Pricing Contract Work

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  1. Windy1

    Windy1 Newcomer
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    Hi,
    I've been asked by a cleaning contractor what my hourly and daily rate would be for some window cleaning work he need help with. Can anyone help?
    I'm in Scotland so probably a lot different than London prices etc.

    Cheers.
     
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  2. Eclipse

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    More information needed to judge correctly.
     
  3. Windy1

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    What info do you require?
     
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    Eclipse Well-Known Member
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    What type of work, how often, access problems, height etc.
     
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    I haven't been told yet. I just know it's window cleaning. I'm just looking for a rough hourly/daily rate to charge as one job is commercial and runs into the night.
     
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    Running into the night as in how late? How much do you earn an hour now?
     
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    Don't know yet. Around£15/£20.
     
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    It's hard to say without some more info, all I can base it on is what I'd charge, I generally charge £35-45/hr to companies. If it was late at night I'd increase this by at least 25%. I did a builders clean on Wednesday after a shop refit and charged them by the hour, they were quite happy at £40/hr for 3.5 hours.
     
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    Thank you for your help. I'll let you know how it goes.
     
  10. nwcs

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    If your going to be giving an hourly rate out never round it off to say

    20 or 25 or 30.

    Always state a odd figure like

    22:50 or 24:90 or 28:60.

    Always sounds better like its been worked out and not picked from the top of your head.

    Also never under price yourself. As they know your hourly rate so u cant think I should be charging more.

    Better to give then a higher hourly rate then offer a10 or 20% discount for regular work
     
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