Building and renovating is a new process for most of us, and it can be very daunting if you’re not well prepared. In particular, choosing a builder is one area that can overwhelm a lot of people. This is completely understandable, given the horror stories we often hear and the significant financial investment that’s at stake. After all, you’re playing the builders’ game, and they’re a lot more familiar with how it’s played than you are.
Unfortunately, there are builders out there who take advantage of their experience and exploit their clients’ lack of knowledge. But rather than taking an ‘us versus them’ approach, it’s far better to improve your knowledge of the processes involved, so you can develop an open, informative and transparent relationship with your builder. One of the first steps toward achieving this is navigating the quoting process.
Here are some costs that might have slipped your quote’s net.