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Old 05-09-2005, 09:37 PM
Draven
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Default Gardening Contractors hourly rate?

How much can I expect to pay, per hour, for a garden contactor for a work
site?

TIA


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Old 06-09-2005, 07:29 AM
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Where are you in the UK ???

If you are in the Midlands.

You could pay 5 to 8 hr for just a gardener who does it on the side,
and who only works in cash, and who does not touch 'machinery, and put
all the rubbish in your wheelie bin or behind the bushes at the back
of the garden' etc etc.

But then again if you need a gardener who does it professionally and
who is self employed properly, and who uses his own machinery and
petrol, and who takes all the rubbish away, and does not mind being
paid by cheque etc etc then you could pay 15 to 25 hr

How much can I expect to pay, per hour, for a garden contactor for a work
site?

TIA


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Old 06-09-2005, 01:07 PM
david taylor
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12/hr seems to be the going rate here (South Hams) for a competent
knowlegable gardener who supplies his own tools clears up etc.
I know of people who get away with 20/hr but at this level I think you're
talking about a horticultural specialist.
Going rate for tree surgeons who know about trees is around 180/day, and
that is a skilled job with a greater element of risk.
David T.
"Sacha" wrote in message
.uk...
On 6/9/05 7:29, in article ,
"sporty" wrote:

Where are you in the UK ???

If you are in the Midlands.

You could pay 5 to 8 hr for just a gardener who does it on the side,
and who only works in cash, and who does not touch 'machinery, and put
all the rubbish in your wheelie bin or behind the bushes at the back
of the garden' etc etc.

But then again if you need a gardener who does it professionally and
who is self employed properly, and who uses his own machinery and
petrol, and who takes all the rubbish away, and does not mind being
paid by cheque etc etc then you could pay 15 to 25 hr

How much can I expect to pay, per hour, for a garden contactor for a
work
site?

TIA


Here in the south west we pay about 11 per hour. That seems to be the
going rate and he uses his own machinery to cut the lawns, trim hedges
etc.
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Sacha
www.hillhousenursery.co.uk
South Devon
(remove the weeds to email me)



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Old 07-09-2005, 11:02 PM
r.p.mcmurphy
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sporty wrote:
Where are you in the UK ???

If you are in the Midlands.

You could pay 5 to 8 hr for just a gardener who does it on the side,
and who only works in cash, and who does not touch 'machinery, and put
all the rubbish in your wheelie bin or behind the bushes at the back
of the garden' etc etc.

But then again if you need a gardener who does it professionally and
who is self employed properly, and who uses his own machinery and
petrol, and who takes all the rubbish away, and does not mind being
paid by cheque etc etc then you could pay 15 to 25 hr

How much can I expect to pay, per hour, for a garden contactor for a
work site?

TIA


thats about right. I have a chap who does a bit of work for me (for beer
money!) most saturdays for 7ph. I have all the equipment.

steve


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Old 08-09-2005, 08:43 PM
Draven
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"sporty" wrote in message
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Where are you in the UK ???

If you are in the Midlands.

You could pay 5 to 8 hr for just a gardener who does it on the side,
and who only works in cash, and who does not touch 'machinery, and put
all the rubbish in your wheelie bin or behind the bushes at the back
of the garden' etc etc.

But then again if you need a gardener who does it professionally and
who is self employed properly, and who uses his own machinery and
petrol, and who takes all the rubbish away, and does not mind being
paid by cheque etc etc then you could pay 15 to 25 hr

How much can I expect to pay, per hour, for a garden contactor for a work
site?

TIA


I'm in the West (Bristol) and would like to expand the question.
How much would a LARGE company expect to pay a gardening contractor to
maintain the company site?

TIA


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Old 08-09-2005, 10:46 PM
Sacha
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On 8/9/05 20:43, in article ,
"Draven" wrote:


"sporty" wrote in message
...
Where are you in the UK ???

If you are in the Midlands.

You could pay 5 to 8 hr for just a gardener who does it on the side,
and who only works in cash, and who does not touch 'machinery, and put
all the rubbish in your wheelie bin or behind the bushes at the back
of the garden' etc etc.

But then again if you need a gardener who does it professionally and
who is self employed properly, and who uses his own machinery and
petrol, and who takes all the rubbish away, and does not mind being
paid by cheque etc etc then you could pay 15 to 25 hr

How much can I expect to pay, per hour, for a garden contactor for a work
site?

TIA


I'm in the West (Bristol) and would like to expand the question.
How much would a LARGE company expect to pay a gardening contractor to
maintain the company site?

TIA


I don't see how that can be answered easily. It would depend on the size of
the site, the work required and the number of workers involved on each day
of maintenance. Surely the only way to do that is to say "if you want 10
acres maintained, it will take x number of workers y days a week and they
are paid z pounds an hour."
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Sacha
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Old 10-09-2005, 11:53 AM
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In article , Draven
writes

I'm in the West (Bristol) and would like to expand the question.
How much would a LARGE company expect to pay a gardening contractor to
maintain the company site?


Well, here's a radical thought...

Why doesn't someone in this LARGE company get out a phone book and ring
around a few gardening contractors and ask them to come and give a quote
for maintenance. It isn't going to cost you anything to do this, and it
takes away what can at best be expected by any urg inhabitants; vague
guesswork.

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Flower Bobdew
South Facing Garden
South West: UK
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Old 11-09-2005, 09:20 PM
Janet Baraclough
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The message k
from Sacha contains these words:



I rather thought Draven to be the gardening contractor who is wondering what
he should be charging.


Well, there's a novel concept, the professional contractor who
doesn't know the going rate for his job :-) Just imagine the invoice

"Garden maintenance for September; 56 hours."

Tick your preferred payment method :-

20 per hour, deferred until pig lands.
10 per hour cash, forget the VAT
Box of chocs and a big kiss

Janet
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Old 12-09-2005, 11:21 AM
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"Sacha" wrote in message
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On 10/9/05 11:53 am, in article ,
"Flower
Bobdew" wrote:

In article , Draven
writes

I'm in the West (Bristol) and would like to expand the question.
How much would a LARGE company expect to pay a gardening contractor to
maintain the company site?


Well, here's a radical thought...

Why doesn't someone in this LARGE company get out a phone book and ring
around a few gardening contractors and ask them to come and give a quote
for maintenance. It isn't going to cost you anything to do this, and it
takes away what can at best be expected by any urg inhabitants; vague
guesswork.


I rather thought Draven to be the gardening contractor who is wondering
what
he should be charging.
--
Sacha
www.hillhousenursery.co.uk
South Devon
(remove the weeds to email me)


Sacha,
You're dead right.
I have the gardening contract for a Wessex Water site.
I get paid one lump sum for the contract and any work, not covered by the
contract, I can either charge by the hourly rate or a whole sum for the job
in hand.
I am not a gardening professional (in fact I'm a Scientist) but have been
gardening for 25 years.
The previous gardening contractors became more and more lapse in the upkeep
of the site, which is why I was offered the contract.

I recently had to reduce the height of a Laurel hedge, on health and safety
grounds, and opted for 12 per hour. Which, according to your replies, is
about right.
The boss was well pleased.


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Old 12-09-2005, 11:23 AM
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"Janet Baraclough" wrote in message
...
The message k
from Sacha contains these words:



I rather thought Draven to be the gardening contractor who is wondering
what
he should be charging.


Well, there's a novel concept, the professional contractor who
doesn't know the going rate for his job :-) Just imagine the invoice

"Garden maintenance for September; 56 hours."

Tick your preferred payment method :-

20 per hour, deferred until pig lands.
10 per hour cash, forget the VAT
Box of chocs and a big kiss

Janet


No chance of a good hard shag then. ;O)


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Old 12-09-2005, 07:05 PM
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Draven wrote:
I'm in the West (Bristol) and would like to expand the question.
How much would a LARGE company expect to pay a gardening contractor to
maintain the company site?


Assuming the large company expects the gardener to carry professional
indemnity insurance, and to be able to maintain a service in the envet
of injury or illness, I'd say much the same as any other tradesman: 25
to 35 quid an hour.

For a more flexible approach, with no fixed dates of attendance and no
defined performance standards, perhaps it would be possible to get it
done for under 20.

But a large site will generate a lot of disposal problems which may
have to be negotiated separately.

 




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