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RE: Questions for general contractors? (Follow-Up #1)
I put together 2 sheets - one I used as a guideline when interviewing contractors and another when interviewing their references. I didn't necessarily asked them every question. I can email you the finished sheets.
How much experience with historical homes?
Tell them about my job: Converting 1820s house back to single
How many renovations have you completed?
What do you see as the important issues?
What insurance coverage do you have? At a minimum, contractors should have
What professional/trade organizations are you are a member of? Check membership standing in the organization provided.
Have you taken any classes or attended any trade seminars in the past 2 years?
Do you have any projects under litigation or complaints filed against you?
How do you handle this type of job?
Do you have employees or do you use subcontractors? Will you be using subcontractors on this project? If yes, ask to meet them, and make sure they have current insurance coverage and licenses, if required. Also ask them if they were paid on time by this contractor
How interested are you in this project?
How long do you expect to complete this project?
Based on the project detail, what permits may be required?
May I have an itemized estimate on the project that includes materials, labor, overhead, and a time frame? The estimate should be in writing in order to compare it with the estimates you receive from the other two contractors.
What is your experience/track record with cost estimating or quotes?
Questionaire for references:
How did you find out about this contractor?
<none>clipped on: 06.20.2009 at 03:00 pm last updated on: 06.20.2009 at 03:00 pm
RE: Help me find this tile! Reward offered!!! (Follow-Up #17)
Brad - I have to admit I also have fallen in love with this tile.......
It is made by Akdo. It is a 3x6 glass tile and the color is Caspian Blue Light (Clear) Part #: GL1409-0306C0.
If you go to the link below you will see the photo from Pottery Barn.
Here is a link that might be useful: Akdo Caspian Blue Light (Clear) Tile
<none>clipped on: 01.21.2009 at 10:41 pm last updated on: 01.21.2009 at 10:41 pm
My finished 'glamour vintage' bathroom
My master bathroom is finally finished. I nearing the end of a long gut renovation and I wanted to share the sole completed room in the entire house! Size is approx 10x5ft in a 100 year old home.
Floor tiles: Marble basketweave with ming dot accents
Im planning on adding some fluffy towels, a potted orchid, some photographs on the far wall and teak bench to finish it off. Any other suggestions appreciated.
Just wanted to thank everyone on this board for being such a great resource. I come here with questions and always leave with an answer from a simple search or posted question.
<none>clipped on: 10.26.2008 at 12:34 pm last updated on: 10.26.2008 at 12:35 pm