Day rate?

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  1. Diwrnach

    Diwrnach Grand Master
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    OK not had this come up yet, but tomorrow I have to do a quote on an absolutely massive care home, it is also incredibly posh, has a grand piano in the foyer etc, I figure on my own it is likely to take maybe 2 or more full days to clean it all.

    So figure it would be better to charge them on a day rate, any advice on what that should be? I want to be competitive but don't want to do it too cheap.

    From my research it has in excess of 50 flats and bungalows.....
     
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  2. Oakridge

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    For me it would also depend on cleaning frequency aswell as day rate....if they only want it done once a year then go in higher and lower it accordingly if it was twice a year or qtrly etc...that's my two penneth worth.

    Day rate is about what you want really isn't it...some ppl will work for less than others....just throwing a figure out here for 2 days I would want £300-400.
     
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    #3 Smurf, Feb 22, 2015
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    It's suprising how quick you can get through large jobs. Best person to ask Neil for a rough idea on how long it would take as he seems to be the care home king on here :D
     
  4. cheapncheerful

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    jealous...:(

    I would see how long you reckon it takes you for one flat and multiply it and forget the time saved in moving from one to the next with no talking and no interruptions...

    I advise you to tell them you cant do it and then give them my number:rolleyes:

    sort of job I love...cant tell you a day rate as I probs dont ever do a day theses days....but it seems to vary from £120 to £150 but we all have different days...some have an hour for dinner etc....me once I start...i seldom stop...cause I miss my chair..

    good luck you jammy ....not peeved at all.. we have a cracking care home right on the edge of the motorway here which has just doubled in size massive....my dream job...you never know one day the phone may ring...:D

    probably about as likely as that dream about the three lesbians and me happening..relax I only got the top bits...the chubby one and her friend were hoggin down below...:rolleyes:
     
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  5. Diwrnach

    Diwrnach Grand Master
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    They want it doing quarterly, I'll tell them I will come back with a price I think instead of pricing it while there, I'll see if they don't mind me taking pictures and I'll post some up and see what you guys think.
     
  6. Diwrnach

    Diwrnach Grand Master
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    Actually had £300 in my head.
     
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    sounds around the right price to me..:D

    but maybe add fifty for the extra water and time cause of the frequency...

    but then take fifty off as it would be great to just get stuck in and no mither...dont what ever you do say yes to a cuppa tea off the old dears.....or else you may have to add a day or two:rofl:
     
  8. Keir999

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    I work roughly on £180 - £200 per day, say 9 till 3 or 4pm. So it depends on how long your days are and how easy and pleasant the job is, how local etc.
    I would look at £350 most likely but hard to say without actually looking at it.
    Good luck
     
  9. Tuffers

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    Is it just outsides they want cleaning? If inside too, factor in conversations about total nonsense and the stench of p155.

    I did a builders clean on a care home last week. One of the painters told me that they have 42 residents who pay £2500 a week! That's over £100K they bring in a week. The owner asked me for my number as he wants me to clean it every 6 months. I won't be quoting cheap as there are balconies and all sorts of obstacles. Make sure they are aware of what you are quoting to clean too and stick to that agreement if you get the job. I had the owner of the home I just cleaned trying to get me to clean other windows that I hadn't priced and agreed with the builder. Bump the price up high Diwrnach
     
  10. Diwrnach

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    I assume its just the outsides, hope so I hate doing insides, especially in a care home with sills full of loads of ****, would be a nightmare.

    For price bumping I did think that, as I am sure they can afford it, like I say this is a really top notch place, but at the same time there are a lot of windies about who would happily do it cheaper so wouldn't get the work?

    Difficult.
     
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