Quote from reputable building firm with no details of breakdown

allihopa Forumite Posts: 8
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edited 17 August at 9:45PM in Mortgages & endowments
A curiosity question.  We are planning a ground floor extension and loft conversion.  We have architects plans, planning approved, building control engaged, structural cals, etc (the lot).  we are getting quotes and medium sized reputable building firm supplied one  - it is very high (as in could nearly build a whole house kind of high) and contains no breakdown - the budget lines are there but the figures are all blank.  Just the total at the end of the quote.

My question is, is this a 'polite' way of declining the job?  The only unusual parts of the job were that we wanted to retain and repair the lime plaster (it's in the whole house but good nick apart from c. 45 to 60cm at ground level) and instead of concrete floors (which is currently has - and they are terrible) we were hoping to reinstate suspended timber (it's a 1920's house that has 'improved' by previous owners in 70s and 80s) - the estimator did look a nonplussed when I mentioned these.  Or, do you think it is an oversight, or pdf conversion issue and I should just ask for all details?  Without them I can't see how to realistically compare quotes.  


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    allihopa Forumite Posts: 8
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    Posted in wrong forum - mods please close/delete - I have copied and posted to the DIY/House forum.
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