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    Question Commercial or Housing sectors


    Most of the work we do now is commercial mainly hotels and care homes, we used to do loads for the housing sector but that has all but dried up for us to the point we have had no offers of work in the housing sector for ages.


    Out of curiosity what sectors do you find most of your work?
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    Mine is 99% housing, but over the last 2 years even though I have kept going the prices have seriously dropped your better off where you are. Seriously thinking of getting in touch with old contacts to get back into the commercial stuff even though it would take me away from home.

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    Commercial mainly. I hate doing houses, unless they are big fancy things.

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    At the moment i would say its 50/50 between houses and commercial, the money in houses has dropped to a point where your doing things for next to nowt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMC View Post
    At the moment i would say its 50/50 between houses and commercial, the money in houses has dropped to a point where your doing things for next to nowt.
    Hi DMC, what is the average price for house bashing now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by turrican_007 View Post
    Hi DMC, what is the average price for house bashing now?
    As near to a 1 a metre that it makes no difference, still make a few on the coving though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMC View Post
    As near to a 1 a metre that it makes no difference, still make a few on the coving though.
    Phew! 1000m2 for a grand, that means an average to large lounge with a ceiling would be worth about what 80 notes, so a price per house would be say 320 quid inc the sanding ?.
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    50/50 I would say but at 1 a square metre I wouldn't dirty my tools :-(
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    2 l&m down here, or -40p if you've been working for ROK.

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    Care homes. But you know that anyway simon.

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    Commercial - office fit outs and shops better rates and runs. Never do houses really but lately people are going mad about insulation and as there is little work about gotta take what i can get.Insulated slabs in a lived in house is an awkward messy nightmare but at least the housewives cook me breakfast sometimes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by happytaper View Post
    housewives cook me breakfast sometimes!
    No wonder your a happytaper.
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    Been mainly on house-bashing but in the last year or 2 i seem to be picking up loads of extensions/conversions

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    Both commercial and housing for me, although the rates are down on the houses I do I find i'm doing 6 days work for 5 days money, doesn't bother me though as at least I am working rather than sitting at home earning 0!

    Been on a new nursing home for a couple of weeks now near Minehead, should be there for approx 3 months, got a good deal on accomodation at a local pub, 25 per night inc. an evening meal and I can walk to work!
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