M2 pricing

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tazy201
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M2 pricing

Post by tazy201 » Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:36 pm

Hi guys first post so hello :). My first question will be on those of you that charge a m2 price what is it and do you charge slightly more for celings ?

A little about me- I have recently decided to leave the day job and go it as a p&d I have always been hands on and have taken to decorating very well and have done loads of research about the best products and now have a fair bit of knowledge. These past 4 months have gone very well and after a little bit of local advertising my work is all word of mouth so must be doing something right. I know there will be people that will hate me on hear thinking im a cowboy or something lol. But I decided after the birth of my son 6 months ago to try build up something for him so to be honest I don't really care about you're opinion on me lol.

Anyway thanks to the guys that help me out on this question and any further question I have :)

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Re: M2 pricing

Post by Colin » Sat Nov 07, 2015 5:52 pm

I was hoping someone else would do a bit about building up m2 rates, I'm no expert, but I might do a bit of a sticky on it if I get the time

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Re: M2 pricing

Post by tazy201 » Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:42 am

That would be great . Do you think changing the price slightly for ceiling is wise

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Re: M2 pricing

Post by tazy201 » Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:43 am

I'm kinda going for about 2.20 a wall and 2.50 a celing any thoughts ?

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Re: M2 pricing

Post by royf » Sun Nov 08, 2015 2:02 pm

I'd love to know more about pricing work. I tend to charge so much per day and get my prices that way. Im sure I'd be better off if i had a structured way of measuring and pricing so thanks for posting this wheter your a cowboy or not good luck. :good.gif:

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Re: M2 pricing

Post by mr woodchip » Sun Nov 08, 2015 3:27 pm

Think for the decorator solely just doing domestic decorating you will be fine basing your prices on a day rate basis. Probably only need to get involved with m2 if you are doing larger new build type contracts

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Re: M2 pricing

Post by tazy201 » Sun Nov 08, 2015 8:41 pm

Just trying to find a simple way of making sure I'm getting a decent rate but also not pricing myself out. Now being new to the trade there's no doubt im gonna be slower on somethings than a guy been doing fir 20 years. There's no doubt if I give a price for 2 days that someone could do in a day I would not win the job. Having an m2 price would keep me on level par.

For example a m2 price of a room that is 10ft by 10ft being 8ft hight im working out a price of around 130 pound for two coats labour only. If you was to do this as a day rate what would you charge ? Walls only

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Re: M2 pricing

Post by mr woodchip » Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:44 pm

Sounds like half a days work so i would price accordingly

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Re: M2 pricing

Post by tazy201 » Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:48 am

So you would paint that for like 60 quid ?

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Re: M2 pricing

Post by Elum » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:31 am

Depends on the state of the room - are the surfaces in bad repair, are you gonna be spending time sheeting and working over the top of furniture, what about sanding and touching up filler? Is there carpets down? If it's an empty room with no sheeting and a straight double coat on everything then yeah half a day would cover that no problem if not then you need to factor in any obstacles and add that on to your final price.

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