November 18th, 2020

Why choosing the right contractor matters now more than ever

The unique challenges of this year have seen a severe contraction of the global economy. So much so, the World Bank has predicted it to be the deepest recession since the Second World War. This is expected to have the greatest effect on countries where they were hit most by the pandemic. Unfortunately, fewer case numbers in Australia and New Zealand do not leave these countries immune to these effects, as extended lockdown measures can have an enduring negative impact on the economy. These events also had a significant influence on the property maintenance provider market, whether it be the quality of work or types of suppliers available. 

Change in the requirements of providers

This unknown climate has brought on stringent requirements to ensure works are completed safely. Government-imposed health restrictions and on-going physical distancing measures will negatively impact the number of staff that can be on-site. As a result, this will cause less efficient execution and a possible delay in works, if not handled properly. This is why it is vital to have a constant awareness of these amended working conditions and plan them adequately into the scope of works.

Beyond maintenance activities, these unexpected events will also impact how schools, universities, retail complexes, strata or even retirement villages are managed. Therefore, it will be essential to stay the course and entrust a quality maintenance supplier to take care of the rest. This will allow your business to stay the course and focus on key business priorities.

Change in the maintenance provider market

Challenging times and economic downturns can lead some suppliers to cut corners; affecting the quality of work completed. As a result, it is essential to go through the maintenance plan and determine what is included in the scope of works and choose a building and property maintenance supplier that can be trusted.

There will also be a change in the number of providers available, as there will be a propensity for some companies to ‘jump ship’ and try out new sectors, such as maintenance. Therefore, it is essential now, more than ever, to select a quality partner.

Utilising credible suppliers

There is never a more crucial time to partner with the right supplier. It is integral to choose an agile property maintenance provider, to adapt to the challenges at hand, but also have a history of surviving economic downturns. This will provide you with the confidence that the job will be done efficiently and effectively.
Programmed have over 60 years of experience in delivering quality outcomes in building maintenance services in Gold Coast and other locations of Australia. They also had the skills, knowledge and expertise to have survived multiple economic downturns, including the Global Financial Crisis. Choose a name you can trust, and contact Programmed today, via

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