Price for job...

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by JHC, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. JHC

    JHC New Member

    Hi all. I've always been bad at quoting! I have a pair of patio doors to replace, plus side panels, the same size as the doors, plus the cill and all wood surrounds, into a brick wall. Overall size about 2.7m x 2m. Doors and panels will be double glazed with no small panes. What do people think is a fair price for labour - in Suffolk. And yes, I know there are a lot of variables - o, including painting, and I'll fit routed in draft excluder strips.

    Cheers for any help

  2. wuddy

    wuddy Member

    i would say £250 on the details youve given
  3. JHC

    JHC New Member

    Hi, thanks for the reply, but I think a zero on the end would be closer to the truth!


  4. wuddy

    wuddy Member

    are you talking about ripping out a 2.7m x 2m combi frame and fitting a new one and hanging 2 doors?
    as you said your no good at pricing
  5. Guest

    I would add a zero on as well, but I only work one day a week.
  6. nigel

    nigel Guest

    A days work for fit, plus painting, depends on paint type and finish required could be another day or two..
  7. lamps

    lamps New Member

    personally i would quote £400.allowing for a long day and a labourer
  8. woodentop

    woodentop New Member

    I put in a pair of french doors with fan lights, in a new frame that I'd built earlier this year in a victorian house in London. I had a guy with me who knew what he was doing [ fitted box sash windows for a living ].It took the pair of us a long day [ ten hours ] with some repairs to the plaster work the next day. So I'd go with a long day plus labourer plus a half day on top for finishing up.
  9. Mr Mike

    Mr Mike New Member

    I hate French doors....fitting those sashlocks with rebate kits is not my idea of fun. Last pair I fitted was in February of this year.....I couldn't feel my hands let alone anything else.....It took two of us (both experienced joiners) about about 11 hours in total with perfect 2-3mm gap all round, new transom & cill, one sashlock and rebate kit, 2 x rackbolts, 4 x hinge bolts, routed in draughtproofing to closing stile and to door stops, and some fancy espagnolette bolts to boot.

    Customer was to paint them. It was a horrible job that I didn't want and so charged accordingly.

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