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31-03-2012, 18:13   #101
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The LOL is about the price, but also the giving of advice when not experienced to do so, also quoting blind and in general which is a major no no.

My advice to the OP is to search the recommended tradesman thread and then make a decision who to call, all a thread like this achieves is people coming on saying 'call me'.

I very rarely find a straightforward swap job, pipework often has to be remodeled, new fittings etc... If its a 1 day job the OP or tiler will then have to tile around W.C. and basin, vinyl cut around ped and w.c. There is simply more to it than a couple of guys one day, bish bash bosh.

I suppose it depends on the OP's budget and what they expect in terms of quality and workmanship. I have seen some absolute shockers in my travels, some from tradesmen off the forum as well and you could tell it was a one day quick swap, but again it comes down to budget.
How many suites does a plumber have to fit to be experienced?and how long do you need to make the swap given you have an equally skilled operative to guide you?
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31-03-2012, 18:15   #102
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The LOL is about the price, but also the giving of advice when not experienced to do so, also quoting blind and in general which is a major no no.

My advice to the OP is to search the recommended tradesman thread and then make a decision who to call, all a thread like this achieves is people coming on saying 'call me'.

I very rarely find a straightforward swap job, pipework often has to be remodeled, new fittings etc... If its a 1 day job the OP or tiler will then have to tile around W.C. and basin, vinyl cut around ped and w.c. There is simply more to it than a couple of guys one day, bish bash bosh.

I suppose it depends on the OP's budget and what they expect in terms of quality and workmanship. I have seen some absolute shockers in my travels, some from tradesmen off the forum as well and you could tell it was a one day quick swap, but again it comes down to budget.
I agree with Sam. But then the OP is asking for a straight swap and like for like. Usually though it is not that straight forward. Unless the new suite is absolutely the bang same size and dimensions then there are other issues to sort out.

If after reading the OP someone quotes blind then the OP might just get what they have asked for. The 'other' adjustments of course will be extra. This is where the OP can get themselves into trouble.
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31-03-2012, 19:51   #103
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i seriously doubt anyone has ever done a "STRAIGHT SWAP"
a "STRAIGHT SWAP" is puttin a new suite in place of an old,, and the price tag usually includes ifs and buts,
think about it £300 -£350 for a days work ????? theres more than enough in those sorts of prices for any ifs and buts !
its easy to give a price for a straight swap without seeing it when your giving those sorts of prices, but if you want to be competative i agree 100% you need to see a job,
the reccomendations thing can be a bit misleading aswell,,
people have different standards,, i used a window fitter who was highly reccomended by wanna my old work buddies,,
from bitter experience i can honestly say i wouldnt let him reglaze my garden shed, never mind my house !
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31-03-2012, 20:24   #104
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Hi I would be happy to quote you but would have to see the job first and I can offer pictures and references of previous jobs I have done. Thank you Scott
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01-04-2012, 00:05   #105
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Hi there
i would be happy to come and do a quote or the work required

ive got 10 years experience property maintenance
my number is 07595662663 please ring and leave a message and ill get back to you
or text and ill give you a call i can also be reached bye email on
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06-04-2012, 19:17   #106
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Hi,

Could come out tomorrow and give you a quote, 25 years experience, David 07769811995 or 2305858

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08-05-2012, 08:54   #107
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Hi,
Can anyone recommend a bathroom fitter who would be willing to travel to Doncaster to carry out the work?
The bathroom needs a total overhall and we need someone who can do everything - installation, electrics, plumbing, tiling, plastering etc.
Thanks
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08-05-2012, 14:47   #108
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hi try dan 2802 off this forum i,ve seen his work spot on ta jeff
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08-05-2012, 16:34   #109
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Hi there
i would be happy to come and do a quote or the work required

ive got 10 years experience property maintenance
my number is 07595662663 please ring and leave a message and ill get back to you
or text and ill give you a call i can also be reached by email on
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08-05-2012, 17:00   #110
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hi try dan 2802 off this forum i,ve seen his work spot on ta jeff
Thanks for the recommendation but not interested in job in Donny. Sorry.
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08-05-2012, 17:25   #111
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Hi please call for a quote
Thamk you
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08-05-2012, 20:16   #112
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hi
we have seen on ebay some lovely bathroom suites at a cheap price and was wondering how much it would cost for someone to change it over thanx
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08-05-2012, 21:02   #113
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Hi please call for a quote as I would have to see the job to give you a free quote
Thank you Scott
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08-05-2012, 21:16   #114
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Surely there must be some plumbers advertising in local papers?
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08-05-2012, 21:34   #115
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Scotts right. No one can quote blind, if anyone does, run a mile!!
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09-05-2012, 09:52   #116
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Surely there must be some plumbers advertising in local papers?
I am sure there are but i wanted recommendations from people who have had work done rather than just choosing a random plumber from the paper.

Thanks for the replies
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09-05-2012, 09:57   #117
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Thanks very much Mark- i cannot respond to your pm as i havent yet done 5 posts.
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09-05-2012, 10:57   #118
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I am sure there are but i wanted recommendations from people who have had work done rather than just choosing a random plumber from the paper.

Thanks for the replies

Only thinking of your finances. Anyone going from Sheffield to Donny would probably have to add £20-30 a day for fuel - another £100-150 on top of job.
Any decent local plumber would be happy to provide references and would not expect to be paid till the job is completed to your satisfaction
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09-05-2012, 23:22   #119
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Thanks for getting in touch via my web site. As leelister6 says, its just not worth it.
Dont know, but is there a donny forum?
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20-05-2012, 16:49   #120
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Try Sam Lovatt of ddps. He recently did a complete bathroom refit for me in March of this year. I am really pleased with the finished result. Sam is 100% reliable he turns up when he says he will and is very professional. His workmanship is of a very high standard and the quoted price is what you pay. I wouldn't hesitate to use him again. Sam is a member of Sheffield Forum.
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