Renovation in Israel - White and black materials
Today we are going to speak about one common mistake people do when they renovate or build their home in Israel.
The mistake is Including in the contractor's offer the supply of Finishing materials, known as "white materials," in Hebrew "homarim levanim."
Construction materials are divided into two categories: black materials (חומרים שחורים) and white materials (חומרים לבנים).
Black materials are needed for the construction and are: cement, pipes, mortar, adhesives, plaster, bricks and so on
White materials are all the finishing like flooring materials, tiles, sanitary appliances, windows, and doors
If the contractor includes in his offer the supply of these materials, he is likely to provide the cheapest materials available, to increase his profit. You have no way to check the quality of the materials, and you are likely to end up paying more in the end.
What to do? Ask the contractor for a quote on work that consists of "black" materials only, while you supply the finishing materials.
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