Coving - Labour charge please

Discussion in 'Painters' Talk' started by rancid1, Feb 15, 2006.

  1. rancid1

    rancid1 New Member

    How much can I expect to pay to have 25 metres of plaster coving fitted in my L-shaped lounge? I already have the gear in my garage (Gyproc paper covered 127mm coving) so am only interested in labour.
    How long should it take?
    I'm in the North of UK.

    Thanks all
  2. ive already answered this on uknetguide answerbank for you take a look
  3. oh its a 2 man job and shouldnt take not much more than half a day providing everything is prepaired no paper on walls etc
  4. rancid1

    rancid1 New Member

    Thanks for your replies.
    You gave a price of £160.
    I was looking for a second opinion.
    In this way I could determine the average price.
    Once again Thanks you for your time.
  5. no probs its just a rough idea without seing the job thats probably the max just get a few quotes cant really go wrong with coving
  6. Dereekoo

    Dereekoo Member

    Do it yourself, it is really easy unless you are are total bafoon or earn so much its easier to get someone else to do
  7. handyman.

    handyman. New Member

    Well, i've seen some terrible coving jobs.

    And, come on, £160 and you want another quote. Lets say its £220, jesus, its £60!
  8. handyman you are not obviously not time served in any trade a handyman is what you probably are but can give plenty of bad advice,let me give you some advice stay off the forums plz
  9. handyman.

    handyman. New Member

    CCD, can you fit your head in a large pan of boiling water please.

    What bad advice did i give?
  10. Hitch.

    Hitch. New Member

    'CCD, can you fit your head in a large pan of boiling water please.'

    Thats bad advice ;)
  11. exactly the guy only asked for a labour charge but he has to come on here & take the p155 so the guy is non the wiser now thanks to his comment
  12. handyman.

    handyman. New Member

    CCD, you have the wrong end of the stick here.

    I was putting him off doing the job himself. Thats fair enough.

    The other comment about £160. Come on, get yer head out your a*, anything ander £220 is more than reasonable. What are poeple expecting to pay someone for a days labour.
  13. yeh i see your point i apologise
  14. niton

    niton New Member

    I would charge 100 quid if the customer supplies. I always put the 3m lengths up myself, just mark down from the ceiling and put in some nails to support one end while you squeese the other end up. Obviously easier with two people.
  15. niton where are you based
  16. niton

    niton New Member

    We are in Strathclyde Scotland
  17. Tangoman

    Tangoman Active Member

    put in some nails

    What under the coving into the wall, or through the coving?

    I find I can manage anything up to 2.5m by working from the middle, the extra 50cm seems to make the difference!

    Get the customer to offer a hand for the odd piece that is that big longer.

  18. niton

    niton New Member

    I measure lets say 83mm from the ceiling and put a pencil line on the wall and this is where i put a nail or a screw in the wall. I usually put one in the middle and one near the end so the cove can rest on it until i push it up. I then take the nails out before i clean off (unless the walls are way off i'll leave in till set)

    Im away to get more lemsips........and maybe a wee hot tody!
  19. Singhofkent

    Singhofkent New Member

    I recently quoted a customer £375 for 67m2 of coving, over 5 areas, 3 days of work prep, fit and smooth over any joins, there are so real harash angles involved too

    Is £375 a reasonable price?

    How much adhesive do you think I need for the job?

    I proposed a glue and activator to form the initial stick and use CT1 to bond the coving to the ceiling and wall
  20. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    You say you have recently quoted for the job, and you don't know how much adhesive you will need................amazing........
    KIAB likes this.

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