New Roof (Breakdown Help Needed)

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We intend to renovate our 1930s 3 bed semi, nothing was changed from when it was originally built, it’s in disrepair and needs total modernization.
Before contracting a local business we would like to understand the cost and work involved.

We have very little understanding of building and don’t want to get unfairly charged.
We would like to have a good idea of the work that will have to be done and the costs.

It would be extremely helpful if someone can help us create a breakdown, specifically:
-labour
-materials
-work involved

Here’s an overview:
The roof needs to be completely replaced.
Furthermore it looks like most of the timber is rotten too.


Thank you in advance,
C
 
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What you do is get 3 separate companies to quote for the works ensuring that all are pricing to do the same works.

Make sure that the quotations are on a fixed price basis and you know what the pament terms will be.

You should get a general feeling from the people who turn up to price the work, gut feeling cam help a lot as a starting point.

Go to reputable companies and get references from previous clients before placing an order.

These steps should see you right

A breakdown is impossible without knowing what the roof is like and TBH unless you are buying the materials you don't really need to know
 
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You'll be talking in the ten grand up probably.

If you want to make sure the contractors are quoting like for like, seek advise from an architect and/or quantity surveyor theough they'll charge you for their detailed time.

Also, its your money so get a contract drawn up. If the vendor doesn't want to, go to someone else who will.
 
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You show us the prices you have along with the specification and we will tell you whether we think it high or low.
 
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Most localised roofing Companies know each other -- they have probably worked together in a previous local company, or attend suppliers golf days etc etc etc . and it has been known for jobs to be cartelled.

When your contractors come round to take a look and ask " who else is quoting " tell them you can not remember the names, but tell them you have gone out to one more than you have and tell them you will want a written quote and contract. If they say they dont want to do it that way, walk away. Getting jobs done " cash in hand" may be cheap, but unless you have a good working relationship with the contractor, this is usually a tool of the con men. If you are not comfortable with this, employ a QS, he will sort the job out and advise what and how much to pay and when.
 
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