Making a preliminary estimate is an indispensable part of preparing for a repair. Often the owners do this on their own, monitoring the prices of tiles, wallpaper, paint … And they forget to include some materials that can be called “invisible”. Our advice site found out what is most often not included in the estimate.
If the owners still enter the cost of several bags of plaster in the estimate – it takes a lot, then they forget about the putty necessary to correct small irregularities and seal joints on drywall. Meanwhile, it is necessary and, of course, costs money. Let small, but still.
Also invisible to the eye after use and finishing material. Therefore, very often the primer is not included in the repair estimate. However, it is needed almost everywhere! It is necessary to prime the walls and ceiling before painting, and wallpapering, and laying tiles. Even before pouring the floor screed, the base should be primed, increasing adhesion and reducing mortar consumption. As a result, it may turn out that the cost of the primer significantly increases the cost of repairs. And they weren’t planned.
Laminate, solid board, parquet, linoleum must be laid on a special substrate. And it costs money too! Of course, significantly less than the flooring itself, but still. For example, cork laminate backing is not so cheap..
Zatytile for tile joints
If the price of a tile is always included in the estimate of repair work, then grouting for it is also often forgotten. But this is a necessary material, moreover, unlike the previous ones, it remains in sight. As the portal already wrote, epoxy grouts for joints are much more expensive than cement ones, these costs must be taken into account.
Another important and necessary material, which is often not paid attention at all during the preparation of estimates for repairs. Meanwhile, the scope of application of sealants is very wide. And a special gun will be required to squeeze them out of the tube. Again expenses.
All kinds of nails, self-tapping screws, clamps, nuts and bolts, dowels for insulation and more … Fasteners are required for many types of repair work. It seems that this is a trifle, but without them, the process will simply stop! And a lot of fasteners are required, which makes them definitely worthy of inclusion in the repair estimate.
Of course, if professionals, a team of craftsmen you have hired, are engaged in the preparation of the estimate, then the probability of forgetting about the necessary and important materials is less. But all the same, it is necessary to check whether everything is included, whether additional costs will appear already in the process of work.