Pricing in Yorkshire

Discussion in 'Traditional Window Cleaning' started by Philibobs, Dec 8, 2015.

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  1. Philibobs

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    #1 Philibobs, Dec 8, 2015
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    I know its a sore topic pricing, how much is this how much is that,
    How much do you want to earn an hour.

    My problem is that I have very few customers as I have 2 jobs, but I've found a street that hasn't seen a window cleaner in ages.
    I'm told he charged £5.50 every 2 weeks . so this one end house I said £12 and wipe the frames and cills over too. 7 windows.

    But I did 2 other houses 5 windows for few pounds less all monthly.
    If it wasn't for the 1st guy is have had not but feel I let him down bybcharging him more only because I'll turn up a when I say I will and will do a good job.

    I suppose I should ask one off or monthly or ask how white do u wantbyour frames, love cleaning, hate pricing.

    Any help, advice appreciated, how I should pitch at the door step would be appreciated and I'm sorry for asking, also want to reward 1st customer as I'd have had not without him.

    Hear from u all soon.
     
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  2. Taxlossloz

    Taxlossloz Grand Master
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    Not really sure what your question is mate??
    Everyone has different prices so just do what you and customer are both happy with
    If There's folk on here charge a lot more - don't worry about it - it's your business
     
  3. adamangler

    adamangler Wakefield Window Warrior
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    Well yorkshire is massive, north yorkshire is one of the more affluent areas in the country, but a lot of yorkshire is rough as a bears ****.

    Your question is a bit hard to decipher tbh not sure what youre asking?
     
  4. Philibobs

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    I guess my question is how much an end terrace how much a semi how much a mid terrace? Etc

    How do you pitch making frames white or would this be more on 1st clean and keep up to it. Or just wipe it over the frames and cills that is.

    I'm thinking am i too expensive?
     
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    Where I live there's a bloke with a fair few water fed vans, and charges £5 a house near me? I got asked by anew customer that she didn't like water pole and how much traditional, and the said I'm double the price. I think she expected it cheaper.

    I've a potential street to canvas getting some flyers made up, and then door knocking.
     
  6. adamangler

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    make your own mind up, depending on how much you want to charge vs what people will pay in the area you want to work.

    Want work quicker? lower your prices
    dont want to work for peanuts? go higher

    Me personally my standard pricing is

    £8 terrace
    £10 3 bed semi
    £12+ detached

    minimum of £6 for a front only

    add £2 for a conny
    add £2 each for and 8 weekly


    when i started i was charging 10,12,14 for the above plus £4 more more connys and £4 more for 8 weekly but had to lower prices a bit to get work and im still expensive for my area my next door neighbours windy charge £4.50 per example

    As for the frames, i tell them they will get better over time the more they are cleaned but will come up pretty good with a 1st. If they want them mint and they are stained then thats a different ball game imo charge a one off upvc restoration price.
     
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    I heard £4.50 yesterday and said I can't clean the! For that.
     
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    When you mention conservatory just the windows regardless of how many, and u don't do the whites?
     
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    adamangler Wakefield Window Warrior
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    in an ideal world i would charge by size, but seen as im more desperate for work i only charge a little extra for now, the entire glass and frames excluding the roof
     
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    Back soon, thabknu for your help and advice have a few questions for u, just picking daughter up
     
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