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    • bobwilson
    • By bobwilson 8th Mar 18, 3:21 PM
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    2017/2018 up to date tradesman rates
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    • 8th Mar 18, 3:21 PM
    2017/2018 up to date tradesman rates 8th Mar 18 at 3:21 PM
    Does anyone know what the 2018 day rates are for tradesmen in zone 4 on the outskirts of West London? (I'm guessing it won't be as much as central London?)

    I'm surprised there isn't a website or page of MSE dedicated for up to date trades rates already!

    The only info I can find online is this but it seems they're not even close to accurate:
    https://www.tradesmansaver.co.uk/knowledgehub/what-are-tradesman-pay-rates

    It would be great if you could post what you paid recently for each trade (no mates rates or outdated prices), not only for my benefit but also for people who find this on google in the near future. The more replies we get the more the accurate picture will be. If we get enough input from people, I'll post at the end with the max range & average figures for each trade. Maybe if we get enough response it could become a sticky. Thanks

    Please post below filling in your prices like this:

    (DAY RATE)
    Carpenter:
    Bricklayer:
    Labourer:
    Electricians:
    Plumbers:
    Builders:
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    • road2manchester
    • By road2manchester 23rd Apr 18, 8:38 PM
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    • 23rd Apr 18, 8:38 PM
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    • 23rd Apr 18, 8:38 PM
    Funny question.
    Does anyone that work in any job have a graph to see how much everyone else is earning in that trade.

    There are a myriad of costs involved in running any trade .

    Lets start with the basics and see how we fare.

    Public Liability Insurance.
    Staff Insurance
    Wages
    NI
    Pensions
    Holiday pay
    Sick pay
    Vehicle costs, insurance, tax, running , fuel across the UK (20p ltrs more in London than Manchester.
    Office rent and business rates.
    Lift truck rental
    Marketing and advertising
    Capital Equipment
    Wear and Tear
    Tax
    Travel expenses for staff staying away.
    My wages
    Profits as we are a growing company
    Web site
    Accountant
    Now divide that by 365 days and we get a base cost we need to make to break even.

    All the above is free..... the knowledge of how to do our job... priceless.

    OR I might be a illegal immigrant with none of the above and no overheads just making a wage for myself running an old banger without a care in the world.

    How much is your day rate ?
    • ceredigion
    • By ceredigion 23rd Apr 18, 9:53 PM
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    • 23rd Apr 18, 9:53 PM
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    • 23rd Apr 18, 9:53 PM
    As a plasterer, day can vary from £nil to £400
    • plumberpaig
    • By plumberpaig 13th May 18, 11:20 AM
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    • 13th May 18, 11:20 AM
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    • 13th May 18, 11:20 AM
    This is what I used to pay:

    Carpenter: £250
    Bricklayer: £250
    Labourer: £120
    Electricians: £300
    Plumbers: £250
    Builders: not sure

    You missed Gas engineer: £300
    • WoodyMax
    • By WoodyMax 7th Jul 18, 12:54 PM
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    • 7th Jul 18, 12:54 PM
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    • 7th Jul 18, 12:54 PM
    I had my bathroom refitted last October the general builder I employed says his day rate is £240.00

    He had to get in a plasterer, and a plumber though and don't know what their rates were as I was charged an all in price.

    I'm in Berkshire
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