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tazi
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tazi
   Old Thread  #22 22 Feb 2024 at 3.14pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #21
Itís also a lot of cos ing too.
Jon
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Jon
   Old Thread  #21 22 Feb 2024 at 2.51pm    Login    Register
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10k's the tip of the iceberg? That's a lot of lettuce.

tazi
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   Old Thread  #20 22 Feb 2024 at 10.23am    Login    Register
Wait until youíve paid £9,900 for work that was not required to be undertaken and for work that has not been undertaken at all and that is just the tip of the iceberg.

I kid you not.
Tinhead
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   Old Thread  #19 21 Feb 2024 at 11.27pm    Login    Register
My son chose Tegula blocks with contrasting perimeter, existing rainwater drainpipe to flow into the new soakaway and nicer kerb stones to finish the step (both of those not on the original quote in post#1)
Cost £7,308 inc vat. Almost £4k cheaper than the original quote of £11,250
I shall be telling my builder mate who recommended the person who gave the dearer quote to make sure his quotes to him are more realistic.
Goose
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Goose
   Old Thread  #18 17 Feb 2024 at 10.00pm  1  Login    Register
In reply to Post #17
That's a little below average of £150 per sq MTR, then all the additional stuff , I've put a lot of paving jobs out to two local businesses that I've known for years as I was asked for recommendations regularly when I had my kitchen,bathroom and heating business which my son now has . I'd estimate the two I'd recommend would be quoting eight to nine k Inc vat.
Tinhead
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   Old Thread  #17 16 Feb 2024 at 10.44pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #16
Just had another quote back for £6,600 so you're not far off, that's more like it
If we go with them it'll be a bit dearer because my son wants slightly better blocks.

framey
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framey
   Old Thread  #16 16 Feb 2024 at 10.40am    Login    Register
In reply to Post #15
At a guess rough costs
Looking at 2k labour costs based on 4 days just laying the stuff
£2k paving
£80 a bag sand x4
Grab lorry £250
Ako drains £250
Gravel £80 a bag x4
1k misc cement building sand bricks edgings underlay
£260 drainage boxes

Looks like thatís getting on for about 7k and Iím not a paver
Donít know whatís involved in. Digging out the trees etc.
Possibly digger hire on top?


Tinhead
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   Old Thread  #15 15 Feb 2024 at 11.36pm    Login    Register
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Yes, but you'll notice no one has said whether its cheap, dear or the going rate though.

A small step leading to the front door is needed, if you omit that then the rest of it is working out to be 250sq/m, seems a lot for block paving to me.

I should just forget about it but my builder mate in the past has put me in touch with an architect, plasterer, roofer and a tiler that he uses and I've never questioned the prices, I've always assumed that I've been given the going rate.

My son has asked for two more people to come around, we'll have to wait and see whether they turn up, there's nothing out of the unordinary to make it a difficult job but tradesmen often can't be bothered to turn up.
Teddybare
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   Old Thread  #14 15 Feb 2024 at 10.42pm    Login    Register
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I see you got some answers on the Money Saver site.
framey
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framey
   Old Thread  #13 15 Feb 2024 at 5.56pm  1  Login    Register
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Havenít had it done
Iíll wait for some pikeys to come round and get the bulk of the work done for less then get someone to do the good bit lol
Tinhead
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   Old Thread  #12 15 Feb 2024 at 5.37pm    Login    Register
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Did you go ahead and end up paying it, or did you get it done cheaper?
framey
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   Old Thread  #11 15 Feb 2024 at 4.34pm    Login    Register
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I was quoted 19k for a drive
Admittedly they had a lot of dirt to dig out of mine and build a retaining wall and stuff like that
I did cough lol
tazi
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tazi
   Old Thread  #10 15 Feb 2024 at 3.35pm    Login    Register
When an individual is considered as not having capacity and a deputy is appointed then may I ask if anyone knows what the duties of that deputy is?.

Also does anyone know what the role of a contract administrator is when appointed to oversee the work of a building contractor. I do believe that one of the roles of a contract administrator is to oversee the work carried out by the builder and if that contract administrator is satisfied that the work carried out is to an acceptable standard (and within tolerance) then the contract administrator passes the builder a payment certificate who the builder then forwards this onto the deputy and then payment has to be made within a certain amount of time. Failure to pay will result in the builder suing the person of who owes the money, so in essence that deputy will have to pay on behalf of their client as to protect that client. There is what as known as pay now argue later and that is the situation my daughter is in despite the work carried out been of poor quality.

Tinhead
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   Old Thread  #9 15 Feb 2024 at 9.21am    Login    Register
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My builder mate does high end stuff, his clients are loaded, he would never admit it and say someone he recommends is too expensive.

So we will get 2 more quotes, just wanted to know what others thought, I was hoping there was a block paver on here.
framey
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framey
   Old Thread  #8 15 Feb 2024 at 8.00am    Login    Register
In reply to Post #7
I think you have 2 options
Ask your builder mate what he thinks of the price
Get an additional quote or 2
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