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Is it possible to have carpet fitted and pay weekly?
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Old 13-06-2011, 10:52 AM
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Hi everyone,

This is my first post (hope it is in the right place??) ok so am slowly trying to make this house liveable and i am in desperate need of carpet on the hall stairs and landing i have no idea (not even ball park) of how much this would cost, although i know the chances are than i wouldnt be able to pay out right ,as i am a single parent to 2 under 5's and i am not working at the moment. All i know is that my 2 yr old keeps getting splinters in his feet when he takes his slippers off (he hates them :-( and its driving me mad haha

any advice would really be appreciated and i look forward to reading everyones posts in the future

Thankyou in advance Bex
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Old 13-06-2011, 11:03 AM
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Hi Bex
There is a pay weekly carpet place where I live so they do exist but it depends what area you are in. A friend got a quote and they are very pricey though. If you can find an independant local carpet shop or warehouse they will be much cheaper, quotes are free so maybe get a few and see if you can afford it.
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Old 13-06-2011, 11:06 AM
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i have tried looking but have to admit i am pretty useless however i will keep plugging away :-) thank you
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Old 13-06-2011, 11:12 AM
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We had a wool carpet fitted to the hall and stairs last year and it was 600 but, it is a quality one which I had saved up for and been wanting for nearly eight years!

We have a local place in the North East which has quality and discounted carpets and recently ran a tv ad to carpet a three bed house for under 500 with fitting and underlay - obviously it won't stand up to the high use of a quality carpet but if you can do with a cheaper carpet for a couple of years until you can afford something better then this could be an option? I had a bedroom carpet from our place which is a roll end and 50% wool which was 120 fitted - shop around as you can find bargains, keep open minded about colour etc. Good luck
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Old 13-06-2011, 11:12 AM
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have you tried for a budgeting loan? for what its worth, I just got quoted 300 for one regular sized bedroom, 14 stairs and top and bottom landings. this is with cheap, but not the cheapest carpet, from an independant little business x
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Old 13-06-2011, 11:13 AM
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what area are you in?
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thank you so much guys ... its nice to know there are options out there will definately be putting some more time and effort into it :-)
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Old 13-06-2011, 11:19 AM
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You might actually get a grant for it if you are on income related benefits.
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Old 13-06-2011, 11:23 AM
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I am in manchester ...

I did apply for a community care grant .. however they said that carpet doesn't constitue an essential :-(

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Old 13-06-2011, 11:26 AM
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try for a budgeting loan, I dont think you need to tell them its for a carpet, just tick the "home improvement" box ( I thik I remembered correctly, though it was a fair while ago. )
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thats brilliant never thought of that will def give that a go thanks so much

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I am in manchester ...

I did apply for a community care grant .. however they said that carpet doesn't constitue an essential :-(

thanks
I'd appeal that then on the grounds that: 1, it is difficult to maintain cleanliness without a floor covering. You do have a child and cleanliness is essential. 2. That your child has hurt him/herself more than once on splinters from the floor because there is no floorcovering.

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Old 13-06-2011, 11:34 AM
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Can you apply for any charitable grants/benevolent funds?? (ex employers, utility companies, ones in your area/fit your circumstances)


Carpet shops offcuts might be cheap enough to do your stairs and landing. Buy some carpet tacks and away you go.
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i will apply for the budgeting loan and if i get no joy will definately appeal thank you

I didnt think about the offcuts as im not sure about the likely hood of finding an offcut big enough to do hall stairs and landing :-) but i will look into it

really appreciate all your help guys :-) thank you
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i will apply for the budgeting loan and if i get no joy will definately appeal thank you

I didnt think about the offcuts as im not sure about the likely hood of finding an offcut big enough to do hall stairs and landing :-) but i will look into it

really appreciate all your help guys :-) thank you
If you're getting income related benefits then go for a grant - not a loan.
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Where is the other parent ?
Apologies if they are deceased, but I would not want my Kids running around on bare floorboards.
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try carpet shops like carpet right. i know they don't do pay weekly, but they do cheap ranges of carpet. i recently wanted a bit of carpet for our stairs ( temporary) and the carpet itself worked out to be about 50. ok i apperciate this is still alot when money is tight, but it mgiht be easier to save up a smaller amount and later on replace the carpet with a better quality. It will also help in the winter to keep the home warmer for you, and no more spliters for your little ones.
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thanks jcr ive just applied for some info online for carpet right :-)

errrmmm as for my childrens father ... he isn't around ... (not through my choice) but i fail to see the relevance

and thanks glyn i see your point (i'm a bit dizzy at times!!)
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thanks jcr ive just applied for some info online for carpet right :-)

errrmmm as for my childrens father ... he isn't around ... (not through my choice) but i fail to see the relevance

and thanks glyn i see your point (i'm a bit dizzy at times!!)
No problem Beckieee. The benefits system is a minefield for anyone. I can't blame anyone for getting confused in the difference between "loan" and "grant" if they're not familiar with it.
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Have you tried freecycle?
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