Thanks to all for your suggestions; I'll keep my response to just one
I have only had this one quote which was unsolicited; they were doing
work for a neighbour and just touting round.
I may get another couple of quotes just out of interest to see if they
are consistent for the industry in my area.
I wasn't surprised at their being two prices; seems to be par for the
course. I did advise her that there was no point in ringing her boss
and coming back with another price; she insisted on phoning him anyway
and made no attempt to do the usual.
Capitol said "About £4K. For 1 weeks work, 2 people". That's just an
average labour rate isn't it; not including material I presume?
Robin asked Scaffolding or scaffold towers? I did say this is a
bungalow; she didn't quote for either so I presume just simple staging
to get a couple of feet up and tower for the barge boards
The ridge is not high; I cannot stand anywhere near upright in the
loft. There are hard standings all around so no soft ground issues.
Phil L. said A small local building firm who advertises in the local
rag. Don't pay more than 5K and that includes gutters and downpipes.
That is the price I had in the back of my mind before the knock on the
Keeping up with the spirit of things I still have a mind to do it
myself! Just hire in lad to help me for a few days with the long bits;
I can then diddle around with the gable box ends etc to my heart's
content. After all, if I don't do it I might end up watching daytime
TV while drinking larger!
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