How many houses can you clean in a day trad/ do you just trad?

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  1. Scottie

    Scottie Well-Known Member
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    Hi guys,

    Just a question I wanted to put out as interested as somthing to aim to. How may custys am I looking at doing per day and doing them comfortably and at a steady rate not flying around just trad style?

    Also, do you just trad? How may are thinking of going WFP? I have had a few peeps tell me to do WFP and ladders/tad not the way. I feel I will do trad fully as its cost effective unless you have the custys where you can get more in.

    Thanks guys
     
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  2. Natty1972

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    Bud it's up to you really ... Take today light rain to start the day , before wfp I would just get the ladder out start climbing ... One slip and your away down the road . Which nearly happened to me , was saved by a giant plant pot stopping the ladder as it went . I would nt get the ladder out now for a million quid . Far too slipping climbing a ladder in the rain ... Both methods work ,, but for me I want to go home at night and not worry about the conditions under foot .
     
  3. Smurf

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    I generally do one house a day maybe two at a push but I'm not going to tell you what they are worth :rolleyes:

    I can't remember the last time I did an exterior trad job
     
  4. Scottie

    Scottie Well-Known Member
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    Lol - when i came on here everyone said dont do trad pole do ladders etc, now all i her eis do WFPT ladders far to dangerous, dont get them out, I was fine got my ladders and all ok, but here everyone saying dont do it, is making me think. I only go by what people on here say as you are the pros, proper put off lol. Oh the decisions. Was out back practicing on my m8rix and ladders and all fine no slippage, the thing dont move even if push it. Is it just winter you guys dont do ladders, is it that bad? Makes me think WFP is needed then for winter. emm.

    SMURF - thats so secret! lol - I wouldent put it past you doing just two houses and earning shed loads reading all the posts on here hee hee.
     
  5. Tuffers

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    Scottie, can I ask a favour of your Mrs? Tell her from me to give you a slap. Get ya bloody ladders out, do em trad and when you're making money at it then think about WFP.

    There was a bloke on here that bought all the WFP gear not long ago and sold it within weeks to back to his other business.

    Slowly slowly catchy monkey as Shiny says.
     
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  6. TolishAPurd

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    Theres tradders, and theres WFPers, and then theres the people that do both. Each method has its pros and cons. And even with each method,peoples methods vary hugely. But like a lot of people are saying, starting trad is a good move. Personally I wouldn't dream of buying a WFP setup unless I was earning a good enough wedge from my round for it to pay for itself quickly. I wouldn't fancy spending a grand or more getting setup just to earn 25 quid from only having a couple of customers that month, that just doesn't make business sense to me. The early days is when you have lost of time to work on a house and perfect your technique, so its a good time to learn trad.

    I've seen a lot of people saying this already, but you have to just get out there now. Its good to ask questions, but one of the best ways to learn is to experience it yourself. What doesnt suit one person may suit you. Develop your own style, perfect it, and one day people might be copying scotties techniques.
     
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  7. boarcity

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    theres no right and no wrong way in this game. [ well stupid ladder angles apart] its all up to you at the end of the day. if im working trad on my own im good for 4 houses per hour for the first couple of hours, then less on the afternoons.
     
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  8. cheapncheerful

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    i dont think you can fall of a wfp......mind you....thats not to say its not dangerous in cncs hands...:eek:

    yesterday i was poling away and of course watching nicely where the brush was heading and not noticing the sudden six inch drop in the york stoned flagged area underfoot....i was lucky that time....last time it was only a two inch drop and that hurt...:whistle:

    life is dangerous fullstop with me around thats why i am happiest in my chair when the only worry is if the remote or the beer is out or reach and the wife is out of the room...

    i am er....just a little bit worried about some pruning of a ladies bush i carried out today....

    okay i reversed onto her drive smack into a bush and a four foot piece fell off ....serves her right she hasnt paid me my £9 yet...i blame the bloody kids..
     
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  9. Tuffers

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    You really should think about writing a book Dave :D
     
  10. cheapncheerful

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    confessions of a lunatic.....you dont have to be mad to be a windowcleaner but it helps.....:rofl:
     
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