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Smurf

....£600 is it?

 

Hmmm....now let me think :rolleyes:

 

To check and clear blocked guttering and downspouts

front & left side aspect 40 m (2 storey)

rear left aspect 10 m (3 storey)

rear right aspect 15 m (3 storey)

rear right side aspect 15 (2.5 storey)

 

Total of 80 m of guttering ramed solid plus 7 downspouts to unblock

 

How much would you charge?

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Smurf

Sorry I've just added more detail to that job:thumbsup:

? You lost me on this one smurf.:confused:

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Smurf

There is no way I would want to do the back of that property without using a ladder vertical life line & harness with the ladders securely anchored to the walls.

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TolishAPurd

Jokes aside smurf, I think £600 is actually bang on.

 

80 metres of gutter at £5 per metre (about what I charge) = £400

+ the fact that some is 3 storey

+ all the downpipes that need unblocking,

+ the 'canyoujusts'.

 

Sounds like a good job to get.

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Tuffers

£5 a metre to clear gutters? Solicitors are only on £200 an hour :eek: If you can get that sort of money, then fair play lads, but come on, that's taking the p!ss a bit.

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Smurf

I'm not particular interested in that job to be honest so I'm thinking of putting in a silly high price. However knowing me I will still win that pain in the arse job anyhow.

 

Jokes aside smurf, I think £600 is actually bang on.

 

80 metres of gutter at £5 per metre (about what I charge) = £400

+ the fact that some is 3 storey

+ all the downpipes that need unblocking,

+ the 'canyoujusts'.

 

Sounds like a good job to get.

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Smurf

Have you ever tried clearing out 3 storey guttering by hand before @Tuffers?:rolleyes:

£5 a metre to clear gutters? Solicitors are only on £200 an hour :eek: If you can get that sort of money, then fair play lads, but come on, that's taking the p!ss a bit.

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Smurf

3 storey gutter work pays very well if you price it right @Tuffers but at the same time is very dodgy working at that height using ladders so need to use the right safety kit for the job. Just one mistake and your not going to walk away from that fall for sure.

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TolishAPurd
£5 a metre to clear gutters? Solicitors are only on £200 an hour :eek: If you can get that sort of money, then fair play lads, but come on, that's taking the p!ss a bit.

 

Taking the piss is a bit strong from a fellow tradesman mate, no ones being ripped off here- I set my price, the quote goes in, and more often then not I get it. I once cleared 1 strip of 5m of gutter and charged £40, the guy said that it was the cheapest quote he got as most people wanted £80. Its a dangerous, dirty, and awkward job requiring quality specialist tools(and safety accessories) to do it right, so why not demand a good price for it? I don't generally charge by the metre, but it does work out around that- most 3 bed houses are around £60 (6 metres per side of house).

 

Don't get me wrong here, if a window cleaning custy asks me to clear them and I poke my head up and theres not much in there...then they'll get it a bit cheaper. But usually when someone calls you specifically for gutters, its because they are chockablock, and pouring over the sides. It can end up being up to 2 hours work to get them sorted on an awkward access house. £20 an hour is a reasonable (bordering on low) wage for a dirty and dangerous job.

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SPCleaning

I don't like clearing gutters so I'm expensive. Still seem to have to them though.

I charged £60 for a two bed bungalow two weeks ago. I suggested her son might do it for her. I suggested the guy who cuts her lawns may like to do it, but no it had to be me because her window cleaner told her I was the 'professional'

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Smurf

I picked up one today for a very awkward 3 sided 2 storey semi for £170

That was my quote and is up to ppl to decide if they want me to do the work or not and more often they do.

 

Taking the piss is a bit strong from a fellow tradesman mate, no ones being ripped off here- I set my price, the quote goes in, and more often then not I get it. I once cleared 1 strip of 5m of gutter and charged £40, the guy said that it was the cheapest quote he got as most people wanted £80. Its a dangerous, dirty, and awkward job requiring quality specialist tools(and safety accessories) to do it right, so why not demand a good price for it? I don't generally charge by the metre, but it does work out around that- most 3 bed houses are around £60 (6 metres per side of house).

 

Don't get me wrong here, if a window cleaning custy asks me to clear them and I poke my head up and theres not much in there...then they'll get it a bit cheaper. But usually when someone calls you specifically for gutters, its because they are chockablock, and pouring over the sides. It can end up being up to 2 hours work to get them sorted on an awkward access house. £20 an hour is a reasonable (bordering on low) wage for a dirty and dangerous job.

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I picked up one today for a very awkward 3 sided 2 storey semi for £170

That was my quote and is up to ppl to decide if they want me to do the work or not and more often they do.

Exactly. And when you see some of the cowboys about balancing on skinny DIY rated ladders risking there's, and everyone else's lives, you can see why people are prepared to pay a premium for someone to do it properly, and safely.

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Smurf

Being a pro goes a long way for sure ;)

 

I don't like clearing gutters so I'm expensive. Still seem to have to them though.

I charged £60 for a two bed bungalow two weeks ago. I suggested her son might do it for her. I suggested the guy who cuts her lawns may like to do it, but no it had to be me because her window cleaner told her I was the 'professional'

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Yep. I had a job the other day and the next door neighbour came over for a chat. She mentioned how professional I looked as I was confident on the ladder, and also because I was using a 'stand off'. Possibly got some work coming from that.

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Exactly. And when you see some of the cowboys about balancing on skinny DIY rated ladders risking there's, and everyone else's lives, you can see why people are prepared to pay a premium for someone to do it properly, and safely.

 

Totally agree TolishAPurd......did a big exterior clean today and got the job because he wanted a professional and was fed up of cowboys. Paid a premium but was happy to do so for a professional job.

 

 

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Smurf

Yes & they are a waste of time on really bad blocked gutters & downspouts

Does anyone use a guttervac?

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TolishAPurd
Does anyone use a guttervac?

Not me, but was always tempted. I reckon it would take me a bit too long to earn the money back on it though.

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Smurf

Depends how much work you get but sometimes a guttervac does come in very handy on some jobs

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TolishAPurd

I hear ya, and if I specialised in gutters or exterior cleaning then maybe I would. But 700+ is a lot to splash on a vac, for very occasional use. (Even if it can do something my wife stopped doing since we got married).

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cheapncheerful

hey my glasses may be cracked but i can still read that:rofl:yeh mine too....

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Smurf

Well I eventualy put in a ridiculous high price and funny enough I've heard nothing back as of yet thank goodness. Knowing my luck I will still get that job so may have to do a @cheapncheerful runner :D

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