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    Question PRICING A DB BOARD

    so for my first question how do I quote a person to replace their db board they have all materials is just the labour ?
    and if they don't give the materials how would I quote ? is there a fixed prise in just replacing a db board ?


    thanks in advance Johan

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    Hi Johan

    There is no fixed price for any electrical installation work.
    You will need to obtain prices from your suppliers and add a markup that covers any expenses and that you feel comfortable with.
    The same goes with labour - Work out your overhead costs and add to your labour rates to get an hourly rate- You will need to work out how long the job will take to come up with a figure to charge.

    As an electrical contractor you are selling time - ensure that you cover insurance costs , vehicle , UIF , PAYE , standing time , travel time , workmans comp payments , labour levies , pension fund , sick benefit fund etc

    If you are serious about being an electrical contractor and intend sticking around for the long haul and provide quality service , then join the ECA ( 041 363 1990 - ecasa.co.za ) which is an employers organization , attend meetings and learn from other contractors mistakes.

    We all make mistakes and pay "school fees" - just ensure that the mistakes don't hurt to badly

    Most important piece of advice I can give - Be careful of the carrot on the stick as it generally ends up in your Ass

    Buckle up and enjoy the ride

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    An hourly rate is the only way to do projects where the customers supplier their own material.

    A weekend project...R350 per hour would be reasonable.

    If you are a registered contractor...which i am assuming you are not ...hence the question...R600 per hour wouldnt be unrerasonable.

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