Opinion on quote plz

9 Sep 2007
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United Kingdom
Hi all,
I've been having some problems with roof.  Called the roofer out and he says that ultimately a new roof is needed.  I live in a 2 bedroom terrace house in Bristol with a valley roof. The quote I've been given is £4,800.  This covers the following:
- Replacing felt, tiles and batons
- Replacing the old zinc valley with a lead valley (apparently a lot of lead is required as the valley is quite wide)
- Rendering the walls and chimney
- Replacing the coping stones around the roof
The above will require only one scaffolding tower.
Can someone please say whether this quote sounds reasonable for the work proposed? 
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Sounds reasonable to me, especially as you are getting a new render job as well.
Tower scaffold for a full re-roof?

Anyway another couple of like for like quotes if you have not already done so.
Thanks. The rendering is just the walls up on the roof, not the whole house (I'm guessing u assumed that, but I didn't make it clear).

At the back of the house there are some small cracks in the rendering, and I'm thinking of asking if for that price he'd be willing to fill those in for me (it's a job I've been meaning to do for a while but I don't have a ladder tall enough!). It's probably worth a try don't you think? I guess a degree of haggling must go on in the building trade?!
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Doesn't sound unreasonable, but get one or two more quotes, and as Alistair said a single tower sounds a bit dodgy for a re-roof?
Thanks for the replies so far.

About the scaffolding, it's a narrow house with a valley roof so I think there's quite a lot of space up there to put stuff down and work. Apparently it's quite a wide valley. I think that's why a single tower should do the trick.

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