26 Feb 2015

New kitchen quote

A question about : New kitchen quote

We'll soon be moving to a new home and we're toying with the idea of replacing the kitchen. Last time round we used Kitchens Direct and, although the units are great and the final result was excellent, we had so much grief from them that we never ever want to go with a high pressure sales company again. Also, it felt like they were plucking numbers out of thin air and to this day I feel we were ripped off to the tune of Ј6000, which by the way only included three fitted appliances apart from the cabinets (one of them claimed to be 'free'!).

26 Feb 2015

Window Quote by Anglia First Home Improvement

A question about : Window Quote by Anglia First Home Improvement

We have had a deal offered to us by Anglia First Home Improvements for 10 windows, several larger windows. They quoted us Ј9,800 but as they want to use our house to advertise their windows they were going to give us a discount meaning we would pay Ј6,800. We got him down to Ј5,650 but don’t really know if this is a fair quote or not...

26 Feb 2015

Block Paving Quotes

A question about : Block Paving Quotes

I am thinking of having a company to lay block paving to the front of my house to make a driveway.

I know you should have 3 quotes for the job,but i have rang about 6 different companies so far,and only 2 have come round to measure up.

The first company spent all of 5 mins taking measurements but have not contacted me since.

26 Feb 2015

Paying deposit before builder starts working??

A question about : Paying deposit before builder starts working??

Hey guys I'm quite a novice and this might be totally normal practise so I'm just asking...

I've agreed a price with a builder to do a single storey extension for me. He is a nice enough guy tbh and his company is on checkatrade etc... We're about to go ahead but he says he will work in arrears, except for to start with will need a smallish deposit for materials.

Is it normal practice to ask for this?

I got another quote where the builder asked for the same thing.