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Is this the going rate or am I being overcharged?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Elixa, 4 Oct 2020.

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  1. ajstoneservices

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    I can't see you having mentioned where you live in this thread, perhaps you have and I have missed it. If you live in Wales or up north you can expect low labour costs. If you live down South you can expect the labour costs to be much higher. Pricing jobs on the internet is easy as we are not the ones who will end up working for the **** all that most claim is reasonable.
     
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    Think You have completely misinterpreted that, I meant that I am ALSO a qualified professional, like tradesmen are qualified professionals, but I don’t earn anywhere near that amount of money. Meaning we are on a level with skills (in our own areas) except they get paid a lot more. And as I’ve already said, good on them
     
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    You have a point
     
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  5. Elixa

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    I’m in the north of England. What most people would class as a deprived city!
     
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    Only if they are good... The best paid are the shjt ones unfortunately
     
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    Fair point that will make a difference. Im on the edge of London also described as deprived but can go in with good (By me) prices
     
  8. Elixa

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    Yeah I didn’t start this to cast aspersions on tradesmen! I was genuinely a little surprised with the quote being more or less for labour only and wanted opinions. I didn’t account for the difference in prices in different parts of the country when I posted though.
     
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    Deprived city....go on Bradford ?
     
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    No! But I don’t want to say, just worried if the plumber I had round saw the post and put two and two together, and I’d feel awful then, he seemed a nice bloke. Although to be fair I’ve probably left plenty of identifiable info!
     
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    Don't be worried you've sought impartial advice and got it. For a four square meter bathroom I say it's a rip off especially you having to buy the suite.
    You haven't criticised him ..........I have.......two days !!!!!! B0110cks !! not for a decent job!

    Send him a text thanking him for his time and tell him you can't afford it, it's more than you budgeted for, he can't argue with that.

    And be glad you came on here !
     
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    Haha! Well thanks, that’s the clearest advice I’ve had! I’ll definitely take it!
     
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    As said numerous times.Two Days.Not a chance of doing even a half sensible job.
     
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    Bathrooms and kitchens are the two most expensive rooms in a house to re-furbish.

    I'd be expecting to fork out that much and I'm in the trade.
     
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  16. Kitchens are, bathrooms I didn't think so. New bath, toilet & sink for less than £600. A new electric shower, less than £200. If not going down silly expensive tiles route it's not that much money.
    I think 4k to fit the bathroom, without the cost of the bathroom units is a tad much imo. The OP isn't asking for things to be moved around much afaik.

    Hope your op went ok!
     
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    Trust me. They are. And by a long way. Less so than a kitchen but easily the second mot expensive room in a house.

    Think wall and floor coverings then add the plumbing and the suite.

    It was an absolute boon. I opted for local anaesthetic and the whole thing was a relaxed doddle. Rough night last night though.

    :eek:.

    Most WC's cost that.
     
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