I suppose it depends on how cheap and nasty the owners were expecting, but I tend to do the work to the best of my ability and certainly not cheap and nasty but the cost would have been around £250 as the labour would have been much the same, it is the materials which are costly but still passed on most of my trade discount to the customer!!! They retail at £53.28 but I charged £34.00 per length including my time pre painting as keep a stock in my store, there were a couple of other fittings but the main cast iron costs were £145.00
That is probably true enough, but on a normal 8 hour day I charge £180 when not working in my own town, £170 if local so don't think I am over the top for my fees?!! But you are correct that I will just accept the loss, but their loss is I won't work for them again, as my contact struggled to get someone before me. Thanks for your honest answer, I kind of know before you told me but just wanted to hear it from an independent.