We complete new week on our new house and are getting quotes for work at the moment. The first complete quote has been rather a shock and includes £13,750 for decorating - that's just papering and painting, not plastering. Please tell me they're trying to take me for a ride because if all the quotes are in that league I'll have to learn to wallpaper and do it myself. It does have 3 receps and 5 bedrooms but they are not enormous rooms. And I'd be providing any patterned paper and top colour paint on top of that. They're only including undercoat or lining paper in that figure.
Kindlemum - he thinks your thick and is trying to fleece you - problem is he is not very bright and didn't even think about the fact you were an accountant as he probably doesn't understand accountants deal with VAT...
Go and find a large barge pole and keep him that far away from you at all times
then find another decorator and explain when you want the quote you are an accountant and the last builder tried to fleece you thinking you wouldn't understand the accounting part - which will then hopefully sink in that you know about figures and VAT
I've just had a double height hallway painted, I cried at the first quote £1200. Managed to get it down to £650 after getting quotes from every company in the area and offering one guy to do it as a weekend job. I think the moneys going straight into his back pocket, but hey my halls lovely now.
I would expect my whole house to be gold leafed for that price.
I paid £9000 ish for a large 4 bed,4 recep,kitchen,utility,2 ensuites ,a wc and a family bathroom. Backing paper and then painted white throughtout.Doors and skirting board as well. I thought that was expensive but seems not !!