5 ways to prepare you for quotations – Client tips
1. Make yourself available
Decide on a meeting time with the Contractor, a time that will suit both you and the Contractor. Contractors know that some Clients can only meet after work. If you can only meet after hours, speak to the Contractor and see if they can meet you after hours or over weekends.
2. Know exactly what you want to do before meeting with the Contractor
When you meet with the Contractor they might give you new and cost effective ideas, but as far as you can, be prepared and know exactly what you need them to quote on when they show up for the meeting.
3. Write a description on a detailed list of all work to be done.
Contractors need to allow for unforeseen cost, and the smaller the risks for unforeseen cost, the smaller the allowance will be. Make sure they get all the information they need.
4. Drawing sketches can help
The better a Contractor can understand what you want, the easier it will be for him when he works out your quotation. If you need professional architectural drawings to be drawn up you are welcome to Contact Buildster. We can help you with that.
5. Confirm appointments
Most Contractors never see the inside of an office, so they might be difficult for them to be organized when it comes to administration. It might save you time if you just send the Contractor a text message 30 min before the meeting, just to make sure they won’t be late.