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What's the most ridiculous quote you've had?

edited 23 May 2015 at 12:06PM in Is this quote fair?
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edited 23 May 2015 at 12:06PM in Is this quote fair?
I've just had a quote to fit a new bathroom, using a local building firm. They are part of the local council's 'trusted trader' scheme.

When you add everything up, it comes to £18,500. They have added it up incorrectly to £13,500 + VAT, but even that would be ridiculous in my view.

The bathroom is fairly small, about 2m x 2m, and the only unusual item is that I need the SVP pipe to be moved, as it currently goes downstairs through the kitchen. Apart from that, the quote just involves supplying the new suite (£1,800), and the rest is labour, electrics, flooring, tiling etc.

Just removing the old suite will cost £1,250 + VAT!

The other item I don't understand on the list is 'to supply and install a Hager 12-way dual RCD fuse board', (£820). Does anyone know what this is? Before I purchased the property I had a full electrical inspection, and the only recommendations were 2 new RCDs for the upstairs and downstairs light circuits. The price quoted off the top of my head was around £150 for both.

They have also included a 'suitable IP rated bathroom light'. I have no idea what this is. There are already lights in the bathroom, and I was planning to keep these.

What quotes have you had that you think were over the top?


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