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Posted 23rd Jan 2023
Hello,
I have recently had emergency repairs done on my house but unsure if this is a fair price for this kind of work?
Bearing in mind, the works been done within a week
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    My experience has been that all traders are ripping us off in the name of inflation and due to the losses suffered when there wasn't much work during Covid times.
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    Wonder if that explains why all the traders I called (that I'd previously used) about smallish jobs last year told me they were 'taking a break'. Actually I think they just wanted to stay below the VAT threshold but I'll never know. Meantime I've learned via YouTube how to replace tap cartridges, replace a shower control unit, fix a car leak and fix a leak above a ceiling.
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    a bit too late to be asking this question now that the work has been done? for what has been described, i would think it is a fair quote.
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    Thank you for the reply
    I trust the price and already paid
    It just felt a bit like buyers regret as it is quite a lot of money and looking for a bit of assurance.
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    If it took them just under a week to do then yeah I’d say the price is fair, had it took them say a couple of days or even less then I’d suggest the price to be a rip off.

    And before anybody pipes up your paying for the experience not the time it takes yes I know this as well
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    They did all that without Scaffolding ?
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    Yeah, with the way of our roof you can get up without one
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    Sounds like a good price to me thats a lot of labour.
    Im going to assume you are north as I would have thought this would be 4-5k down south. (edited)
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    Yeah, I’m based near Dundee, Scotland
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    Did they retile the entire roof? That pic looks like an old roof?
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    Old tiles reused
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