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    • Torry Quine
    • By Torry Quine 23rd Nov 11, 11:54 PM
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    Yes they expect the room to be empty as it means they can just get in and out. It would cost more if they hd to move all the furniture and also they probably wouldn't be covered if there was a problem.
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    • 24th Nov 11, 8:41 AM
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    Ask. It varies. Our place including the moving of light furniture (we had just moved in and didn't have much). They would have moved heavier furniture for an additional cost. When my parents have had it done, moving furniture has always been included, but that isn't standard.

    Usually the cost comes from having to have an extra person on the day, and the extra time it takes.
    • Ebe Scrooge
    • By Ebe Scrooge 24th Nov 11, 8:54 AM
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    ^ ^ ^ ^

    Agreed. You need to ask, but in general the fitters will be happy to work around light / easily shifted stuff but will want heavier stuff removed beforehand, or they will have to make a additional charge - reasonable enough, as you're paying for their time, and lumping furniture around is going to mean it takes them longer.
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    • By pinkteapot 24th Nov 11, 9:51 AM
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    Ask the shop/fitter... We recently had five rooms carpeted and we removed the furniture, old carpet and underlay so the room was all ready to go. Saved us some .

    Not looking forward to doing our lounge next year though - it's full of big, heavy furniture and we don't have other rooms downstairs to move some of the bits into. Could be fun.
    • grizzly1911
    • By grizzly1911 25th Nov 11, 12:05 AM
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    Don't forget they have got to pull/stretch the carpet to fit and won't be able to do that so well if there is weight on the carpet.
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