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Does anyone on here have experience or currently do any work for large house builders?

What kind of prices do they offer for new build work?

Me and my mate just smashed out three 3 bed houses in a week. And no it wasn’t a rough job, we are just fast workers and know how to get it done well (not blowing are own horns)

I’m sure I spoke to someone a while back to who said they get a day for pair to 1st fix and a day for a pair 2nd fix a 2/3 bed house....
 
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Does anyone on here have experience or currently do any work for large house builders?

What kind of prices do they offer for new build work?

Me and my mate just smashed out three 3 bed houses in a week. And no it wasn’t a rough job, we are just fast workers and know how to get it done well (not blowing are own horns)

I’m sure I spoke to someone a while back to who said they get a day for pair to 1st fix and a day for a pair 2nd fix a 2/3 bed house....
Not possible if that incudes testing and certification, unless you are working 24/7
 
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Does anyone on here have experience or currently do any work for large house builders?

What kind of prices do they offer for new build work?

Me and my mate just smashed out three 3 bed houses in a week. And no it wasn’t a rough job, we are just fast workers and know how to get it done well (not blowing are own horns)

I’m sure I spoke to someone a while back to who said they get a day for pair to 1st fix and a day for a pair 2nd fix a 2/3 bed house....
1st fix that is.......
 

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I know a builder that's absolutely huge. Full breakfast every morning with 3 eggs. Drinks beer like its going out of fashion.
 

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I know a builder that's absolutely huge. Full breakfast every morning with 3 eggs. Drinks beer like its going out of fashion.
Think the OP means "large building firms" not how much heart attack food they get though lol
 

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I know a builder that's absolutely huge. Full breakfast every morning with 3 eggs. Drinks beer like its going out of fashion.
I was sorely tempted to post something similar, but I thought I'll leave it and somebody as daft as me might instead.......
 
Without getting drawn in to ‘how quick can you lash out a new build’...
1st fix basic spec house.
On your own you could probably chop all the boxes in one day and start drilling out joists. Day two finishing drilling the joist holes then start pulling cables. Day three full on cable pulling day. Day four finish off wiring and do all your capping and tidy up any odd bits.
Day five if necessary

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1.6 days for a 3 bed house ... there just has to be some part of the puzzle,missing :cool:
 
would like to see some pics.......
Probably getting ripped off and have to “smash” the work out cos the LARGE builder is milking them and telling them fixed price per property which is poor rate sad to see we are meant to be cream of the crop and not let builders take advantage I’ve learnt from my mistakes in the past as I’m sure we all have
 

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As Lee said, there are easier ways to make money.
I'm not saying that you're making it up but that sounds unrealistic unless like someone said, we aren't getting the full pictures.
 
Without getting drawn in to ‘how quick can you lash out a new build’...
1st fix basic spec house.
On your own you could probably chop all the boxes in one day and start drilling out joists. Day two finishing drilling the joist holes then start pulling cables. Day three full on cable pulling day. Day four finish off wiring and do all your capping and tidy up any odd bits.
Day five if necessary

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Totally agree,same procedure I had,many years ago.
 
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Without getting drawn in to ‘how quick can you lash out a new build’...
1st fix basic spec house.
On your own you could probably chop all the boxes in one day and start drilling out joists. Day two finishing drilling the joist holes then start pulling cables. Day three full on cable pulling day. Day four finish off wiring and do all your capping and tidy up any odd bits.
Day five if necessary

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No chopping in boxes as dot and dad so 25mm boxes are used only ones to be chopped in are 35 & 47mm for the grid, cooker and shaver sockets.
All the large housebuilders use I beams with the webbing or have the knock out holes if need drilling they are only thin ply type wood.
 
Most new builds these days are fast fix boxes , fine for switches but after a few months of pulling plug tops in / out from 13a sockets they start to break the plaster around the wings.
Then looks dog rough
 

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I was helping out a friend back end of last year to get some new builds done before christmas on a labour only basis. Only 8 houses.
He had previously worked for a large contractor who do a lot of the new build developments around here before going solo.
They typically would first fix a standard 3 bed house in 4 days. Second fix and testing for certification taking another 2 or 3 depending on spec.
They didnt see point in rushing normally because they were usually on a price per house rate depending on size, and there was always a week allocated for the electricians in the schedule, so they could take upto 5 days for first fix before the other trades got held up. they had another 3 or 4 allocated for the 2nd fix. So always had capacity for slight over runs
With some builders they plan out the job poorly and things are always being moved around. it often shows in the final finish of things like skirting and decoration within the property as the customer doesnt see the wiring.
 

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Most new builds these days are fast fix boxes , fine for switches but after a few months of pulling plug tops in / out from 13a sockets they start to break the plaster around the wings.
Then looks dog rough
I've never ever had any problems like that with dry lining boxes, always use Appleby, maybe the different lug design helps avoid such issues ?
 
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I've never ever had any problems like that with dry lining boxes, always use Appleby, maybe the different lug design helps avoid such issues ?
I fully agree with that Dave regarding Appleby boxes, always used to try to cut out and fit pre plaster.
 

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Yes definitely the best way Anthony, and make them a tight fit in the plasterboard so there's no movement.
 
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All the large builders eg Barratts, Redrow, Persimmon etc that I used to deal with had the plasterboard skimmed. Maybe it's more a regional thing?
 

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up until recently a lot of the social housing built by the large developers around here had just lining paper on the plaster boards then a quick splash of emulsion. saved a few hundred on each property, they were built to bare acceptable standard as part of the planning requirements. has been some improvement of late with the air flow tests amongst other things requiring things to be sealed up well.
 
The last big Barrett site I worked on was just taped joints and filled/painted. Not a drop of skim plaster touched a single wall.
But other sites I previously worked on got a skim of plaster
 

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