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Question DetailsAsked on 7/29/2016

Contractor rates remodeling bathroom in willsboro ny

Total renovation of bathroom. Interested in hourly rate

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Personally, I would not be looking at hourly rates - I would have bidders bid the job as a lump sum - or lump sum plus cost-plus-percentage on fixtures if you are wanting to pick them out after the contract is signed. Paying by the hour rewardsthe less efficient worker, and can promote dawdling to run up the bill. Sometimes necessary for tearouts and repairing things like water and insect damage and foundation issues because until you get in there you cannot tell what the scope of work is, but for something that can be defined up-front unit pricing (like for earthwork of unknown quantity) or lump sum (for almost all building construction/remodel work) protects you against overruns, and also provides a firm comparison basis for bidders to bid too because one cannot underestimate hours to get the job then crank up delays and slow work just to get the job.


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