Although the builders in TrustCo’s network provide free estimates and meet with clients prior to preparing any detailed quotes, some builders may charge for their builders quotes while others may not.
Before we touch upon the reasons why you shouldn’t necessarily be deterred by paying for a builders quote, it’s important to note that the free estimates provided by our Brisbane builders are usually very accurate with a difference of 5% give or take.
What many homeowners may not know is that a lot of time and effort is spent into creating a customised, detailed itemised quote. It wouldn’t be considered far fetched to assume that builders spend close to 50 hours on a builders quote for new homes.
Albeit a hotly contended issue that may not appeal to every client, there are many valid reasons why builders charge for their quotes.
Accuracy of the Quote
Although not so applicable in the TrustCo network (given that we selectively
Paying for your Brisbane builders quote demonstrates to the builder that you value their time and in return they tend to take more effort into ensuring a good job well done.
Make them feel that their time is valued by paying for it and they will spend the necessary amount of time to create an accurate quote for the job. Devalue their time by expecting a free quote and they may revert with an overly priced quote that isn’t comprehensive to ensure they cover themselves as they didn’t have enough time to ensure the accuracy.
A thorough builders quote is at least 5 to 8 pages long and very detailed. Put it this way, an invested client means an invested builder.
The prices of quotes vary from as low as $200 to around the $1,000 mark depending on the building company and the complexity of the project. Typically speaking, nearly all Brisbane builders will offer the
Do note that this generalisation does not apply to all builders as it would give the trade a disservice to builders who do not charge for quotes and do an excellent job when drawing up their builders quotes.
Experience and Knowledge equals Savings
To gather all necessary information required to draw up a comprehensive builders quote, any Brisbane builder will need to attend the site and be provided with any floor plans, blueprints, specifications or engineering details of your project.
A lot of what you are paying for in a builders quote is tied into the experience and expert knowledge of the builder. Of course there are highly skilled and professional builders who also provide free quotes that provide excellent outcomes.
With TrustCo, our network of builders provide a free estimation and meet with you on site to do so. As the builder will already have all the details necessary to create detailed itemised quotes, the process is a lot swifter and easier. Our Brisbane builders are happy to discuss your project with you on site during the initial meet up and impart their expertise and industry knowledge that can help you realise practicalities and perhaps even save you thousands of dollars.
More and more trades professionals are starting to charge for their expert knowledge and creating a builders quote is one of them. Our prediction is that over the next few years, we will see more builders charging quotes upfront given the direction the industry is headed toward.
Respect for the trade
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When in Doubt
If you’re in doubt about paying for builder quotes, think about it this way, when you have issues with your car, are you happy to pay a mechanic to look at it and find out what’s wrong? Or when your appliances are faulty, are you prepared to pay a repairer to look at it and find out what’s faulty?
Just like any of these professionals, builders
Get in touch with us if you’re still unsure about why you need to pay for a builders quote and our experienced team will be more than happy to clear any doubts!