier, there are a number of things you can do. You’ll want to find a reliable, reputable company and so this month we’ve put together a few helpful suggestions to help you when you’re searching for your next supplier.
Check Company Reviews
One of the best ways to find out if a company is reliable and reputable is to look at their reviews. There are a number of platforms which people use to leave company reviews, and this will give you a good insight into service level and what you could expect. Recent, positive reviews will mean you’re on the right track.
Try looking at the company’s Google listing where they will have a score out of five. Other platforms will follow a similar structure, where people can give a rating and a comment based on their experience. Some companies will also post customer reviews and testimonials on their website as a sign that they’re easy to work with and can get the job done.
Look For Accreditations
Another mark of a quality concrete supplier is their accreditations. A company with no accreditations is less likely to provide you with quality, reliable services and products as they will have either never been inspected and tested or they’ll have been failed.
A few important accreditations to look out for when finding your next concrete supplier include:
- Achilles UVDB – External body which looks at quality, safety and corporate accountability
- BSI – A seal of quality
- QSRMC (ISO 9001) – Quality Scheme for Ready Mixed Concrete
Now more than ever, your local businesses need you. If you can find a local concrete supplier with good reviews and accreditations, it’s important to support them. Not only will a local company be able to give you a greater quality of service – both because of their close proximity to you and their down-to-earth values – but you’ll also be supporting local jobs and the community in which you live.
Often, you might find that family, friends and neighbours will happily recommend a quality, local concrete company. Likewise, you might then be able to pass that recommendation along.
You can learn a lot about whether a concrete company is right for you by simply contacting them. A good supplier will be happy to discuss your requirements with you and what kind of price you can expect. Their efficiency, friendliness and attention to detail will come across when you speak to them over the phone or at their premises (if they have an office), giving you a good idea of what the company will be like to deal with long-term.
At Total Concrete, we operate across Guildford, Surrey, Berkshire, Hampshire and the surrounding areas to provide high-quality concrete products and a service you can rely on. You can take a look at our About Us page to learn more about our company, or alternatively our team will be happy to discuss your concrete supply requirements and our booking availability.