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10:25AM | 08/14/13
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Hi. I'm wondering if I have done anything wrong in dealing with contractors.

I have a house I want to knock down and rebuild. I am talking to two contractors about it. Neither of them knows I'm talking to the other.

Each contractor has come up with a design for the new house, i.e. a computer drawing of where the rooms will be on each floor. I've gone through a few iterations with each contractor on their design.

Neither contractor has asked me to sign or commit to anything. Yet they have spent several hours working on these designs and meeting with me. At some point, I'm going to have to tell one of them "thanks, but I'm going to use someone else."

Will that contractor have good reason to be annoyed with me, or is this standard procedure (drawing up a house design on spec, with no guarantee of getting the job)?

Thanks.

rogerpjones

10:10AM | 11/05/13
Member Since: 11/05/13
3 lifetime posts
Hmm a tricky situation - of course you are right to shop around but you have to be considerate of the work that has been put in. Have you got explicit reassurance from the contractors that the current work all falls under the heading of a 'free quote'? In my experience whenever you're in the stage of planning a project and selecting contractors, it's actually beneficial to tell them that you are still considering your options. It can sometimes result in them giving you a more competitive quote.
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