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jamiesmack

Ive got to price a nursing home tomorrow for gutter clearing & possible gutter & fascia wash as well.

 

They are residential style white gutters, some 2 storey, some 3. Its a big site though, so not sure how long it will take me - probably a couple of days on my own if it needs washing as well.

 

do you ever price by metre for this type of work? I was thinking of pricing each service separately and offering a reduction if they have both. 

 

Any ideas anyone who has done something similar?

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Incheck

Just go in on day rate, may as well if its gonna take you two days


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Pjj

You will be surprised how quickly you can vac out 250 meters of gutter providing it’s not growing trees we do a lot of large sheltered accommodation block 3-4 storey , maximum mornings work generally , cleaning the outsides of gutters facias soffits is a bit different at that height difficult to tell without seeing some pictures just price it well as it’s harder work than windows so needs to pay a lot more

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jamiesmack

Yeh, il see how bad the gutters are / how dirty the outsides are and go from there I suppose

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Ive got to price a nursing home tomorrow for gutter clearing & possible gutter & fascia wash as well.
 
They are residential style white gutters, some 2 storey, some 3. Its a big site though, so not sure how long it will take me - probably a couple of days on my own if it needs washing as well.
 
do you ever price by metre for this type of work? I was thinking of pricing each service separately and offering a reduction if they have both. 
 
Any ideas anyone who has done something similar?

Incheck is right here I feel. I’d be looking at a day rate. That way the customer knows what they’re going to pay and you know how long you have to get it done. I always inspect guttering before committing just in case every inch is packed solid with muck. Know what your up against before pricing!!


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jamiesmack

Been to have a look today, gutters are quite full, but nothing that the vac wont handle as far as I could see. The outsides were pretty dirty though so will take some cleaning.

 

Id estimate it at around 175m - 200m of guttering in total

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Part Timer

I personally never quote day rate as on gutters that's £800 for me and my helper. They have no idea how long it will take. 

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Pjj

Personally never do a day rate , I don’t want my customers knowing what I earn per day , I want more for doing difficult jobs than just normal windows: my gutter vac stuff costs 3.5 k so need to earn more to cover replacement costs and if it doesn’t take a day the customer will expect a reduction in price . If the job takes you more than a day will the customer be happy to pay more? Price per job don’t need to tell them  how long it will take , the price for the job is ££££££ If it’s best part of 200 meters of gutter it’s got to be £400 to empty and what ever you think the plastic clean should be , if people have a day rate you are capping your potential earnings Ime sure I could do 200 meters of gutter vaccing in less than a morning and move on to another job and earn more again in the afternoon we do this regularly and earn very good money but a day rate will kill that 

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2 minutes ago, Pjj said:

Personally never do a day rate , I don’t want my customers knowing what I earn per day , I want more for doing difficult jobs than just normal windows: my gutter vac stuff costs 3.5 k so need to earn more to cover replacement costs and if it doesn’t take a day the customer will expect a reduction in price . If the job takes you more than a day will the customer be happy to pay more? Price per job don’t need to tell them  how long it will take , the price for the job is ££££££ If it’s best part of 200 meters of gutter it’s got to be £400 to empty and what ever you think the plastic clean should be , if people have a day rate you are capping your potential earnings Ime sure I could do 200 meters of gutter vaccing in less than a morning and move on to another job and earn more again in the afternoon we do this regularly and earn very good money but a day rate will kill that 

The company I do most of my gutter work used a company with a cherry picker for gutters. They charge £500 for the day and they think that's too expensive as they won't put a time on it. I quote them on worse case scenario basis and get 90% of their work. 

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