Builders’ Quotes: 7 Reasons Yours are Higher Than Expected

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Despite the best made plans, builders' quotes can throw a spanner in the works of any self build, extension or renovation project. 

After you've worked hard to produce designs, drawings and a carefully calculated cost plan for a project, you'll of course be eager to find a builder to carry out your build. So, what do you do when you put the work out to tender and find that the quotes you receive back are much more than you expected?

Bob Branscombe

Bob is one of the UK’s leading Chartered Surveyors and with over 30-years’ experience in both self build and construction. A career spent with several main contractors and major surveying consultancies has helped reinforce his approach that cost-estimating and control are a fundamental tenet of self building. He's previously led seminars at Homebuilding  & Renovating Shows across the country.