goldenboy £60 to fit an internal

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by starlight tiles, Feb 3, 2007.

  1. starlight tiles

    starlight tiles New Member

    what you reckon lads.is he avvin a tin bath again.
     
  2. Guest

    Naw Naw MAZBALL £60 a pair you fibber
     
  3. goldenboy

    goldenboy Super Member

    you stick to charging whatever you want in your little fantasy world. I will stick to charging £60 an internal labour only. I have nearly 50 doors booked in ( most off customers I have done work for before and all of whom have received a full written quote) so I must be doing something right. Oh and I put a 15% markup on doors, 25% on ironmongery and I charge £5 a door to dispose of them aswell. Oh and I dont advertise aswell apart from a tiny ad in a parish magazine. Oh and my van aint written so i guess nearly all my work comes from word of mouth. So as I say Mazball feel free to charge whatever pittance you want to attempt to hang doors.
     
  4. starlight tiles

    starlight tiles New Member

    do you wear a balaclava golden on jobs you do.
     
  5. goldenboy

    goldenboy Super Member

    Why would i wear a balaclava. How can i be ripping people off if i give them a full written quote in advance if they dont want the doors done at £60 they dont have to ring me back to confirm. however nearly all do.
     
  6. starlight tiles

    starlight tiles New Member

    where about you based golden.no one in north west gettin 60 an internal
     
  7. goldenboy

    goldenboy Super Member

    how do you know that? Maybe its just you who cant get £60. maybe however hard you try to hang a door and make it £60 worth you cant.
     
  8. goldenboy

    goldenboy Super Member

    I get £60 a door week in week out and I dont offer discounts at all. Why should I? As i say you get what you are given for hanging doors or you go hungry. I get what I want for doors or the customer doesnt get them done by me. Opposite ends of the spectrum you see. You get dictated to wheras I dictate to customers. thats the difference
     
  9. starlight tiles

    starlight tiles New Member

    how do you justify 20mins work or an hour at the most for £60.10 doors/1 house £600 bollacks.
     
  10. starlight tiles

    starlight tiles New Member

    you certainly talk the talk son.
     
  11. goldenboy

    goldenboy Super Member

    because sometimes you mug it takes a couple of hours to get a door perfect. But i guess you wouldnt know about getting a door perfect would you. Old cottages, odd size frames, adapting doors to suit ceilings etc. But i guess that just aint your line of work eh? too challenging
     
  12. goldenboy

    goldenboy Super Member

    With markup and disposal I would be looking at more like £700 actually mazball. And thats just for hollow doors and budget handles.
     
  13. starlight tiles

    starlight tiles New Member

    adapting doors to suit ceilings.dunno never fitted a door to a ceiling you mug.what doors do you fit.couple of hours to fit 1 door/are you 1st year apprentice.never had a door yet that's took over 20 mins to plane/cut in.maybe you should put some petrol in that festool gear chump.
     
  14. goldenboy

    goldenboy Super Member

    That says more about you than it does about me. You keep crashing doors in with a 10mm margin etc in 20mins and I'll keep hanging doors with 2mm all round and 6mm for the carpet. Not only is your workmanship and pricing bad it aint half as bad as your jokemanship
     
  15. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds New Member

    council houses (especially between 1940-1970)are a good place to spot doors hung in 20 minutes. the quality of work you get in 20 minutes is as follows

    no attempt at shooting in

    door hung 10-15 mm lower than the head to ensure the unlevel door lining head doesnt impeed the door

    6 to 10mm gaps on he lock side of the door so it doesnt have to be shot in

    gapped on the hinge side as badly as the hinge pockets were cut in (or just no hinge pockets at all)

    strike plate / keeps screwed to the door lining because the door gap is too big

    inch gap at the bottom of the door so it doesnt interfere with any flooring

    badly set, cheapest possible furniture

    door stops fitted where they were thrown
     
  16. goldenboy

    goldenboy Super Member

    Exactly my point dirtydeeds. whats your ballpark for doors at the moment
     
  17. makita49

    makita49 New Member

    Im glad you said it first deeds im sorry but nobody could hang a door well in 20 mins thats just b****t.
     
  18. goldenboy

    goldenboy Super Member

    Whats wrong with that list dirtydeeds thats my checklist after every job. I usually like to make it a two inch gap at the bottom though
     
  19. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds New Member

    a neighbour of mine had a carpenter in to replace 8 doors, he did it in one day with a bit of time to spare

    i got called round because the neighbour wasnt sure about the quality. i was told he got the carpenter (semi retired) from the small ads, £16 per door, 40 years experience

    the job was he was a the quality of the work was the same as the many council houses ive seen.

    i wouldnt let the guy put his tools on my front door mat
     
  20. goldenboy

    goldenboy Super Member

    Even in new build with spot on linings etc I think you would be looking at about 45mins.
     

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