Plumbing day rates Rates

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Plumbing Rates

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  1. David Thorne

    David Thorne New Member

    I am doing a refurbishment of a circa 5,000sqft house, and am trying to do a price check on quotes supplied.

    What is the ave Hourly rate for a plumber, doing first and second fix.

    Whilst I understand each trade has to make a profit, is there a rule of thumb on mark up on cost of materials.
  2. just pumps

    just pumps Active Member

    What part of the country?
    Rates vary.
  3. Dave does Gas

    Dave does Gas Well-Known Member

    Is it just plumbing or is there gas involved IE new boiler etc?
  4. The Teach

    The Teach Well-Known Member

    For the type of work mentioned,an inclusive cost is offered (tender). In our contract there is an hourly rate mentioned but thats just for extras,alterations and waiting time.

    As mentioned by others,location and type of plumbing will have different costings :D

    There is a small mark up but that is used to fund warranty/guarantee call backs,queries etc. Customers supplying their own material would need to pay a labour charge for warranty-guarantee recalls.
  5. Andrew Agar

    Andrew Agar New Member

    Well, to find a plumbing services contractor at affordable rates, you need to visit home renovation platforms that connect you with these contractors. However, the plumber would cost differently depending upon the type of work and expertise of the related contractor.
  6. DIY womble

    DIY womble Well-Known Member

    What's the call out charge for London
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  7. Iron_Mike

    Iron_Mike Active Member

    Quote checker isn't a bad website.

    Would get 3 quotes and go from there.
  8. The Teach

    The Teach Well-Known Member

    Not looking for any more work for the next 3 years but we are inundated with assistance for recall works from have a go merchants.The merchants have set sail or flown away with customers cash and never to been sen again :rolleyes:

    brexit is welcome :D Use trades persons who are actually undertaking brit talk and brit regulations. ***.
  9. Heat

    Heat Well-Known Member

    What would you think a fair yearly wage (without expenses) for a plumber who does top quality work?
    Based on only average working times?
  10. furious_customer

    furious_customer Active Member

    30k (outside London)
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  11. Jord86

    Jord86 Well-Known Member

    Let's not be silly now, more like double that.
  12. furious_customer

    furious_customer Active Member

    You'd need to do a lot of overtime then!
  13. Hans_25

    Hans_25 Active Member

    £30k divided by 220 working days a year = £136/day

    Yep I'd double that. £250 per day seems reasonable to me for a "skilled" trade like plumber, spark etc.
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  14. Jord86

    Jord86 Well-Known Member

    There's not a plumber in the country that would get out of bed for £120 odd pound a day, unless they were a learner or semi retired.
  15. furious_customer

    furious_customer Active Member

    Ah, so there isn't a plumber in the country with a pay-packet of less than £2,400 at the end of the month.
    I live and learn :)
  16. Jord86

    Jord86 Well-Known Member

    Not if he's any good he won't be, no.
  17. The Teach

    The Teach Well-Known Member

    Any operative can call themselves a uk plumber,not many customers care to check if there chosen operative is actually a registered uk plumber.

    happy days :p
  18. furious_customer

    furious_customer Active Member

    And out of curiosity, if plumbers should command more than twice the national average salary, should they also buy houses that cost twice the national average?
  19. The Teach

    The Teach Well-Known Member

    Thats the average bonus i am happy to pay to my rgis per month o_O
  20. Jord86

    Jord86 Well-Known Member

    What are you getting at?

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