Help pricing this gutter clean - complicated access..

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  1. Kips

    Kips Well-Known Member
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    Hi guys, I've been asked to quote for cleaning out the gutters on this place - problem is, the pavements are extremely narrow, it's on a non residential street and there's a lot of car traffic on the roads through the day. So basically access is a PITA, and we'd need to contact the council to be allowed to put cones out in the road and close off bits of the pavement while we were cleaning out the gutters as obviously we can't have pedestrians walking underneth - have attached some photos as basically I have no idea how to price this one - your thoughts guys?

    Truth be told, i'm terrible at pricing gutter cleans. With windows, i'm fine, I have a system and I can answer questions if the custie asks - but gutters.. I just guess a figure pretty much!

    So, I would really appreciate any input from you lot - primarily in terms of what you would charge, but also in terms of what the process is likely to be like asking the council to close the road etc.
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  2. Kips

    Kips Well-Known Member
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    Oh and before anyone says don't bother asking the council, just do it early.. that building across the road middle left in picture 1 is the borough council offices.. so health and safety has to be tip top on this one :s
     
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    Kips Well-Known Member
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    Smurf - you're a bit of a gutter cleaning guru round these parts if I remember correctly, any input/advice? :)
     
  4. Smurf

    Smurf Banned
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    How bad are the gutters/downspouts and what has the customer told you the problems are if any they are having?

    Also have you done a gutter cam survey yet to see for yourself what needs doing?
     
  5. Kips

    Kips Well-Known Member
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    The property is quite near where I live and I know it well - the gutters are pretty full, in places plants can be seen growing up and out of them. I also know they havent been cleared out 'in years' as the owner told me so, and there are a lot of tall trees that shed a lot of leaves all around the property so i'm expecting the gutters to be fairly chocka.
     
  6. Smurf

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    Sounds like you need to contact your local council/highways agency then for advice and cost of traffic calming for the works to be completed safely.

    Good luck & let us know how you get on:thumbsup:
     
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    I just found out looking on the net that my local council charge £1100 for a
    APPLICATION FOR TEMPORARY TRAFFIC RESTRICTION :eek:
     
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    Smurf Banned
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    Still let us know what they say
     
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    Wonder if having a colleague standing by to alert passers by would suffice. Could do it early when less people are about and cease work when they come by, or do it in phases perhaps. Going armed with the cost of council permits when you do the quote should drive up the quote a lot though.

    I imagine a chat with the relevant council departments is needed at any rate
     
  10. Blastoffcleaning

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    £1100! robbing gits, if it was me i would park the van half on and off the path as a sort of shield and wait for the lighter mornings and hit it while the council h+s bods are still snoring away.
     
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