A trend emerging over recent months, on small, and certain larger jobs, is the builder quoting for labour etc and ‘letting’ the client supply the materials.

This is the builder making sure they do not getting caught for the increasing cost of materials being quoted by various suppliers and the demand for payment ahead of any delivery, or at least payment on delivery.

Not surprising given current market conditions, and something that clients should be aware off, and requiring a careful check before accepting any builders quotations.