Patios VS Patios
Are all Patios Built the same?
The simple answer is NO. Every company has their own way of building patios, carports and alfresco's. Usually the longer the company has been around, the better as you would assume that they have made their design mistakes and learnt from them. Some companies will sell you the world and build your new patio as cheap as possible, while others (including myself) actually take great pride in their work and deliver as promised. The main differences are in the construction design, materials used and the quality of workmanship.
The truth is to most companies, the customer is just a number, a dollar figure. You deal with many different names and you are simply a number with a possible profit margin attached.
Most companies want to build each job as cheaply as possible and with 5 different skylight suppliers locally, 8 different sheeting suppliers, a huge number of structural steel suppliers and a mountain of powdercoaters, it is easy to fall into the trap of buying the cheapest products regardless of quality or longevity. Many companies are also cutting corners by overspanning the structure to save money and increasing profits. It's not cool.
I watched companies come and go for 20 years and I can truly say that you are only as good as your last job, the secret is to use the best products on the market and deliver the best job in town, every time.