Quote vs estimate: What's the difference when pricing up your build?

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Weighing up quote vs estimate when it comes to getting an idea of how much your project is going to cost you?

Finding a builder who you trust to deliver you the results you want when it comes to your self build, renovation or extension should be top of your priority list when starting out and while you won't want to pay over the odds, is is also important to be aware that cheapest isn't always best.

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Tim Phillips

Tim Phillips is a quantity surveyor with almost 30 years of experience across the commercial and residential construction sector.

Tim Phillips is an experienced senior quantity surveyor and estimator and has worked in the construction industry for over 35 years. He has worked on many varied projects in this time, for corporates, public bodies and private residential clients, managing multi-million budgets. 

For the past 13 years, Tim has worked on a freelance basis, whilst managing his rental property portfolio. He has extensive experience of undertaking his own full-scale house renovations. He is also a speaker and expert at the Homebuilding & Renovating Shows.