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CSCS Cards-A True Measure Of Competency?

Before I start, can I say that in principle, the idea of the CSCS system is a good one.  However, it has a major problem.

Yesterday, I met a couple of painters fortunate to be working on a site where the Principal Contractor does not require CSCS cards.  Each had 15-20yrs. experience but NO CSCS card. 

I looked at their work.  It was a good, commercial painting standard, but with no CSCS card, they are restricted to only being able to work on certain

6th MAR 2018

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Calculating All-In' Commercial Painting Rates: What Is The Daily Painter Charge And How Does It Affect Your Rates?

What is the Daily Painter Charge?

The daily painter charge on which your project 'all-in'painting rates will be based will vary from project to project and is the amount you need to charge per painter, per day to cover the following:

1. Prime Labour Cost (How much you are paying your employees or 'subbies' per day.
2. For direct employees only, an allowance for holiday pay, empl

5th MAR 2018

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This article is for Commercial Painting Contractors (NOT domestic painters) who price their projects to bills of quantities or their own measures against 'all-in' painting rates (£/m2, £/Lm or £/nr.) and understand that tenders have to be 'tight' and margins low in order to secure a project.

When calculating painting rates to use when pricing a bill of quantities or your own measure, your ra

2nd FEB 2018

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