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  1. rossco

    rossco New Member

    Hi wondered if I could ask a question about preferences as a registered plumber?

    In the process of developing a product for registered plumbers which in a nutshell collates requests for gas safety certificates from our network of customers and estate agents and offers them registered plumbers who are part of our network.

    We can provide 5 - 10 certs per plumber per day based on the volume we have and for this volume we normally pay between £30 - £40 per certificate so roughly averages out about £200 - £300 a day plus any work you get out of condemed boilers etc..

    I'm a little concerned about reliability of people turning up at time arranged with the client so I just wanted to find out whether there is a preference for certs over installations? And whether this level of work is too much for a single person in a day?

    Appreciate any help
     
  2. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Simple don't do more than 5 a day and increase the prices to around 70-100 a boiler service/ check
     
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  3. Ben-gee

    Ben-gee Top Contributor!!

    I think that's what they are charging the customers Shaun, just paying the plumbers 30-40; just another one of those companies I suspect..
     
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  4. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Your going to get bad service as they would need to do 10 a day no no time for travelling so your not going to guarantee times etc
     
  5. Ben-gee

    Ben-gee Top Contributor!!

    I could be wrong but I think OP wants to sit in an office and make a load of money by paying plumber half rates and then try to make him do twice as much work so he gets a good days money.
    Don't know why anyone thinks this is morally acceptable.
     
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  6. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber

    Load of smoke n mirrors going on here I reckon.
    Why you asking about developing this product if you have a network of guys and the customer base already in place.
     
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  7. rossco

    rossco New Member

    I customer base is for certification on the electrical, EPC, Legionella Risk assessment and Inspections side of things. I think there is more to it than just sitting in an office trying to make a load of money as you put it. These are customers we've spent many thousands of pounds to acquire and maintain a business relationship with let along thousands spent on software to facilitate our current business relationship.
     
  8. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber

    ?
     
  9. SimonG

    SimonG Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

  10. king of pipes

    king of pipes Trusted Plumber GSR

    You won't get many takers for £30 per service 4 a day is about the norm no more than 5 you need to up that significantly to attract the right candidates. Kop
     
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  11. SimonG

    SimonG Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    Top rate service at bottom rate pay is a sure fire recipe for failure.
     
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  12. Last Plumber

    Last Plumber Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    With all due respect, the Engineers you are thinking of sub-contracting work to have spent many thousands of pounds and many years acquiring the qualifications, skills and knowledge it takes to do their job. On top of that they are the ones taking the responsibility. I think that you offering less than half of what the job is actually worth is why the above members think you're another 'give me a slice of your pie' company.
    If I'm incorrect then I apologise but you must understand how it looks?
    Not only do we hear it a lot on here but in the real world their are many companies (Estate agents are the main ones) who want to take all the profits out of the work involved and none of the responsibility.
     
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  13. AMGasServices

    AMGasServices GSR

    IMO estate agents or gas work brokers must be gas safe registreted by law then will make sure everything is done right.
     
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  14. scott_d

    scott_d Plumber GSR

    What do you expect to be done at each appointment?
    Boiler service?
    Gas safety check?
    How many appliances?
     
  15. Last Plumber

    Last Plumber Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Good point. If they were responsible for the certificate, maybe they would be more interested in having the job done correctly as opposed to not caring, charging full knacker and paying less than half of it to the individual who does the work and puts their name on it.
     
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