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Would you pay a daily rate?

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  • edited 20 January 2017 at 4:28PM
    DoozergirlDoozergirl Forumite
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    edited 20 January 2017 at 4:28PM
    phill99 wrote: »
    No it is not.


    Plumber/ electrician/chippy £200 + /day
    Plasterer £150 - £180
    Decorator £140


    Pay the going rate or your home will look like an explosion at B & Q

    I love today. I can just wander around agreeing with anyone called Phil.

    One may find exceptions, but £100 a day isn't a 'going rate' for anyone who knows what they are doing and can reasonably charge a going rate. I've got about 30 subbies on the books and don't pay less than £150 for anyone apart from labourers and our 'odd job'. Midlands.

    The jobs are small enough to quote a price for so I'd probably want a price, unless we could agree on a maximum number of days.
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  • edited 20 January 2017 at 5:08PM
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    edited 20 January 2017 at 5:08PM
    Rileybaby wrote: »
    Thanks Phill99. He is a plasterer & a joiner with over 20 years experience. He works for a firm but works for himself evenings & weekends which is why I think he charges £100 a day. I've given him a list of what I want he's coming back with samples & prices so we shall see I suppose.

    Then he should be able to hang 6 internal doors in a day ,including latches,handles and if necessary altering the door stops if the door linings are in wind (Door lining uprights not parallel with each other) dusts sheet up and leave site neat and tidy........

    I wonder if he really is a tradesman if it takes 3 days to hang 9 doors even if he does only want £300 for doing so...:).

    For tradesmen I think Phil is spot on with his day rates but as other have said day rates can be used to hang jobs out.
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    Doozergirl wrote: »
    I love today. I can just wander around agreeing with anyone called Phil.

    One may find exceptions, but £100 a day isn't a 'going rate' for anyone who knows what they are doing and can reasonably charge a going rate. I've got about 30 subbies on the books and don't pay less than £150 for anyone apart from labourers and our 'odd job'. Midlands.

    The jobs are small enough to quote a price for so I'd probably want a price, unless we could agree on a maximum number of days.

    Agreed £150-200 depending on trade/experience/quality

    I do have someone who works for me for £100, he is generally slower than most though, and has not long started out so is building up his customer base.
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    Wookey wrote: »
    A £100 a day for a self employed tradesman doing general domestic jobs is about the going rate
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  • I think £100 a day is normal for a handyman. For a trade you'd be a good whack more. I charge a whole lot more for cutting grass and hedges! (It's never charged as a day rate though)
  • ElfbertElfbert Forumite
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    Just as a note, if you mean 'de-artexing' as in ripping the whole lot down, you may want to check if it has asbestos in it first - otherwise you might find yourself with a bloke who's walked off the job because there might be asbestos, a living room knee deep in old artex, and possibly an expensive clean up bill.

    If you just mean skimming over, not such a big deal

    (and possibly not a deal at all, if it's all fine! But better to know, I'd say.)
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    @100 a day he isn't a tradesman most labourers get paid more than that
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