"Geoff, I think we're all singing from the same hymn sheet here, but I wonder if you are missing out on charging a fair rate based on what you've written?
Can you really travel between two sites, unload all the kit, do the work, and charge…"
"I would have to agree with Geoff on this one, there are many small jobs that just aren't suited to large national VAT registered companies with multiple teams and high overheads. Some small easy jobs, like domestic grass cutting are best suited…"
"I quite understand that the bigger the business, the more you have to charge for a small job like the grasscut mentioned in order to cover expenses, overheads etc. Often there will be 2-3 men in a van and consequently you have 2-3 mens…"
"Great thread Adrian, thanks for bringing this into our public domain.
As for pricing, give or take the odd 10% it fits with this business model, that said prices are erring towards bare minimum.
As with every task it depends on so many other factors…"
"Nice site Colin.
As always....lawns, gabions, sleepers....the list goes on - use quality materials and take the time to properly preparewhatever needs to be done.
Laying turf in the morning.....preparation is everything.....must be on my mind…"
"I have worked with Gabions a few times to retain banks on rivers, railways and gardens.. I have always worked in a similar fashion to colin where possible.. I've seen people just throwing the stone in before and the result is no way near as…"