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Default How much discount do tradesmen get?

Ah Yes, but you can get almost anything (plumbing), in small quantities,
from a plumbers merchant over the counter, complete with advice on how to
use it. The Sheds will just sell you a very restricted selection at a
slightly lower mark up.

My local plumbers merchant is cheaper the B&Q etc for everything I have
bought.
Radiator spanner ? 1 british pound please mate.
B&Q would charge a few quid for such a thing.
However, for baths, taps, basins etc, merchants seem to have some poor
quality stuff at a low price, the other stuff is very expensive.
In general, it seems like the comsumables are cheap, other stuff not
so.
Simon.