How do you price for commercial buildings?

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  1. koopmaster

    koopmaster Guru
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    Hi, I have a quote in the morning for my first commercial building. its 5000 feet and has windows all round. Do I charge £1 a window or just guess how long its would take me via traditional... I guess from google maps its going to take all day or even 2 days.
     
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  2. Paul

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    I know the lad I used to work for priced commercial work per window if it was a yearly contract however if it's a one off Maby add a little more.
     
  3. laddergarder

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    If you are not sure give them an estimate, but just charge it per pain, obviously not £1 per pane, unless each pane is quite big.
     
  4. Matty H

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    I always quote commercial on time rather than how many windows, find it easier
     
  5. koopmaster

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    and would you clean them 4 weekly?
     
  6. Matty H

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    Depends on company budget most of the time. All my commercial work is "monthly" i.e 12 times a year but all my residential work is 4 or 8 weekly.
     
  7. Paul

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    Can I ask how do you go about getting this type of commercial work cheers
     
  8. koopmaster

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    for me just luck, was cleaning a house and the owner walked passed and the last windy has quit or died. but if you want the jobs just walk in dressed nice and ask.... they can only say yes or No ... and if they say YES then great..
     
  9. James

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    Just add up the time you think it will take and your expenses to cover the job, i.e. wages for staff, water costs, hiring equipment etc.

    Then think of what you wan't to earn for the job itself (profit wise)

    And bingo there's your answer.

    James.
     
  10. Mark Henderson

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    Use a combination of methods and cross reference them.

    eg. come up with a price per window and then a price based on how long the job will take (by the sounds of it by day and not by hour)
    See if you come up with a similar figure.

    Consider setting up time, travel time, other expenses
    Also to take in consideration is how dirty the windows are.

    Ask yourself what's it worth to you to do it for - are you going to have to sacrifice doing your regular jobs? - In which case you want to make it worth your while.
     
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