Quotation Check was created by Daniel Woodley and Rachel Westwood and is a home improvement price checking website with one goal – to allow consumers access to pricing data for common home improvement projects and maintenance tasks.
Daniel has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry, first as an employee and later as a contractor for clients such as Wimpey Homes, Persimmon and Interserve.
In later years, Daniel set up his own small business with two employees in the south-east of the UK.
One thing that Danny noticed over and over again, was the number of enquiries about prices. From telephone calls, text messages and emails; time and time again, consumers were looking for a ballpark figure for home improvement projects.
Most were budgeting for an imminent future project, some needed guide prices for insurance quotes, occasionally homebuyers wanted to know how much it would cost to repair a property they were interested in. Some wanted to compare prices between different firms.
In 2014, Quotation Check was created to help answer the question: How much does that cost?
Each year Quotation Check sends out price requests to hundreds of tradespeople and firms in the UK. The prices are averaged and then published on the website so visitors can get a better-than-ballpark estimate.
Rachel works as an administrator for a private hospital but has helped out tremendously with the Quotation Check project during her spare time.
From sending email enquiries to companies, chasing them up with phone calls asking for clarifications to creating our extensive database of figures.
Rachel’s work has been crucial to the success of our website and her skills as an administrator have proved invaluable.
Mike Westwood is a multi-skilled tradesperson who helped us in the early stages of our project with our guides, FAQs (frequently asked questions) and other content creation aspects of this website.
He has over 20 years of experience in the building industry in the UK, mostly working on extensions and small-sized projects.
The 2021 Website Update
2021 has been a unique year for all of us and anyone sourcing prices for home improvement projects will likely have noticed inflation.
Quotation Check has witnessed unprecedented price hikes with extensions and roofing work quotes well into the double-digit inflation.
An overview of our research in late 2021 can be found here.
You can contact us via our contact page.