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The Importance of Paying Builders for a quote!

A quote is an offer provided by  a company to a client. It is a summary of the work to be done, a detailed breakdown of the costs, and the total final cost including taxes. 

Most people planning house renovations balk at the idea of paying potential builders for a quote, thinking it must be free. However, did you know that only 20% of free quotes are accurate? This means that 80% of people get blindsided and end up paying far more than expected.

No one wants to be one of the 80%. Therefore, to help you understand the importance of getting a paid-for quote from a house renovations company, Urban Scene Construction – a leading Brisbane renovations and home design company – has come up with the following benefits of paying builders for quotes:

  • Accuracy

It is often overlooked that it takes time for a builder to provide an accurate quote. Time costs money, so it’s logical to charge a fee. For example, providing an estimate for a full house or major house renovation project may take up to 100 hours. Plus, if builders get paid for quotes, they can ensure that each trade is briefed and generally taken to site for inspections before asking them to provide their quotes, ensuring the sub-contractors price that is provided is site specific.

  • Commitment

When a client is willing to invest a small amount to get a quote prepared, in effect they are committing to the builder, who in turn is committed to doing their best. The paid-for quote makes you an actual client, not a potential one. It is the beginning of the construction relationship as you have both invested in the outcome: you with money and the builder with their time.

  • Knowledge

When paying for a quote, you are paying  expert knowledge and the years of experience of a professional Brisbane renovations specialist, like Urban Scene Construction. The builder will visit your site discuss and determine the specifications for your project, and go through your house plans, and structural design and liaise with the designers, engineers or any other industry profession as required. This, of course, requires expertise. All professionals charge for such expertise such as doctors, architects and engineers. It goes without saying that tradespeople should do the same.

The bottom line is that it’s high time people start to respect the knowledge of builders, just as they do with other professionals. Paying a reasonable fee to get a comprehensive quote, that is usually 15 to 30 pages, is the first step in according the respect due. In return, you’ll get a committed builder who will use all the resources available to form an accurate quote.

Why not save yourself from those unexpected expensive pitfalls during construction? Always choose a high-quality professional Brisbane renovations and home design company, like Urban Scene Constructions.

Updating and renovating one’s home is an exciting process for you and your family. Our experienced builders and team are here to help answer all your questions and prepare you for the next stage in making your home renovation/extension dreams possible.

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