Repointing cost....Lots of different prices, but which is right??

Discussion in 'Builders' Talk' started by Hoskie, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. Hoskie

    Hoskie New Member

    Hi lads. Been asked to price for repointing two gable ends and the back of a property, there is very roughly 212 sq mtrs. Now the job has actually been passed to me by a local builder and he has priced £3900 and that includes scaffold and materials. I have just sat down to work out the cost and it would appear that his price is well below what I would price it at. I am in Yorkshire and from what I understand the average price is between £22 and £30 a sq meter not including scaffold or materials. Now it does not take a genius to work out that his price is well off. I would be looking at a minimum of £4250 for pointing and thats at £20 sq meter. And quote for the scaffold is £1897 with VAT

    Does anyone have an opinion on this price? Id appreciate any input on pricing per sq meter. Cheers
  2. richiesambora

    richiesambora New Member

    Hoskie.....It would appear you have attracted little interest in your topic. Maybe they are all more concerned with which boots to buy??

    I am not far from you and Id say you need to be looking at between 20 and 30 quid per square meter, Id certainly not do it for less but what do I no Im just a humble builder who plays the guitar.

    Good luck chum
  3. ­

    ­ New Member

    Are you sure it's 212 sq metres! That's BIG.

    That is the equivalent to nearly 13 thousand bricks, enough to build a reasonable size house.
  4. gardm1nt

    gardm1nt New Member

    I am suprised the scaffold is included in the original estimate. I always break down the quote / estimate and include any scaffold or plant hire costs separately.

    We have just quoted on a large renovation job and I priced the repointing at £28m2.

    It is worth calculating how many man hours the job will take and multiplying by your usual day rates so as to check your on the right track.
  5. Hoskie

    Hoskie New Member

    Cheers for the answers chaps. Yes it is a big house its a double fronted victorian house.Cheapest quote fro scaffold is £1897 and most expensive is £2989. Clearly the original quote is way off the mark and yes, it includes all materials and scaffold cost. I estimate it would take 2 guys getting on for 3 weeks to complete the job. Im thinking of approaching the customer and telling her the original quote is well under what it should be and actually telling her just how much the scaffold is to hire. What do you guys think?? Should the price include the scaffold or not? Im thinking minimum of £22sq mtr without scaffold?

    Cheers chaps
  6. Willy Duwitt

    Willy Duwitt New Member

    Personally, I wouldn't even consider doing a job that size. I'd just sub it to a specialist pointing company like these guys . They do a top quality job and could probably finish it in a week or so. I'm speaking from experience, having used them myself. If there's a franchise in your area, give them a call.

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