Commercial gutter job

Discussion in 'Gutter & Fascia Cleaning' started by SkulBlaker, Sep 30, 2015.

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  1. SkulBlaker

    SkulBlaker Well-Known Member
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    hey guys just drove past a local care home (place is very big) and the gutters are filled with :turd: so just decided to drop in and ask if they want them cleared, owner is back tomorrow from holiday but the manager seemed very keen about it, question is what price do I go in at? I'm clearingn house gutters just now for around £1.50-£2 a meter but unsure wether to price lower for a commercial job or higher. I reckon if I price £1 a meter it's a £1000 job (lots of separate buildings)
     
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  2. Jake

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    Wow that's cheap £2 a meter!?!

    You can charge a lot more than that for houses mate,

    With the commercial, work on a day rate mate, then add a bit for the inevitable issues along the way
     
  3. Diwrnach

    Diwrnach Grand Master
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    As Jake said, domestic house is £40 minimum pretty much, I have done a single side before for £30.

    Also commercial I do as Jake does, day rate.
     
  4. SkulBlaker

    SkulBlaker Well-Known Member
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    Up here the prices are hard mate, a local windie that did round the corner from me was £15 total for both sides. Average is around £20 for a front and back. I've no idea what my day rate would be as I've only got 15 houses so not a full day. What would you guys charge?
     
  5. SkulBlaker

    SkulBlaker Well-Known Member
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    This is most of the buildings within the grounds
     

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  6. boarcity

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    be wary. i learnt the hard way that some commercial gutters are installed with little or no slope -this means they never drain completely of water

    which leads to full gutters cos plants grow well in water and almost impossible to empty 100%
     
  7. SkulBlaker

    SkulBlaker Well-Known Member
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    Yeah, I had a quick walk round and the gutters are full, one is bowing slightly with the weight. Going to drop in again on Friday to speak to the manager.
     
  8. Diwrnach

    Diwrnach Grand Master
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    Day rate in a tough area £100? I charge £150-£200 depending what I am doing, who the client is and how I feel on the day, also if its multiple days I may charge less as well.
     
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    If you dont have that much work on yet then then £100 for a day should be a bonus for you but what about in 3 years time when you are fully booked up and they want them doing again, how will they react when you decide it's closer to £500?

    Personally I charge a very hefty fee for care homes, both my mother and wife worked in the care industry for a long time, the owners treat the residents and staff like ****, pay barely above minimum wage yet receive a minimum of around £2000 per resident per week that they have there.

    Trust me, they can afford to pay you £1 per meter even if it ends up at 1000 meters.
     
  10. SkulBlaker

    SkulBlaker Well-Known Member
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    That's what I was thinking mate, I used to work in a care home too and the prices they were charging were ridiculous for the residents. If they want a quote I've decided after advice and a lot of thought to price it as I would a domestic property, explain this to them and then tell them I'll do it at half the price if they book there and then. Like I said they are in serious need of being cleared and no one is knocking on the door to carry out the work.

    Thanks for the advice, it has given me help.
     
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