COMPARING BUILDERS QUOTES SERIES | WHAT ARE THE OTHER TRADE COSTS?

“Many people compare apples with oranges, then go bananas over the statistics!” Marvin J. Ashton

Building a home has many variables, which is why sourcing quotes and being able to accurately compare them can be difficult. We don’t want you to go bananas! Let us help you look beyond the bottom line and understand what you need to compare within builder’s quotes.

Did you know your builder quotes on the cost of others’ labour and material too?

Unless you have engaged a true ‘multi-tasking-magician’ for a builder, it is unlikely he would be able to undertake all tiling, joinery, painting, flooring and landscaping works himself! Your builder will subcontract these tasks to other tradesmen, and your quote should include an accurate estimation of how much labour and materials will be charged for these items. If you notice huge discrepancies between these items when comparing quotes, have a chat with your builder to ascertain why. Perhaps he has not included tiling wall to floor like you expected, or has not included the required earthworks for your driveway.

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