Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by SIMON WALKDEN, Apr 20, 2018.


    SIMON WALKDEN New Member

    Hi i have been given quotes for 7.2m long x 2.4m high stud work

    So this will be 2x.7.2m because left and right walls
    3.6mx 2.4m high back wall

    This is using 4x2 timber
    Will have a stud ceiling flat as its inside a building

    Also 3.6m front studded but has cladding

    Also floating flat floor so just plywood or chipboard flooring
    Total price £2500

    £1500 material
    £1000 labour

    Is this a good price as most of the other quotes are £3500 and 1 at £7500

    Still seems a lot
  2. jonathanc

    jonathanc Active Member

    What do you reckon it’s worth, labour and materials?
  3. facilities

    facilities Guest

    I charge £250.00 per visit, if it doesn’t take all subsequent visits are at £150.00.

    Ooer, hang on a minute I just read the thread headline, and am possibly wrong about what the op is on about.
  4. facilities

    facilities Guest


    SIMON WALKDEN New Member

    I would say £2000 max

    Material £1000 or less non trade

    Labour would be £125 a day

    5 days work as he has said will take £625

    So max £2000 with a good profit
  6. Jimmycloutnail

    Jimmycloutnail Active Member

    Your labour rate is way off 200+vat is a decent chippy wage, no door openings? Your price of £2500 would be reasonable assuming he has included the boarding
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  7. Paulie1412

    Paulie1412 Active Member

    price Is dependent on where you are in the country, however most agency chippies local to me get 180 a day with direct labour getting around 230
    So based on that you’d be looking at around 2500-2800 depending on spec, eg stud centres, ply or plaster board or even both if shelvings being put up?
  8. Jord86

    Jord86 Well-Known Member

    Without being rude, How do you know what things are worth?
  9. Jimmycloutnail

    Jimmycloutnail Active Member

    I reckon he could nip down b and q and find what the gear worth to be fair
  10. Scott Green

    Scott Green Member

    £125 a day?? He must be decent then!
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  11. Jord86

    Jord86 Well-Known Member

    It really gets on my t it's when someone asks how much something is worth, whilst simultaneously stating how much they got quoted, and how they reckon it's not correct (the original post) Tossers.
  12. jonathanc

    jonathanc Active Member

    Agree. But the op doesn' want to pay. Convert 125 per day to an annual salary , say he works 250 days per year, knock off 20% for costs, tools insurance etc. That mean about £25k per annum for a skilled trade. Not much is it

    So the answer if the op thinks materials and labour is overpriced is to not pay: source the materials youself and do it yourself. 5 days works is 2.5 weekends
  13. Jimmycloutnail

    Jimmycloutnail Active Member

    That’s the problem matey thinks he can go down b and q and buy 30 lengths of CLS, 10 sheets of board and 10 sheets of chipboard probebly for near enough the same price as at Jewsons but then realise he can’t get it any of it in his Ford Focus so wants the chippy to go pick it all up spend 2hours wheeling it round on a trolly and dealing with the numpties in BQ asking you for ID!!! All for the same price as he can get it for I wasn’t having a dig mate
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  14. Jord86

    Jord86 Well-Known Member

    I know you weren't,Jim. :)
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  15. ginger tuffs

    ginger tuffs Active Member

    tax insurance holidays van tools add up to more than 125 a day get real
  16. Sparkielev

    Sparkielev Well-Known Member

    Were I live £125 -£150 a day would be acceptable to some trades I suppose it all depends on where you are
  17. goldenboy

    goldenboy Well-Known Member

    £125 a day?

    Only if the OP was my mate and was providing unlimited beer and curry in the evening and accomodation.

    For £125 working for someone I didnt know you would get about half a days work.
  18. Sparkielev

    Sparkielev Well-Known Member

    Come and live in middlesbrough see how far it gets you £125-£150 would be acceptable to quite a few trades
  19. Sparkielev

    Sparkielev Well-Known Member

    May i ask where you are based
  20. goldenboy

    goldenboy Well-Known Member

    In the Midlands.

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