I have a blank Form 515 Sumary of Estimate with the itemized reverse. Is this adequate for home remodelling or renovation? Or should I use some other form for getting a contractor's estimate on the work and materials? Please advise me.
The work is quite extensive. It includes roofing, flooring, and many things inbetween.
Throw out those forms, you have no need for them. If you ask me for an estimate I will take measurements and make notes contact my suppliers for material prices and then write an estimate to submit to you. If you hand me a form I would laugh and walk away. Your contractor will know what is needed. If you want a detailed estimate you may request for an itemized estimate these estimates generally cost. Whereas a general estimate is generally free. Been doing this for over 20 years. Research your contractor and call on past customers for references and to see their work. You are taking on the role of general contractor who receives estimates and bids from different contractors. Contractors are generally Electricians, plumbers, roofers, drywallers etc. A handyman may cover most phases of a renovation but may not be license for all phases of renovation. As a general contractor you will also be the one in charge of getting all permits and variances that might be needed.
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