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Quote to underpin two-storey bay window - 28k? Insane or reasonable.

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BatonRouge Wed 29-Apr-15 21:00:57

Apolgies for my lack of knowledge upfront but not sure if this is over the odds.

We've been quoted 28k to underpin a two-storey bay window on a Victorian house in Brixton.

Building firm has been recommended by Structural Surveyor who has picked up movement. Alarm bells hmm with close connection?

Silverstreaks Wed 29-Apr-15 21:31:30

Sounds an awful lot. Is the front section about to slide off?

Think you need another quote.

BatonRouge Wed 29-Apr-15 21:43:09

Thanks Silverstreaks - thought it was a tad hefty!

Not to my knowledge - looks abit wonky in places along the pointing. Rotational movement picked up. Thought it was pretty common though on London Clay.

MrsFlorrick Thu 30-Apr-15 20:42:26

That sounds overly expensive.
I am assuming you have a structural engineers report. If it's just a Building Surveyor, I would speak to an engineer

And go and get other quotes and a second opinion.

There may be reasons for your under pinning being more expensive than average however £28k for a small section sounds a lot.

BatonRouge Thu 30-Apr-15 21:53:30

Thanks MrsFlorrick - yes the report was done by a Structural Surveyor so will get second opinion. Hopefully wont involve entire re-build.

Am planning to go out to tender on and get at least four quotes now.

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