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present for my fabulous builders....

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sacbina Tue 11-Nov-14 13:42:19

their last day tomorrow and we shall be sad to see them go, they've done such a fantastic job. I've told them endlessly but would like to get them a small token of appreciation.

what did you get your's, if you were happy of course! and to what sort of monetary value???

ShatnersBassoon Tue 11-Nov-14 13:48:57

A bit of cash for a few pints might be the least awkward thing to give them.

sacbina Tue 11-Nov-14 13:55:45

had been thinking beer, wasn't thinking flowers and cake grin but thought cash might be a bit.........not sure

magimedi Tue 11-Nov-14 13:58:04

Cash or some beers.

Maybe some nicer than average beer - some of the bottled ones are good.

amy83firsttimer Tue 11-Nov-14 14:01:15

Definitely beer tokens or just some good press / recommendations. Ask them for a supply of their business cards so you can recommend them. Online reviews?

sacbina Tue 11-Nov-14 14:07:23

definitely, the company already know I'm happy to give glowing reviews, and we're not finished yet, still got second fix, tiling, bathroom/kitchen installation. but its the last time we see these two guys, who for the last 2 months have not stopped working. my kids love them and will be very sad to see them go.

how much is an appropriate amount though? £50/£100????
am I in the right ball park? I get a bit embarrassed with the whole money thing!

ShatnersBassoon Tue 11-Nov-14 14:10:13

The thing with cash for beer is it doesn't actually matter if they're not drinkers, it's just an easy way of presenting a little bonus. "Here, get yourself a couple of pints, you deserve it." Then they can spend it on whatever they want.

Marmitelover55 Tue 11-Nov-14 14:18:28

We got ours some really nice beef from an independent brewery and invited them plus partners to our extension warming party as guests of honour grin Still miss them a bit 3 months on...they were great and quite hunky

Marmitelover55 Tue 11-Nov-14 14:32:18

Oops beer not beef...

SunnyUpNorth Tue 11-Nov-14 14:42:06

They might love some good beef!

Do you know if they drink? Of so some nice bottles of local ale or beer might be good. Otherwise cash if probably best and you could give them a homemade cake or something with it?

How lucky to have nice builders, I seem to have such bad luck with tradesmen!

sacbina Tue 11-Nov-14 14:45:07

they definitely drink beer, they've had a few after hours when they've worked a long day and/or at weekends.

it is so hard to find good builders, so if anyone is in west London pm me and I'll happily recommend them

not sure what they'd do with a lump of beef grin

Marmitelover55 Tue 11-Nov-14 15:52:37

You could invite them round for a lovely roast beef Sunday lunch...

sacbina Tue 11-Nov-14 15:59:46

it would be a while.....probably January !

Marmitelover55 Tue 11-Nov-14 16:04:30

Oh yes - maybe stick with the beer then rather than the beef grin

Apatite1 Tue 11-Nov-14 19:12:47

If they're in London, please recommend them to me!

sacbina Tue 11-Nov-14 19:31:14

quite specifically west London, not sure how far they travel. pm me and I'll send you the name.

Apatite1 Tue 11-Nov-14 20:53:53

Cheers, have PMd you sacbina!

sacbina Tue 11-Nov-14 22:17:02

ok, last gasp hope for someone to tell me how much is appropriate. been here 8 weeks, have done everything apart from electrics and plumbing themselves.

is £100 each too much, too little? I've been baking cakes/biscuits, buying them other bits along the way.

just really wanted to show these particular two that we really appreciate all their hard work. I know it's their job but they've made it all so easy, and we've ended up with a perfect extension.

please advise, I need to do this tomorrow!

wohmum Tue 11-Nov-14 22:20:34

Ooh Sachbina, could I get their details too? I'll pm you.

I wouldn't think you need to spend loads - £100 between them sounds fine - and will buy a good night out.

wohmum Tue 11-Nov-14 22:24:41

Sorry - just saw that you suggested £100 each. I'd think they'll be very pleased with that.

HexBramble Wed 12-Nov-14 05:54:41

Very generous.
They sound a great team. Gutted to read it's west London. Good builders hard to come by.

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