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catalanqueen

Our tradesmen were a great bunch of guys. We left the fridge plugged in (it was free standing at the time) filled it with bottles of water milk etc. I suggested some beers too but the boss guy laughed and said probably not a good idea (although would've been welcome at the end of the day I'm sure) we were amazed at how much cleaning stuff they got through too! All my cleaning materials and cloths were used, mop and broom heads gone, bucket wrecked. But when we had got back after 3 weeks away, everything had been replaced with new and a thorough clean up job had been done throughout our flat (We had all the floors ripped up and tiled throughout plus a new fitted kitchen)

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catalanqueen

A great deal of sensible advice here. Keeping money back for emergencies is a must! We over ran on our budget slightly due to uneven floors which had to be screeded before tiling and one wall in the kitchen had to be re done It wasn't too much but we had not factored that problem into our budget. Will remember next time. Always allow for something else that might have to be done.

   
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Brenda Difford

How to decide between two builders and how to let one down?

   

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