Getting the Material quotes...

Armed with the material list, details for the exterior windows & doors, and a copy of the architect drawings, I am off to start the quoting process.

I also created a supplier cover sheet where I listed a few quoting rules like:
  • Substitution of materials - I listed a few brand names for materials
  • Location of the construction site - so they know where they are delivering
  • A delivery schedule - I grouped the materials in to delivery lots because I don't want materials sitting around for itchy fingers
  • How to contact me
  • Return of the plans - they are damned expensive and in limited supply
  • The quote must be valid for at least 90 days
I have chosen to get three quotes. The lucky suppliers are Home Depot, Rona and Home Hardware Building centres.