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Plumbwise Wales
02-09-2011, 07:00 AM
hi everyone

never used this method of finish before was just wondering what is a fair price to pay someone

we are going to be doing a 3 bedroom house wall and ceilings would prefer to have same person to board and tape and joint be very greatful if you could suggest a fair price and brake down of the different stages of the process like i have seen beading talked about

where i say fair price i dont want to screw someone to the floor or be ripped off by some cowboy wil pay more to get the best finish

02-09-2011, 09:57 AM
As a rule of thumb it used to be around half what a plasterer would charge, but times have changed and I had a taping price undercut by a plasterer only last month.

You wont get a fixed price either until someones been and seen the job. We can yack on all day about ballpark figures etc but nobody likes to give those over the phone, and wont do so until they know the square meterage involved and how many beads there are, ceiling heights etc.

You will get what you pay for though.

Plumbwise Wales
19-09-2011, 07:43 AM
hi guys

thanks for the help on the forum we have got someone to tape and joint they have done the whole house for 750 plus matireals and so far it looks great not sure if this is good price but it looks great so we are over the moon

thanks agian everyone who helped

19-09-2011, 02:43 PM
For a 3 bedroom house you got a bargain. Glad it worked out for you and thanks for letting us know you got the job done.

Sorry about any hassle the job postings caused, another new user had the same problems you did last night. Its now possible for new members to advertise a job in its own forum.

Plumbwise Wales
19-09-2011, 02:50 PM
the price wants the most important the finish was much more and it looks great if it was a bargain i will give him extra 50 to make sure we get him to do next job

19-09-2011, 03:27 PM
Was it one of our guys? If so, you dont have to name him but any feedback lets me discover whether or not our jobs section is working correctly because since last night it has become apparent that it could do better. In an ideal world none of us would be unemployed, and until then I can only tweak areas that dont work as planned and figure out whether or not the lead was picked up from the site or our Facebook feed.

PS. Yes. Please give him the extra 50 bucks, a good taper is worth every penny. :)

Plumbwise Wales
19-09-2011, 04:29 PM
dont think hes on your site will tell him about
def will give him the extra as we boarded it and made abit of a mess i think but he said it was ok not to worry he had seen worse
he prob came in cheap as we do 4 or 5 of these each year and hes got the jobs

23-09-2011, 09:49 AM
Hello everybody.I am an tape and jointer and I live in London.I dont know the prices because i worked for an company before.I have 500 m2 of wall and 160 m2 of ceilings(the ceilings are 3,5 m high) and i dont know how much i can get for m2.Can somebody tell me?Thanks