How Did We Gather These Figures?

Throughout our website, you’ll find dozens of researched price guides.

You can use these as a guide to how much tradespeople and businesses are charging for home improvement projects.

Studies have shown that if homeowners want to save money, they should get at least three quotations before proceeding with the project.

The folks behind Quotation Check actually sent out over 1000 requests for figures and quotations to builders, plumbers and other tradespeople from various locations around the UK.

We invited contractors and salesmen into our homes and gathered all the paperwork. We also asked close friends and relatives to help us by getting quotes for certain jobs.

We also sent out quote requests by email for smaller projects.

Our next step was to then to create an entire database of prices we had sourced.

This website is created on the back of that database.

A Word of Warning

While we did get the help of friends and relatives who own houses in various parts of the UK, we also gathered quotes by sending photos and specifications by email to our chosen companies.

It is possible that some of those who responded with a price gave us a deliberately low figure – just to get their foot in the door, so to speak.

If you are looking for anything more than a “ballpark” figure then we strongly urge you to gather your own quotes and estimates. The specifications and requirements in our quote requests could be very different from yours.

It’s highly possible that our figures will differ from any quotes you receive.

Read our full disclaimer here.

Variations Based on Region and Size of Company

When we first started gathering figures we noticed a big difference based on location and also the size of the company. Larger businesses were more expensive, as were those based in London.

We decided early on in our development to break down the figures into a table so our visitors can see the average cost by location and approximate company size.

Comparing Quotation Check to Other Comparison Sites

There are several other websites that offer prices guides buy as far as we are aware, none are based on real quotes.

We have found that our figures were somewhat steeper than competing websites but we also noticed many of these other sites haven’t been updated for several years.

We originally spent many months compiling our database and creating this website. Our 2018 update was completed in early 2018 and we intend to update again in 2020.

Learn more about the people behind Quotation Check – read our story here.

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