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Example of a written quotation for a loft conversion?
Hi, would anyone be able to provide a basic example of a written quotation for a loft conversion? I have been provided with a written quote, but its very confusing, and doesnt really detail anything. Is this normal? I was expecting a rough guide of how long it may take and the materiels they expect to be using. Is that being fussy, or should these things be included in my quote?
Roc are right , the quote should be easy to understand otherwise any confusion now will only get worse when the job is being done.
You should also ALWAYS have at least 2 quotes from some contractors off this site with good feedback.
The quotes need to be clear , detailed and give a fixed price based upon the plans or written specification, any deviation from the plans or spec will probably incurr extra cost which should always be agreed in writing before the extra work is carried out.
It is very risky to embark upon this type of work unless you fully understand what is included or excluded from the quote. If you don't understand the quote perhaps you could employ a surveyor to advise you at least about the quotes before you award the contract to anyone.
This care & attention to detail protects both parties.
Answered 24th Jan 2013
As far as im concerned,a quote SHOULD include the materials that are being used AND be as simple to understand as possible.If you don't understand it then potentially there are grey areas and you could be asked for more money during the work.Ask the builder to give you something that tells you what you are getting for your money.If he cant do this then maybe you shouldn't employ him.
Answered 23rd Jan 2013