Do you want to make sure you avoid all these nightmare scenarios?
Please read this article.
Every minute spend on reading it will save you thousands on avoiding these common mistakes.
…so, what can you do to avoid your home-renovation dream turning into a nightmare?
There is an old saying
…“a job well planned is a job half done”.
This could not be truer than when it comes to any home renovation project!
Having run my business for the past 14 years, I regularly come across the same problem…
…nearly all the customers follow this gambling-like scenario:
They call a few local builders to price up the project based on the drawings and the amount of additional information each builder collects from the client.
Some builders may have even provided rough estimates without properly assessing the scope of work required.
This is especially common when some customers ask for ball-park figures.
This is so wrong…!
Those builders with a more thorough approach would spend an hour or even more collecting information from the client and taking lots of pictures in order to prepare their quote.
Then, within a couple of weeks, each builder would send their quotation.
Some of the quotations would be detailed, some of them wouldn’t.
(Which is fair enough, as to produce a detailed quotation takes many hours of calculations, and would cost hundreds of pounds, if done through an estimator company.)
One thing is guaranteed though – all of the quotations are going to be very different from each other.
And most importantly – the total costs would probably be very different too!
It’s all because each builder would prepare their own specification and price it up accordingly.
This leads to big confusion for the customer when the time comes to compare such quotations fairly.
This is especially true when some of the builders would not include some of the jobs by luck of information, or to make their total cost lower and more attractive.
If you go ahead with such a quote – what happens next is obvious
– the items that were not initially included are going to come up as expensive extras.
When that happens, the customer would need to either pay more or have a big disagreement with the builder.
Those customers who spend extra money on preparing very detailed specification and tender documents through an architect do not always avoid the headache unfortunately.
Quite often a 100 plus-page specification document would not be an easy thing for a client to follow.
It is not always clear what exactly was included in the specifications as the document is full of technical jargon and it can sometimes be confusing with overlaps or even missing items.
So far it all sounds confusing and complicated, right?