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9ft by 12ft bedroom - how much would you estimate a decorator would charge?

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frisbyrat Sat 26-Jul-08 21:51:29

I have had two quotes, and am horrified. [old fart emoticon]

This is in London, to be fair. Jobs are: lining paper and couple of coats of paint on walls, insert ventilation grille into chimney breast, coat of paint to ceiling, fill gaps round window (nothing major) and tile windowsill inside, gloss all woodwork (door, skirting-boards, window, loft hatch) and radiator, and nail down sheets of hardboard to make floor ready for carpeters. Oh, and glue up polystyrene coving and paint it (classy, me grin).

Go on, whaddaya reckon?

noddyholder Sat 26-Jul-08 21:52:27


chocolatespiders Sat 26-Jul-08 21:53:23


ButterflyMcQueen Sat 26-Jul-08 21:54:33


noddyholder Sat 26-Jul-08 21:57:33

sorry didn't see london so add about 250 so 700

frisbyrat Sat 26-Jul-08 22:02:04

Anyone else? smile

ButterflyMcQueen Sat 26-Jul-08 22:08:34

i am yorkshire so maybe make mine 1200 for london

suwoo Sat 26-Jul-08 22:11:21

DH says £600. I say £1200. We had similar job done in Manchester and was £270.

frisbyrat Sat 26-Jul-08 22:14:21

£850 and £825. I am out of touch, aren't I? Oh poo. sad
Thanks for bringing me down to reality with a bump, everyone.

oi Sat 26-Jul-08 22:14:39

we've just had this done in london - yours will be doing slightly more than me

I reckon about £700-£900

oi Sat 26-Jul-08 22:18:40

<preen at great estimating skills>

mum2oandh Sat 26-Jul-08 22:21:23

Dp is a decorator not in London, thinks the quotes are cheap, if that makes you feel any better. grin

LovelyDear Sat 26-Jul-08 22:31:03

we have a london quote for big hall stairs and landing at 1000. so i feel ok about that now, thank you!

frisbyrat Sat 26-Jul-08 22:56:09

Thanks - I feel a bit better now too. grin

HarrietTheSpy Sat 26-Jul-08 23:41:26

Send me his details. I've been quoted £1000-1400 per room. Comparable in size. I'm still reeling too. Not even central London either.

Lvely dear, quoted 1500-2000 for painting and decorating a hall and landing.

frisbyrat Sun 27-Jul-08 12:22:48

Harriet if you're serious, email me on frisbyrat"at" hotmail "dot" com once he's done the job, and I'll tell you if he's any good. grin

He reckons he'll start on Tuesday and be done by Saturday.

cremolafoam Sun 27-Jul-08 12:25:01


HarrietTheSpy Tue 29-Jul-08 00:12:07

Thanks for the offer. I'm wondering though if the difference in price is down to the fact that we want the walls made good by skimming (or plastering if necessary) after the current lining paper comes off...

What side of London are you? We're East.

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