(7 Posts)
MrsJamin Fri 08-Mar-13 12:58:14

I'm just watching a channel 4 program (on catch up) about negotiating on kitchens - might be worth watching to get an idea how to get a good deal? link to it on 4od

OhTheConfusion Fri 08-Mar-13 09:01:33

Thanks Sprakle, I am off to look at flooring on Sunday so will see how toddler proof it is and how the quote comes in... [Eeeeekkkk!].

sparkle9 Wed 06-Mar-13 18:09:02

Yes I definitely got a good deal on the karndean. It was from the Van Gogh range. I don't have toddlers so can't comment! It does seem very hardwearing though. I changed the bathrooms from vinyl to karndean at the last minute and they said just to add £100 rather than working out another price. Nice! The builder gave consent for 2 days of carpet fitting and karndean prep prior to completion. I had to request this through the solicitors. The karndean glue didn't dry quickly enough so on the day I moved in, it was still being fitted. The removal men were climbing over the karndean fitters. It then took another 4 half day visits before it was completely finished. It was worth it but I just thought I'd share this info to help you plan you flooring fitting in the new build.

OhTheConfusion Tue 05-Mar-13 21:33:58

MedicPeso, I guess asking won't hurt.

Sparkle, that is a really good price for karndean... I love their blond oak parquet flooring but can't decide if it is toddler proof or not!

sparkle9 Tue 05-Mar-13 21:06:50

I had my new build done for £4700. That was carpets in 4 bedrooms, 2 flights of stairs and landings. Karndean in two bathrooms, WC, kitchen/diner and lounge. That included underlay etc and fitting.

MedicPeso Tue 05-Mar-13 20:04:00

Of course it's not rude to ask, it's sensible smile.

Talk to them, get a price, ask for a discount based on the fact that its a reasonable sized job, ask if that's the best they can offer, then leave saying that you need to think about it / get some other quotes. They'll have at least 1 or 2 steps down that they can take, so make sure that they take them!

OhTheConfusion Tue 05-Mar-13 19:05:32

I am moving into a new build house next month and need to carpet throughout... would it be rude to ask the carpet shop for a discount if I was buying carpets and underlay for four bedrooms, lounge/diner, hall, stairs and landing as well as them fitting it all. I'm looking at over £2500 sad and that's before I tile two bathrooms, kitchen and utility.

Off to price up blinds next...

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