Choosing Your Flat Pack Assemblers

Flat pack assembly can be tiresome business. When it comes to it, there are two possible situations. You either never tackled it, or you’ve done it enough times to know instructions aren’t just for decoration. Either way, though, there are projects which even the most experienced DIYer can’t handle on their own. There can be all kinds of reasons for this, but the outcome is only one – when you can’t put your furniture together, you need to hire an expert to do it for you. But, how do you make sure this so called “expert” won’t do the job more slowly or poorly than you? Well, there are several basic things you must check when you hire furniture assembly companies.

  1. Check their experience.
    If you live in a big city like London, furniture assembly companies are so many that you have, most likely, never heard of some of them. Which means there are a lot of new companies as well. And since they’re new, there is a huge chance that their employees lack the needed experience to do a job properly. So, always ask when was the company established. Not only this, but ask them how much experience does the assembler they’ll send have. A ten-year old company could easily send a rookie to put your items together.
  2. Ask for recommendations.
    See if any of your neighbours, friends or colleagues used the services of a furniture assembly company recently. Ask them if they were happy with the service they received. Alternatively, you can just choose a company which seems trustworthy and Google some reviews about them. If they did a sloppy job, someone somewhere will have complained. If they did an excellent job, someone would have recommended them.
  3. Your time is precious.
    And since it is, you don’t want to waste it. Always make sure the company’s schedule is flexible enough to meet your needs. After all, you don’t want to miss work because of a few cabinets, right?
  4. Check their charging rates.
    Most companies charge hourly. There’s nothing bad in this, but it would be better if you can find a company which charges in 30 (or, in the best case scenario, 15) minutes increments after the first hour. Also, if a company’s prices are way too low, compared to the rest, don’t trust it. They will most likely make you pay extra for heavy box lifting or placing the item in its intended spot. In the long run, they’ll cost the same, if not more.

If you choose a company, based on these four tips, you should be perfectly happy with their service. Just keep in mind that there are exceptions and these four tips won’t guarantee you a good company. Also, if a company doesn’t cover these four points, doesn’t mean they’ll do a bad job or rip you off your money. These are just four simple advices, which will help you minimise the risk of stumbling upon unethical furniture assemblers.


April 4, 2013 | Author: | Posted in Furniture

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