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    • Taiko
    • By Taiko 14th May 19, 6:26 PM
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    Communal area vinyl flooring - Quote from freeholder
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    • 14th May 19, 6:26 PM
    Communal area vinyl flooring - Quote from freeholder 14th May 19 at 6:26 PM
    Hoping someone could take a look at this, although the consultation letter is a little vague. Exact information they've given:

    - Replacement of the communal floor coverings (existing carpet) and installation of vinyl floor to hall, stairs and landings. Block consists of 3 floors, top floor is not as large as the others and building is in a H shape.

    Cost of works - 17,404.12
    Management fee (15%) - 2,610.62
    VAT - 4002.95

    Total - 24,017.69

    Block is approx 14 years old, so work is probably due. I've found some old information of my own, that wasn't included in the quote, that states that the floor area is approx 180m2 for the relevant areas.

    Vinyl spec hasn't been shared, so not sure on quality level.
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    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 14th May 19, 7:32 PM
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    • 14th May 19, 7:32 PM
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    • 14th May 19, 7:32 PM
    Commercial grade vinyl with formed stair nosings and risers isn't cheap.

    However you should ask to see the specification and at least three competitive quotes to that specification.

    say 120 per sq metre supply and fit. I think that's about 4x the price I paid for my kitchen, for the cheapest vinyl in the shop, so at first sight that's not overly expensive for commercial stuff.
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    • Taiko
    • By Taiko 14th May 19, 9:00 PM
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    • 14th May 19, 9:00 PM
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    • 14th May 19, 9:00 PM
    Thanks have dropped an email asking for spec, and their proposed floor area. They've made reference to an existing long term agreement, so have asked for details of this also.

    Cheers for the reply!
    • Taiko
    • By Taiko 16th May 19, 2:39 PM
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    • 16th May 19, 2:39 PM
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    • 16th May 19, 2:39 PM
    Got the following back:

    Item Qty Unit Rate Total Block Cost
    1.1 Signs and barriers 1 1 21.09 21.09
    1.2 Entrance matting 17 SQM 42.19 717.23
    1.3 Polysafe Modena Vinyl 340 SQM 25.30 8,602.00
    1.4 Uplift of old flooring 357 SQM 4.22 1,506.54
    1.5 Fast set latex 72 SQM 8.44 607.68
    1.6 6mm Ply 285 SQM 12.65 3,605.25
    1.7 Remove old noses 73 LM 2.11 154.03
    1.8 New nosings 73 LM 21.10 1,540.30
    1.9 Mastic seal to all vinyl 1 1 650.00 650.00
    Cost of works (exc VAT) 17,404.12
    Management Fee (15%) 2,610.62
    Cost of works inc. Management Fee (exc VAT) 20,014.74
    VAT 4,002.95
    Gross 24,017.69


    Looks to be a cheap option, but the SQM is double what the RICS Surveyor had down for the communal area. I'm not an expert in this, but is it likely that two layers of this should be needed?

    Thanks,
    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 16th May 19, 7:57 PM
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    • 16th May 19, 7:57 PM
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    • 16th May 19, 7:57 PM
    Looks to be a cheap option, but the SQM is double what the RICS Surveyor had down for the communal area. I'm not an expert in this, but is it likely that two layers of this should be needed?
    Originally posted by Taiko
    Not two layers, but stairs use a lot of vinyl as the verticals are also covered.

    Polyfloor Modena Vinyl 16 inc VAT a sq metre here
    https://www.flooringhut.co.uk/polyflor-polysafe-modena-gypsum-4044

    This might not be what you're getting, of course.
    A kind word lasts a minute, a skelped erse is sair for a day.
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