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I am a brickwork contractor who has just started a new contract. The price submitted was wrong, ie we put in the wrong rates by approx 20%. The price was clearly given in the meterage rate then converted into a house price. All brickwork contractors know the going rate for an given location an we are usually within 2.5 to 5%. The final decision is usually other factors like reputation, health and safety considerations, ability to provide labour etc. Sometimes they will say your 2.5% above our budget if you can drop the contract is yours. we priced the job using standard pricing programme. The programme was set for a timber frame which does not have to price for many things involved in building a traditional cavity wall house. So yes I accept it was our fault. My question is, given the fact that the rates were clearly given to them they must have realised it was very cheap compared to other contractors. Did they have any responsibility to point this out to us as this does have serious consequences for the viability of our business
The question has arisen because of the following. The show house has has many defects mainly through design issues. There are many problems which have nothing to do with us. one problem is our fault, the story height is to high so the roof trusses have to come off and we have to drop the wall plate height by 150mm. This we accept and are happy to pay for our mistake. like I said there are many other faults and we have been issued 5, 7 days improvement notices which quite frankly are a joke. Unfortunately it looks like everyone who has contributed to the problems including the directors are going to blame it all on us and have threatened to get another contractor to continues with the site and we will pay any additional costs. we all ready have an addition 16 plots at various stages so this is a big problem for us
yes I am happy to continue to wait, Richard
yes sure I am happy to wait but must ask this question. This is the second time I have posted a question the last was not answered but it still cost me. if the question is not answered can I have a refund of my £18. the last time was several years ago before your current pay structure
I didn't realise there was a pay per question option as offered in you last email. But can you take this as a request to have my money refunded,,,many thanks