Frequently Asked Questions
What really matters… Finding a reputable contractor is a difficult task, as you don’t get a chance to test drive the company beforehand. You do research on Google, you get advice from friends and family (whether you want it or not)… and probably end up more confused than before you started. So how do you choose which renovating company to go with? We had the same question as you, so we conducted a survey called “What is important to you when choosing a renovation company”? Rather than telling people what they should want, instead, we asked, and built our company around the answers.
How do I choose the right renovation company?
How do I know I’m getting a fair and honest price?
Our customers frequently placed this question at the top of their list. So let’s talk about how Corefront approaches this.
You will first meet with an experienced sales person who will roughly determine scope of work and cost. Then you will meet with our estimator and usually a director to tighten up the scope of work and cost. You be guided to work with an experienced designer, who will help you through the design and selections process. After this is completed, quotes will be asked for from our pool of trades which will be shared with you. All Trade and supplier cost prior to the Pre Construction phase are fixed per trade (trades are locked into contract) which provides a high Cost certainty for you.
Once the construction starts, you will see all invoices, which means limited risk to you, and, best of all, no up-front fees!
How are payments made during construction?
How can I ensure you’ll stay on budget?
Our skilled estimator will evaluate the scope, based on hundreds of past projects, to ensure budget and scope match. The designer must work with the estimator and yourself to ensure the design layout and materials selected fit the original scope and budget. To empower you, our client, if there are any discrepancies between your vision and the designers vision, our role is to keep both sides accountable. Finally, trades and sub-trades submit hard quotes to us and adjustments are made where necessary. This happens during the pre-construction phase and requires a lot of time and due diligence, but it’s the only failsafe way of ensuring budget.