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Hi, I got my house that needs skimming. 2 guy's have come out to quote job. According to them job should take 5 days. Price one guy quoted for just labour is obscene. More than an electrician.

1400 for hallways both upstairs and downstairs. Knocked down to 1100.

10×14ft bedroom, without ceiling or one large wall as I'm getting fitted wardrobes all along. Price quoted 380.

What should I be paying, location derby, east Midlands.
 
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Is that for 2 men?
How did you find out about them, word of mouth? Recommendations?
I would be happy to pay twice the rate for a top quality plasterer as apposed to the alternative..
 
A legit time served skilled plasterer will typically charge around £300 per day in my area

I had my bathroom completely re tiled last year and the guy was superb. He charged £3oo per day which included any trim , spacers and adhesive, grout he used. I just supplied the tiles.
The finish was worth every penny.

Be wary of some tradespeople who talk a good talk but their work is shockingly poor.
 
Around 200 to 300 per day without the cost of materials. Price quoted seems about right.

I'm afraid its one of those trade for skilled young men which you can't just do into retirement hence the price.
 
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The guy I work with, he finishes of a bathroom in under a day easily, that's with new boards installed etc. He works in 500k+ houses so finishing has to be v.good.

Bathroom shouldn't take 2 days, not a chance.
Unfortunately he's working away
 

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I pay our plasterers £240 a day in Essex depending on what they are doing, materials are peanuts. However if I was you I would be getting a price for the complete job and don't pay them until it is finished, plasterers have been known to be slow on a day rate!
 

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I pay our plasterers £240 a day in Essex depending on what they are doing, materials are peanuts. However if I was you I would be getting a price for the complete job and don't pay them until it is finished, plasterers have been known to be slow on a day rate!
As will everyone else on a day rate, common sense should tell you that.
 

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Anyone seen a decent spread use s speed skim?
It don’t take em long to earn good money......still f£&kin hard work though! Good luck to em I say
 
The trade where prices have shot up in my area is painter decorators , I have chatted with a few and one block is now charging £400 per day.

I remember the days when you could get a painter in for 60 quid a day
 

FatAlan

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As others have said, my only question would be speed? Is there much prep work required before the skimming or any bonding? Recently had a team in and one guy skimmed a reasonable sized living room ceiling by lunch time.
 
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£400 a day for a painter :confused:
Ssssshhhh don't let the Romanians know......
 
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Must be putting in low prices then.
Check the JIB rates and the average salary of an Electrician is about £37k, if you are self employed and have decent customers then you can make a decent living supposedly, on those wages in London it will be a tough.
 

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I have just finished a plastering bathroom taken me 3 hours to reskim.
so bag of plaster £6 tools me own .so stop bleating how much it will cost you .and it was not put on with a butter knife .
 

Matthewd29

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Do they have an reccomendations? Pay peanuts and the work will probably be poor so don't go looking for a cheaper option based on price
 
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I have just finished a plastering bathroom taken me 3 hours to reskim.
so bag of plaster £6 tools me own .so stop bleating how much it will cost you .and it was not put on with a butter knife .
Stone the crows and knock me down with a feather guvnor, a post from Buzz that is 95% comprehensible, I need to sit down and pour myself a large brandy....... ;o))))
 

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I have just finished a plastering bathroom taken me 3 hours to reskim.
so bag of plaster £6 tools me own .so stop bleating how much it will cost you .and it was not put on with a butter knife .
....Yeah,but did it look like a Dalek's skirt? ;)

(...and never mind "those lumps are for hanging the soap-on-a-rope,on...)
 
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Hi, I got my house that needs skimming. 2 guy's have come out to quote job. According to them job should take 5 days. Price one guy quoted for just labour is obscene. More than an electrician.

1400 for hallways both upstairs and downstairs. Knocked down to 1100.

10×14ft bedroom, without ceiling or one large wall as I'm getting fitted wardrobes all along. Price quoted 380.

What should I be paying, location derby, east Midlands.
My Ex wife recently paid £640 for her hall stairs and landing took three lads a day to complete. this is in an old house with heigh ceilings that neede boarding first. Hope that gives you some idea.
 
Sat here whilst a plasterer removed coving + artex. Plastered, tidied up.
Kitchen + utility.
I left him to it.
Cleared up, left an excellent job. The actual plastering was probably 1/3 of the time. Prep and clean up being the largest part.
IMHO well worth a days pay. I can't fault the workmanship.
 
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