Why are builders’ quotes so shocking?

Most self-builders do a lot of homework, possibly involving months of time, energy and money, before they even get to the tendering stage. Professionals have been involved, the planners had their say, topographical surveys done, bats and Roman ruins ruled out. Yet we can still get terrible surprises when the quotes come in.

Many people immediately assume they’ve chosen the wrong builders, or that someone somehow seriously misunderstood the situation. Here are a few reasons why this occurs.

Andrew Stanway

Written by Andrew Stanway

County Cavan build with a difference

Exterior Finishes: Charred Timber