Agree I bought a hive of second wood from ebay It was not fit for porpoise frames did not fit, gaps everywhere, my mate is a carpenter and even he said it was shockingpersonally for the few extra quid Hivemakers already built option is wonderful. My first hive was a B on Budget but will be sticking with Hivemakers from now on.
We have one of the second quality cedar hives, we had no problem putting it together. Excellent value IMHO.
We also have one of fragile planet's budget ply hives. Didn't go together as neatly as the other one, but for £49 excluding the frames I guess you can't complain. It certainly does the job.