Is it just me but...
Got someone (and his plumber mate) to start an en-suite refit on Monday. We are supplying (at his request) all the sanitaryware, lights, tiles etc.
The room is 1.7m x 1.2m.
The fit is a shower, loo, basin and radiator.
On top of that is a pressurised hot water tank.
Their costs (excluding sparky) are £2500 for plumbing (inc the HWT), tiling etc is £2300 - he said it would take a week and said he charged £25 ph so I have no idea where he got the rest from - we were buying most of the goods apart from adhesives and other bits n bobs to complete the job)
This meant the job was coming in way over our budget so I rang the guy today, told him about some changes we'd made (to try to get cost down and they were direct labour costs).
He texted me tonight saying he wasn't prepared to reduce his cost (even though we told him of changes that would reduce his time on the project) and told us to do one basically - now we haven't got anyone starting the job on Monday!
(I thought the plumbing costs were fair, the tiling/fitting costs extortionate).