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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jonbey, 3 Aug 2020.

  1. EddieM

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    You seem to think all houses up north are cheap... well sorry to burst your bubble. They ain't, parts of the north are as expensive as the south east.
     
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  3. bennymultifinish

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    that’s incorrect. my nephew (in wales) earns around £17,500 has just bought a house on his own. £8,500 deposit and mortgage of 66,000 over 35 yrs.
     
  4. johnny2007

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    Blimey!
    Question comes natural: how much would I earn as a carpenter up north or in wales?
    Could i get away with charging london prices?
    i.e. remove old door and frame and dispose, fit new door and frame including hardware and architrave I charge £150.
    £200 for same job but fire door.
    How much do they charge in wales or up north?
     
  5. JohnD

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    It is not incorrect.

    check back and look at the average house price I mentioned.

    It is not £66,000

    Like mottie, you are a denier.

    Mottie says "but a couple, both earning much more than average earnings, can do it"

    and you say "but people can buy much cheaper homes"

    Neither of which is relevant to what I said.
     
  6. bennymultifinish

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    but you have to account for all properties that make up the average. likewise with earnings.
     
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  7. JohnD

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    No.

    I have said a person on average earnings, and I have said a house of average price.

    The fact that there are homes of lower price, and people of higher earnings, is irrelevant to what I said.
     
  8. bennymultifinish

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    yes you could, that’s the sort of work I come across. I’d be in the same ball park or more and that’s in in west wales . because I know of the hassle and pitfalls that may occur.
     
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  9. bennymultifinish

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    but the fact that there are houses of less value plus earnings which are considerably lower than your stated average also, makes it perfectly relevant
     
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    Live in the SE and just looked into getting a new back door - door itself is £250, but feeling lazy, looked at fitting costs and it's £500! So... you're hired, lol.
     
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    In Surrey / Sussex carpenters charge from £150 to £250 a day, typically.
     
  13. bennymultifinish

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    your materials are £50+ with a standard panel door. thats without your fuel mot fetching and carrying. your on less than £100 for a job that could turn into a 2-3 day nightmare. not to mention making up skirting cutting thresholds, carpets etc. your too cheap.
     
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    They're not average though, Wales isn't average price for the UK.

    You'd be lucky to buy a garage for £66k in London and greater London! Mad innit?
    https://www.onthemarket.com/for-sale/garages/london/
     
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    Have they gone metric in Wales yet :ROFLMAO:
     
  16. bennymultifinish

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    the houses of lower value and earnings of lower income make up the average . you used them to get your average. you can’t disregard them and still expect to use them for your argument.
     
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  17. bennymultifinish

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    I work only in mm , which is why i’m sooooooo fekkin gooood.
     
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