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    Do carpenters tend to have hidden costs?


    Are there usually any hidden/unexpected charges associated with carpentry work in your experience? Or is this not too common if I hire a carpenter/carpentry company? Thanks for your time.

    Asked by Harry on 6th May 2022
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    JS Carpentry and Painting

    "No, there is never any hidden cost. Details I get from this site or from clients it may never be what I can foresee.
    Many clients' details are not of the professional carpenter's details.

    If I price up for a job that is unseen to the details I`ve received from a client, while I'm on the job I will need to notify him or her and reassess extra costs then move forward with the job."

    Answered on 6th May 2022 - Member since Oct 2019 - report

    "Hi ,NO is the answer in my experience, I have never hidden any cost, all items that cannot be quoted at the time will be priced as a post contract (PC sum)"

    Answered on 30th May 2022 - Member since May 2021 - report
    D&B Home improvements

    "It would all depend on the job being carried out. Something simple like handing a door or fitting skirtings then no. If it’s more complex like replacing floorboards etc then they would not know the condition of joists etc which if damaged could cost extra"

    Answered on 6th May 2022 - Member since Apr 2022 - report
    Croydon Handyman

    "A carpenter should always give you a fixed price for everything. The added cost of any project would only be for extra work added to the original contract"

    Answered on 9th Jun 2022 - Member since Feb 2018 - report

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