Pricing at Handyman Washington
Here at Handyman Washington we are completely clear about pricing.
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We don’t at all mind small jobs, it’s what gave us a start and what we’ll continue to do – the little jobs that a lot of big organisations don’t like. There is a reason other that other companies don’t like less sizable tasks – the way most companies evaluate cost, that is, how much is it going to be, is like this: they’re thinking, ‘how long does it take to get to the job?’ Or they’re thinking about wear and tear on vehicles and equipment, about profit margins and paying a large group of employees, and you only wanted a hinge changed by a Joiner, or a switch by an electrician, or how about if you need both? And a tap changed as well? Put together, how expensive would the three separate professionals charge for all having to perform a function on the same job? You’d probably need a loan! Not to mention that we’d most likely do all of that in an hour! They are simply a different organisational structure from ours!
As stated we enjoy small jobs and have therefore created a befitting structure of cost which is understandable and all-encompassing. £40 an hour for the first hour, £14.95 every half-hour thereafter, Monday-Friday, regardless of what you need us to do. We might do some electrics, some painting and decorating, some flatpack and some plumbing all in an hour! See how this works out for you? Or, after an hour, we charge in the aforementioned thirty minute increments.
The thirty-minute increments prevents inflated estimates, as it’s not a situation where we can be there for an hour and ten minutes and bill you for two hours.
Evenings and weekends carry a 25% surplus fee.
If you hire two handymen, then the rate of course will be double, but in fairness, double the manpower will usually result in half the labour time, so it’ll be about the same as just the one. This can look daunting on paper, though, so account for this when you plan your request. We really try honesty in regards to our pricing, so here we’ve provided an example or two.
Miss W. owns a pair of huge wardrobes and she requires that they be moved from the downstairs landing to an upstairs bedroom. These wardrobes are simply too heavy for one man alone to move, so two men arrived, working for each hour, meaning being billed for 2 hours because that is the amount of labour worked – two men for one hour is one hour of one man’s time, and an hour of another man’s time, which is two hours of time in total.
This rate applies to jobs ranging from an hour to a day. Larger jobs will be agreed upon a fixed rate, and number of attending workers or labour hours undertaken will not affect the statement in any way!