Buying Building Materials
When I built my house 20 years ago you had to use the phone or fax to
get quotes for building materials. Now it is a lot easier because you
can use email or the internet to get prices. To save money you need to
shop around to get the best deals on different products. Do not use a
single Builders Merchant as you will end up paying more money. I have
put together a list of suppliers who you should consider to get your
Selfbuild Building Materials.
Always consider Wickes and B&Q as there
prices have VAT included. Screwfix have some very good prices on
hardware and smaller items.
Just recently I was project managing my sons
house renovation. The main bulk of the plastering materials came from a
local builders merchant (Rightways - Nelson and Blackburn). The bathroom
suite, doors and Kitchen was from Wickes (using a special offer £20 off
when you spend £100 we saved £340 a great saving when you are on a
limited budget). The MDF skirting and architrave came from Howarth
Timber. Central heating goods came from an internet supplier (MrCentralHeating)
and we were never away from Screwfix. Light fittings, tiles and many
small items came from internet suppliers or Ebay. So as you can see I
used a lot of different suppliers for Building Materials to keep the
cost as low as possible.