When it is not economically feasible
to have someone come out
and provide a written quote for work
(i.e.: work that is estimated to be less
than half a day) the person supplying
the required service(s) should provide
a fixed hourly rate
so that you have a better sense
of how much the full job will cost
Hourly rates do not include materials
recommends that all jobs in excess
of four hours
be subject to a written estimate prior
to job commencement
strongly recommends that a one year labor only guarantee be a condition of contract from the prime contractor.
In the event that sub-contractors are used without a prime contractor then individual guarantees need to be sought from each particular trade & service as supplied.
A one year labor guarantee from the prime contractor(s) will avail three benfits.
1. It will improve the quality of the work done
2. It will help your project to run smoothly as everybody needs to "get it right" the first time
3. It will greatly reduced any levels of apprehension, worry or stress that a project of a type that one is unfamilar with brings