after some opinions and advice have done a search on here and seen a few threads on simular question but didnt wan to hijack anyone elses post .
normally prefer to do a job per metre or by the job but got a customer insisting on hourly rate :-( job consists of patching and new fences and gates. no tractor or thumper to allow for on this one . but all my other fencing tools and experience to be used . and the cutting back and clearing work. would involve me supplying and using my own ppe ,fuel, chainsaw , and polesaw have my chainsaw ticket and carry my own public liability insurance .
when i mentioned £18.50 per hour for the fencing work
and £22 for chainsaw clearing work you would have thought i was robbing them with how they reacted . i would of thought £18.50 was a bit cheap per hour as i know a local gardener who is on £17 per hour and only tools he supplies is a pair of secateurs . are my rates really that far out ? or am i in the right ballpark .
thanks in adavance