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    Is this too much for a rewire? North East England

    I had my last house rewired. It was a 3 bed semi. My new house is a 1 bed cottage. It's 25% smaller than my last one in square meters. The quote to rewire this time is 53% more money than in my last. There are about 3 years difference from having the last one done to receiving this quote. My...
  2. DM7

    Please share your opinion on price/time to complete this job

    Hello, I have recently been taking on repair jobs as a self-employed trader for an estate agency that manages landlords properties. When I started taking on jobs for them I was originally asking for a flat rate of around £20-25 per hour. But then they asked me to work for £10 per hour, which...
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    Excessive quote?

    After a bit of advice. We've had 4 builders round to quote on the following work and only one has got back to us with a price of 3k. I was expecting 1.5 to 2k based on my estimates of materials and time: - use electrician to move internal double socket 400mm to side (£150?) - divert single...
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    Consumer unit replacement cost

    I just had an EICR done and the electrician recommended swapping the CU unit out as it tripped as soon as he plugged his meter in. It's probably 30 odd years old, BS 5486, so makes sense. My question is if £600+ is a reasonable cost for installation of a new 5 circuit CU? It's in London. Thanks
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    New combi boiler - am I being bullied and ripped off?

    Hi all, I currently have a 13 year old Worcester Bosch Greenstar 28i Junior Condensing Boiler installed. It's unfortunately developed a leak on the right hand side as you face it, but it's not losing any pressure and we've still got heating and hot water. I went on Checkatrade and found a...
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    What's a Reasonable cost of rewire in Bristol?

    Any idea what we should expect to pay (before VAT) on a rewire? Bristol Terraced, 1980 Victorian house 2 Bed Floorboards that are exposed (no carpet) All belongings boxes and moving out to avoid getting in the way/speeding things up No access to roof space in bathroom Kitchen Double sockets...
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    skim or dryline + skim etc prices?

    Can anyone help me with this? The online calculators are pretty basic and don't really do the job. Am in a reasonably prosperous town in Wales. Have had prices of 1.5k and 2k? Any help would be appreciated. 5x4x2.3m room. How much is reasonable to pay for: A) 2 coat skim on pre boarded TE...
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    Flooring quote too high?

    Hello, We have just had a quote from a local independent flooring firm and it feels very expensive to me, but I would be interested to hear if I am being unreasonable or not. Hallway of 2.5m x 2.0m with Project Floors distressed smoked oak going onto existing tiles. Was told there needs to be...
  9. Auric

    Help estimating kitchen extension cost

    Hi all We're moving into a new victorian terraced house that needs a lot of work - double glazing, heating, floorboard etc - but the main thing we want to do is a kitchen side extension. From the sale of our previous house, we will end up with around £75k and the idea is to make sure we get the...
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    Very difficult to find an Origin window installer in London?!

    Hi, I am getting my bathroom redone, and in the process have decided to replace the timber sash window with an aluminium one. I've received a quote from a company that deals with Origin windows, but rather late in the process they backed out and said they will do supply only. The price they...
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    Electric UFH - Costs to install?

    Ok. So I know that cost is a very subjective thing but I'm in the midst of a renovation - my first real project - and we're planning to tile most of our ground floor so to take the cold edge of the tiles, we're planning on installing electric underfloor heating. We've had a quote for around...
  12. Forestduncan

    Converting conservatory to extension - ball park cost

    Evening all, We've decided to take the plunge and replace our old, leaky 6m by 4m conservatory with a single story extension and knock through the back of the house to the dining room to create a new kitchen/dining living space. I wondered whether anyone had an idea as to possible ball park...
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    Can someone help me with this quote?

    Sorry, I'm just not good with building work at all and didn't know where else to post!! I have been quoted... New rear gutter £130 Remove tree and out building £300 Refix front gutter and fix leak £200 New rubber flat roof above front bay £350 New roof to rear window £150 New lead flashing to...
  14. Fishwalker

    Advice needed before hiring a roofer...

    Hi Not sure if anyone on here can help but we need a roofer to do several repairs to our 1912 mid terrace with a valley. It had a new roof put in roughly 16 years ago with a Velux window. The main problems are: a long horizontal damp patch along the landing ceiling that separates the landing...
  15. DMA

    Painting roof fascia boards and soffits -Access equipment? £Quote?

    Hello, I am wondering if anyone with experience can help me? I started painting and decorating after doing some training and recently someone asked me about painting exterior fascia boards, soffits and upstairs exterior side of the windows etc. I'm not sure what to charge here in the...
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    Boiler and CH installation

    My warm air heating system (approx 40 years old) has eventually stopped working and I need to replace it. I've had a quote of £3500 +VAT incl. parts and labour for an Ideal Logic +, 4 rads and a towel rad, removal of old system and all made good. It's a two-bed terrace in Milton Keynes. Does...
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    Help with costs of refurbishment and loft conversion

    Hello This is my first post on this forum, and would be grateful if anyone cold help me out with the below I am currently in the process of purchasing a house on the south east coast and looking to do a full refurbishment and loft conversion, I wondered if anyone is able to give me a ball park...
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    Filler Loop part of boiler replacement?

    Hello, I'm wondering if anyone can help me... I had a new Vaillant boiler fitted before Christmas, the quote was to replace the old boiler, fit a new cylinder (which was leaking), fit thermostats to the radiators and refit the pump at the back of the cupboard. For the past few days one of the...
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