What are Construction Estimates?

General estimates are predictions about the timing and budgetary expenses of a project or assignments. Estimates can be very useful for understanding the feasibility of a project, and construction estimates are no different. Contractors rely on estimates to deduce the total cost of a renovation project. They use scopes of work to ascertain the necessary details within a project, breaking it down into stages and budget allocations. Unfortunately, construction can be fickle, with unexpected delays and setbacks which ultimately change the scope of the project. The estimate will increase in accuracy as construction progresses, but it’s important to research and calculate your expenditures beforehand.

How We Approach Your Budget

If you come to us with a projected budget in mind, we can offer you helpful insight into what improvements we believe are realistic and their order of importance. Your ideal budget not only affects the amount of work necessary for your project, but provides us with a guide on what materials should be used for your renovation.

Oftentimes we find ourselves in situations where the project owner has limited funds but would still like to make improvements to their property. With years of insight and experience under our belt, we can help recommend which improvements should be prioritized and suggest which of our budget-friendly materials are optimal for your project. These materials will complement the design nicely and leave more room in your budget for future additions and improvements.

This includes all types of finishes, such as flooring material, cabinetry, paint, lighting, fixtures, and trims. We also offer high quality and affordable materials for structural and mechanical refinements. These include heating, air conditioning, plumbing, framing, electrical and foundational work, and other infrastructural revisions. Whether it concerns design choices or budgetary restraints, our clients’ needs always come first.


After we’ve assessed the property and spoken with you about the types of improvements you would like to make, we begin putting together something we call a Cost Estimate. We visit your property and take a detailed report, gauging what kind of expenses are required by both parties in order to get your project underway. We can break down the estimate by either trade or room, depending on your preference. You’ll have a better understanding of where the different costs are being applied. The comprehensive detailing, its overall layout, and the elegant aesthetic have earned our estimates a glowing reputation over the years.

Our estimates are very easy to adjust if you have any changes or additions to make, or if you decide to not move forward with an improvement. As a small company we provide the luxury of a custom-made estimate that’s tailored to your project within a small time frame. You can expect to have an estimate within 48 hours of contacting us. We are easily reachable outside of normal business hours via phone and email, in case you have any questions, concerns, or feedback about your estimate. We provide estimates to many potential clients throughout the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area. Get yours today by contacting us below!


Our Scope of Work is somewhat unique to the remodeling industry. After receiving your approval on the Cost Estimate, we dive into the minute nuances of preparing for your project. We offer a full breakdown of every detail, such as which features are staying or being removed, are there any accent colors for specific walls, replacing or repainting doors, and with what finish, color, and design. These are just a few instances of the level of detailing you will experience with our Scope of Work. Preparing our scopes takes some time, but the benefits and impact it has on the construction process for both parties makes that preparation worthwhile. As our client you will have insight into precisely what kind of work your property will undergo. The scope can also be used as a reference point for any questions or concerns you might have for your Contractor or project manager.

A comprehensive and detailed Scope of Work provides us with a clear-cut path to product delivery by helping us complete multiple tasks simultaneously, thereby speeding up the construction process. Our Scope of Work is conceived around the designs and finishes you desire in your project, including any relocation of utilities. The scope is presented in a room-by-room format, granting you a detailed perspective into every room in which work is planned. We believe that home improvement should be a fun and easy process, doing out best to provide you with such an experience through honesty, communication, and excellent customer service. A tool like the Scope of Work is just one of the many benefits you’ll enjoy when working with a contractor like BT Construction & Development Inc. We are available every day of the week to provide you with our reputable service. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or feedback.

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