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  • Gland 2 Feb 2013 21:25:01 78,465 posts
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    Really interested to know what and by how much.

    I'm also thinking that a lot of work he can do himself, stripping the walls for example.

    Edited by Dirtbox at 21:25:45 02-02-2013

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  • thenastypasty 2 Feb 2013 21:29:32 5,185 posts
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    Without seeing the condition of the property or a detailed brakedown of what the spec/plans are, it's pointless putting a figure on things, but I can tell you from first hand experience its a lot more expensive than you think.
  • magicpanda 2 Feb 2013 21:31:09 13,410 posts
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    An entirely new roof should cost you no more than about 7-8k.

    Getting mine for about 5k, mates rates.
  • Gland 2 Feb 2013 21:32:41 78,465 posts
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    thenastypasty wrote:
    Without seeing the condition of the property or a detailed brakedown of what the spec/plans are, it's pointless putting a figure on things, but I can tell you from first hand experience its a lot more expensive than you think.
    Well, I'm going from what I paid for same/similar work. So anecdotal experience unite.

    ed: ah were a few 'mates rates' thrown in here and there, and I'm the demon barber when it comes to whittling people down to a better price. I'll stand strong at 45k for the whole lot tho.

    Edited by Dirtbox at 21:35:17 02-02-2013

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  • ibenam 2 Feb 2013 21:33:25 1,480 posts
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    Start here : Mybuilder.com

    Edited by ibenam at 21:34:47 02-02-2013
  • ram 2 Feb 2013 21:37:02 3,483 posts
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    Get quotes from 3 or 4 builders in your local area. You can't get any sort of accuracy from some bloke on the internet who hasn't seen your property and isn't a builder.

    Try and find honest recommendations from friends and family for builders to use.

    Also the Polish work there arses off, are relatively cheap and skilled.
  • thenastypasty 2 Feb 2013 21:40:25 5,185 posts
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    ram wrote:
    Get quotes from 3 or 4 builders in your local area. You can't get any sort of accuracy from some bloke on the internet who hasn't seen your property and isn't a builder.

    Try and find honest recommendations from friends and family for builders to use.

    Also the Polish work there arses off, are relatively cheap and skilled.
    I haven't seen the property but I am a builder, I own a building and joinery company.

    The rest of it is sound advice.
  • Gland 2 Feb 2013 21:42:12 78,465 posts
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    Sound advice indeed. Sounds like the advice that I posted on the last page.

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  • Carlo 2 Feb 2013 21:42:43 18,094 posts
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    I was thinking of getting a dorma roof extension on my house (with en-suit) fully decorated and was told 20k, so I'm thinking either that's too high, or refitting the house for 60k is a bit low.

    Edited by Carlo at 21:43:17 02-02-2013

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  • thenastypasty 2 Feb 2013 21:44:40 5,185 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    Sound advice indeed. Sounds like the advice that I posted on the last page.
    Except the bit about the pricing.
  • Gland 2 Feb 2013 21:45:45 78,465 posts
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    No, I meant this.

    Dirtbox wrote:
    My advice re builders is arrange to get a local builder in with the understanding that you just want an itemised quote, have them wander round and tell you what needs doing, then ring around a load of other builders for some more quotes with the air of a man who knows what he's talking about.

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  • thenastypasty 2 Feb 2013 21:47:16 5,185 posts
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    I know what you meant.
  • ram 2 Feb 2013 23:13:57 3,483 posts
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    thenastypasty wrote:
    ram wrote:
    Get quotes from 3 or 4 builders in your local area. You can't get any sort of accuracy from some bloke on the internet who hasn't seen your property and isn't a builder.

    Try and find honest recommendations from friends and family for builders to use.

    Also the Polish work there arses off, are relatively cheap and skilled.
    I haven't seen the property but I am a builder, I own a building and joinery company.

    The rest of it is sound advice.
    Sorry I wasnt aiming at what you said just at those trying to price work, which is utter nonsense.
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