. mr niton just to clarify you don't charge $8.00 per square m on private work is that correct? jc, thats correct the 8 quid plus was for site work as the origional question was for prices for site prices. i dont charge pm on private work and i never said i did. i was just answering the question about labourers wages and robbo jumps in like a big lassy. with regards to the stairs yes i could have been more precise and said they were concrete, but i think its pretty immature to start ranting and raving over something like this.