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Is £3,700 plus VAT a reasonable price to replace a shower tray?
in Is this quote fair?
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I need to replace my shower tray which is stone resin and has developed a crack. The inside of the shower cubicle is tiled and I can purchase the same tiles to re-patch as necessary. The shower door and door frame can be removed by my son and he can re-fit this after the tray replacement. I posted my job requirements and the first quote came in at £3,700 plus VAT and it includes the exact same tray as before. The tray is £142. The second quote came in at £3,706 and the third at £4,440 all including the same tray. What we find a bit odd is that each quote includes replacing the shower door as they state that it will be damaged on removal and would be replaced with the same door. This door is still available at £330. Can you please advise if you think these quotes are excessive because we thought (or rather hoped) that the work, tray and materials would be under £700 without a new door and us supplying the patch in tiles. Just to check, the first company we can find on the internet and is a local bathroom company. But the other two people who quoted, one is a plumbing company and the other an individual, both explained that they did bathrooms and repair works. We are unable to find the second company or the individual on the internet or yellow pages etc etc and my daughter also searched face book and could not find them. We were able to contact them on their mobile numbers. Their quotes also include a four yard skip at £180 – can you also advise if this is a reasonable cost or should I arrange a skip myself. Thank you in advance for any help and advice.
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