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Your guide to renovating and building DESIGN & BUILD 2 — A Times Newspapers Supplement, August 2013 www.times.co.nz 123272 Office 1, Howick Village Mall, Central Terrace, Howick Village 0800 Fencible or 533 3539 www.fenciblelaw.co.nz 123483 Proud to assist the people of Howick with all their property law needs Architecture K V eltman im Ph: 527-6835 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 49 Pakuranga Road, Pakuranga www.kimveltman.co.nz 123419 Apples for apples Even with the most detailed scope of work, two quotes are never the same so, finding the best match means having confidence in the way in which quotes are presented and recognising whether they are clear and definitive in what they include. We all know cheapest is not always best yet we’ve all been guilty of purchasing something cheap only to find we got what we paid for. In the building game, quality is best portrayed as something that provides added value, whilst enhancing looks and integrity. You may ask, “how can a builder’s quote for a bathroom renovation that is $3000 dearer than another quote, be better value?” Well, in some cases it may not! Most builders will use more or less the same materials – gib board, tiles, a bath, taps etc, or do they? And how can they be so far apart on price? It’s simple really. Quality. Using quality materials and professional, trusted contractors comes at a price. Professionalism and trust are the first things to look for when employing a builder. The way he presents himself in dress, manner and attitude are a reflection of how he will construct and manage your build. Obviously, service comes at a cost; the question is, to what level is the consumer willing to pay for quality products and service. For example, compare two different return airfares on the same plane from Auckland to London. Remember, the end result is to deliver the passengers fromAtoByetaticket flying economy class will cost around $2500 whereas a ticket flying first class will cost around $10,000. The difference is in the quality of travel and the service. How can you compare apples with apples when comparing quotes for building work?
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