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    alright everyone when i price a job need to go round every wall with tape measure any one got better way

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    If it's a small job, I use a tape.
    If it's a large job I use a digital laser measure.
    If it's a drawing, you can get a scale rule pen which is very quick or just use a scale ruler
    http://scalex.com/uk/index.php?main_...7f66f35aa214b5

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    nice one like the pen cheers

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    Leica laser measures are good. http://www.laser-measure.co.uk/
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    alright tony m had a look at this is that the sort of one you use
    Leica DISTO D2

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo1873 View Post
    alright tony m had a look at this is that the sort of one you use
    Leica DISTO ™ D2
    Theyre all good Jimbo. The cheapest one (the D2)does everything you need, and more expensive ones add more features.
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    Got myself a D2 on the way YES SIR sick of going round houses with a tape hope it's easy to pick up cheers boys

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    The boy's keen!

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    Sure am tony m want to get things up to date get faster and make life easier and pick up any wee tricks on the way

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    I use a measuring wheel. Lufkin makes one that is cheap, but i found mine unreliable and lost about 600.00 C$ when it stopped counting one day while i measured out a job. My Rolatape [http://www.rolatape.com/] is a lot better but i can see how a laser measurer will be my next upgrade.
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    GOT MY D2 TODAY SUPER FAST DELIVERY MESSED ABOUT WITH IT FOR HALF HOUR AND THATS ME GOT IT TOP CLASS SAVE LOTS OF TIME WORKS OUT YOUR SQUARE METERAGE OF A ROOM IN 2 MINUTES EASY WELL WORTH IT GOOD FOR GIVING THE DOG EXERCISE TO RUNNING AFTER THE RED DOT HA HA

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo1873 View Post
    GOOD FOR GIVING THE DOG EXERCISE TO RUNNING AFTER THE RED DOT HA HA
    And you can measure how far your dogs walking. Result
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    I use a leica disto, brilliant bit of kit, I can go round and add all the wall lengths up first with laser, then measure the height once to give you total sqm, saves loads of time. My mate bought a bosch one, but it will only do a wall at a time, takes loads longer.

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    When i price a job i take the floor meters and depending on the house/job/plan i am looking at i charge beetween 10 and 15 per square metre! Quick and simple

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beermonster View Post
    When i price a job i take the floor meters and depending on the house/job/plan i am looking at i charge beetween 10 and 15 per square metre! Quick and simple
    Is that your taping price?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beermonster View Post
    When i price a job i take the floor meters and depending on the house/job/plan i am looking at i charge beetween 10 and 15 per square metre! Quick and simple
    Why do you take the floor m2 when its the only area you don't tape?

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    I use the floor area because its quick and simple! The harrder the job will b the higher the rate so a 200sqm house with a lot of combs and externals comes in about say 14 the sqm which gives u 2800 for the house no going round measuring walls,steels and stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beermonster View Post
    I use the floor area because its quick and simple! The harrder the job will b the higher the rate so a 200sqm house with a lot of combs and externals comes in about say 14 the sqm which gives u 2800 for the house no going round measuring walls,steels and stuff
    I measured the sq meterage of plasterboard in a block of flats recently and worked a price out with some corner tapes thrown in. It took me around an hour with a scale rule, calculator etc.

    Later on that night I looked again and took the floorspace from the plan and multiplied by 14.50 which took me 60 seconds.

    It could be strange or maybe even coincidental but there was only 30 of a difference between the two prices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amestaper View Post

    Later on that night I looked again and took the floorspace from the plan and multiplied by 14.50 which took me 60 seconds.

    It could be strange or maybe even coincidental but there was only 30 of a difference between the two prices.
    I was going to do that, but couldn't be arsed. Not the same block of flats that you did though Alex, as I wouldn't want to tread on your toes.

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    I was just trying out another method, like beermonster did on recommendation from a surveyor to see if it really worked. It was just unusual that there was only a difference of around 1% from my original measure.

    tread on my toecaps anytime you want tony just remember to call next time youre up this way and I'll put the kettle on.
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