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Cost to set new drain inspection frame and cover

Discussion in 'Building' started by jacko555, 29 Jan 2021.

  1. jacko555

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    When fitting new windows, the fitters smashed a metal drain inspection cover. Dropped a scaffold pole on it. By agreement, I'm not making the final payment until all snags are resolved.

    Inspection cover is apparently a non standard size (old house) and they are struggling to find replacement. Its 640x490mm

    Assuming a replacement cannot be sourced, what sort of cost should I expect to pay to have a new one fitted (as in, dig out old and supply / fit new frame and cover)

    They're asking for some of the remaining balance (which is fair) although want to keep enough back should I have to pay someome to repair it myself.

    I'm pretty sure they'll do it but am risk averse - if they do fold or evaporate as a company I want to be sure I have the original funds to cover it.

    Ballpark?
     
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  3. 23vc

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    Couple of hours work and a few engineering bricks I’d say - £150 tops? You can get 600x450 ish covers so top brick course probably just needs corbeling in a bit. Doubt it’s a biggie, did one recently within an hour.
     
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  4. Ian H

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    What’s the surface around the manhole?
     
  5. jacko555

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    Buried concrete thing.

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  7. Ian H

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    I’d say about £150 too
     
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    I don't think you would get a builder to replace that for £150 including materials.

    Andy
     
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    Me and Ian will do it for 150 each. I’m good at making tea
     
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    Just get that company to sort it out before paying anything.
     
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