builders quotes

What's the story with builders' quotes?

Congratulations – you’ve decided to renovate! If it’s a decent-size job you’ll have plans drawn up, your DA approved and you’ll probably be getting a couple of builders quotes. Ideally, these will be builders that friends or colleagues or maybe your designer has recommended. As you’re navigating your way through this strange new world you’ll be coming across lots of new words and phrases that you may not of used before. Two that you’ll definitely be hearing are “fixed price” and “cost plus” and they’re to do with how the builder charges for his work.

 

So, what’s the difference?

choose the builder

How to choose the builder that's right for you

A building project or renovation is no small undertaking – there’s money, time and stress to consider. So you want to make sure you’ve got people around you who are going to get the job for the right price, in a reasonable time frame and to a good standard. So, here are five tips to help you choose the builder that’s right for you.

 

Phone a friend

If a friend or colleague has recently done a renovation, ask them what they thought of their builder and the process. If they had a positive experience, that’s a great place to start.