What Would You Charge

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  1. nwcs

    nwcs Forum Addict
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    hi been doing this the last couple of years,

    as you can see its worth a couple of million pounds,

    so how would you charge it ?

    its in a small village and I do several other house there so no traveling time for this 1 job,

    I do it wfp and it takes about 45 mins that's from pulling up to leaving, that's taking my time,

    I do it ever 3 months although sometimes every 2 months when customer ask me too, im in the village every month so it makes no difference,

    othere then whats on the pic theres a small wooden conny , 1 smaller window on a flat roof and 3 small downstairs windows on the other side,

    so what would you charge,,,,? hourly rate or as its big and worth big money charge more....?



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  2. Tuffers

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    £25, possibly a bit less.
     
  3. nwcs

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    ive been charging £30, but was thinking of putting it up
     
  4. Eclipse

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    I clean one of a similar size, when I quotes it I was at £40 for every 8 weeks or £55 for every 12 weeks.
     
  5. mark m

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  6. nwcs

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    think the clues in the picture, look closer. shes bricked up 5 windows just so she doing have to pay big window cleaning bills, lol
     
  7. Eclipse

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    Windows in that type of house were often painted on/bricked up due to the way the local tax was calculated on the amount of windows in a property.
     
  8. tench0771

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    i think £30 is a good price m8 leave as is i think u dont wana lose it but then if ur bizzy an ant bothard then put in it up a bit ant no risk an u could b £££ in
     
  9. Gmeister

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    That's true!

    Houses were taxed on amount of windows they had, that is why you see a lot of buildings with bricked up windows!
     
  10. nwcs

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    yes i know what you mean, i am happy with the £30.

    but my pricing isn't the best, ive been happy with my prices too much and ive got jobs ive never put up in 10 years....!

    ive been told many times i should put my prices up ever year or two,

    after last winter i decided that i needed to put my prices up before this winter,

    i find i can price 5 10 15 20 min jobs fine, its my bigger houses i some times get it wrong, ive got some 45 min jobs that i only charge £18 for

    i find the bigger the house the less they wanna pay,
     
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