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    • Jenga12
    • By Jenga12 14th Jul 17, 6:55 AM
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    Bathroom Deposit
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    • 14th Jul 17, 6:55 AM
    Bathroom Deposit 14th Jul 17 at 6:55 AM
    I was always under the impression that builders etc ask for deposits for materials. I've bought everything for a bathroom refit, bar the plastering materials and plywood for under floor tiles.
    I'm paying for labour only so why do builders ask for a deposit? The labour price is £2k and one wanted a 30% deposit and the other 20%. I've said that I feel uneasy about paying ANY deposit but suggested a 10%, reluctantly.
    But the 20% builder insists on 20%.
    Should I be paying a deposit?
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    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 14th Jul 17, 7:46 AM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 7:46 AM
    How does he know you're not going to cancel on the morning he turns up to start?
    • Jenga12
    • By Jenga12 16th Jul 17, 3:10 PM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 3:10 PM
    ??
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    • 16th Jul 17, 3:10 PM
    Because there are still people that stand by their word. You might not have experienced this yourself.
    • comeandgo
    • By comeandgo 16th Jul 17, 3:15 PM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 3:15 PM
    I've never had to pay anything up front for any building work done. Would never do it.
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    • By DUTR 16th Jul 17, 3:15 PM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 3:15 PM
    Because there are still people that stand by their word. You might not have experienced this yourself.
    Originally posted by Jenga12
    The builder may have their own experiences too.
    I'm hoping to get some work done on my house all the builders that have quoted have said they take payment in stages.
    Are you using a builder that has been recommended by a previous recent customer?
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