Pricing Up Work

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Carl Parsons, Oct 28, 2012.

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  1. Carl Parsons

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    i was wondering what everyone charges for a standard terraced house? ( two floors, two windows at front and two at back)
    using wfp.??
     
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  2. All Round Cleaning

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    Depends where in the world you are mate pricing varies everywhere .
    But id say a rough price of £10 for me but i know guys on here charge as little as £7 for a terraced .
     
  3. Carl Parsons

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    im in yorkshire, uk :) iwas thinking around the £8-9 mark so not too bad :)
     
  4. CNS-southwest

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    Assuming 4 standard windows upstairs, a bay window, patio doors, and 2 more normal windows

    About £11 here in London on my pricing scheme
     
  5. harunh

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    7 quid here up north done by wfp
     
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    4 windows? £5 trad and i'll do that glass doors as well :D

    There is a huge amount of factors to consider with pricing topics, area of the country, how good a job is being done, frames sills etc included or not. Allot might say I get £15 per hour while working, but that really don't mean much as well, because we don't really know how fast they are, so what one window cleaner will do in an hour may be allot different from what another window cleaner will do.

    My Best advice, have a minimum charge, keep it around £1 per window to start if you're not sure. But what you really should do, in draw up an analysis, of all expenditure, and salary costs. Come up with a figure of what you think it will cost you to run the business. Then use that figure, divided by the hours your going to be working, to get a rough hourly rate you cant go below, then IMO double it.

    So if you think you would be breaking even at £9 per hour, then aim for £18. But give yourself a break if you're just starting out, as you won't be up to speed to begin with. You can then say, well if a job takes me 20/30 mins, I need to be about £10. If I think its going to take me 10 mins, then £5.

    The next stage would be to come up with some sort of pricing structure, that accurately estimates, the time its going to take, and returns a price, that will allow you to meet your target.

    Hope that makes sense :(
     
  7. bluemonkey

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    £6 and have it done in less than 5 mins, the pricesaint great down here as there are a lot of cheap window cleaners and summer brigade who work for beer money, whilst down here for the surf
     
  8. Carl Parsons

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    seems like everyone charges different, but excellent advice on working out my monthly expenditure :) thank you!
     
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