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    Jon L. Obscene's Avatar Canadain potatoes!!!
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    What would you expect to pay to have someone dig up your driveway (30ft long by 12 feet wide 4 inch deep) and relay it.
    Pull up 30 2foot square slabs, prepare the ground an relay them.

    Just interested in what some of you guys would expect to pay for this

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    You'll get undercut by gypsies. They have no overheads so you can't compete with them.

    Fecking gypsies.
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    lol and what overheads do I have?

    No I know how much people have quoted the guy but I've always wondered what people with no knowledge or little knowledge of these things would think something like that costs.
    I used to undercut everyone and in a lot of cases do myself out of a fair bit of money, but thats cos I always felt guilty about it, especially old people. I been to jobs that have taken me maybe 1 day or less and people have been quoted several hundred quid for it when I've walked away with maybe 80 - 100.
    I've also had people shocked by the cost of materials.

    Just curious is all, the thought crossed my mind as I was working out cubic meterage into tonnage so I know how much stuff we want.

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    There are no gypsies where I live so I would expect to pay 1750..

    (which is why I haven't had it done)

    Fecking gypsies.

    EDIT: Sorry, to clarify, this was for digging up and taking away the old tarmac, preparing the surface and laying with little bricks in a criss-cross pattern...
    Last edited by Barbarossa; 09-08-2005 at 10:49 AM.

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    Jon L. Obscene's Avatar Canadain potatoes!!!
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    1750??

    For what exactly? if you don't mind me asking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon L. Obscene
    1750??

    For what exactly? if you don't mind me asking.

    Jonno
    Sorry, to clarify, this was for digging up and taking away the old tarmac, preparing the surface and laying with little bricks in a criss-cross pattern...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonno
    lol and what overheads do I have?
    More than they do. Gypsies steal their materials.
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    Ah brickweaving, yeah little bit different. I take it that included materials?

    Hmmm thats not a bad price.
    Basing your drive on 30x12 I'd say 50 for sand, 160 for skip.......not sure how much bricks are altho depends on what you have but I would imagine about 65p each so you're paying probably a grand for labour, 2 guys 3-4 days, 100 each per day.
    Yeah maybe a little high in retrospect. But thats complete guessing.

    Where abouts are you? in a city , town or village?

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    Quote Originally Posted by manker
    Quote Originally Posted by Jonno
    lol and what overheads do I have?
    More than they do. Gypsies steal their materials.

    Who says I don't I'm unemployed, I can legally do that now

    Jonno

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon L. Obscene
    Ah brickweaving, yeah little bit different. I take it that included materials?

    Hmmm thats not a bad price.
    Basing your drive on 30x12 I'd say 50 for sand, 160 for skip.......not sure how much bricks are altho depends on what you have but I would imagine about 65p each so you're paying probably a grand for labour, 2 guys 3-4 days, 100 each per day.
    Yeah maybe a little high in retrospect. But thats complete guessing.

    Where abouts are you? in a city , town or village?

    Jonno
    Satellite town in South East England...

    The gypsies in South Wales did a similar thing on my mother-in-laws drive (equivalent size) and only charged 1000.

    Fecking gypsies.

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