Is my quote fair...?

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  1. Phps

    Phps New Member

    Hi all

    I was asked for a quote to fit a new boiler, add pipeworkt to fit a magnaclean, change a radiator like for like, add plastic pipe work for condense and fit a new kitchen tap.

    I quoted £400 for labour only.... fair or not fair?

    All thoughts appreciated.
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  2. Alpha man

    Alpha man GSR

    What area?,
  3. Scott_1979

    Scott_1979 Member

    Sounds about right
    • Disagree Disagree x 1
  4. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    too cheap more than a day and a bits work with flushing etc

    would quote 2 days
  5. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    I always quote 2 days. But then again I'm slow and picky.
  6. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    £400 quid , are you serious mate , wants to be double that ... at least
    • Agree Agree x 2
  7. Last Plumber

    Last Plumber Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Too cheap by a long way, double that and you'll be nearer the mark
    • Agree Agree x 1
  8. king of pipes

    king of pipes Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    £800 + materials bud is my advice
    • Agree Agree x 3
  9. moonlight

    moonlight Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

  10. Phps

    Phps New Member

    I'm in the southern end of Lincolnshire.
  11. aggis

    aggis Plumber GSR

    If they're supplying the boiler you'll register it,then make sure they understand you'll guarantee your work, but any problems with their boiler & they'll have to sort it or pay! As you'll have already lost out on your uplift of profit on it.
    • Agree Agree x 1
  12. scott_d

    scott_d Plumber GSR

    Are they supplying every screw, fitting and length of pipe etc etc?
    You could easily spend £100 on materials for that job.
  13. cr0ft

    cr0ft Trusted Plumber GSR

    They will bite your arm off to get you in if they have any sense tbh. We'd price that at £800+Vat for labour.
  14. samwilko

    samwilko GSR

    Far too cheap! Doesn't even cover the boiler change let alone the rest of it.
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  15. plumberpete

    plumberpete GSR

    that price is miles away from what you should be charging m8
  16. Jones82

    Jones82 Member

    It depends on where you are and how long it takes, I'd do a combi swap in a day and a half including a chemical flush and would consider £400 labour a fair wage. (North Yorkshire).

    Its better to be busy... Classic supply and demand, people in cities with loads of customers and not many plumbers can charge more