Advertisement - Content continues below
Advertisement - Content continues below

Discuss How much for hourly rate when fault finding in the Business Related area at ElectriciansForums.net

S

simonatlondon

Welcome to ElectriciansForums.net - The American Electrical Advice Forum
Head straight to the main forums to chat by click here:  American Electrical Advice Forum

Hi everyone, as the title says, how much do you charge for hourly rate on a callout? Do you charge a call out fee?

Thanks to everyone who responds.
 
Instyle LED Lighting Specialists UK
This official sponsor may provide discounts for members
Advertisement - Content continues below
C

Cirrus

  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #2
I don't charge any call out fee but around £30 an hour minimum and a lot more if I can get it!
 
P

PAUL M

  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #3
£50.00 for first hour and £25.00 for every hour after.
 
L

London Luke

  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #5
whats the difference? a hours work is a hours work
 
R

Reg Man

  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #6
£35 first half hour (fed up going to people half hour away cos they can't change a bloody fuse or reset an RCD). £25-£30 per hour there after, depends on whether its clean work or in a ****y attic!!!
 
S

sparkyork

yeah labours labour ive put my price up to £25 and may even go £30 per hour.

what grates my balls is we've done a 5 year intensive training programme, passed this done that etc, but someone who goes to uni for 4 years or however long can study law, buy a few books on law then charage £130 per hour for looking in a book and finding the best thing to say, then repeating the process?! why cant a sparky charge £100 + per hour? its all relative, who sets the rules on this and whoever they are i fart in your general direction.

rich
 
K

KillerWatt

  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #8
There is nothing to stop you charging £100 per hour, although your chances of actually getting any work would be pretty remote.
 
E

edwards_elec

  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #9
this is the sort of prices i have also been charging although what markup do you put on supplies
 
J

jibspark

  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #11
do any of you do 24hr call out? if so what would you charge? i got a call at 1am last night but didnt get to the phone in time, i couldnt help thinking it could have been a nice easy one for a load of money!
 
S

spark-doctor

  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #12
After midnight £75 for first hour then £50 per hour
Evening call out £50 for first hour then £40
Allways make sure they understand fees before i get out of the bed.
No different for fault finding, work is work.

Will make exception for little old ladies whose RCD has tripped/fuse blown.
 
J

jibspark

  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #13
After midnight £75 for first hour then £50 per hour
Evening call out £50 for first hour then £40
Allways make sure they understand fees before i get out of the bed.
No different for fault finding, work is work.

Will make exception for little old ladies whose RCD has tripped/fuse blown.

that sounds fair.
 
B

Bane

  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #14
I like the little old lady comment.

Good on you.
 
S

spark-doctor

  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #15
To qualify they must be over 80 years old, able to produce both parents and one grandparent:D
 
uHeat Banner - Forum Discount Available
This official sponsor may provide discounts for members
Advertisement - Content continues below

Reply to How much for hourly rate when fault finding in the Business Related area at ElectriciansForums.net

Test Meter - Forum Sponsors since 2007!
This official sponsor may provide discounts for members
Advertisement - Content continues below
Top Bottom