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how much should i charge ?

Postby jayboe » Tue May 05, 2009 11:58 am

Can any fitters out there give me advice on how much to charge to take out old windows and fit upvc x 8 take out and fit new external doors x 2 take out patio doors and fit new x1 take out and fit new bay window with x5 panels new to the plastic window world as i usually work with aluminium facades on large projects and fancied working in this sector for a change and be more locally based instead of trawling around the country living in b n bs any help would be greatly appreciated who better to ask then the paying public
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Postby rosebery » Sat May 09, 2009 12:42 pm

Whatever you think is right for the job. You'll soon find out if you are too cheap or too expensive or right on the button.

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Postby bd3cc » Sat May 09, 2009 7:37 pm

So much to take into account, but try this.
Work out a dayrate for you and any assistance.
Work out how long each item will take to complete, but bear in mind that you cannot leave windows/ doors out overnight, so may finish early or late.
If supplying you can mark up from cost. If not supplying you can add to labour.
Add cost+ of sealants, fixings and scaffolding/equipment hire and sundries
Add costs of disposal of old, if required, and any other costs that you may incurr.
Not sure how Part? that appliesto windows/ FENSA applies in this case as I work in another trade, but think that you may have to notify BC and pay a fee for their inspection.
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