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How long for decorating quote?

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by magsy01, 7 Apr 2011.

  1. magsy01

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    Just wondering how long it takes to prepare a quote for some decorating jobs I need doing. Im thinking they might not want to do it :(
    its been 3 days.

    I know its probably 'how long's a piece of string' but as a rough guide how many days does it generally take.

    Thanks.
     
  2. misterhelpful

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    I try to get them done by a Friday and tell the potential customer that. Sometimes, if I'm very busy, I get them out on a Sunday.

    As you said, 'How long is a piece of string?'

    I would expect anyone who wants the work to get back to you within 10 days though. A start date is another matter!
     
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    Thanks a lot thats helpful to know.

    :)
     
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    Often I suspect that once the tradesmen has had a look he may decide the job is too small for him and so not bother quoting.

    I had this issue when I had a plasterer to quote for our bathroom ceiling. Despite phoning him a week later I never did get that quote. I then called about 5 plasterers to quote and got quotes from 2 of them.

    Is it a small or awkward job?
     
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  5. magsy01

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    Thanks Curium, no not that small but different skills involved, carpenter, tiler decorator Im wondering if thats why its taking a while as all of those trades have to be costed.
     
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