April 2021

A Guide to Choosing the Best Road Plate Hire Business in Brisbane 

The thing is, choosing the right road plate hire business can be a headache: how do you know who is reputable? How do you know who will provide you with good quality steel road plates? Which road plate hire business has the best customer service? There are plenty of road plate hire businesses in Brisbane, but what you really need is quality road plate hire business. 
Choosing the right one is almost like hiring a new employee for a job. You wouldn’t hire the first applicant for a job at your business, so don’t choose the first road plate hire company you stumble across. The trick is to find a few and narrow them down until you find the best. But what makes a good road plate hire business? We discuss below.
 

Why Hire Steel Road Plates? 

Before we get into finding the right road plate hire business, let’s talk about why you might need steel road plates. At Scope Cranes & Logistics, we offer steel road plates for hire for a number of uses, including driveway access, road crossing, cranes access, excavation protection, pedestrian access, temporary roads, concrete protection, construction exaction crossings and end plates for shoring boxes. Now that we know a few of the most common uses for hiring road plates, let’s get into how you can find the right road plate hire business in Brisbane. 


  1. Ask for recommendations

    The first best thing you can do when starting your search for a quality road plate hire business in Brisbane is asking around for recommendations. The more you start with, the better (but don’t have too many or you’ll find it too confusing to narrow down). A good number to start with is about 5 road plate hire businesses. Now, how do you start this list? There are a few ways. Firstly, ask for recommendations from colleagues in the construction industry. This is one of the best ways to receive honest, non-bias answers on which road plate hire companies are good, and the ones who are perhaps not so good. Friends and industry colleagues have nothing to lose when handing out recommendations, so you can be certain their advice is honest. Another way is to search online for road plate hire businesses in Brisbane but beware of the top few results as these are usually ads that the companies have paid for and doesn’t necessarily mean they’re the best. It’s important to note that good road plate hire businesses will make it easy for you to get in touch with them. Be cautious about road plate hire businesses who don’t have a website, social media presence or reviews that are easily accessible.

  2. Compare portfolio’s 

    With your list of road plate hire businesses in hand, you can start comparing portfolios. Ask each business for examples and situations of where their road plates have been used. They might have a physical or online portfolio of past projects where their products have been used. Look out for companies that don’t have a decent portfolio, or don’t have any photos or examples of where their road plates have been used. 

  3. Check all relevant licensing

    At this point, you may have crossed a couple of names off your list. Another easy way to narrow down your search further is to check the road plate hire business has all the relevant licensing and certification. The specific licenses or certifications will depend on the project, but the road plate hire company you choose should have the right credentials. Be wary of any company who is hesitant to provide these details or takes too long to get the information to you. 

  4. Ask for references  

    Now you might have two businesses left on your list, so it’s time to start checking references. Any good road plate hire business will have a list of past clients who will be able to provide references. It’s a wise idea to make sure each reference list includes the name, phone number or email of the references, as well as the dates for each job. You don’t want a reference from someone who the business dealt with 10 years ago, for example. Here are some questions you might like to ask the references: 

     

    • How was the company to deal with? 

    • Was the customer service good?  

    • Did they respond to inquiries in a timely manner? 

    • What was the quality of the road plates like? 

    • Were there any issues? If so, how were they dealt with? 

    • Was the cost reasonable and clear? 

     

    Generally speaking, if a client had a good experience overall, they’ll be more than happy to sing the praises of the contractor. However, if the experience wasn’t so good, references might not want to speak badly of a company, so it’ll be up to you to read between the lines. 

     

    We hope this has been helpful in your search for a good right road plate hire business in Brisbane! 



So, you’re in the market and shopping around for the best road plate hire business in Brisbane. You know what you need, when you need it and for how long you need it. That’s the easy part. The trickier part is finding the right (and the best) business to provide you with all your road plate hiring needs.

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