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    Hi everyone,

    I have recently started on my own and am looking for some help when it comes to pricing for ames taping.
    New build property requiring taping & coving. Ive read its better to price on sq. metre of walls and ceilings and have calcuated those areas. However, how do you guys price for windows & staircase? What are the going rates? Would really appreciate any of your help and experience as I am fairly new to all this.

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    I price by sqm floor area! The more work on the job i.e windows,Vaulted ceilings and external work the higher it goes!

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    I don't take the window/door openings out my measure. Just a square metre rate straight through. If the builder wants to argue about me including the window space, I just tell him that's where the work is, round the window! If he wants, I'll take the measurements out but charge a linear metre rate for beads, which usually works out more!

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    Fuck*n right E.K
    These people really have no idea when it comes to the finishing of a place!
    Great draw it on a plan then leave us poor c*nts to deal with it!
    I can't remember the last house I did without a f*ckin vaulted ceiling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beermonster View Post
    I price by sqm floor area! The more work on the job i.e windows,Vaulted ceilings and external work the higher it goes!
    How does that work then?
    Say you were doing 2 properties that were 10m x 15m, but one had 4 bedrooms and the other had 6 smaller ones, would you charge the same price because the floor area is the same, even though you'd have more partitions to tape. That makes no sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beermonster View Post
    Fuck*n right E.K
    These people really have no idea when it comes to the finishing of a place!
    Great draw it on a plan then leave us poor c*nts to deal with it!
    I can't remember the last house I did without a f*ckin vaulted ceiling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I can't remember the last houseI did that was square.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyM View Post
    How does that work then?
    Say you were doing 2 properties that were 10m x 15m, but one had 4 bedrooms and the other had 6 smaller ones, would you charge the same price because the floor area is the same, even though you'd have more partitions to tape. That makes no sense.
    He would charge a higher rate for the one with more partitions. E.g. the 4 bed would be say 10 a square metre, floor area, and the 6 bed h would go in at 12.
    Personally, I dont measure that way as the floor is the only bit that doesn't get taped lol
    The company I do site work for measure the floor areas, and some you win some you lose. Mostly lose though....

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