We had asked quite a few companies for quotations but not many offer ther complete package ( pillars, beams, insulation, concrete floor casting, etc). We got basically offers from 2 companies for the complete package: Basso (via Lapponia sales agent) and Me-Perustukset. The initial Basso offer was 50 % (!) more expensive than the one from Me-perustukset. Only after Basso found out the fact that we got a much cheaper offer from ME, Basso also came down to a much similar price. But then we did not want to consider their offer anymore as we felt Basso initially tried to ripp us off. Also Basso's offer did not include making the ventilation holes and also it requires to pay separately if the foundation/ concrete needs heating during the colder season.
The round prices of the offer we accepted from Me-perustukset for our foundation and pillars (materials and installation) including the terace were:
- plinth beams and floor beams (sokkelipalkki ja ontelolaatta) - 18000
- steel pillars (teräspaalutus) 112m - 4500
- concrete floor casting - 3000
- steel net and EPS insulation - 2700
- foundation and water drainage design - 1200
So far I have been happy with the service from Me-perustukset and the sales person speaks very well english (Mikko Kuoppa - Update Nov 2011 - Mikko left the company we were told).
Even more of a pleasant surprise was that the during the design fase, the Me-perustukset planner came with a proposal for a different set up of the foundation which needed less plinth beams and steel pillars than were quoted in the initial offer and therefore we got a reduction of 2000 euro in the total price!
See also our other post about foundation:
Now, due to delays and frost coming up, we decided to postpone the finalization of the foundation until next spring...