The addition of a home is a huge project, both financially and logistically. If you're beginning the search for a contractor, finish the task by searching for someone whose work you are passionate about. It's definitely important. But, you should also put the most importance on how well contractors communicate with you and can comprehend the vision you have of the work.
You can narrow down your search for potential room addition contractors through brief phone interviews. Request information from contractors on their availability and whether they are willing to take on rooms that are of your size and size, can they provide you with a rough idea of what an expansion could cost, and are they insured and licensed and will they be able to give you a client list?
You can start looking for written estimates to figure out how much your room expansion will cost. Display them the house extension project area, show them your plans, and then ask them any questions you may have. You'll be able to get a feel for the character of the contractor as well as how well you can be able to work together.
Bids should contain a full list of the materials used and their prices, as well as labor and profits, and other costs. Materials usually comprise 40 percent of the overall expense; the profit is usually between 15 and 20 percent. However, before hiring make sure you do your research. Get in touch with the contractor's references.
Contact the local Better Business Bureau and your state's consumer protection agency to ensure that the contractor does not have a history of issues with subcontractors or clients.