Getting ready to submit plans for bids! Ideas please?
So we finally have construction and structural plans ready to give to the builders we are considering. Does anyone have advice/suggestions for what to include at this stage?
Should we send a "cover" letter or will the plans pretty much give them everything they want to know?
Should I give them all the sketches of my kitchen and laundry area? ;) I figure this would help with the cabinets portion of the bidding process, since I am foregoing alot of upper cabinets in order to get flush inset. But I've been told this might overwhelm the builders. Is this really true? If my kitchen plans overwhelm the builders at this stage I think I want a more experienced builder, right? Or is this something I really need to negotiate once we choose the builder? One thing I don't want to do is haggle over the cabinets after we sign the contract. I've also found a cabinet maker I really like, and a flooring source I really like. Both with quotes for my particular ideas. Are these ever included in the initial bid package?
I would love to hear what the folks here on GW did and what worked best for you! Please share?