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    All sanded & sealed up. That Lafarge sealer covers really well.




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    None of yer conventional rectangular run of the mill shite, these are also the type of jobs I love to do. Nice handywork Tony
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    Its looking spot on tony.
    A shit-load of beads on that job though, hope you got extras for them

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    Velux windows in summer = pain

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    Thanks guys. Most of these jobs are pre-schools. I have several more to do this year which is good as it's nice work. I allow for the beads when pricing. Used a lot of No-Coat L-trim on this one on the top of the low walls and up against the beams. Finishes it off really nicely. The ceiling tiles are acoustic to absorb the screams of the children that are going to be playing below.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt View Post
    Velux windows in summer = pain
    Tell me about it! Did one last year with 10 Velux windows in, all at height. Worst ones are when you get a wasp for company.

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    this looks like a cool job ive just done a house simmilar shaped to this but bigger only pain was scaffoldings far better than normal houses people have too much money but aslong as they build silly shaped houses that need loads of taping were laughing

    what sort of price do you guys charge per area? just priced a 4.5mtr (L) x 5mtr (w) x 2mtr (h) room at 140 and the guy was shocked he thought the labour would cost alot more??? i thought 140 was about right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottishlad2k10 View Post
    what sort of price do you guys charge per area? just priced a 4.5mtr (L) x 5mtr (w) x 2mtr (h) room at 140 and the guy was shocked he thought the labour would cost alot more??? i thought 140 was about right?
    I'm presuming the 2m ceiling height is a typo error. If the ceilings are the standard 2.35 to 2.40 metres high, a ballpark price would be 200 - 230 plus any corner beads you never mentioned.

    Annoyed at yourself for having a low bid accepted when you knew you should have asked for more? We've all done it mate, I wouldnt worry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amestaper View Post
    I'm presuming the 2m ceiling height is a typo error. If the ceilings are the standard 2.35 to 2.40 metres high, a ballpark price would be 200 - 230 plus any corner beads you never mentioned.

    Annoyed at yourself for having a low bid accepted when you knew you should have asked for more? We've all done it mate, I wouldnt worry.
    yeah meant 2.4m heigh jesus as much as 200 for labour? its only a days work lol? not really annoyed as the guy said "a painting firm quoted me 350 and said it would take a week" and other lads i know charge 100 an area so yano =] im quite happy with the 140 for a days work more you charge more the goverment steals from ya :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottishlad2k10 View Post
    yeah meant 2.4m heigh jesus as much as 200 for labour? its only a days work lol? not really annoyed as the guy said "a painting firm quoted me 350 and said it would take a week" and other lads i know charge 100 an area so yano =] im quite happy with the 140 for a days work more you charge more the goverment steals from ya :P
    It might only be a days work, but it's 2 trips if you have to sand it, and then, 3 coats in a day is something i'd rather not do.

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    its only a days work but you have to consider what you want for that day, take out materials petrol tax and going back to sand does not leave you with much.

    nice job tony by the way

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottishlad2k10 View Post
    im quite happy with the 140 for a days work
    Charity rates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyM View Post
    It might only be a days work, but it's 2 trips if you have to sand it, and then, 3 coats in a day is something i'd rather not do.
    well at a time like this in life where things are tough and the irish are moving in taking all the work cause there on dirt cheap rates........... theres not much work and a recession its not verry easy so i just price reasonably so i get the work just to keep me going and as theres no steel tapes and a days work plus its an old woman on a pension so got to try help a little bit i just thought it was a reasonable price for a wee room that can be done in the a day not to worry about having to go back a 2nd day anyway as id have to to paint the place painting price is more

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt View Post
    Charity rates.

    its a homer for an old woman plus id rather make 140 a day before tax than get 60 a week on the "DOLE/GIRO" and be trying to sell my tools

    **common sence**

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    fair comments I think people were afraid you were selling yourself short, we all can't make a fortune every day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crack filler View Post
    fair comments I think people were afraid you were selling yourself short, we all can't make a fortune every day.
    i just dont know eh...... its just weird cause im on an island and the rates arnt as good as the mainland sorta thing but even my boss charges a max of 160 for a 16m2 room just curious as to how you guys price up your jobs? i can price the painting and decorating side no bother because thats my true trade. what would you reccomend? or how do you do it?

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