One of the questions I get from our scaffolding clients is how should we charge and what should we charge clients.
These discussions can be a whole strategy session in themselves and the number of factors is bewildering at times.
Here’s a bullet point list on some of the factors that our clients look at:
Whether to provide an inclusive price per Face Metre/Yard basis or separate out all the add-on costs (like Travel or Freight or Accommodation) ?
Is the price based on all gear supplied or on a SQM basis?
Does the price include all variations and if NOT then what are the variation charges (what is there basis i.e. per hour or per SQM)?
Is any weekly hire included in the setup and dismantle charges (i.e. 2 free weeks)?
Are you getting a deposit amount on setup and the remainder on dismantle?
Is their a use of money charge if the job goes longer than expected?
Is freight included (are they your trucks or are you using a freight company? Which is cheaper)?
Are you factoring in yard time to the price for load up and take down?
Are you allowing for gear that is old, or broken or stolen?
What is the cost of buying the gear and the finance charges if any, so what is your return on investment period?
We have been developing a online tools to build simple Scaffolding quotes…
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