Day rate for experienced plasterer

Discussion in 'Builders' Talk' started by jonathanc, Sep 15, 2018.

  1. jonathanc

    jonathanc Active Member

    hi. Can anyone give me an idea of the day rate for good plasterers in the West mids? Just helpful to have an idea when I get prices etc later on
     
  2. rogerk101

    rogerk101 Well-Known Member

    A job rate is better than a day rate ... price for a given room, price for a given wall, etc.
     
  3. jonathanc

    jonathanc Active Member

    Thanks but if anyone has an answer to the question I asked I would be grateful
     
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  4. Wayners

    Wayners Active Member

    £130-£160 per day at a guess...Rates vary so much plus the BS that some come out with. You need to aim for 23k a year just to keep up with the national average wage. I don't think there is an accurate figure to quote although I've seen many say they can earn 30k a year.. Hum... Not me
     
  5. jimoz

    jimoz Member

    I think you'd be looking at 150 min for a decent guy. Possibly a touch less if pound notes.
     
  6. wiggy

    wiggy Well-Known Member

    That seems to be a habit on here o_O

    I would say £150 to £180

    If I do a day rate it will depend on how busy I am at that time and much I want to do the job.

    Last plasterer I paid in surrey was £220 a day for him and a lad
     
  7. The Teach

    The Teach Well-Known Member

    Very much so, 1.5 days work = 2 days work.

    Back on topic labour only cost,my plaster for many years now quotes a maximum of £240 per 8 hour day.
     
  8. jonathanc

    jonathanc Active Member

    Interesting. Where in UK?
     
  9. jimoz

    jimoz Member

    Not sure a price is always better than day rate. If I thought a job was going to take 1.5 days I'd build 2 days money into the price. You alternatively might get some honest tradesman feeling guilty about asking for 2 days money on day rate if he finishes at dinner.
     
  10. CGN

    CGN Well-Known Member

    Most domestic plasterers will work on price.
     
  11. DIY womble

    DIY womble Active Member

    £25/hr in London
     
  12. Wayners

    Wayners Active Member

    I can remember working for £45 a day then started to charge £65.. Crazy now I think about it. I was paying a mortgage and living. 3 times that now
     
  13. DIY womble

    DIY womble Active Member

    Could you afford a mortgage at today's rate?
     
  14. Wayners

    Wayners Active Member

    Nope... My home is about 220k if I sold today.. Well on a good day may be ..i paid 34k all those years ago.. Still paying it off..Lol.. Although extended the property 10 years ago but hope to pay off in a few years
     
  15. Jord86

    Jord86 Well-Known Member


    Skimming or float and set?
     
  16. jonathanc

    jonathanc Active Member

    Got both to do plus a bit of rendering and screeding. I'm asking to make sure i pay a fair rate. Don't want to get ripped off but equally i want to be fair with someone who does an honest day
     
  17. Isitreally

    Isitreally Well-Known Member

    What would 60M2 of walls and 21M2 of ceiling (vaulted) skim only, over fresh plasterboard cost. ???
     
  18. DIY womble

    DIY womble Active Member

    2 days
     
  19. Sounds about right, may even be a little more
     
  20. Isitreally

    Isitreally Well-Known Member


    So all in Mats & Labour is a £1050.00 about right.

    There's about 25 metres of beading
     

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