Finding the best stonemason can be difficult, especially with so many available. Here in Edinburgh, we have various options, many with great reviews and photo galleries. In the end, I chose who I thought was the best stonemason in Edinburgh, Burgh Stonemasonry. How exactly do choose, though?
When looking for a Stonemasons company in Edinburgh you should always make sure the company you’re dealing with has experience with your required services, not all stonemasons are the same. Some have very specific specialities which may suit your project better. With that in mind though you should also be careful with stonemasons that can’t show you some previous work, it’s often a sign of someone with very little or no experience. This is a concern for larger work but for small repairs usually isn’t a problem provided. Burgh Stonemasonry has over 32 years of experience in the stonemason industry.
Something else that you should be very aware of is the ability to provide quotes. In some cases, a quote can’t be provided without a site visit and usually the buyer will be able to tell when a site visit is needed. If you have a stonemason that refuse to come out for a quote then that might be the sign of a problem waiting to happen. Most, if not all, stonemasons around the Lothians provide free quotes with no obligation. Qualifications. This is VERY important. Stonemasonry isn’t something the usual handyman can pick up and learn. Stonemasons need to go through lots of training and on the job experience building before they are experienced enough to run their own Stonemason company.
I would highly recommend Burgh Stonemasonry in Edinburgh as one of the best choices available, although there are plenty with various levels of expertise in different areas on Masonry.
Its a dark cold Sunday morning and you realise you need to clean up after the party you had the previous day, when you notice it… Someone has spilled wine on your brand new carpet!
After the anger, frustration and possibly tears its time to look for a company that provides carpet cleaning Edinburgh. The best thing to do is phone around a few companies and even ask friends for suggestions. We have all been in this situation before so one of your friends will have a good recommendation on a carpet cleaner for you. The Best things about living in Edinburgh is there are always vast amounts of companies that compete meaning carpet cleaning shouldn’t be too expensive. That being said, it will depend on the stain, size of the room and what equipment will be needed so its always worth calling a few companies for a quote.
A few of you might even need carpets professionally cleaned because you are moving into or out of a new property. This is something I have done before! When moving into a new house the carpets were left in a terrible state. A quick call around and we found a great carpet cleaning company in Edinburgh who came out, gave us a quote and had everything done and dusted (pardon the pun) for our moving day. I did have concerns about how the carpets would look.
I genuinely expected the carper to be multi coloured or just look bad but in all fairness they looked immaculate and in great shape. So if you are looking for a carpet cleaner in Edinburgh, don’t worry and trust your judgement.
Finding the best stonemason for the job can be a challenging job but with the following tips provided for finding a Stonemason in Glasgow. One you have talked over the job you need completed by a stonemason they should be able to give you a fixed price quote or an hourly rate with an estimated time to completion. You need to make sure what your paying the stonemason covers everything so there are no added costs for equipment, supplies or extra tradesmen.
The most important part is asking for insurance and guarantee details to ensure that if anything goes wrong your covered! There have been many cases where someone has had an accident and been injured only for the home owner to be liable. In most cases its accidents that result in accidental damage to your property or your neighbours so ensuring your stonemason has insurance is very important.
Finding a stonemason with experience is the key to having a successful job completed with not problems as they will have been around the block a number of times and likely dealt with the usual issues that arise during a job. At the end of the day you should be looking for a company that you trust and puts your mind at ease.
How much does a stonemason cost?
That’s a difficult question to answer as it depends on if your looking for a sole trader or company, how big the job will be, the equipment that is needed and importantly if they are insured, experienced and good! Depending on what your looking for though you can likely find a stonemason from around £100 upwards deepening on the job they will be doing for you – bigger the job the bigger the cost obviously.
Glasgow has many stonemasons so finding a reliable on shouldn’t be a problem. If you are struggling you can also look for reviews on Google and Facebook to make sure who you are getting has a good reputation.
Running a business these days means you need to be active online and be on page one of Google, but getting there proves difficult for many businesses across Edinburgh and Glasgow. This is why we have teamed up with Teckle Digital, a successful SEO company in Edinburgh, Scotland. We will answer a few questions about the complexities of SEO, social media and internet marketing in general.
What is SEO?
Well, SEO is simply the process of making a website more friendly to search engines and building the authority of a website so it ranks high for the topics and keywords that it is relevant for. This can cover lots of aspects like re-writing content, change the underlying code or in some cases starting a brand new website. Without seeing a website and knowing what a business wants to achieve its impossible to tell what work will be needed but generally, it’s a case of minor tweaks to a website, new content written and then link building throughout reach and content marketing.
Does every business need SEO?
Great question. It really depends on what your business does and how its customers interact with you. For example, if you know for a fact that all of your business comes from networking and referrals and you are likely only going to pick up one or two new customers by being at the top of Google then you really need to run the numbers and have an SEO company that can work with that in mind. With that in mind, I have yet to find a company in Scotland that has been in that situation. I actually have one client that only a few years ago through being at the top of Google would only bring in an extra client or two per month but as of today, over 80% of their business comes from their website being #1 on Google.
Is SEO expensive?
My advice to clients is, if you think SEO is expensive then you should look at other avenues. SEO is something that takes time, so doing SEO for two or three months won’t turn your business around. That being said all of our quotes are based on the level of work it takes to get to page one but they are also tied to a level of ROI for our clients. At the end of the day if you’re on page one and all that extra money is just paying the SEO costs then what’s the point? Generally speaking, SEO companies will have a base rate that they can’t work below, we have our own base rate also, but they should also be accommodating to your needs and recommend some areas or tasks that you can undertake to lower the overall costs of SEO.
We will be blogging about how you can bridge the gap between a business that works to a business that is successful. Being in Scotland can pose some issue when trading with companies down south or even international. Companies in Scotland need to ensure they market themselves perfectly – old fashion ads, internet marketing, SEO and social media are imperative to businesses in Scotland.
Our first post will cover what it means to small businesses when they take online seriously with social media and SEO. There are many companies around Edinburgh and Glasgow that have been able to turn around their finances by getting online marketing correct.
Until then though be sure to check us out on Facebook!