Hi, I have had a verbal quote for a lean to conservatory but no written estimate? Is this acceptable or should I insist on a written quote? 


  • greenface2
    greenface2 Posts: 471 Forumite
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    If youre going to give the go ahead get a written quote . Ive just given a verbal quote for conny and roof separate to the builders footing price . when the cogs are running I will sit down and draw up a contract trlling the customer what we are doing / not doing . 
  • Thanks, that’s helpful.  I found it odd that some companies sent a written quote irrespective of any decision to go ahead, but another company insisted that I only needed a verbal quote initially.  They would only go into more detail if I signed to go with them. 
  • TELLIT01
    TELLIT01 Posts: 16,461 Forumite
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    I can understand them giving an estimate first to avoid the time and cost if potential clients decided not to proceed.  I wouldn't sign up to anything with full details of the work to be done, including drawings to ensure there are no misunderstanding.
  • Thanks for your help 
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