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Anyone know if this is an accurate costing?

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Nefertiti Sun 26-Oct-08 14:32:41

Electrics - Replace a few broken sockets,about (3 to 4) test and certify £265Lounge [shook]
- New ceiling (overboard if possible) £15002x
New doors fitted wit existing furniture £200
Kitchen - Rip out old units and dispose £300Re-fit (client supplied kitchen) on like for like locations etc... £3500[shook]
New ceiling to kitchen (over boarded) £1200
Re-plaster walls to kitchen,
and repair works from rip out £400
Bathroom - Remove wall between W/C and bathroom £300
Make good opening to suit existing room decoration £200
Plaster bathroom ceiling through tout W/C £500
Garden 40'- Level as discussed to back garage, clearing spoil and removal, turfing to cleared area £3589[shook]
Staircase - Carpet £325[shook]
Replace missing spindles, make good £120[shook]
Middle floor - Bed 1 - Re-plaster walls £400 and replace (over boarding) ceilings £1800
Bed 2 - As Bed 1 £400 & £1800Sml
Bathroom - Like for like swap with client supplied suite £2500[shook]
Upper floor - Replace 2x broken door locks £120
Replace door architrave and make good £85
Re-paint through whole property in neutral contract colours £2500(4 bed )[shook]

SheherazadetheGoat Sun 26-Oct-08 14:36:39

sounds reasonable, in fact some of it sounds on the cheapish side.

Nefertiti Sun 26-Oct-08 14:42:14

like what?
Staircase - Carpet £325 it could be free with some carpet co.!

ShinyPinkPumpkin Sun 26-Oct-08 14:48:12


monkeymonkeymonkey Sun 26-Oct-08 14:49:34

Sounds reasonable. Kitchen maybe a bit expensive.
Does the £325 for the carpet include the carpet, or is it just the fitting?

Nefertiti Sun 26-Oct-08 14:59:16

just fitting

monkeymonkeymonkey Sun 26-Oct-08 15:01:20

That does sound like a bit much. I suppose it would depend on the size of your staircase though?
Have you got more than 1 quote?

bodycolder Sun 26-Oct-08 15:03:59

Depends where you are.Some sound expensive othersw cheaper.I am currently doing similar and am in the south east and generally my quotes are slightly less but not much

Nefertiti Sun 26-Oct-08 15:04:21

just waiting for another one

bodycolder Sun 26-Oct-08 15:05:51

It is usually moer cost effective in a big refurb to strip right back and get a price for all the plastering instead of room by room iyswim.Has one compnay quoted for it all?

LackaDAISYcal Sun 26-Oct-08 15:12:17

the kithcen and bathroom refitting of client provided units seem a bit expensive, but as there is no size indicated it's difficult to tell. If the kitchen is 5m x5m then this would be cheap; if 1.5m x 2.5m then not so cheap.

the garden; depends exactly how much is being taken away by them; this will need to be disposed of in landfill and depending on the materials taken away this can be quite a costly procedure for any contractor. Ask him for a price per tonne so you can compare it to any other quotes you receive

£1500 and £1800 for overboarding the ceilings (and I assume plastering) seems a bit pricey ime.

It's all a bit in the air really as there is no unit prices (£120 for a whole staircase of spindles is good, but for only one is bad)or prices per sq m so what seems like expensive might actually be very reasonable.

the elctrics thing is difficult because they have to comply and be tested in accordance with the latest IEE Regualtions and done by a fully qualified electrician so that's where your cost is there.

£325 for fitting a stair carpet is reasonable given the amount of cutting that will be required. We paid £100 for having a carpet fitted to a rectangular room only 3m x 2.5m square.

I would suggest getting another couple of quotes so you can compare like for like.

Nefertiti Sun 26-Oct-08 15:12:38

yes they give my a quote of Total £21304 +vat = £25032.20p

annieshaf Sun 26-Oct-08 21:39:22

Generally seems a bit ott but in particular overboarding on all ceilings seems very expensive as does the kitchen and bathroom fitting (especially bathroom as is like for like - I assume you are not moving anything and tiling is not included)

MrsMattie Sun 26-Oct-08 21:41:55

i=Is the same person quoting to do all of this?
Alarm bells a- ringing, if so.

The phrase 'Jack of all trades, Master of none' springs to mind.

PeaMcLean Sun 26-Oct-08 21:49:17

Yes, some of that sounds expensive.

£325 to fit a stair carpet is completely overboard. Unless you've got one of those Hollywood staircases wink I'm paying less than that to do three bedrooms and the stairs.

£120 to replace spindles? How many? Do they need to make the spindles?

£120 to replace two door locks???? No.

Get another quote.

trixymalixy Sun 26-Oct-08 21:50:36

kitchen fitting and painting seems a bit OTT, the rest looks fairly reasonable.

nymphadora Sun 26-Oct-08 21:55:03

Just had ceileing done for £250
Garden expensive for what sounds like basic unskilled work?

PeaMcLean Sun 26-Oct-08 21:59:29

Re the garden - I had quotes less than that to clear existing patio and relay a new one - ok, smaller, 25ft, but much more work involved in patio laying.

bodycolder Mon 27-Oct-08 08:12:41

Better to get individual tradesmen for each job You will get a better finish and price probably.Does seem a bit jack of all trades

Page62 Mon 27-Oct-08 17:03:46

repainting whole property for £2500 for a 4 bedroom house sounds cheap.

i have been quoted £2000 just to do hallways and £900 to do a bedroom

PeaMcLean Mon 27-Oct-08 19:27:48

£900 to paint a bathroom???? Bloody hell, I'm in the wrong job...

PeaMcLean Mon 27-Oct-08 19:28:08

Bedroom sorry.

Even so...

Nefertiti Mon 27-Oct-08 19:35:08

me tooenvy

Page62 Mon 27-Oct-08 20:58:56

Ok, i should clarify that....we had a loft conversion done so it is the bedroom (and actually a bit of the bathroom, though most of it tiled) the room is literally just plastered -- but that was the quote we got -- and it was 40% cheaper than another quote we got....

are we getting taken for a ride or does the whole bare room make all the difference?

Weegle Tue 28-Oct-08 13:40:21

we paid just under £450 to have a bedroom decorated last year in the south east - it was in good nick with v little extra work. I too would say the decorating aspect sounds cheap but have no idea on the others. The most expensive part of a new kitchen though is (nearly) always the fitting.

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