plasterboard, best price

Discussion in 'Builders' Talk' started by The South, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. The South

    The South New Member

    Having just worked out I need about 120 sheets of plasterboard for my new extension (gulp!) I'm now looking for the best price

    I'll try local builders merchants obviously, but anyone know of a good online supplier?
  2. doing a bit

    doing a bit New Member

    i found b and q are cheaper than the merchants by about the vat, merchants want £5.80 for a 8 x 4 plus vat and b and q its £5.88 inc, ring around, haggle with merchants as they wont be that busy at the moment, mention cash if you have it, i did and got them cheaper and delivered, b and q do a trade card so you get a discount at end of month and next day free delivery
  3. supachip

    supachip New Member

    Magnet £ 3.94 + vat 8x4 x 1/2
  4. malkie129

    malkie129 Well-Known Member

    I don't use plasterboard in my trade, but I have a mate who says that he can't get it any cheaper than at Magnet. :)
  5. bmbplastering

    bmbplastering New Member

    travis perkins £3.85 plus vat. get qoute then get b&Q price match 10% cheaper plus 15% off for buying more than 10 and 5% back with discount card and seen as this gets to just under £600, buy your drywall as above and plaster which will take it over the magic £1k youll get another 5% back at end of month this to me gets about 25% off best price ie £.85 plus vat £4.52 minus 25% works out at £3.39 each beat that!
  6. doing a bit

    doing a bit New Member

    will have to have a look at magnet then !!
  7. Cornish Crofter

    Cornish Crofter New Member

    Phone around the merchants and ask if they have damaged boards.

    Some of them will write them down for the slightest damage. I have been paying £1 to £2 per sheet of 1/2 because of minor damage to a whole pallet down one side.
  8. The South

    The South New Member

    120 sheets of 8x4 1/2 is £540.03 from these guys:

    that is delivered too
  9. wardoss

    wardoss New Member

    Where abouts are you The South. I pay round about the £3.80/board price for small quantities and negotiable on larger volumes such as that.
  10. ecm

    ecm New Member

    That's a good price that South. Doubt you will do much better. Best I can get 8x4x12.5mm for on large amounts is £3.90 +vat.
  11. chris the builder

    chris the builder New Member

    depends where your from and how much your after.
    for a small amount go to the builders merchants and get them to battle it out. lowest they will go is about £3.60-£4.00. if its a large amount do the same but this time the merchants can contact there suppliers and get a better buying in price there for getting you an even better price.
  12. chris the builder

    chris the builder New Member


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  13. supachip

    supachip New Member

    recently ive been getting reps to call on site. I ask for there best price. If its ok they get it delivered and just turn up for a cheque. Ive used this 3 times now and found it saves me time and money.
  14. chip off the block

    chip off the block New Member

    they do a price comparison on tools and dont know about building materials but it might be worth a look.

  15. gas monkey

    gas monkey New Member

    3.59 selco
  16. valebuilding

    valebuilding New Member

    Glad I live in Wales then, Jewsons £2.85 + vat per board.

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