The old adage that you can ‘shop around’ to get the best deal is great for your new toaster, but not so great for your biggest ever financial investment. Not only is the ‘best price’ often full of hidden exclusions, it does not guarantee you the best built outcome which will potentially cost you money to fix in the long run! However, we aren’t recommending just accepting whatever price you are given, we help ‘cost check’ your project through:
- Checking the square metre rates rates against a collective pool of data from previously built jobs and current industry standards.
- Recommending builders who we have worked with in the past, that we know will do the right thing by our clients, with a track record of competitive pricing.
- Providing a detailed spreadsheet produced by the builder which is open book and breaks down every item in your project from concrete rates to tap fixtures to builder’s margin.
- If you are still unsure, we can recommend a Quantity Surveyor to be a part of the team and do a cost check (projects over 1 million will require this from the bank in any case).