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  • 5.50+ m2

    2 6.45%
  • 5.00+ m2

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  • 4.50+ m2

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  • 4.00+ m2

    7 22.58%
  • 3.50+ m2

    12 38.71%
  • 3.00+ m2

    6 19.35%
  • 2.50+ m2

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    Quote Originally Posted by E.K Taper View Post
    On house builds, the painter has a lot of woodwork to do, which adds time

    we take alot longer as e.k said theres many things woodwork...... your talking 2 - 3 coats either varnish or gloss if its gloss ...... coat over all knots and cracks etc with knotton coat of undercoat(or primer if preferd) fill nail holes sand the whole lot....... 2nd coat of undercoat sand the whole lot......... caulk the gaps in skirtings facings etc then finish coat....... and your talking 8 - 16 hours between coats to allow the paints to cure properly depending upon the heat etc.......

    then you have all the rooms to paint...... walls ceilings etc........ then probably snagging...... which means filling waiting on fillers drying and so on......

    where as taping...... your in there you blitz the place you sand it and leave......

    you guys are just taping more aless roughing out the rooms............. us painters on the other hand have to get a professional finish on the rooms etc

    alot more required with the painting.

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    10 members never used their second votes. Send them over by PM and I can add them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amestaper View Post
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    Remember these figures are what you think youre worth, not how much youre getting .

    this is weird " per m2 " how can you price a taping job by the "m2"? wouldnt it just be by the meter? as you dont usually skim a m2....... unless your on an old shitty house like the one im doing atm where all walls and ceilings are getting totally skimmed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottishlad2k10 View Post
    this is weird " per m2 " how can you price a taping job by the "m2"? wouldnt it just be by the meter? as you dont usually skim a m2....... unless your on an old shitty house like the one im doing atm where all walls and ceilings are getting totally skimmed.
    Whats weird about it? Ive been taping for 18 years and learned this from guys with 20 years more experience. Square metre (or foot for guys in North America) or a paid hourly rate is all I know.
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    i just found it quite odd lol........ as tapes are meters long or heigh etc and pricing by m2.....

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    I dont argue. Its just happens to be a universal method that everyone and everything from a plan, bill of quantities, QS, contractors and subbies understand. I did work once on an hourly rate for a stone age firm that based their prices on how many rolls of paper tape were used. I never did get my head around it or agree with them very often either.... so the working relationship was rather short.
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    I would have thought the vast majority of us price jobs by the M2, always worked out ok for me.

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    Always m2 for me too unless Ive got a linear price for the angles

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottishlad2k10 View Post
    i just found it quite odd lol........ as tapes are meters long or heigh etc and pricing by m2.....
    Did you not learn about Area at school?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyM View Post
    Did you not learn about Area at school?

    i did aye but schools well out of the head now...... just weird how its priced by the m2....... when your technically not taping every square meter of board..... unless you take into accound screws and nails......

    just thought m2 is more of a like tiling and painting thing........ if you know what i mean? just sounded odd....... i thought by the meter is how its done but im not sure havnt really done any pricing other than 2 small homers rest is done by the big boss man.

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    That's fair enough still learning. Nails screws all have to be looked after as you know so I personally want to get paid for them, same as any nicks, gouges or faults the whole board is our responsibility

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    yeah i know what you mean like =] whats the typical rate per m2?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottishlad2k10 View Post
    whats the typical rate per m2?
    oh dear

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt View Post
    oh dear

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    i was asking because this guy from essex has said
    "On most jobs the tapeing will be done by the same firm that fixes the boards but not usually by the same person that did the tacking. If there's enough metreage to do on a price I would expect to pay between 1.20 - 1.50 m2. although with things being tight it might be lower still."

    1.20 to 1.50 per m2............. the other dude then said "well its 100m2" so in otherwords.............. 120 - 150....... dosnt seem right?

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    You are looking between 2 and 3 whatever you can get

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    If you use the search facility on here you will find threads on prices per m2 mate. Between 3 and 4 seems to be the general rate per m2 but every job can differ, depending on the client etc. And thats supplying too. If your material is getting supplied for you then expect the rate to plummet

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    Last I heard a man from Exeter was paying 1.35 supply and fit, so 1.00 to 1.50 seems to be about average for site work, it ain't right though, somebodys making some good money out of these poor sods

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    yes I find that seems to be the general rate for house bashing in the Glasgow/ West of Scotland area and you're right ,someone IS making good money out of it. Not us though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian S View Post
    Last I heard a man from Exeter was paying 1.35 supply and fit, so 1.00 to 1.50 seems to be about average for site work, it ain't right though, somebodys making some good money out of these poor sods
    oh dear really trying to avoid ringing him but might have to just to keep the pennies coming in, it will feel like I,m selling my soul.

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