So i've asked people for numbers of people they recomend but i'm now frozen in a state of inaction about what to do next. How many people should I phone, what am I asking for -a quote, an estimate? when do I phone, daytime won't they be building ? How much do I need to say, I want a kitchen extention and to convert the garage but really need advice about the detail. Why do I feel totally incapable about making a phone call?
he is ok with calls anytime inbetween 8am and 8pm.
he never ever gives quotes over the phone, that is unethical as you cannot see what needs doing unless you see it (in his opinion).
he will always come and see the job, go thro exactly what you want, take measurements and then sit down to work things out.
if you need a big extension it is normally better to get an architect in first as they can draw plans up......it gives the proposes builder a proper 'see' of the project, and so it is much better to be able to give a realistic price.