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Adding up fuel/ travel costs (puzzle)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony Goodridge Feb 28. 8 Replies

Hi all. I have read some great threads on here regarding fuel costs and travel time, but I am not sure how to cost my issue. I can understand how you would cost a job which is 15 miles away and takes…Continue

Tender training with B2B quote

Started Jan 29 0 Replies

Hi, I am just going through my first tender, and to say that it is intimidating would be an understatement. I have passed the PQQ and have now had the ITT. At the moment I do feel a bit out of my…Continue

Using a chainsaw on a platform

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gardens4u.co.uk Jan 30. 27 Replies

Hi Can any one guide me on the rules or your thoughts for using a chainsaw whilst standing on a 5ft high Jewsons style hire platform? There is a large row of Leylandii which need to be cut down to…Continue

Cleaning brick pavia (lots)

Started this discussion. Last reply by briggsandscrapem Aug 7, 2013. 4 Replies

Hi folks. I have been asked to quote for a years maintenance on a housing estate. There is lots of brick pavia, paths and car parks, which has a lot of moss, oil,(normal problems) As a very rough…Continue

 

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"Lloyd and Barnes £6 per month for up to 5 employees. Pays out 75% of my gross pay after 14 days absence. Plus 75% of their gross pay to me to help cover temporary staff costs. Plus lots of other legal Help. Sound to good to be true? Had the…"
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Tony Goodridge replied to Exeter garden maintenance's discussion Adding up fuel/ travel costs (puzzle)
"I have similar issues as we are based in the country in the middle of nowhere so travel time is a big issue in my pricing. My advice to you would be to write a statement in your quote to say something along the lines of "this quote is based on…"
Feb 28

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Exeter garden maintenance replied to Exeter garden maintenance's discussion Adding up fuel/ travel costs (puzzle)
"Thanks guys. I do appreciate your input. Hi Brendan. Thanks for your reply but Im not sure what you mean. At this stage Im looking at 20 plus houses. I have to quote as though I will get them all. The distance from property A to B might be 15 miles…"
Feb 23

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Brendan McHale replied to Exeter garden maintenance's discussion Adding up fuel/ travel costs (puzzle)
"as people seem to get anal about costings your missing van/public/employers insurance, road tax and wear and tear of van could you not base each property at a milage cost and discount the others for being on the same round? that way if you lose a…"
Feb 23

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Graeme @ BGS replied to Exeter garden maintenance's discussion Adding up fuel/ travel costs (puzzle)
"My concern would be what happens if at some point you lost the 15 other propeties and only had to service the one 50 miles away? Logic would suggest ditching the property but sometimes that isn't always possible due to contractual issues…"
Feb 21

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Gary RK replied to Exeter garden maintenance's discussion Adding up fuel/ travel costs (puzzle)
"This thread may also be useful as we were discussing recovering direct and non direct costs (mainly relating to machinery, but still valid):…"
Feb 21

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Phil Voice replied to Exeter garden maintenance's discussion Adding up fuel/ travel costs (puzzle)
"Yes, the way you've worked it out turns your overhead cost into a direct cost so you now know what it's costing YOU to travel. But for you, the time your employees spend in vans has to be charged to your clients at your normal rate. You…"
Feb 21

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Exeter garden maintenance replied to Exeter garden maintenance's discussion Adding up fuel/ travel costs (puzzle)
"Hi Phil Thanks So, If I visit the 16 properties over two days and the total hours in the van is 3.5 x 2 men at £10 per hour =£70 man time plus £25 fuel =£95 cost Should I just devide that by 16 and add the cost to each…"
Feb 20

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Phil Voice replied to Exeter garden maintenance's discussion Adding up fuel/ travel costs (puzzle)
"Hi Kev You have to either make an assessment or treat fuels costs as an overhead rather than a direct cost. If fuel is worked out as an overhead it's possible to drill down and attribute it as a percentage of your hourly or daily costs. Once…"
Feb 20

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Adding up fuel/ travel costs (puzzle)

Hi all. I have read some great threads on here regarding fuel costs and travel time, but I am not sure how to cost my issue. I can understand how you would cost a job which is 15 miles away and takes 30 mins to travel to with 2 men. = 2 man hours used per visit, plus van running costs) But what if you are going for a contract which has 25 different properties spread out across your county. Also there is a chance that when /if you win the contract you only get 16 of those properties. Lets make…See More
Feb 20

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Exeter garden maintenance replied to Exeter garden maintenance's discussion Stihl Cleaning in the group Stihl machinery and Viking equipment user group
"Thank you guys"
Feb 6

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Benedict Simmons replied to Exeter garden maintenance's discussion Stihl Cleaning in the group Stihl machinery and Viking equipment user group
"I give my stuff a spray of degreaser spray then give it a good blast with the air jet on my compressor. Then as Andy said a rag and some wd40 brings up metal and plastic very nicely. I think some before and after pictures would look good on the…"
Feb 6

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Exeter garden maintenance replied to Exeter garden maintenance's discussion Stihl Cleaning in the group Stihl machinery and Viking equipment user group
"Ill give it a go! Thanks"
Feb 6

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Andy Harrold replied to Exeter garden maintenance's discussion Stihl Cleaning in the group Stihl machinery and Viking equipment user group
"I find WD40 excellent for cleaning up lawnmowers with, leaves plastic looking great and also benefit any of the metal components."
Feb 6

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Hi Im looking on giving my machines a service and a good clean. What is the best product for cleaning up the plastic? With new staff coming soon, I would like to present the machines in a good clean order to show a standard I would like us to try to keep. Any thoughts?See More
Feb 5

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Exeter Garden Maintenance
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kevlayton@hotmail.com
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http://www.exetergardenmaintenance.com
About your business
Exeter garden maintenance. Domestic and commercial garden and grounds care. I carry out all aspects of garden care and maintenance such as, grass cutting, strimming, hedge cutting, leaf clearance and garden clearance, weed spraying. Call for a chat.
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Domestic Garden Maintenance, Commercial Grounds/Garden Maintenance
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At 8:16 on March 23, 2013,
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Eugene Baston
said…

Kev, spotted the job and thought of you, must be something to do with your business name :->

At 9:16 on March 22, 2013,
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Eugene Baston
said…

Kev, this may be of use to you, posted 45 minutes ago on FreeIndex.

http://www.freeindex.co.uk/lead(gardener-required-in-exeter)_118844.htm

Cheers, Eugene

 
 
 

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