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to ask my neighbours how much they spent on their extension?

(8 Posts)
ilikeyoursleeves Wed 11-Nov-09 15:21:04

We are thinking of getting our house extended, pretty much like our neighbours existing extension. I am obviously going to chat to them about us doing it but do you think it's un/reasonable to ask the approx prices they spent? I don't want to come across as too nosy or rude!

Elffriend Wed 11-Nov-09 15:23:36

I think if you asked in a polite friendly manner and explained you were interested in something along the same lines then I would not mind if it were me.

ilovepiccolina Wed 11-Nov-09 15:23:39

I can't think of a way that you can ask them and it not be rude - sorry. Wouldn't it be easier to ring up the company & get a quote?

claricebeansmum Wed 11-Nov-09 15:24:58

I think it would be fine to ask for a "ball park" figure. If they were happy with their builder then you could get in touch with him.

PestoMonster Wed 11-Nov-09 15:25:23

I have to say I wouldn't like to disclose how much our extension cost, so if you were to ask me I would feign ignorance. I think financial stuff like that is personal and your neighbours will probably think that too.

PerArduaAdNauseum Wed 11-Nov-09 15:26:18

Why would it be rude? Chances are though unless it was done very recently their price won't be much of a guideline for you.

Bleatblurt Wed 11-Nov-09 15:26:58

My DH has done this with a neighbour further down the road. They were so NOT offended they invited him in to show him what it was like from the inside. grin

It's not like you are a nosy old biddy, you want something similar yourself. I doubt anyone would be offended in that situation.

Bleatblurt Wed 11-Nov-09 15:28:32

Why is it rude to ask? Genuine question. smile

It's not like you have a notepad and ask them how much it cost, what their income is, how are they paying for it etc. grin

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