Thursday, February 23, 2012

More steel

I ordered the steel reo for the rammed earth wall and the upper slabs today. I was hoping to get the wall mesh supplied galvanised but it appears to be unavailable so I’ll have to get this done myself.  That, or I’ll rope the boys into painting it with cold-gal :)

One thing I found interesting today - when we ordered the steel for the garage slab in January, I used a supplier in Shepparton who was recommended to me. They easily beat any prices I could find online, so it was a bit of a no-brainer.

Then the steel showed up on a truck from a different company, and the driver suggested that next time I should give them a call directly rather than the Shepp guys, as they’re the wholesaler and could give me a better price. I thought that was ethically questionable, but my curiosity got the better of me and I did contact them for a quote this time around.

They were $600 more expensive than their reseller! It goes without saying that I’ll use the Shepp guys without second thought next time. I should also find out what else they can supply me, since they appear to have a very sharp pencil :)

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