You will want to see a simple and clear layout that is easy to understand. This is imperative to do so that, you the client can see what you are getting and the builder has shown what they are providing. With a description for each section of the quote.
Within the quote, there should be a breakdown of the total cost so you can see what you are spending on each area of the build. It should be a price that can be amended if you would like to add extras or upgrades. All prices should have a simple layout along with the prices.
Does it include what you want?
There should be a basic full in-depth quote with lots of detail for the main build. This is most commonly done to a plastered finish as it is a mutual ground for both the builder and customer. Then if any extras beyond what is stated in the main build quote these would be listed on a separate quote. This is done so that any extras can be added or removed allowing the client to be able to work with the budget they have. There also should be a list of things that is included and not included. Making the pricing structure very clear for you.
There should be the builder’s contact details on the quote so you can have any questions answered. Make the most of the contact details and that is what there are there for, most good companies will be happy to help and welcome your questions.
The payment should be split up into stages over to the project to make it comfortable for the builder to get the work done and this also gives the client extra security so they can make sure they are seeing progress with the build whilst making their payments. It should be a strict schedule for both the builder and the client. This ensures that the project will run harmoniously.