hawkwind23 wrote: »
Just be careful OP.
I work as a tradesman and there seem to be a lot of builders out there attached to architects, they have the fancy website and graphic designed livery on the new vans but the quality of the work is shocking.
These tend to be high end projects.
My advice would be to focus on quality control , maybe an independent clerk of works.
Price is the least of your worries if you end up with a build full of problems.
tomcrows wrote: »
Surely it makes sense to get a minimum of 3 prices to make a sensible comparison. It is important to get a clearly defined specification at the outset so each contractor is pricing for the same requirements and make sure they are doing exactly that. It is up to you and your architect to ensure there are as few provisional costs as possible.
I recently got 4 prices back for a full renovation with new two storey extension in Dublin. Price ranged from 215 to 300.
You can potentially reduce costs by removing kitchen, or painting, or flooring from a tender offer and arranging that yourself.