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?
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