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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:26 am 
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Blimey - I'm trying to price up a job and need some 25mm celotex, but have just found out that there is a 6 week wait for delivery.

What The Heck, for want of a better expression!

No idea what to do, as I'll need it in 2-3 weeks, and even worse, prices seem to be heading up as more builders need it and can't wait....


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:00 am 
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find another supplier lol, our local wickes has pallets of the stuff (that was only on Monday, it just happens I wondered up the wrong isle)


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Every merchant up here in fife has plenty stock of all sizes.


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I've been to all our local merchants, and its the same with them all.
The problem I have is that it has to be a local merchants as the property is 450m up a very narrow lane, and if I order from elsewhere it'll come on a big truck, so will need carrying up - the local guys have small vehicles for this very reason - Cornwall has a lot of narrow lanes. I may need to get a roof rack and lug it up a few sheets at a time, but that would be a pain in the proverbial.
As for Wickes, the nearest store is 107 miles away and it is £12 a sheet more expensive...!



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Borrow or hire a trailer?
Nearby farmer who has a trailer who'll move the sheets?


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Dave54 wrote:
Borrow or hire a trailer?
Nearby farmer who has a trailer who'll move the sheets?


Nice idea but....
To get this house built the owner had to pay the local farmer for access across a field.
It cost £20,000 for a years access. TWENTY THOUSAND POUNDS !!!

The lovely farmer, who doesn't seem to use the field for much anyway, deposited a massive lump of concrete across the gateway exactly a year later, meaning the few deliveries that have had to be made since then have all had to come on a little truck, unless a further years access was paid for.

I've actually just heard back from my local merchants who say they are getting a delivery in, but there are a few other builders desperate for some, so I'm meeting client tonight to see if he will ok my buying it even before the job is priced up. Fingers crossed please !



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dust sheet on the roof of the car and strap/rope it down its only light and 25mm, you could do 10-20 sheets at a time, get it dropped at the curb side and have a lackey sit on it

no jewsons or buildbase nearby ?


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flash22 wrote:
dust sheet on the roof of the car and strap/rope it down its only light and 25mm, you could do 10-20 sheets at a time, get it dropped at the curb side and have a lackey sit on it

no jewsons or buildbase nearby ?


Jewsons, Travis both near, both got nothing for at least 6 weeks..
Wickes is 18 miles away, local place is Bradfords who may be seeing an early visit from me tomorrow morning.
As for dropping it at the side of the road - I need 40 sheets, the 'main' road is single lane so it'll need to be in a passing place another half mile back. Hope no-one needs to pass another car while I'm occupying the space !


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iirc hertz/b&Q do vans by the hour - fill a transit ? - empty transit 8x4 lays in back flat



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