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Planning Permission

I got a letter from the local council yesterday, informing me that my application for planning permission for the garden has been granted, with no additional conditions. I now have three years to get the work done – though obviously I’m not expecting it to take nearly that long.

Now I “just” have to find a builder I trust to do the work at a price I can afford. I had a chap around last week who came highly recommended by a colleague. He promised to send me a quote this week, so when he didn’t I was a bit concerned that he’d marked it down as “too difficult” and had decided not to quote at all. So I phoned him yesterday and he assures me that he’s working on a quote, but is finding it quite hard just to get an estimate together! He says he’s now got prices for the I-beams and sleepers, and will spend the weekend pricing up the labour. So I hope to hear next week. Then I’ll have to have a long think about whether it’s affordable.

{ 2 } Comments

  1. Richard P | 17 July 2011 at 7:24 am | Permalink

    Great news – we hope that at least one of the quotes will be finite.
    R&F

  2. PaulD | 17 July 2011 at 9:32 am | Permalink

    A small extension to our garage some years ago resulted in quotes varying by a factor of 3. That was of course excluding the builders who couldnt even be bothered to submit a quote.