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Unread 09-11-2021, 01:00 PM   #21991
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Unread 09-13-2021, 04:14 PM   #21992
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Putting in a bid on this ceiling, going to rent a scissor lift for it. I was awarded the bathrooms in the house but thinking of doing a time and material bid on the ceiling with a max cap so they have some comfort of it not going too high
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Unread 09-14-2021, 03:00 PM   #21993
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If you are doing time and material I wouldn’t cap it. That’s the trade off for them, otherwise bid accordingly and make sure you are covered. Stuff like that could run a week over no problem.
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Unread 09-14-2021, 08:14 PM   #21994
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I'm with Jeff. Your reputation and skill that landed you the job are your leverage to bid the job like you want.

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with a max cap so they have some comfort of it not going too high
Unless you're up against someone else I would be a lot more comfortable knowing there is no cap and potential loss of profit. You run into a snag and all of a sudden that cap comes to mind and that can affect performance. At least it can with me. Sometimes it will give the homeowner thoughts on subtle changes that can add work for you, thinking it won't cost anything extra.

Nice job though. You're fortunate they laid the house on it's side for you. Considerably harder if you have to work above your head.
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I will take ya'lls advice and not cap it, I bid the bathrooms accurately but higher than my surrounding competition. This is a first time job with said contractor and although he said I was high did want me to do the job.

I feel the level of detail and questions I've presented to prevent any potential issues to other trades in the future have already confirmed I was the right choice to him. It's easy to talk yourself out of a legitimate bid and price point when you run it in your head a couple times. Thank you for the clarity!
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I agree with the others, no way I would put a cap on it. They have given you the bathrooms which shows they trust you. They probably realize that tiling a ceiling like that is out of the ordinary and tough to put a firm number on.

You do excellent work, your prices should be higher than the others. It takes more time to do good work and they know you're worth it. Buying a Cadillac for the price of a Chevrolet comes to mind. Ain't gonna happen.
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