Not really a rant, more of a rantette.
Last year we wanted a new kitchen. 10yr old house, job involved taking down partition wall, ripping out old kitchen fitting new one, usual pastering, plumbing and electrical work. Easy job, happy for it to be down whilst we were on holiday and straight forward kitchen design from Howdens. Phoned six local kitchen fitters / all trades firms. Only three bothered to come out, only two actually returned a quote.
Now in the process of getting a wood burning stove, again, nice easy job. Phoned 5 stove companies, only two bothered to return calls or come out to site survey, only one of those actually supplied a quote.
We are not asking for a favour, we have real money to spend! I thought there is a recession on, do people not want to earn money? I just don't understand why these people are so apathetic about business.