Have I priced this one right???

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  1. Nigel Wren

    Nigel Wren WindowGuy
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    Got a phone call this morning, can I give a quote on windows, jet washing etc. popped round at 2.00 and this is the house.

    Property history - 3 Park Avenue, Farnborough, Orpington BR6 8LJ - Marketed for rent on 15th Jan 2015 - Zoopla

    the owner wants:

    1) soft wash of roof (and there's a lot of it) to remove algae and clean it up.
    2) Pressure washing of block paved driveway and large decking to the rear
    3) fascias and soffits
    4) Cleaning of guttering
    5) windows (I counted 35 plus 3 huge glazed bi-folding doors)
    6) re sanding the block paved drive after cleaning


    really struggled with this one, reckoned its 2 to 3 days work? so quoted 340 pounds and he came back with a yes! he also wants a 4 weekly clean of the windows (quoted 35 for that)

    what do you think???
    could have gone in at 400 plus or is it about right?
     
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  2. Leicester24

    Leicester24 Member
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    Did you miss a zero off the end !!

    3400


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  3. Cghwindowcleaning

    Cghwindowcleaning Well-Known Member
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    I don't do pressure washing or any other services.just Windows.
    But in my opinion massively underpriced.
    If you are pricing jobs on a day rate then £110 a day for some one running a business is way to low especially down south.
    Bear in mind that customer is paying nearly 2k a week in rent so he will expect to pay top money.
     
  4. Taxlossloz

    Taxlossloz Grand Master
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    ooops ! Double that would be reasonable / cheap
    £8500 rent a month ? Ouch
     
  5. Taxlossloz

    Taxlossloz Grand Master
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    if you can get it all done properly in a week I will be impressed
     
  6. Nigel Wren

    Nigel Wren WindowGuy
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    ooops, when I priced the jobs separately for the quote, it came to 600, this guy had just told me that he had another quote around the 240 mark for the work... ok that's maybe just talk. I thought 110 per day is ok money, too late now, just wondered how others would have priced the job.
     
  7. Nigel Wren

    Nigel Wren WindowGuy
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    3 days tops I recon!
     
  8. AGlassAct

    AGlassAct Active Member
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    If your happy with the price then it's all good? A lot would disagree with it but you have looked the job over, considered its within your capability and quoted accordingly.
    I'm surprised someone paying that much rent a month would be bothered about tarting it up out of their own pocket. Most places I've been to of that size watch their pounds and pennies and would drag out paying you too.
     
  9. Taxlossloz

    Taxlossloz Grand Master
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    Well you can get a job cleaning for someone else here in Leeds for £80 a day and not have any costs ( my mate works for a guy for £100 )
    but to do all that you must have invested quite a bit to have the right gear and know how so you need to price at least £200 a day and that would be reasonable
     
  10. Taxlossloz

    Taxlossloz Grand Master
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    Wait ... Surely the landlord is paying
     
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