Within one week of our free estimate/consultation meeting you will receive a written proposal by email. Our proposals are broken into work areas so you can see what costs are associated with different parts of your project. This allows you to select only some portions of the proposal if you wish or to break the job into multiple stages. Our proposals are also very detailed with specifications so that you can see the quality of the materials and construction methods being used and so that there are no surprises. If required along with the proposal we can supply free rough hand drawn layout sketches to provide clarity on design, but the final design is refined in design stage. Our proposals include terms & conditions and serve as a contract if we are hired. Once a proposal is finalized and signed we collect a 20% deposit and book an approximate start date. From here if it is a small project that doesn’t need a design we would move directly to installation. If it is a larger project requiring a design we would move to design phase.