Help me with pricing

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  1. adamangler

    adamangler Wakefield Window Warrior
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    been negotiating some prices on a contract

    originally quoted £8 windows
    £10 to knock moss off from lower porch roof
    £30 to clear guttering form 2 levels

    He came back with wanting to pay £20 for the guttering but windows and porch price was acceptable

    Bearing in mind these prices will be the basis for all the properties he has do you think those prices are acceptable?

    not sure how long gutters will take as i have limited experience but i reckon 1 hour total for the job?

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  2. Jimroot

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    Front and back?

    If the downspouts blocked it will take a lot longer, is this vac only?
     
  3. TolishAPurd

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    You've well underpriced that mate. The whole point in doing gutter work is that you can charge a premium, otherwise you are better off on the ground. Gutters should be £40 absolute minimum. Many out there are charging 80. I always ask 60, but this doesn't guarantee the job every time. 40 rarely gets knocked back.
     
  4. adamangler

    adamangler Wakefield Window Warrior
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    This is just for the front.

    And these are the prices that they will pay.
    I've quoted more but been told no.

    It's a lettings agency that will prove ide me with regular work year round. They have over 200 properties that will all want windows cleaningtwice a year plus add ons such and gutters/upvc and possibly carpets when required.

    I would have quoted higher for a one off residential but this is not.

    I suppose I will just have to see how it goes. No idea how long it will take.

    And yes Jimroot just ordered a gutter vac. Can't afford ladders as well ATM.
     
  5. peter rogers

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    bad idea mate u need ladders to just incase u cant get it out

    had one recently were the roof was wee rosemary tiles

    the shards of broken tiles filled the gutter no vac left that out
     
  6. adamangler

    adamangler Wakefield Window Warrior
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    Hmm. Yeh I know not ideal. It was one or the other as can afford both so decided vac as sometimes with ladders you can't get to awkward or set back gutters. I have a set of double ladders bit wanted triples with an ankalad standoff etc. Suppose I'll just have to hope I can get by till I can afford some. Maybe next month.

    Cheers
     
  7. peter rogers

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    do u have a generator
     
  8. Tuffers

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    £8 for 3 storey building :eek:. Take your petrol, tax and time off and what will you earn? Zilch.
     
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  9. adamangler

    adamangler Wakefield Window Warrior
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    £8 is just the front windows. Total for this job is 38.


    Yes I have a genny
     
  10. Tuffers

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    That's what I meant. £8 for 3 storey windows? Too cheap.
     
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