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vegplot



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 12 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Start watching Westerns loudly while they're working. They may get the hint.

Rusticwood



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 12 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

vegplot wrote:
Start watching Westerns loudly while they're working. They may get the hint.


Not if they've turned off the 'leccy

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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Location: yes
PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 12 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

seems it is a nightmare for all

it is easy to hit a pipe now and again but a few things listed are a bit shabby

worst one i caused to be hit was as a banksman, it was a 11000v supply for a trolley bus station that was 40 yrs demolished and forgotten before i got there .cat scanner didnt show it as it was 2 m down ,so i wont blame myself , " the bang that ate my bucket "was pretty good

hope all ends well ,the valve thing seems careless and plastic pipes are expected these days so keep a close eye on standards

edited to speak human

jema
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Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: Still in Swindon
PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 12 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

They are finishing to a high standard, though I have just spotted what looks to be the second bit of tiling sillyness they will need to fix Monday
The proof of the pudding will be in the bill, which is going to be interesting to say the least, nothing has been paid upfront and their initial quote was somewhere between two figures and I felt was unrealistically low and I told them there would be a bonus if they bought it in at the top figure let alone the bottom one.
Since then there has been some changes to the score, for example buying in prebuilt Howdens kitchen units as we all became convinced the the old Wickes diy units had to go. To some degree whilst adding a lot of raw cost this has made their lives easier and not harder though.

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 12 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Remember, a quote is a quote, not an estimate, a suggested price, or an aim, but a fixed, finalised, finished price.

jema
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 12 2:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

and I am not a mug, but I will happily pay well well well above the quote as that is right, if on the other hand they want well well well well !

jema
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 12 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

and they are done and it is a good job at a good price

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 12 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    


jema
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 12 12:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I gave a bonus in the end.
At the end of the day they had integrity.

dpack



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 12 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

good that the problems are solved

Nick



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 12 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

jema wrote:
I gave a bonus in the end.
At the end of the day they had integrity.


Win, win. A result.

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