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matt evans replied to Gareth Leek's discussion labour costs
"I always aim for a minimum £300 per day regardless what we do. That is based on me and one worker. If its a smaller job I aim for £30-£40 per hour - I find I can beat most competitors on one off jobs working off this hourly rate.



I work out I ear…"
28 minutes ago
paul doyle replied to Adam Pilgrim's discussion Alternatives to the traditional 'panel van'...
"Hi Adam,
Im nearly 20years in the business, christ, and in my opinion the openback with high sides is a far better option for gardeners than the panel van with trailer. Coupled with a lockablebox behind the driver ,for the small tools e,g blowers, h…"
33 minutes ago
Adam Pilgrim posted a discussion
A discussion I have been meaning to post for some time - who else out there uses 'something different' - eg NOT a panel van/trailer combination as their works vehicle?Ours is this:Two custom made metal tool stores (one of which holds a 21" Lawnflite…
1 hour ago
Adam Pilgrim replied to Phil Voice's discussion LJN member review of 2014 - looking forward to 2015
"2014, was, for us - a productive and financially rewarding year, with a grass cutting season that went on well beyond the norm (last cuts only done this week). Customers both old and new all happy with the work and some new and pleasant sites added…"
1 hour ago
mark replied to Phil Voice's discussion Wishing everyone a happy Christmas
"Best Wishes and a Happy Christmas to you Phil and all the Landscape Juice Members"
1 hour ago
Thermo replied to Phil Voice's discussion How commercial growers root-ball open ground stock for lifting
"cheats"
1 hour ago
Adam @ SLGC replied to Phil Voice's discussion How to trim Buxus in to a perfect box ball
"I had often wondered that (odd as that may seem to many!).
Just goes to show whatever job you need doing in this industry, someone, somewhere has made a tool/machine to do it.
Just imagine how long it would take to do all the box plants in that vide…"
1 hour ago
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labour costs

Im thinking of increasing the daily rate on our labour charge in 2015. The reason being we are fortunate to be mostly more than 3 months booked in advance, we have a great reputation in my area and to be honest for the work we undertake I still…

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