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    Nice to finally see rate increases also a shortage of labour (my area anyway).
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    Thats the best news Ive heard all day. Have they returned to sensible levels?
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    i'm currently making the best money i've ever made and had 2 phone calls in the last week from subbies asking if i'm interested working for them, Unfortunately for them it was 2 subbies that took the piss when the ball was in there court so they can go f***k themselves!

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    Its nice to have your phone ring than to have to ring around. Things are looking up.

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    My phone has rang 5 or 6 times in the last fortnight and all but one were big jobs. I gave some away on here. Did anyone land any and were the rates ok?
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    Quote Originally Posted by amestaper View Post
    Thats the best news Ive heard all day. Have they returned to sensible levels?
    I wouldn't say sensible but almost all the contractors in my area have upped the rates by 10-15p a sqm.

    In the past 2-3 weeks I have had half a dozen calls asking if i'm available, funniest was an agency offering me 85p a meter but could go to 90p!


    The company they were hiring for had already called me a few days before offering me 1.50 a meter
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    That's their markup right there. We once used an agency guy costing 27 PH and he was getting paid no more than 11. Negotiations to bring him onboard longer term and keep everyone happy (except the agency) lasted no more than 60 seconds. I am surprised there is still room for construction agencies to wring any more money out of an already squeezed to death industry.
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    Christmas completions have started,so everybody is now your best friend until the start of december. Should be busy up to then and hopefully just after. Wages wont go up to reasonable levels until the building really starts to rally imho. Too many have dropped out, so we will become valuable commodities. Then we should have the boot on the other foot as far as house bashing goes. With the cuts we had to take and food,fuel,diesel,etc rocketing the last 5 years, i reckon each house i do should be 50% extra by my calculations. Our day will come brothers and sisters.......lol..

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    Quote Originally Posted by forestbhoy View Post
    Christmas completions have started,so everybody is now your best friend until the start of december. Should be busy up to then and hopefully just after. Wages wont go up to reasonable levels until the building really starts to rally imho. Too many have dropped out, so we will become valuable commodities. Then we should have the boot on the other foot as far as house bashing goes. With the cuts we had to take and food,fuel,diesel,etc rocketing the last 5 years, i reckon each house i do should be 50% extra by my calculations. Our day will come brothers and sisters.......lol..
    Christmas completions along with the other 60 odd plots that need to be completed by end of May 14, I'm looking to be busy right through until then
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    Our rates still arent that good but the amount of work out there just now is staggering

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    Good to hear you're busy, DMC, we plodding along nicely just now. No rate increases but then again, we've not had any cuts either.

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    Shame it will never happen that we all stick together and say this amount or bugger off...... if we keep being willing to work for peanuts, then we get what we deserve ......a lot of boarders have dropped out and they are like gold dust at the mo......we should follow suit imho....

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    Never been that busy. Me and my mate got around 220 houses to bash out on front of us. Fix&supply 2.20 sq/m ,south west uk.

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    don't get too excited - just started receiving the dreaded manufacturer increase letters !

    on the plus side - there seems to be stacks of work around and government money being ploughed back into affordable housing to boost the building trade!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FreestyleDryliner View Post
    Fix&supply 2.20 sq/m ,south west uk.
    thats less than my laburor only rate

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    Quote Originally Posted by belmoreboy View Post
    don't get too excited - just started receiving the dreaded manufacturer increase letters !
    Will have to put the rate up then.

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    funny how we seem to get 2 or 3 increases in material prices each year but not in the meter rate. My local merchant blames suppliers for increases but when I show him I can get it cheaper else where he offers to price match. Go figure.

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    I recently did a house for a new company it took them a month to pay me and then it cam in a good 150 less than I was expecting for a house that size so it dont matter if they put their rate up by 0.20p/m if they knock 20sq/m off the measure. Lucky I only did the one.

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    I got my rates up 2 weeks ago!!
    Teach the boss of the firm 2 phone me when drunk lol!
    Phoned back 2 days later and called me a c*nt!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by forestbhoy View Post
    Christmas completions have started,so everybody is now your best friend until the start of december. Should be busy up to then and hopefully just after. Wages wont go up to reasonable levels until the building really starts to rally imho. Too many have dropped out, so we will become valuable commodities. Then we should have the boot on the other foot as far as house bashing goes. With the cuts we had to take and food,fuel,diesel,etc rocketing the last 5 years, i reckon each house i do should be 50% extra by my calculations. Our day will come brothers and sisters.......lol..
    Nice to hear us guys may finally get paid the rates we deserve!! The company I subby off have just secured 400 units Nr Milton Keynes & told the housing company that the price used in their tender will only stand for 12 months then they'll re-negogiate.At 47 i'm hoping to do 5-6 more yrs and make good money before heading off somewhere bloody warm lol.....

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