Sunday, March 13, 2011

Plans for a Second Floor

This week we met with a prospective contractor to discuss about the possibility of having a second floor built on our house. The house we live in is fairly new, only four years old but since our flooding experience during Ondoy we have really started planning and saving up for a second floor.

So far, I find the contractor easy to talk with and am glad that he has a lot of experience when it comes to construction. He mentioned the need to cover the tiles without any need to laminate floors to preserve what has already been beautifully laid (kudos to the our previous contractor). This gesture shows me how he cares not only for his own concerns but his clients as well.

Another thing I liked is that he will be giving us a draft of a design and he says we can have it for free and can even use it even if we don’t come to an agreement with him as our contractor. I like this because the first contractor we inquired from when we were getting our house built had an opposite attitude who made us feel that we were obligated to get them as our contractor because they have made initial drafts or proposal.

I am hoping that we would be able to raise the funds for having a second floor built and that God would lead us to the right contractor.

Jeff

2 comments:

Bam said...

Hi Jeff, if you're up to drafting your own floorplan, I recommend http://www.floorplanner.com/. It's free up to 2 projects. I used this for our house renovation. Draft your floor plan in 2d and it will render it in 3d as well. :)

Anonymous said...

it has been the practice of these contractors to offer free design services in order to get a construction project, well actually it is not free, because in the end they still pay for the one who would draw the free plans (at a cheaper price though)...

if you want it done better,i would suggest seeking professional help from an architect instead of a contractor...